Is arn buying an iPhone?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by SilverPenny, Jun 28, 2007.

  1. SilverPenny macrumors newbie

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    I think this is one of those silly questions that I just need answered.

    Arn has been my god this past week for ALWAYS providing me with the latest iPhone stories, and I really appreciate it.

    But what I would like to know, are you getting one yourself? What are your thoughts on it?
     
  2. nickspohn macrumors 68040

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  3. arn macrumors god

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    Yes... I'm getting an iPhone. I'll be standing in line too. :)

    I was at the MWSF keynote and reaction in the crowd was jaw-dropping excitement when Jobs showed off the iPhone for the first time. I think it looks amazing still.

    This is just the first product with Multitouch OS X. I'm sure there's going to be more, so I think the iPhone represents the first of these.

    I know some people are sick of the iPhone stories, but I do think the iPhone is going to shape Apple's future a lot. The iPod was nice... but it very much was just an appliance, like a toaster. The iPhone seems to have more depth to it, so I'm excited to see where it goes.

    arn
     
  4. Chaszmyr macrumors 601

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    Arn is right. For any of you that weren't at MWSF, I have to say that it was an experience unlike anything else i've ever seen. Everyone there was completely awe-struck. Even though a lot of the astonishment has worn off since then, I would have to think that just about everyone who remembers what it was like to see the iPhone at MWSF can't wait to get their hands on one.
     
  5. earnjam macrumors 6502a

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    i remember what it was like just to watch the video from it as soon as it was posted and I'm still excited.
     
  6. roland.g macrumors 603

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    I'm definitely getting one, question is when.

    arn,

    for those of us who are excited but still somewhat financially thrifty when it comes to gadgets, do you think getting a rev. A iPhone is a good idea. This is not a notebook or desktop with the if you wait for the next best there is another around the corner argument. This is the initial product launch and while yes I did have a 5GB iPod when they first came out, I am concerned that the iPhone may be a product worth waiting for the first size jump (hopefully 8,12 or 8,16 GB sizes) also allowing Apple to correct any QA issues and possibly address concerns we have already heard on call quality, speakerphone, etc.

    Your opinion?

    I simply don't want to be buying a replacement iPhone every 12-18 months. Or should I still expect to with a $600 phone?
     
  7. ToddW macrumors 6502a

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    that is my issue right there. eventhough i use my ipod on a day to day basis i'm worried about music quality and other things. i really want the iphone to be a replacement for my treo and ipod. i just don't think it is quite there yet. i know it is revolutionary but man 600 bucks for a phone. that is what i keep telling myself.
     
  8. zgh1999 macrumors 6502

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    Hey Arn:

    I appreciate your diligent posting of iPhone news.

    I hope you will be able to get your hands on the iphone soon!

    You deserve it.
     
  9. arn macrumors god

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    I think if you are cash-tight for the iPhone, you shold probably just wait until people start getting them and you can use one yourself in person and then make the decision.

    The question's going to become whether or not its worth it to you to pay up now. I fully expect I'll probably end up getting another iPhone in 12-18months. When watching the tour video, it became apparent how much the iPhone is an extension of the iLife suite... photos, music etc...

    arn
     
  10. iKwick7 macrumors 65816

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    That's what I'm doing. Can I afford to buy one tomorrow? Sure. I won't, though. I do need a new phone pretty bad, but I'm not in any rush. I'll wait a couple weeks or so until I've played around with one for a bit before I take the plunge. I also really want to make sure it works with my car (a Prius) before I buy one- that's very important to me (I really don't see why it wouldn't work, though).
     
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  12. Photography macrumors 65816

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    :eek:

    Dude, you're kidding right? :p

    arn's the macrumors god - the owner of macrumors!

    coolosxapps
     
  13. Me1000 macrumors 68000

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    arn do you ever get creeped out?

    I mean you have a whole thread dedicated to asking whether or not you will get an iPhone!

    I would be creeped out!
     
  14. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    are you creeped out now

    Sorry just had to do it.
     
  15. docc macrumors 6502

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    Seriously guys, you're just wasting bandwidth now.
     
  16. roland.g macrumors 603

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    I hope MRs contributions are paying for arn's iPhone.
     
  17. Me1000 macrumors 68000

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  18. DaveGee macrumors 6502a

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    The dude who signs the checks that payed for the bandwidth for your question... :D :eek:
     
  19. roland.g macrumors 603

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    Do the ads pay to keep the site running, or does arn actually profit off the site as well.
     
  20. roland.g macrumors 603

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    And the servers.
     
  21. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    Let he who is without sin...

     

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