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You can see Apple's estimates for battery life here... http://www.apple.com/iphone/specs.html

Every review I've seen has said Apple's estimates are quite accurate, with some people experiencing even better results. Quite good if you ask me..

Kevin
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On 2007-07-06 08:19, jimbowmanjr wrote:
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On 2007-06-28 16:29, pghdude80 wrote:
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On 2007-01-10 14:54, hkwiles wrote:
What does it do that others can't ? Don't buy into the hype..oooh you can buy a pretty little pink bag to carry it in. Why would you want to watch TV on such a little screen wilst on the move..sad sad people need to get a life !!!get a hobby ..do some sport..kids I know, spend half their life on the things, texting people they have already spent the whole day at work with.

Rubbish !!

Howard





Rubbish? Hardly. You don't have to like technology, but this thing is an amazing advancement in mobile telephones/computing.

The nay sayers will always exist. I remember people crapping on the first cordless phones, the first computers, CDs, etc etc etc.

Frankly, if you wanna talk to your friends via two tin cans and a string while you flip through the card catalogue, whittling your own furniture with a stone knife...go ahead. I'm gonna make my calls with style dammit. Smile


What exactly makes this such an 'amazing advancement in mobile telephones/computing' as you put it? What can this device do that other existing phones cannot already do? I have a whole laundry list of things it cannot do as an enterprise network consultant that makes the iPhone a huge waste of money, but have yet to find anything aside from the 'cool' factor of having a massive touch screen smartphone. Keep in mind you are surfing the web with old technology on this phone. With no 3G support you are surfing the web at less than half the speed of most people with half a brain to stay away from the first model of this phone.

--Jim



I agree it doesn't use any new technology. Apple does what they always do, they make things look nice and work like they advertise. There are so many phones on the market that never do what they say they will. There is always a problem with syncing or something. The Iphone has no problems what so ever. I know there are several features people want but most of them can be added via a firmware update. In my opinion the only drawback is the edge network but I can always find an open hotspot to hook up to. The edge network still connects at around 200k, which isn't bad for minor things.

Apple came into the mp3 business when there were already several mp3 players, but they managed to bring a product in and take over the market. I think they will do that again with the cell phone industry. They will come in to the market where 100's of smart phones already exist but they bring a product that does what is says it will do and is fun to use.
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Well I just saw one. My buddy has an iPhone. He loves it. Super intuitive. I could see the display in sunlight. Works just like the demos. The only drawbacks he saw is the camera lens doesn't zoom, and there isn't a flash. It also doesn't do video recording yet. The service charges are out of line, otherwise I'd seriously consider it.
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I got the iphone this week,and I pay the Hottrix.com to download, is just only coast $3 buck.
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Hey Tommy (and other iPhone users... and folks who visit The Apple Store or know a friend with an iPhone)

Check this out:
http://www.itricks.com/iphone/

Derek Merdinyan
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I am waiting to see how this will evolve . . fascinating
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IPhone news of the day:

NEW YORK (AP) - A 17-year-old hacker has broken the lock that ties Apple's iPhone to AT&T's wireless network, freeing the most hyped cell phone ever for use on the networks of other carriers, including overseas ones.

George Hotz of Glen Rock, N.J., confirmed Friday that he had unlocked an iPhone and was using it on T-Mobile's network, the only major U.S. carrier apart from AT&T that is compatible with the iPhone's cellular technology. In a video posted to his blog, he holds an iPhone that displays "T-Mobile" as the carrier.

While the possibility of switching from AT&T to T-Mobile may not be a major development for U.S. consumers, it opens up the iPhone for use on the networks of overseas carriers.

"That's the big thing," said Hotz, in a phone interview from his home.

The phone, which combines an innovative touch-screen interface with the media-playing abilities of the iPod, is sold only in the U.S.

AT&T Inc. spokesman Mark Siegel said the company had no comment, and referred questions to Apple. A call to Apple was not immediately returned. Hotz said the companies had not been in touch with him.

The hack, which Hotz posted Thursday to his blog, is complicated and requires skill with both soldering and software. It takes him about two hours to perform. Since the details are public, it seems likely that a small industry may spring up to buy U.S. iPhones, unlock them and send them overseas.

"That's exactly, like, what I don't want," Hotz said. "I don't want people making money off this."

He said he wished he could make the instructions simpler, so users could modify the phones themselves.

"But that's the simplest I could make them," Hotz said. The next step, he said, would be for someone to develop a way to unlock the phone using only software.

The iPhone has already been made to work on overseas networks using another method, which involves copying information from the Subscriber Identity Module, a small card with a chip that identifies a subscriber to the cell-phone network.

The SIM-chip method does not require any soldering, but does requires special equipment, and it doesn't unlock the phone—each new SIM chip has to be reprogrammed for use on a particular iPhone.

Both hacks leave intact the iPhone's many functions, including a built-in camera and the ability to access Wi-Fi networks. The only thing that won't work is the "visual voicemail" feature, which shows voice messages as if they were incoming e-mail.

Since the details of both hacks are public, Apple may be able to modify the iPhone production line to make new phones invulnerable. The company has said it plans to introduce the phone in Europe this year, but it hasn't set a date or identified carriers.

There is apparently no U.S. law against unlocking cell phones. Last year, the Library of Congress specifically excluded cell-phone unlocking from coverage under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Among other things, the law has been used to prosecute people who modify game consoles to play a wider variety of games.

Hotz collaborated online with four other people, two of them in Russia, to develop the unlocking process.

"Then there are two guys who I think are somewhere U.S.-side," Hotz said. He knows them only by their online handles.

Hotz himself spent about 500 hours on the project since the iPhone went on sale on June 29. On Thursday, he put the unlocked iPhone up for sale on eBay, where the high bid was above $2,000 midday Friday. The model, with 4 gigabytes of memory, sells for $499 new.

"Some of my friends think I wasted my summer but I think it was worth it," he told The Record of Bergen County, which reported Hotz's hack Friday.

Hotz heads for college on Saturday. He plans to major in neuroscience—or "hacking the brain!" as he put it to the newspaper—at the Rochester Institute of Technology.
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