Many local newspaper reviews so one sided....

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by tttexxan, Jun 29, 2007.

  1. tttexxan macrumors 6502a

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    Most of the papers in Fort Worth/Dallas area have been giving the token 5 reason not to buy the Iphone.

    1. Price too high
    2. Treo and other smart phones cheaper
    3. Rate plans expensive
    4. Edge network
    5. Long lines

    I just wish they would let the public know the full truth

    1. Price to high-----As Steve Jobs states its simply a 300 dollar phone and a 300 dollar Ipod with much more. When original smart phones and PDA's are released price points are comparable.

    2. Treo and PDA sell for 299 instead of 599 (iphone)-----This is true, PDA and Treo's are cheaper RIGHT??? A Treo or Ipaq at best comes with 256MB or 512 MB Ram. Upgrade that to 8 gigs of memory and your looking at another 200-250 easly. How about applications----35-45 for each extra application you want to place on your device through Handango.
    Hmmmmm getting up there isnt it?

    3. The plans for the Treo/PDA are 45 and up. The iphone from AT&T is only costing 20 for the data plan. Im actually saving money here.

    4. The edge is slow----Valid point---However Im not using the phone to surf daily and enjoy the lower cost of edge and longer battery life. 3 G would be nice

    5. I worried about this....Waiting in line since 11pm and 4th in line with no one behind me
     
  2. wiithan macrumors newbie

    wiithan

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    How many sides do you want?
    Not every newspaper can be square, or cubic for that matter-- and besides, squares are lame. All the cool people are straight lines. Don't you want to be cool?
     
  3. marksman macrumors 603

    marksman

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    Yeah I was annoyed by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram on this issue yesterday.

    http://www.anyiphone.com/2007/06/28/media-using-old-pictures-of-iphone/

    They essentially used old images, and then just went around to industry pundits and analysts who have NEVER used an iPhone and got quotes for them. Then compiled them into a story bashing the phone. Extremely lazy journalism, which seems to be the story of the day with so many of these articles.
     
  4. clevin macrumors G3

    clevin

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    u got 30G with $300 iPod, SJ's comparison was dishonest

    I got my 2G SD for $15, so i don't think 8G will be that expensive as $200.

    extra apps mostly are <$20. and indeed, iphone doesn't even have extra apps, so its functionality is limited compre to treo, at least for now
     

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