3 Weeks - No Update - No Apps

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  1. Malamutt macrumors regular

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    Anyone find it strange that after 3 weeks we still have no updates from Apple?

    I'm at the point of bored with my iPhone.

    First week... I spent getting use to it.

    Second week... Converted movies and updated my contact list.

    Now don't get me wrong...

    It's great for surfing.
    Using it to check my email is a breeze.
    I've loaded 40 movies on it and another 228 songs.

    But it seems like it's just missing somethings...

    Games? Ringtones? AIM or iChat? IRC? a shell?

    Perhaps tonight I will pray to the iPhone god and see if that helps.

    Dear Steve. Please... please... please.... let me get what I want...

    :apple:
     
  2. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

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    as you said, it's only been out for 3 weeks. Given time, the developers will make some good stuff for it.
     
  3. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    you'd better be ready to wait awhile longer. i know apple wants their customers to be happy and all, but i just don't see them adding games or ichat anytime soon. not until the end of summer, in my opinion. ringtones and added stability, however, could come within weeks (i'm hoping!).
     
  4. Daremo macrumors 68000

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    I just want the update with the SIMPLE and BASIC items that are missing. Ringtones... MMS... Multiple person text messages... All of this is simple software code. I can wait for games. I just want my basic phone functions added. :mad:
     
  5. Malamutt thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well given I am wrong... It has been 2 weeks but with that said...

    Basic updates... Instant Message... AT&T even sent me a email saying "Don't forget about Instant Message" Guess they aren't smart enough to remember that I own a iPhone.... It doesn't have IM.

    I'd love to have MMS didn't even put that on the list but yes MMS would have been a nice "Phone" feature. Zoom and Video record anyone?

    Honestly I was suprised they didn't have a update for the phone out of the box...

    If they sold 500,000 phones like some are guessing and each person bought one ringtone for $.99 that would mean that in the "2 weeks" they lost $495.000.00 in revenue.

    With that being said don't you think they could have hired one or two more programmers?

    Just my $.02... what do I know... :apple::confused:
     
  6. iStrat macrumors member

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    My theory is that a software update will be strategically placed at the central point between the release of the original iPhone and the announcement of the first hardware revision and/or nano model. This would make the most sense to keep the hype going. If I'm right, this would mean we can extrapolate the date of the next major announcement based on when they do the software upgrade.
     
  7. Maui macrumors 6502a

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    The only thing I find strange here is that you would expect an update after 3 (or actually 2) weeks.
     
  8. Malamutt thread starter macrumors regular

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    What's strange in expecting normal phone apps on my phone? We all know ringtones is coming. We've seen the tab for it in iTunes... Get your iMac out of the box and guess what... you already have updates you have to do.

    So what's strange? I'm just expecting the usual. :p:apple:
     
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  10. [G5]Hydra macrumors regular

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    If you are bored now you may want to return the phone before it is too late. There is no way of telling when Apple is going to release an update or even if the first one will be any more than a bug squash. They could release a bunch of new apps a year from now or tomorrow - we just don't know.
     
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  12. Maui macrumors 6502a

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    New software with new features is "usual" 2 weeks after a product is introduced? You are living in an entirely different galaxy than I am.

    I can just see the meeting at Apple HQ. "Hey, we have all of these new products that are ready to go, like ringtones, but let's hold off on releasing them until 2 weeks after we introduce the product, since everyone will be bored after 2 weeks and we will need to get them re-interested in the products."

    On your iMac example, you are confusing bug fixes and software updates with software that offers new features. You do realize, don't you, that when you bought your iMac, the OS on it had already been around for a few years?
     
  13. [G5]Hydra macrumors regular

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    I have opened the box to many a new Mac and had many updates ready to go the moment it was plugged in. The problem was they were all bug fixes. I can't remember the last OSX update I ran and got new applications that were not already included from day one.
     
  14. plumbingandtech macrumors 68000

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    OMG!!!!!!!!!

    3 whole weeks since the release of the most advanced phone in the world and NO UPDATES!

    and he's BORED!!!!
     
  15. Malamutt thread starter macrumors regular

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    Okay... so your point is?

    We know they have a iTunes with Ringtones... but it's not released yet. You do get that right?

    As for my iMac example... Sure I'm confusing it. There are no bugs in the iPhone to fix. Nobody wants any of the basic apps we expected on the phone. Your right and I'm wrong. Must be difficult being so damn smart.

    :apple:
     
  16. uscmatt macrumors member

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    Enjoy what you have for now. Wait until atleast leopard comes out. User customized ringtones would be pretty cool though. Marimba needs some company.
     
  17. MrSmith macrumors 68040

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    Malamutt, you know you need to be 13 to post here.
     
  18. Malamutt thread starter macrumors regular

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    lol! Yes I did... I meant to ask your Mom why you were up so late posting again. ;)
     
  19. skubish macrumors 68030

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    I think this is clear evidence the sky IS falling. :rolleyes:
     
  20. Sobe macrumors 68000

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    For what it's worth, it made me smile more than any other post I read today.
     
  21. diamond.g macrumors 603

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    Well, there is precedent, the PS3 had a FW update within weeks of it being out. :confused:
     
  22. Lancetx macrumors 68000

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    If only Microsoft released Vista updates that quickly! :p
     
  23. Malamutt thread starter macrumors regular

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    diamond that is silly talk... I'm a fool for expecting updates within weeks of the phone coming out or so I have been told.

    While most people in the IT world expect updates I guess they don't always put a timeline on when they come out. The fact that a few people here want to flame me for stating my opinion makes me laugh.

    Your right. There are precedents out there but others here want to either impress the wifes and girlfriends by trying to flame other posters without even backing up what they say.

    iPod can ship directly from a factory in Hong Kong and yes... Guess what! They have updates for them. Sometimes the updates are required to run other things that you can purchase for them. Think on the iPods they call them Games?

    My point. I'm bored with the iPhone... would like it to do a little more. Nothing wrong with that... Paid $650 after tax for the iPhone. If I bought a $250 Wii and I got bored I would just buy another game.... If I bought a $1100 MacBook and I got bored with it I'd buy another Application or ummm Game? That was my point with the iPhone but I guess that's silly talk to point out the obvious.

    :apple::D
     
  24. MrSmith macrumors 68040

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    It's an iPhone for fricks sake. Why don't you try phoning Mars for extra kicks? If you want to play games or mess around with apps go play with one of your other myriad 'boring' devices. As for impressing wives and girlfriends - who are obviously peering over all of our shoulders as we attack you - why don't you try one of those devices? Or would you get bored with them, too? If you do there are plenty of fish in the sea, though they don't get updated - they just get older.
     
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