Disadvantages of iphone without Mac?

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  1. WannaApple? macrumors 6502a

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    I was reading on another forum that someone said that iPhone users have an advantage if you use a Mac. I will eventually be upgrading to a Mac, but for right now, my Dell laptop is suiting me just fine. When I do get my iphone, what disadvantages will I suffer by using the Iphone with a Dell? Or, what advantages does having a Mac do for iPhone users?
     
  2. JBaker122586 macrumors 65816

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    The only thing I can think of is free custom ringtones through GarageBand.
     
  3. Niiro13 macrumors 68000

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    In which then it is solved by the free Audacity for Windows users.




    There is no disadvantage. I've used t on both operating systems and the only disadvantage is that Windows....is Windows.
     
  4. FarSeide macrumors 6502a

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    You got that right !!!
     
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  6. HarryMac macrumors newbie

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    you will have to look at your beautiful iphone next to some fugly PC :D
     
  7. ipodtouchy333 macrumors 65816

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    I have a PC as well and be getting the 3g iPhone on July 11. I'm glad I won;t be missing out on too much while I save for my first mac..... I really wanted to get the SDK too and mess around with that (even though I would have NO IDEA what I was doing), but until then my only Apple product will be the 3g iPhone.....unfortunately
     
  8. italiano40 macrumors 65816

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    you will not be able to use the moblie me service
     
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  10. HarryMac macrumors newbie

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    Actually, mobileme is available to PC users aswell, now that the applications are web based, there is no problem.
     
  11. JBaker122586 macrumors 65816

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    Yup, it certainly will.
     
  12. Phil A. Moderator

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    Er, Yes you will
     
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    Correct me if I'm wrong, but iPhoto is a bit more integrated with the iPhone as far as organizing photos. When I was on Windows, I only had that "camera roll" folder. That's in addition to Garage Band for ringtones like previously stated.
     
  15. Niiro13 macrumors 68000

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    Oh yeah, I forgot. The gem of it all :).
     
  16. DenniZ macrumors 6502a

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    That correct, every import can be sorted into a 'event' (puts those photo's into a event and organises them a lilttle better.

    No big advantages over OS X or Windows, just both work with the iPhone perfect, no problems. I dual boot my macs just incase. Although mac formatted iPods only work on a mac, whereas windows formatted iPods are suitable for Mac or Windows, might not be that barrier with a iPhone though.
     
  17. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Yes, I think it's quite the other way around -- before the iPhone, the only phones that really got along excellently with OS X were the ones with official iSync support. PocketMac and MissingSync were both at least occasionally troublesome, not to mention that you generally had to pay for them.

    So it's less that iPhone users have an advantage with the Mac than Mac users have an advantage with the iPhone, because it's the most featureful device with full OS X support, and it's tied in to more things on your Mac than any other phone ever has been before.
     
  18. DenniZ macrumors 6502a

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    True, its tied into...

    Bookmarks
    Email Accounts
    Contact list
    Music
    Pictures
    Videos

    Syncing these with a click of a button, although importing photo's is another click away.
     
  19. hotzenplotz macrumors regular

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    You will be gaining one big advantage switching to the Mac: OS X (and dual boot Windows, if you still feel like it). ;)
     
  20. Niiro13 macrumors 68000

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    It's the same on Windows.
     
  21. DenniZ macrumors 6502a

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    Ahh, didn't know, already like imported all music and stuff into mac itunes, havent use windows itunes with my iPhone for a while now.
     
  22. rablat macrumors 6502a

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    I recently switched to Mac.
    I don't remember on windows, do you have the groups option in your phonebook on the iPhone?
     
  23. DenniZ macrumors 6502a

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    Nope no groups. Although I can set them on Address book, it doesnt apply itself to the iPhone.
     
  24. Niiro13 macrumors 68000

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    Yeah, I like the Mac side better anyway :p
     
  25. sgibson macrumors regular

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    Been on Mac for about three months now and the only real thing I hated on Windows is you could only sync your main calandar, on Mac you can sync all of them and with the 2.0 release the iPhone will (at last) have the categories colour coded. By the look of mobileme the calendar sync on Windows will also be fixed.
     

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