Apple misleading us again? This time w/ the BT headset ...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by greenlander, Jul 23, 2007.

  1. greenlander macrumors member

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    Why is false advertising become common practice for Apple?

    They've stated clearly that the you could MAKE calls via the iphone headset, yet that seems to be completely untrue.

    Am I missing something?

    more info here: http://www.iphonefaq.org/archives/97204
     
  2. radiantm3 macrumors 65816

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    Where did they say this? From the apple site:

    The iPhone doesn't have voice dialing, so I don't know how anyone could believe you could make calls from it in the first place. :confused:
     
  3. joeconvert macrumors 6502

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    So your anonymous post in the comments over at iphonefaq wasn't enough?
     
  4. badtzmaru macrumors 6502

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    are you the same person who posted the comment on that blog? just curious.
     
  5. greenlander thread starter macrumors member

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    Also from the Apple site (the store page for the headset):

    "Enjoy wireless convenience and crystal-clear audio when talking on your iPhone. The iPhone Bluetooth Headset features a single button that lets you make and receive phone calls simply and intuitively. And the innovative design is sure to turn a few heads."

    make and receive
     
  6. plumbingandtech macrumors 68000

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    thanks for the link.
     
  7. greenlander thread starter macrumors member

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    yes, why? ... posting your opinion in multiple places isn't frowned upon, is it?

    figured it would get a wider audience here
     
  8. plumbingandtech macrumors 68000

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    Interesting.

    I wonder if now that they are shipping the bluetooth set.. we can look forward to a software update that will enable voice dialing???
     
  9. radiantm3 macrumors 65816

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    Is that your site as well? I saw it in your signature, but noticed it was just removed.
     
  10. badtzmaru macrumors 6502

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    what i dont understand is why cant apple make a bluetooth headset to use the phone and the ipod features. it seems pointless to have a separate headset for calls and headphones to listen to music.
     
  11. greenlander thread starter macrumors member

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    No, but I help out w/ forum moderation over there.

    Removed the sig when I saw it on my own post because the contest it linked to is over.

    Sheesh. :)
     
  12. plumbingandtech macrumors 68000

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    I want it to do synth voice caller ID where if my iphone is in my pocket and the appletooth is in my ear it will say:

    "John Smith is calling." or "800-555-1212 is calling"

    so I don't have to pull out the iphone to see who it is before answering.
     
  13. yippy macrumors 68020

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    It probably can make calls, just not on the iPhone. The headset is not limited to iPhone only.
     
  14. badtzmaru macrumors 6502

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    oooh that'd be a great feature!
     
  15. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    Nice. :) I forgot that one of my prior phones would do BlueTooth voice dialing if the headset supported it. You'd press the button on the headset, wait for the beep, say the name, then the phone would confirm/dial it...
     
  16. FetalSage macrumors regular

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    Who gives a ****? Sure they might have mis worded it, or meant that you can make calls with the button on phones that support it. But why are you getting so worked up over nothing?

    Now turn off your PC and get back to what you teens usually do.
     
  17. Zwhaler macrumors 603

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    Wirelessly posted (LGE-VX9900/1.0 UP.Browser/6.2.3.2 (GUI) MMP/2.0)

    apple says it can recieve calls... I didnt read it could send them
     
  18. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    Some phones will also let you redial the last number called by pressing the button on the bluetooth headset twice (when the phone isn't in a call). That counts as making a call, no? :confused:
     
  19. DylanG macrumors regular

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    Fire up the class action lawsuit! i want in on some of this action. I smell blood!
     
  20. synth3tik macrumors 68040

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    I still don't remember any time Apple said "we have voice dialing"

    BTW I hate voice dialing.
     
  21. iPhonePhan macrumors regular

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    dude that's an amazing feature! I hate having to reach for my iPhone everytime someone calls. If I could do that, that'd be great!

    Dude, patent that quick!
     
  22. greenlander thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah they "misworded" it just like they "misworded" that you can browse the internet on the iPhone while on the phone... except that you can't unless you are a) on WiFi or b) in the probably 2% of the country that's on AT&T NOM-1 ... just another woopsie daisy slip up on Apple's part.
     
  23. plumbingandtech macrumors 68000

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    I got the idea from a friend.

    He writes up at least 2 or 3 iphone features he wants a day..

    I tell him to mail them to apple. I'll tell him you guys liked it!
     
  24. danny_w macrumors 601

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    But the text certainly would seem to imply that the feature works with the iPhone:

    "Enjoy wireless convenience and crystal-clear audio when talking on your iPhone. The iPhone Bluetooth Headset features a single button that lets you make and receive phone calls simply and intuitively. And the innovative design is sure to turn a few heads."
     
  25. question fear macrumors 68020

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    Dude, technically firing up your iphone and clicking call on a contact while using the bluetooth headset is....wait for it.....

    making a call.



    In addition, as someone else pointed it out, it has the "last call dialed" option, as do many bluetooth headsets.

    If Apple said "Make and receive calls without removing your iphone from your pocket" then you'd have a point.
     

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