Thankfully I didn't get the iphone!

Discussion in 'Computers & Technology' started by ReformedWretch, Jun 27, 2007.

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  1. ReformedWretch

    ReformedWretch Puritan Board Doctor

    I dunno Fred, if the iphone would get ALL the features I said it's missing while keeping what it currently has as well, you could make a case for it being worth 500-600 bucks based on the technology within it. As it is now, it shouldn't be more than 300 tops.
  2. fredtgreco

    fredtgreco Vanilla Westminsterian Staff Member


    Considering you can get a very good iPod (30GB) for something like $250, and a state of the art Blackberry (that does WAY more than the iPhone) for $100 (and which can also very easily double as an MP3 player), I can't see spending that much.

    But I have to give the Apple folks credit. People like new, and people like the look of Apple products. Apple markets chic instead of substance, but that is my opinion.
  3. etexas

    etexas Puritan Board Doctor

    It has gotten raves from Consumer Reports to Wall Street Journal. It is a groundbreaking device! Problems, it needs another carrier secondly we must remember it is NEW! I think they will iron the bugs out, and it will I think in it's second generation be something I would buy. Apple is very good at responding to consumers.:2cents:
  4. fredtgreco

    fredtgreco Vanilla Westminsterian Staff Member

    I guess I don't really get the groundbreaking part. It seems to consist of being able to do not so well what several devices do already. It's not like the Blackberry, that brought email to mobile users, or bluetooth, that made wireless possible. The iPhone doesn't do (at least that I can see) anything new. It simply is a single device that does cell phone usage (without many standard features), mp3 playback (with presumably less storage capacity than iPods) and video (on a tiny, tiny screen).

    Sorry. I don't get it.
  5. etexas

    etexas Puritan Board Doctor

    The guys at Wall Street Journal "got it".
  6. Dagmire

    Dagmire Puritan Board Freshman

    It's silly no-matter-what to buy it now. Just like it was silly to buy the Razr when it was $500. How much does a Razr cost now? $5?
  7. Scott

    Scott Puritan Board Graduate

    Not sure about he iPhone, but I have two windows machines and I rented a Mac for a month to convert all my home videos to DVD. I tried with Windows and it was very painful. It is easy with the Mac. There is a major substantive difference in computers.
  8. etexas

    etexas Puritan Board Doctor

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