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[AK]Clay
06-07-2010, 07:35 PM
Jobs finally demonstrated the official iPhone 4 today.

Initial impressions?

[AK]FiGHT*CLuB
06-08-2010, 12:52 AM
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ytech_gadg/ytech_gadg_tc2445

The video is a must see. Especially when he asks for any suggestions. He couldn't connect to the Internet and someone in the crowd yells Verison!

To funny...

Slaughter
06-08-2010, 04:39 AM
He couldn't connect to the wifi because of the amount of connections in the place. They currently can't do FaceTime over 3G. Verizon wouldn't have helped.

[AK]Bribo
06-08-2010, 05:01 AM
FiGHT*CLuB;98980'][url]
The video is a must see. Especially when he asks for any suggestions. He couldn't connect to the Internet and someone in the crowd yells Verison!

To funny...

That was pretty funny. You would think that they would have ensured that the wireless network was rock solid before the show. Or maybe set up their own private wireless network for the presentation. I'm sure they'll take care of this in future presentations.

The phone itself? Looks awesome. Awesome enough for me to consider switching from Verizon next Spring when my contract is up? Dunno. Maybe.

Slaughter
06-08-2010, 05:53 AM
Theres a lot of speculation that since AT&T is allowing anyone who is available to upgrade anytime this year to do so June 24th that there are some ulterior motives. Personally I wouldn't be surprised if some other network is getting it later in the year and they're waiting to announce it.

[AK]Hylander
06-08-2010, 07:01 AM
My take. :kiss: (http://www.hustedia.com/2010/06/the-new-apple-iphone/)

[AK]Bribo
06-08-2010, 08:42 AM
Hylander;98986']My take. :kiss: (http://www.hustedia.com/2010/06/the-new-apple-iphone/)

You're about as "fair and balanced" as the New York Times.

Hey information barista, this coffee tastes like crap.

[AK]Hylander
06-08-2010, 11:01 AM
Do you see a Fox News or Fairness Doctrine flag on my website?



Bribo;98987']You're about as "fair and balanced" as the New York Times.

Hey information barista, this coffee tastes like crap.

[AK]Clay
06-08-2010, 03:26 PM
Not sure if I totally agree with you on that Hylander - you do kinda come across as a hater! ;)

I think the new iPhone looks pretty cool. From all reviews, if you want the best today, it's really down to the EVO vs iPhone. The Incredible looks pretty good too, but most reviews and specs put the EVO pretty far ahead of the Incredible. As I see it - between the iPhone 4 and the EVO, it comes down to style as much as anything. The iPhone 4 is appealing to the user who wants a small package that's just easy to use - but still does damn near everything. An appealing combination.

The EVO looks to appeal to more of a power user who wants power and flexibility (with the biggest screen you can find). An appealing combination.

I don't think either is a bad choice. I think for a non-power user who doesn't like to tinker, the EVO will be a difficult experience.

Here's what I don't like about the iPhone - and do about the EVO:
-iPhone still on AT&T. That's a big one. AT&T drops calls a lot and has terrible coverage in my area. That's a big deal. Hopefully the new iPhone antennae design will improve that - we'll see.

-iPhone has a small screen. Not really a total negative, it's part of it being a smaller package. But there's still a lot of unilluminated surface on the phone.

-Video chat - requires the other user to have an iPhone 4 too?? Useless to me then. Only works on wifi? (which makes sense I suppose being on AT&T - I'm not trying to be a smart ass, I mean it).

-iTunes. It just never sits right with me that there is one and only one program that can interface with my phone. I have always preferred a more manual interface. And I always preferred the winamp music player interface, especially with the ability to enqueue music on the fly.

-The sealed battery and memory are a non-issue. I never swap batteries on the fly, and you buy a phone with enough memory that it doesn't matter. That, and by doing it this way, the unit is better sealed against the elements. So I actually prefer Apples philosophy on this.

-iAds. I'm having a hard time getting excited as an end user over a better way for me to be spammed.

-Turn-by-Turn directions: The evo comes basically with a built in turn-by-turn voice Garmin. The iPhone does not.

-The iPhone battery life sounds a lot better. But I think a lot of the EVO complaints come from the fact that it's easy to leave applications running in the background and not know it. I was on the bus with a guy with a shiny new EVO on Sunday, and he said the Battery life was TERRIBLE. So I asked to look at it, and saw he had about 20 apps running in the background, including his GPS. Leave that GPS on, and yea, your battery is going to die. We'll see, even with that, it sounds like the iPhone is going to last a lot longer than an EVO, which certainly has value.


Will I buy an iPhone 4: I think I'd be a very happy user if I did - it's fast, it's small, it works great, it's easy. The new retina screen sounds spiffy - though I get the feeling it's like comparing a 32" 1080P to a 50" 720P TV when comparing it to the EVO. If AT&T were reliable in my area, I quite probably would buy the iPhone 4. But AT&T has been a massive letdown, and that alone is cause enough for me to switch. Every review of EVO indicates that it's as good as the new iPhone, and in a lot of ways, actually better.

Slaughter
06-08-2010, 04:58 PM
On its website Monday, Cisco revealed that it has agreed to license the use of the iOS name to Apple for its mobile operating system on the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Cisco owns the trademark for IOS, its core operating system used for nearly two decades.

"The license is for use of the trademark only and not for any technology," Cisco noted.


http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/10/06/08/cisco_licenses_ios_name_to_apple_screenshot_shows_ iwork_on_iphone.html

[AK]Hylander
06-08-2010, 06:58 PM
Clay;98996']Not sure if I totally agree with you on that Hylander - you do kinda come across as a hater! ;)


I never attempted to hide my feelings regarding the items I take issue with.

[AK]Bribo
06-09-2010, 05:49 AM
Hylander;99000']I never attempted to hide my feelings regarding the items I take issue with.

That's fine but you come across as a hater just for the sake of hating most of the time. Like it's some badge of honor. What I'm interested in a tech website is unbiased analysis - good or bad - of a product. Not feeling that from your site so probably won't bother to visit regularly.

On the plus side you probably quadrupled your hit count by posting your link here in this forum. :lol2:

[AK]Hylander
06-09-2010, 06:06 AM
Bribo;99001']That's fine but you come across as a hater just for the sake of hating most of the time.

Actually, I provide reasons - but as a Fanboy, you just don't like them.


Not feeling that from your site so probably won't bother to visit regularly.

On the plus side you probably quadrupled your hit count by posting your link here in this forum. :lol2:

That's your prerogative, and after only being 'on the air' with this site for a month, I'm quite happy with my unique visitor numbers, but thanks for caring. :kiss:

[AK]Squidly
06-09-2010, 06:23 AM
Hylander;99002']Actually, I provide reasons - but as a Fanboy, you just don't like them.


Yes, he does't like the reasons you posted as they are overly colored by your stance as a Droid Fanboy.


Hylander;99002']
That's your prerogative, and after only being 'on the air' with this site for a month, I'm quite happy with my unique visitor nubmers, but thanks for caring.

Bribo was referring to unique visitors, not Eunuch visitors.

[AK]Gunny Highway
06-09-2010, 06:24 AM
Truth hurts, most apple/mac people don't like if it doesn't basically say it's the greatest thing ever when an apple product is reviewed. They do make some really good products but your not allowed to talk about any of the negatives ;)

[AK]Bribo
06-09-2010, 06:29 AM
Gunny Highway;99004']Truth hurts, most apple/mac people don't like if it doesn't basically say it's the greatest thing ever when an apple product is reviewed. They do make some really good products but your not allowed to talk about any of the negatives ;)

I'm the first to point out the negatives and I LIKE Apple products. I don't have an iPhone because it runs on the AT&T network. Would I buy one if Verizon offered it on their network? You betcha.

I know it's fun to taunt the fanboys and that's fine on a forum or via FB but if your going to publish a tech site and expect to be taken seriously then you should start tempering that taunting with some real analysis and not just snarky comments.

I'm still waiting for Scott to start.

[AK]Squidly
06-09-2010, 06:42 AM
Gunny Highway;99004']They do make some really good products but your not allowed to talk about any of the negatives ;)

Sure you are allowed. I could just as easily say "Apple customers aren't allowed to respond to criticism of the products that they use." That would be similarly false.

Anyway, the whole process is pointless and ultimately tiresome. I apologize for the shot. Sorry Scott.

Moving on.

[AK]Bribo
06-09-2010, 06:59 AM
Squidly;99006']
Anyway, the whole process is pointless and ultimately tiresome. I apologize for the shot. Sorry Scott.

Moving on.

Likewise and me too.

[AK]Hylander
06-09-2010, 08:03 AM
No need for apologies.. :beer:

BTW - I'm seriously considering doing an iPad giveaway as a publicity / promotion late this fall during Christmas season. Now that should be fun! :lol2: