Boy was I wrong! (Switching from WM to iPhone)

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Chodite, Jul 23, 2008.

  1. Chodite macrumors 6502a

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    I've been wanting the 3G iPhone since the announcement of its release. I was a Windows Mobile guy for the last 2 years but have also been a "Mac guy" for the last year.

    So while I was ready to make the phone switch, I also thought a lot of this hype was just that... hype. All of the posts with people foaming at the mouth as they express their happiness with their phone and how they're making it sound like the greatest piece of technology ever.

    Fast forward to 11am this morning - I finally got my iPhone 3G and I can now say, with confidence - that the iPhone is the greatest piece of technology ever! I seriously can't get enough of it. I've already downloaded and played with over 20 apps and continue to learn as much as I can about this phone. It's just amazing. I'm completely and totally in love.

    Just thought I'd share :)
     
  2. nickspohn macrumors 68040

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    Congrats, I've felt the same way since June 29th, 2007 :)
     
  3. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    Welcome. It's good to be away from the Widnows Mobile "dark side" isn't it? ;)
     
  4. MacGeek7 macrumors 6502a

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    Congrats on your purchase! I'm glad to hear you're enjoying it so much - I'm looking forward to getting my 2G iPhone
     
  5. synagence macrumors 6502a

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    With you on that ...

    I didn't go for the 1st iPhone ... i managed to get an iPod Touch about 5 days before it was released formally and it was, until the 11th July 2008, the single most heavily used piece of technology i have ever owned.

    I normally get so bored of gadgets but the ipod/phone interface is glorious and such a refreshing change from the dreary ones i've used.

    I know that its a flawed gem ... but i will live with the flaws happily
     
  6. gcmexico macrumors 6502a

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    cool..Mac products tend to make you think outside the box...like I wonder if I can do this with my iphone, and this, etc...that's why Apple rocks in my book!
     
  7. WannaApple? macrumors 6502a

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    I agree with you. My beloved iphone is the first peice of Apple I've had, but wont be the last! ;)

    I had a Palm Treo a few years ago that I just hated so I gave it up after only a few months with it, so when I heard about the iphone, I was unsure I wanted it as I worried it would be too similar to Palm and I would wind up not liking it and wasting the money. I'm sure glad I took the chance! :D LOVE my phone and wouldnt give it up for anything now! Next will be looking to replace my Dell laptop with a MacBook. :apple:
     
  8. Insulin Junkie macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, I felt the same way when I got mine, though it did wear off after a couple of weeks, now it's a good piece of technology that I use. I sort of stopped "admiring" it and wiping it down ever so often months ago xD
     
  9. newyorksole macrumors 68020

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    Owned it since June 29, 2007 and everyday was like I just got it. I never got bored with it. Especially now that I have the iPhone 3G with 2.0 software, this thing is never gonna go away! I can't believe how great this product is.
     
  10. mac'inmama macrumors regular

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    Yeah, when I got my first one, I kind of played with it and couldn't quite figure out what was so great about it (LOL I know, crazy), but by the third day I owned it, I was absolutely smitten. I sold my first one a few days ago in anticipation of my 3G coming in and I have been LOST. I put my sim into some other phone in our plan and I feel like I've been disabled! LOL I am going to pick up my white 16 gig in about an hour! Like a reunion, but it got a makeover!
     
  11. umop apisdn macrumors member

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    Same here. Everytime I pull it out of my pocket it feels brand new again, just shows how far ahead it is. Bit of a pain sometimes feeling quite overwhelmed when using it and forgetting which simple task i pulled it out for.. :rolleyes:
     
  12. BergerFan macrumors 68020

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    Agreed. Some days I take my 1st gen iPhone for granted and use it without thinking, because it just works for the tasks that use daily(phone, text, email, browsing, iPod, etc). On other days, when I have a quiet moment, it keeps hitting me, as to just how awesome this device really is.
     
  13. sunfast macrumors 68020

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    This is my first iPhone and I was definitely concerned that it could never live up to all the hype about it. But I'm delighted that it has done! :)
     
  14. TheSpaz macrumors 604

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    I've been an iPod touch owner since September 2007 and I've got an original (used) iPhone on the way. I can't wait to become an iPhone owner.

    On a side note: From the title, I thought this thread was going to be the opposite of what it was. I thought you were going to rant about how crappy the iPhone is... hehe. I'm glad you like it and I'm gonna LOVE mine as well!
     
  15. rek981 macrumors newbie

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    I too moved from a WM6 phone to a 1G Iphone w/ 2.0 software. The windows mobile platform at the worst. My old phone was not only huge, it was slow, buggy, it crashed all the time, it was unresponsive, it was not intuitive . . . To say the least it really really sucked. I have Post traumatic stress disorder from my old WM6 phone; I'm serious, I get flashbacks and cold sweats when I think about it.

    Moving to the iphone is like heaven in comparison, even with its minor issues. I mean, the problems people complain about the new iphone are SOOOO rediculously minor in comparison with the those found on the dysfunctional windows mobile platform.

    I have seen the light, and it is good.

    Ross
     
  16. Zimmy68 macrumors 65816

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    I have also been a WM guy for the last 3 years at least. I had the UTStarcom 6700, then, a few months ago, upgraded to the HTC 6800.
    I was hoping the WM6.0 would solve all the nagging problems but I never noticed a difference.
    It is a great device for IT guys but using the internet was near impossible.
    I was hoping MS would turn things around with DeepFish (their Mobile Safari type browser) but they literally gave up on it.
    I would have gotten the iPhone sooner but I needed push email for Exchange. When that happened, I said goodbye and never looked back.
    I love the phone, as a Touch owner, I'm familiar with the great interface.
    I miss being able to tether my 6800 like an aircard but maybe someday they can have that feature without a jailbreak.
     
  17. ayzee macrumors 6502a

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    Ditto
    Was a WinMo guy for a couple of years and was starting to get fed up with them, thought id give the iPhone a try and its one of the best decisions i made. Just wish i would have made it sooner
     
  18. gentlegiantcrai macrumors regular

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    I have one better, for I have felt the same way since that Keynote in January of 2007.
     
  19. markgamber macrumors 6502

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    There are a lot of things my WinMo phone could do that the iPhone could not. Slingplayer, for one, and a big one at that. Remote desktop, java support, internet sharing (NAT), bluetooth connections to keyboards, other phones, computers....the list is fairly lengthy. BUT...having said that, I bought an iPhone solely because Apple supports them. HTC, the manufacturer of nearly all WinMo phones, is a shady dump of a company. I've owned plenty of WinMo phones over the years and every one of them had some serious design flaw that was never fixed, up to an including the Sprint Touch. HTC's "fix" for that phone was "Buy the next one, it'll work correctly". Seriously. So I said screw 'em and got an iPhone. Personally, I didn't think WinMo itself was all that bad but the interface sucked, it showed little potential for ever changing and, again thanks to substandard hardware, it was often deathly slow. In addition, I'm fairly confident that the holes I mentioned above, and more, will be filled by 3rd party apps and system updates over time.

    Except java. Seriously, who gives a **** about java?
     
  20. jordangs4 macrumors newbie

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    I have the same experience as most in this post. I had the Cingular 8525 and loved it. My co worker bought the Verizon voyager and everyone was sweating him. So I went on craiglist and found someone who wanted to trade the 8525 for the Iphone plus $150. I did it, and brought it back to work. Initially I hated it, I almost put it back on craigslist the same day, but all of my coworkers switched there attention from the voyager to the iphone and literally lined up at my desk to play with it. I gave it a week and fell in love. I'll never go back. When the Iphone 3g was announced, I sold my 1st gen Iphone for 330 on craigslist, and had to go a whole month with out an Iphone! My wife couldn't believe I sold it. I had to use my back up Samsung 427 flip phone with no camera. But all changed the glorious day of July 11. Afer a 4 1/2 hour wait, I got my white 16gb Iphone and back in love. Thanks Apple for such a great product, now I have to replace my pc with a Mac computer.
     
  21. GP1138, Jul 23, 2008
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    GP1138 macrumors newbie

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    I bought a 4G the month after it came out... when they dropped the 4G totally, and it was on sale for $200. It was the nicest phone I've ever used. I dropped it and put many dents into the casing, and then when my laptop was stolen, traded it for a laptop because I needed one. I then went through about ten phones (including a T-Mobile Wing, which was probably the best of them, besides the BlackBerry Pearl) and each time walked away unsatisfied, until I finally was able to get ahold of an 8GB iPhone just by trading the Wing away.

    I won't look back. Each phone I was using was just not as intuitive, not as easy to use as the iPhone. Simply browsing the internet is so rewarding, and the thing has definitely enriched my daily life. Maps has singlehandedly done this, I work for a TV station, so I'm always mobile, and having Google Maps RIGHT THERE and integrated so I can just search for a business name and have it search the address out for me right there in the app... that is priceless, and no other mobile phone has done this for me.


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  22. mylexon20s macrumors regular

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    haha. I was prepared to respond after reading your thread title like this "" Dont let the door hit ya, where the good lord split ya!"" lol..

    Enjoy your iPhone, I switched from a T-mobile Dash to a iPhone back in March and i have never been happier! Just did the 2.0 Pwnage and it works great, not problems. very smooth transition!
    -Matt
     

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