A Day in the Life

rayward

macrumors 68000
Original poster
Mar 13, 2007
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Houston, TX
Up at 5:30am for a flight to NYC. Before leaving the house, I pulled my iPhone from the dock and checked for an email from Continental confirming flight status and gate. It was there, all was good for my flight. Activated Bluetooth and made some hands free calls while driving to the airport, listening to the iPod through the stereo in between. By the time I reached the airport my flight was subject to a delay because of weather in New York, so I retreated to the lounge, glommed on to their WiFi and cleared out my emails. Made some calls and surfed the web for a bit until the flight was ready to load. Once on board I put it in airline mode when the doors closed. On the flight I read a book and listened to the iPod for about 3 hours. Upon landing in NYC I cranked up the transmitters again (except Bluetooth). Checked my calendar for my car pick-up confirmation number and called the service. Made some more calls and read emails on the trip into the city. At the hotel there wasn't a room for me yet, so I hung around the lobby and used their WiFi. Once settled into my room, I set off for a couple of appointments, calling ahead as necessary. Could've Googled the locations, but I knew where I was going. Had to go through an impromptu iPhone demo at each place I visited. Met my dinner guests back at the hotel and we went through some information that I'd had emailed to me. More iPhone demos. Set off for dinner, but took some photos on the way of the steam billowing out of a big hole in the ground on Lexington Ave. Didn't know what it was at the time so, right there on the street, I checked Yahoo for news reports. Everyone was relieved to find that it wasn't al Qaeda. After dinner I walked up to the 5th Ave Apple store to buy a cover for my iPhone, and bumped into Robin Williams. He was buying the jawbone headset. I asked him how battery life was for someone who talks as much as he does. Walked back to my hotel, called the wife and told her about Robin Williams. Finally got to plug my iPhone into its charger; it was now 19 hours since it'd been plugged in. The battery indicator was low, but it hadn't yet hit the 20% remaining warning.
 

sacsig

macrumors newbie
Jul 16, 2007
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I'm glad that users are actually posting positive stories regarding battery life

I find that my battery life is great as well, One thing I noticed is that after about one week the battery life reaches it's potential and is awesome.

For the new users give it a week or so and battery life will hopefully be great.
For all the features this phone has, battery life is definitely not one of my complaints. I've got 2 colleagues at work with the blackjack and they are constantly charging their phone at work, granted it's probably due to the 3g, but I'll gladly sacrifice slower a network speed for;
1. A better media player
2. WiFi
3. Amazing UI
4. Better Battery Life
5. Map Application
6. You tube
7. Superior Browser

For all you haters....look what products are in the market.....they can't come close.
 

sblasl

macrumors 6502a
Apr 25, 2004
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Heber Springs, AR
If that's not the definition of productivity, I don't know what is.

Very nice summary.

BTW, what was Williams' reply to your question regarding his battery life?;)
 

siurpeeman

macrumors 603
Dec 2, 2006
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the OC
After dinner I walked up to the 5th Ave Apple store to buy a cover for my iPhone, and bumped into Robin Williams. He was buying the jawbone headset. I asked him how battery life was for someone who talks as much as he does.
omg..robin williams...wtf?!...stupid iphone. it only got you robin williams. where's jessica alba..or scarlet johansson or angelina jolie? a real phone would have bumped you into a hot celeb. :mad: :rolleyes:

really, though...about your comment, was your comment meant to be an insult? :)
 

skubish

macrumors 68030
Feb 2, 2005
2,663
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
Great story.

I have a rehearsed demo I run thru with my iPhone.

1. Fire up Safari
2. Go to my bookmarks.
3. Go to moviesapp.com
4. Put in the zip code and bring up a local theater.
5. Show people that I can click on the movies for showtimes.

Don't know what the movies is. I say, "click here to view the trailer".
Don't know where the theater is. I say, "click here to bring up google maps with the location."

It usually blows people away.
 

sacsig

macrumors newbie
Jul 16, 2007
18
0
yeah but what if you wanted to send MMS huh huh then what would you do tough guy?!?!


:D:D:D:D:D
Actually you can send mms with the iphone using e-mail if you know the recipients carrier specific code(att; 10digit#@mms.att.net)

Thanks for coming out though! lol

We just need to figure out how to recieve mms
 

Sobe

macrumors 68000
Jul 6, 2007
1,791
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Wash DC suburbs
Actually you can send mms with the iphone using e-mail if you know the recipients carrier specific code(att; 10digit#@mms.att.net)

Thanks for coming out though! lol

We just need to figure out how to recieve mms
yes but what about the lack of gps? I wake up nights in a sweat worried I won't know where I am without one...
 

rayward

macrumors 68000
Original poster
Mar 13, 2007
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Houston, TX
BTW, what was Williams' reply to your question regarding his battery life?;)
He looked a little sheepish, like he just wanted to get his stuff and get out of there without any fuss.

really, though...about your comment, was your comment meant to be an insult? :)
Meant as a joke. Really didn't get much feed back from him as to whether he took it that way.
 

BikeSDP

macrumors newbie
Nov 18, 2006
17
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Longmont, CO
He looked a little sheepish, like he just wanted to get his stuff and get out of there without any fuss.
I saw Robin Williams at Alpine Meadows in Tahoe a few years ago. He was trying to keep a low profile on the way to the parking lot but still being gracious with a friendly smile to the people who noticed him.
 

dmw007

macrumors G4
May 26, 2005
10,635
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Working for MI-6
I saw Robin Williams at Alpine Meadows in Tahoe a few years ago. He was trying to keep a low profile on the way to the parking lot but still being gracious with a friendly smile to the people who noticed him.
I guess it would get old being mobbed by people every time you make an appearance in public. :eek: