iPhone or iSlate

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by yayisl, Jan 26, 2010.

  1. yayisl macrumors newbie

    Jan 26, 2010
    I can't decide wether to get the iphone or not when apple is also going to be announcing the iSlate tomorrow that is going to run off the same type of OS as an iphone
    (there are already big sites up with the islate name like iSlate Forum so itll probably be called that) and based on what i read its going to be like an iphone but bigger and better and on verizons network. Will it be worth getting the iSlate and iPhone both? or jst the salte and save my money by getting a cheap phone?
  2. Mystikal macrumors 68020


    Oct 4, 2007
    Irvine, CA
  3. pixelated macrumors 6502a


    Oct 21, 2008
    LOL!! there must be dozens of apple employees just searching the internet waiting to see what the public have decided to call their new device.
  4. STEVESKI07 macrumors 68000


    Jan 6, 2009
    Washington, DC
    Why don't you just wait 5 more hours and then you will be able to answer this question yourself. Unless you need to make a decision right this minute. If that's the case, go buy the iSlate....oh WAIT. You can't!

    I bet Apple changes the name of the device every time someone guesses it too!
  5. patrickdunn macrumors 6502a


    Apr 16, 2009
    St. Louis, MO
    I'd go with the iPhone right now. We don't even know if there is a such thing as iSlate.
  6. Roy Hobbs macrumors 68000

    Roy Hobbs

    Apr 29, 2005
  7. azsprty macrumors 6502

    Jun 15, 2009
    YAY another pointless thread. The thing i love about threads like this is that it shows people are too insecure to make their own decisions. Grow up and make your own decision and buy what you want
  8. goosnarrggh macrumors 68000

    May 16, 2006
    Do you want the iPhone primarily because it's a phone, with applications and other media extensions as a secondary consideration?

    If so, then you won't want the iSlate (or whatever they call it) because its form factor almost certainly will not lend itself to convenient use as a phone handset. Some rumours also say that it would use its cellular connection for 3G data only, and wouldn't have any built-in capability to use the cell company's voice network at all. (This is already the case with netbooks that are sold with ties to cellular service providers, as well as existing tablet form factor devices such as the Amazon Kindle.) Additionally, it almost certainly will be larger than an iPhone, and therefore not as easy to slip in your pocket and carry everywhere.

    I can see the iSlate (or whatever they call it) complementing, rather than replacing, the iPhone.
  9. bigjnyc macrumors 603


    Apr 10, 2008
    lol well the iphone is a totally different device since its main function is to make phone calls. I think you would be better off deciding between a tablet or an ipod touch.
  10. GidbinN macrumors member


    Dec 25, 2009
    How can you compete a thin tablet mac with a smart phone?!

    the main function of a phone is to CONTACT

    but a Slate/Pad/Tablet is to work just like other computer but in another form

    you gotta know WHAT you need, not just which apple product you wanna buy.

  11. wnxgenral macrumors 6502

    May 14, 2008
    i hate these posts and the people that post them, they are so annoying. if i see another 3GS now or Wait for Tablet thread... i swear
  12. STEVESKI07 macrumors 68000


    Jan 6, 2009
    Washington, DC
    I need a new car. Should I buy a house or a car?
  13. ngenerator macrumors 68000


    May 12, 2009
    USG Ishimura
    I wish that the tablet would be able to be used as a phone, lol. I know that it would be stupid to use by holding it against your head, but what about the headphones? huh?! I bet Apple hasn't thought about that! That way we don't have to be roped into another contract!
  14. map1978 macrumors 68020


    Feb 9, 2006
    Jacksonville, FL
    looking and reading ignorant posts like this too gets annoying :rolleyes:

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