Skip to comments.Dose of iExistence delights buyers -Rave iPhone reviews: Apple redefines digital interface
Posted on 07/01/2007 1:03:03 PM PDT by Swordmaker
The iPhone delivers. It's awesome. You've got to see it to believe it.
That's the message from bloggers, gadget reviewers, journalists and others who have bought iPhones and then shared their initial impressions on the Web.
In an ever-growing stream of offhand blog posts and blow-by-blow accounts of the iPhone's every feature, the "early adopters" have given their verdict: The hype is justified. Though some qualms remain -- namely about its use of AT&T's EDGE network -- it is clear the iPhone is a revolution.
The phone will never be the same.
Though just about all of the reviews have caveats about the iPhone, what comes out loud and clear from them is how wild people are about it, how it is unlike any other phone or hand-held computer, and how its touch display, iPod, maps, Web browser and e-mail make you want to use it for a lot more than phone calls.
"Overall day one impression: the iPhone is 95 percent amazing, 5 percent maddening," wrote John Gruber in a detailed review at his blog, Daring Fireball (www.daringfireball.net). "I'm just blown away by how nice it is."
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As for me, I was wowed by the iPhone from my limited amount of time with one at the Apple Store at the Short Hills mall. What struck me wasn't just what a leap it is for the phone, but how it is almost guaranteed to ignite a revolution in computers and other devices with screens (ATMs, digital music players, and on and on).
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Judging by the support pages on Apple.com the main problem is so many people are turning theirs on the system can’t get them service quick enough. I tried to port my dad’s number from Sprint to his iPhone, and it didn’t work. When I called AT&T they said they were too far backed up with porting for it to even take any more on. Not a bad problem to have, but pretty maddening for anyone who only has one phone if the old one quit working.
Too bad it’s with AT&T Wireless.
I sincerely hope APPL has put AT&T under a severe regime of Customer Service benchmark requirements.
Very cool, but does it come with a magnifying glass for that 3-point type?
Apple hit another one out of the park. This device will redefine mobile phones.
I predict we will see Jack Bauer using an iPhone on 24 next season.
I don't doubt that Jobs and APPL have done it again with a cool innovative product.
But do you think AT&T will help or hinder the iPhone's success? They have a very bad rep for customer service and billing.
As a 25+ year observer of Jobs I have zero doubt that he went with AT&T strictly and solely for the branding, otherwise he'd have chosen T-Mobile for superior customer service. Verizon is CDMA and not viable, and don't even think about Sprint.
Might as well be in a different solar system. It is great to see these young people with a piece of hip electronics in their hand as in former days they indicated adulthood by strapping on a sword.
Important point here. There are still a lot of untapped opportunities for Mac OS X and cleverly designed hardware.
Oh that’s cool!
Apple went with AT&T both because AT&T has the largest customer base (60 million) and because Verizon said no, due to Apple’s demand for control over the product and the service.
If anything, the iPhone will give AT&T a kick in the butt to roll out 3G faster, enabling the iPhone 2 to support the technology.
I don’t think AT&T would have a serious problem with taking your money again. Also, the customer service has reportedly improved after the merger.
I would like to buy an iPhone but I’m concerned that once I own the most incredible, life-changing consumer device ever invented, there will be nothing left in life to aspire to and it will all be downhill from here.
There will always be iPhone: The Sequel.
Or, maybe even the Zune Phone!
when iPHONE 2.0 comes out with 3G capability then it will be the be all phone it was meant to be.
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