Has your iPhone replaced your PC?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Forestdeath, Nov 21, 2009.

  1. Forestdeath macrumors member

    Oct 4, 2009
    Hi Guys,

    Has your iPhone replaced your PC?

    Cause mine slowly is, I'm finding that everything I use my PC for I can do on my iPhone, has anyone else found this true for them aswell?
  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
    not even close

    i take it all you use your computer for is internet and music?
  3. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
    Agreed. My iPhone allows me to do some stuff when I'm away from my computer. But for me, there is no way a 3.5" screen can replace my iMac or MBP.
  4. iBookG4user macrumors 604


    Jun 27, 2006
    Seattle, WA
    My iPhone allows me to do a few things on the road, although not even close to what I do on my computers. Although it is pretty indispensable for email.
  5. bmstrong macrumors 6502a

    May 30, 2007
    Speaking as someone who still doesn't own Mac or a PC? It does and doesn't. My 3GS does almost everything in day to day tasks I throw at it. That said? When I need to do heavy lifting, printing or a larger screen? It's off the my local and university library.

  6. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604


    Dec 29, 2006
    dallas, texas
    QFT. My iTunes library wouldn't fit on 6 iPhone 3GS 32 GB.
  7. Small White Car macrumors G4

    Small White Car

    Aug 29, 2006
    Washington DC
    Not my home desktop, but I used to take my laptop out with me 90% of the time and now I only take it out with me 10% of the time.
  8. funrush macrumors regular

    Nov 22, 2008
    Yes, for a big part.

    Twitter is now mostly done on my iPhone, so is email, facebook and IM (msn mostly)

    I check my RSS feeds on my Mac, surf the web on my Mac.

    Surfing the web is actually pretty good when you have a Wifi connection, 3G browsing is stupid slow.

    I'm a graphic/ interface designer so all of that stuff (photoshop, indesign, illustrator, coda, Apple's SDK) is done on my Mac, naturally.

    I like listening music on my iPhone. Running iTunes takes up to 15% of my CPU power, that sucks…
  9. thelatinist macrumors 603


    Aug 15, 2009
    Connecticut, USA
    I actually find myself using my MacBook less for surfing, email, and IM; some nights after I get home from work I don't even take my MacBook out of my briefcase! So I guess you could say that it has to some extent. That said, it could never completely replace my computer, especially for work.
  10. TheSpaz macrumors 604


    Jun 20, 2005
    I don't have a PC, but the iPhone hasn't replaced my Macs.
  11. dukebound85 macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
    im sure the op used the term pc to include macs...lol

    but thanks for the clarification
  12. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604


    Dec 29, 2006
    dallas, texas
    Well, in that case the iPhone did replace my PC. I haven't had one in about five years, but...
  13. scaredpoet macrumors 604


    Apr 6, 2007
    It hasn't replaced my Mac desktop by a longshot, but I have found that I'm using my macbook pro a lot less. Where I used to lug it around everywhere, I'm now only taking it when I'm traveling somewhere, and then it mostly stays in my hotel room as a desktop replacement.

    My iPhone has also prevented me from getting a netbook. I keep thinking that having one would be nice, but when I rationalize it, I just don't need it because the iPhone does 99% of what I'd want to do on a netbook anyway.
  14. kdarling macrumors P6


    Jun 9, 2007
    First university coding class = 47 years ago
    Replaced my laptops for work, or picture viewing, or email, or even typing responses in forums? No way.

    Replaced a laptop in the bathroom or bedroom for casual surfing, and on vacations for looking up local info? You bet.

    Replaced a laptop on vacation for video Skyping? Alas, no. But would love to buy a compatible video phone / handheld.
  15. Obama macrumors member

    Jun 4, 2008
    Never! I think I'm one of the few that cannot stand all of the pinching, zooming in and out etc that you have to do while using Safari.

    The iPhone has however replaced my need to log into actual email accts from a desktop.
  16. McBeats macrumors 6502a

    Apr 10, 2007
    ya not so much my main desktop computer at home... but yeah it definitely replaces my laptop most of the time
  17. mattroman246 macrumors 6502


    Mar 19, 2009
    Upstate NY
    Not by any means but it does allow me to leave home and go to school/ out and know that I have the internet and other functions in my pocket should I need them. It's like me with my xanax. I hardly ever take it, but its nice having the security of it in my pocket should I need it!
  18. aristotle macrumors 68000


    Mar 13, 2007
    It has replaced my need for my MBP. It sits idle. I still use my iMac when I'm at home but my iPhone is what I take with me on business and holiday trips. I used to take me MBP with me when I stayed over night on business or on vacations but no more.
  19. kate-willbury macrumors 6502a

    Feb 14, 2009
    uhhhh definitely not. clearly you don't use your pc for very much.
  20. kate-willbury macrumors 6502a

    Feb 14, 2009
    how could you not own a mac or pc but have an iphone? how do you sync/put music/etc on it then?
  21. ed423 macrumors member


    Nov 15, 2009
    to say that the iphone replaces my PC is a pretty bold statement. however, i must admit i use it LIKE a pc when im on the road, soemtimes i even find myself using it at home rather than the PC (when im downstairs or feeling lazy and jsut sitting on the bed cuz i have a desktop, not laptop).

    so i think it'd be better to say, it has become my pc...on the road.
  22. MadMacxxx macrumors 6502a


    Apr 27, 2009
    Newport Beach, CA
  23. chstr macrumors 6502a


    Mar 25, 2009
    without flash and with a 3.5" screen? what flava crack ya smokin boss?????
  24. Blinkwing macrumors member

    Sep 23, 2009
    New Zealand
    I'm using my PC less & less but my iPhone hasn't completely replaced it.
  25. CocoaPuffs macrumors 68010

    Aug 23, 2008
    Actually it's just the opposite for me. I find myself using iPhone less and less for web browsing, in parts because I am trying to save my vision before going blind.

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