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Discussion in 'iPhone' started by dpw84, Jul 8, 2008.
Walt Mossberg Post iPhone 3G review
Amazing how much clout Mossberg has. Good review on what will be a great product! Look forward to Friday!
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" if you synchronize with Exchange calendars and contacts, your personal calendar and contacts are erased."
so does this mean, my phone wont last me from 12noon to supper 7pm.
Fcuk! - i wanted to listen to music on this phone, and phone, but now it will be brutal!
i wasn't getting through the day with the battery on the old iphone so this isn't looking too promising.
i wonder how he got apps on it if the store wasn't up and apple didn't provide them -
sucks about no cut and paste - didn't steve said he made a mistake about not providing that?
Yea sounds like the biggest gripe is going to be battery life, but then we knew that going into this with 3G. I'll probably want to get a car charger with this one.
Why does he say the iPhone lacks Instant Messaging, and then a few paragraphs down he mentions AIM.
Also, your battery life will last you well over a day if you use it a lot if you turn down the screen, and turn off edge when unneeded.
Ok, this might sound weird, but from the review - it sounds like it would actually make sense day to day, to have 3G off, and use EDGE or wifi, unless needed. 3G is always draining - pity Mossberg couldn't do a side by comparison of battery life, doing 3G intensive things.
He means a native app made by apple like ichat
one thing that will also greatly reduce battery life is having the push sync turned on and the phone constantly connecting and receiving data. Even on my first gen iphone with autocheck turned on every 15 minutes the battery life was cut by alot
On a big plus side - the 2 problems of network and price - at least the UK doesn't have as much of a problem, with much better 3G coverage, and a HSDPA coverage potentially soon spanning over 1/8 of the UK population.
"I ran my own battery tests using the phone's 3G capability. Although I left the Wi-Fi function on, I didn't connect it to a network, so the phone had to rely on 3G. In my test of voice calling, I got 4 hours and 27 minutes, short of Apple's maximum claim and nearly three hours less than what I recorded in the same test last year on the original iPhone. In my test of Internet use over 3G, I got 5 hours and 49 minutes, better than Apple's claim, but far short of the nine hours I got using Wi-Fi in last year's tests."
Ugh.. I am very quickly starting to rethink getting a new iPhone vs. just updating to 2.0.. The only thing that kills me now, is bringing up mail while on EDGE, and it spinning off forever auto-checking on launch, meanwhile calls are being blocked. That right there is almost worth the upgrade alone. I really wish Mail had a "check mail" button, and wouldn't auto-check when it's opened. Sometimes I just need to open it to re-read an existing message, but don't because I don't want to deal with missing a call I'm waiting for. But sheesh, my battery life is lacking enough as it is..
My biggest concern is battery life. Why doesn't Apple use changable batteries?
Will I be able to use the car changer I have for my iPod, and the USB cord to charge it from my laptop at work (also used for my iPod)? If I can, that would help a lot.
why is everyone so surprised about battery life? of course 3G is going to use up more power. and if it's not connected to a 3G network, of course it's going to use even more power trying to find one. Just turn it off. Then you can compare battery life to the original iPhone for real and see the true difference
Come on people. Apple already said the battery life is gonna be worse on the 3G network. Why are you acting surprised?
But once you turn off 3G, guess what? You now have the original iPhone with 2.0 software.
that's irrelevant. people are complaining about the iphone 3g having worse battery life than the original. it's unfair to compare the battery life of a phone using 3g with that of a phone on edge
I wasn't complaining about battery life--I said I was concerned and asked if my car charger and USB to laptop cord that I use for my iPod would also charge my 3G iPhone.
No, its perfectly fair to compare it. Its perfectly fair to scrutinize any phone, for any reason, that anyone may dislike it. Its up to the reader to validate and assess such scrutiny.
here are some more reviews... they seem pretty positive, though I haven't fully read them:
while that may be true, the readers are doing a horribly poor job of validating the arguments
Plus GPS, better sound, yada yada.