I want an iphone, help me get one!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by qtip919, Jun 6, 2007.

  1. qtip919 macrumors 6502

    Jul 24, 2002
    ok, am I the only person out here who DEMANDS that Apple steps up and delivers business class email for this device?

    Look, I simply cannot believe that there are a large number of people who will purchase one of these devices FOR SIX FREAKING HUNDRED DOLLARS, and also pay At&t a required and rediculous ~40-50/month just to have a data plan that would allow them to read the NYTimes.com and post comments to forums over here at macrumors.com. oh wait, I guess you need to find a place to serve calamari...yeah right, ... 50 bucks a month...

    Look- Im doing quite well - thank you very much - with my annual salary and what not. But there is no way I am going to be able to justify purchasing an iphone if it cannot do a corporate mail solution.

    I believe I am in the vast majority here, and I would think that there are hundreds, thousands, and yes, potentially millions of customers would would run screaming at this device if it could simply connect to their Exchange servers at work and show Calendar, email and contacts.

    Join me, lets do something amazing, lets show Steve Jobs that this is criticala to getting this device to sell MULTIPLE MILLIONS.

    I want to see that stock price hit 200/share on news that this device now plays with Exchange. Then myriads of us corporate goons can pretend to be sick at the golf course and email our minions at work from this incredible, ultimate solutions...

    oh, and dont even begin to suggest pop3/imap - or gmail, or whatever they've got right now...
  2. zelmo macrumors 603


    Jul 3, 2004
    Mac since 7.5
    If you want folks to join you, you might want to let them know what they are joining. Perhaps you are suggesting a boycott?

    don't get me wrong, I feel what you're saying. I have a corporate phone [Treo 650 currently] and if the iPhone could snuggle up to Exchange and support viewing Word and Excel I'd have a much easier time justifying it to my boss. I'm just not sure what your post content has to do with the thread title.
  3. 66217 Guest

    Jan 30, 2006
    They only want 1% of the market after all.:)

    If there is going to be 3rd party apps they would eventually support it. I don't see why Apple won't allow it.

    And I'll surely spend $600 to post at macrumors.com. Right now I have a Mac Pro only for that.:D
  4. qtip919 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 24, 2002
    Right, we all need to do something...honestly, just not sure what

    Im planning on calling, emailing, etc. Apple and asking them to do something here.

    the way that Apple has set themselves up to go out the door without 3rd party support speaks volumes to them not understanding that the vast majority of people that could afford this device are corporate customers.
  5. Trent0341 macrumors 6502

    Jun 3, 2007
    Must not be doing that well if 50 a month kicks you a**
  6. DeaconGraves macrumors 65816


    Apr 25, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    You want changes? Don't buy it. Tell your friends not to buy it.

    A boycott from a few people or a few hundred people complaining to apple isn't going to do squat if it sells out. Which it probably will.

    Its a 1st generation phone. Quit complaining and wait until the later releases.
  7. kamiboy macrumors 6502

    May 18, 2007
    The iPhone is not and never will be a business phone. Because those phones cater to sub 10% of the phone market. iPhone is a consumer phone, for ordinary people. As long as it syncs with iCal and my gmail account I and many others will be happy.
  8. toneloco2881 macrumors 6502

    Jan 23, 2005
    The iPhone is a HUGE undertaking for Apple. Why don't we let them get the device out the door relatively stable, before we start "demanding" concessions and threatening boycotts?:rolleyes:

    They have the eyes of the world on them, and they can't afford to stumble out of the gate. I have no doubt that 3rd party apps, and more business oriented features are forthcoming, but give them a little time. Plus, does anyone really think that Apple was sitting on their ass b/w the January keynote and now? Who knows what exactly is present on the device today.

    Developing and documenting, a full blown API for the iPhone is no trivial task; and showing developers how to program for an entirely new interface takes time. As someone mentioned, your demographic is comparative peanuts to the market Apple is targeting on this first iteration. I want exchange, ota syncing, 3rd party apps etc., but I'll give Apple the benefit of the doubt; especially when they have so much to lose if this first round doesn't go so well.

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