Considering getting the iPhone...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by jmack549, Feb 23, 2009.

  1. jmack549 macrumors 6502

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    I waited around for the BB Storm, and....it sucks. So I'm doing what I should have done a long time ago. Considering the iPhone.

    I was just curious, are there any major complaints I should know about beforehand? I want to make sure most of my gripes about the Storm aren't also present on the iPhone. Thanks!
     
  2. acfusion29 macrumors 68040

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    What grips about the Storm?

    The iPhone doesn't have copy/paste or MMS, which to some people is the end of the world, so if you need that then don't get the iPhone.
     
  3. akeemD macrumors newbie

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    Errr... no flash for the camera or zoom?
    Can't think of anything else negative for me really atm lol.
     
  4. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 603

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    No MMS, copy & paste, flash (internet AND camera), camera leaves something to be desired in the quality department, and only one working speaker. :eek:

    If you can get around that it's a great phone.
     
  5. Miker2k macrumors regular

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    Copy and Paste (don't miss all that often), no flash, and less battery life than the Blackberry I came from. I can't imagine not having an iPhone to be honest.
     
  6. kas23 macrumors 603

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    Oh gosh, there must be at least 2-3 complaining threads per page.

    Start here: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=655507

    It is also the general consensus around here that if you get an iPhone, you must love it 100% unconditionally - have no concerns or even minor gripes. Otherwise, you must have made a poor decision in picking this phone.
     
  7. EB66 macrumors 6502

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    ya if you make good use of your phones camera i would not recommend an iphone, while the pictures are ok, they are nowhere near the quality of my old nokia 6500 slide, autofocus makes a HUGE difference
     
  8. theevilone macrumors member

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    No complaints. The iphone is good but it is my back up phone now, and my G1 in the main phone now. More Bars in Casino's and more places.
     
  9. ineedamac macrumors 6502

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    I say just get the iPhone now. Yes, there are rumors of a new iPhone coming out over the summer. However, the current iPhone is so good that I would not wait 4 months just to 'maybe' get a new version.
     
  10. bytethese macrumors 68030

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    If you can wait until June to see if an iPhone update comes out, that would be best. I've had the iPhone since minute 1 (I was the first guy out of the AT&T store near my office) and have been happy with it overall. Yes I would REALLY like Copy and Paste. Can I live without it? Sure. You also cannot forward SMS messages you receive nor can you receive MMS messages (which I don't care for, that's what email is for). You cannot customize the interface unless you jailbreak. It's not too difficult to jailbreak nor to customize but you should also consider that Apple will not honor your warranty should they see evidence of jailbreaking.

    All things considered while there is some functionality I hope gets added, I must say that I am VERY happy with my iPhone. It's helped me manage my life a little easier and also having the videos and music is awesome. :)
     
  11. ajohnson253 macrumors 68000

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    get the iphone, simply within 14 days or 30 days of purchase if you do not like it. Then return it. Then get the blackberry, I enjoy the copy and paste with the blackberries. the picture messsing. Now that i have the iPhone i just sent and recieve pics via email and have no problem no more then if i had mms messaging. The iphone has such a smoother os then the blackberry and its so clean thats why I went with the iPhone. Also no other touch screen can really compare to the iPhones.
     
  12. MacNoobie macrumors 6502a

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    I'd say get an iPhone 3G and jailbreak it for the copy & paste, backgrounding apps and be done with it. Sure the camera sucks I don't expect quality optics and 12MP images from my phone as I do with my slr equip but for the quick snap it works well. Ideally if you can wait for the new iPhone in June/July perfect but if not just get an iPhone 3G and jailbreak it.
     
  13. kate-willbury macrumors 6502a

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    major complaints with the iphone? many.

    the camera is absolutely terrible and useless at night (has no flash).

    you can't multitask so only one app can be open at a time. dont know how many times it has pissed me off while listening to last.fm streaming radio and then having to close it just to reply to an sms or if i want to look something up quickly in mobile safari. i tried 'backgrounder' app for jailbroken iphones and while it somewhat works for apps that take up low memory, for the most part it always fails.

    you have to use itunes, the biggest piece of bloat garbage media player around.
    i had to do the stupid hex edit/itunes library id copy hack to get my iphone to sync with another computer in my house. what a pain in the ass.

    tons of other crap. can't wait to get rid of this thing.
     
  14. maestro55 macrumors 68030

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    Personally when I used the Storm I wasn't very satisfied with the UI. And the browser in my mind still is very poor. Though I do wish the iPhone browser had flash support.

    I love my iPhone but not having push on applications is a real bummer. Even with my razor I could get IMs without actually being inside the IM application. I hate that sometimes when I am out and about friends IM me and I miss it because the AIM app doesn't stay connected when it is closed. The same feature would be nice on the Facebook app and the twitter app. And other apps for that matter. In theory the phone is powerful enough to run multiple programs at the same time.

    The camera is a let down in there being no flash and not being a more powerful camera. Now it works for what I want but I still have to carry my point and shoot camera with me and that is a bit annoying when with some modest changes I wouldn't have to.

    So why should you get the iPhone over a storm? Personally I like the UI better on the iPhone and the plethora of apps and the fact that I have my music player with my phone and don't have to rely on annoying UIs for playing music.

    Mind you I am still on the 2G iPhone, and waiting till Apple comes out with another revision or my contract expires. When the contract expires I may look at the G1, but haven't used one enough to really comment in this thread on the G1 vs. iPhone or Storm.
     
  15. bamafever09 macrumors regular

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    My friend has the storm and honestly it sucks... go with the iphone
     

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