Pogue's iPhone Frequently Asked Questions

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    David Pogue has complied a list of frequently asked questions about the Apple iPhone. Pogue had some hands on time with the iPhone earlier this week.

    A few of the more interesting/revealing answers are listed here:

    The full FAQ list is available at his blog.
  2. Pistol Pete macrumors 6502a

    Pistol Pete

    Jan 6, 2005
  3. jhedges3 macrumors regular

    Sep 11, 2003
    NY, NY
    Does anyone know how much any of these things will change by June?
  4. MacNut macrumors Core


    Jan 4, 2002
    Im curious as to when we get to demo these at the Apple Store.
  5. emotion macrumors 68040


    Mar 29, 2004
    Manchester, UK
    I've seen reports that it can handle java and flash.

    We need to wait a few months before taking any of this seriously.
  6. Metatron macrumors 6502


    Jul 2, 2002
    That it doesn't do anything but have mobile itunes. I liked apple more as a computer company. They now seemed more concerned with thier DRM'd revenue stream.
  7. dornoforpyros macrumors 68040


    Oct 19, 2004
    Calgary, AB
    I'm starting to think the iPhone is gonna kinda iStink.

    Apple is on a roll right now, but let's not act like everything they do is success. Remember that whole "iPod by HP thing"? And the g4 cube?

    In fact I'm calling it right now, the iPhone shall suffer the same faith as the g4 cube. Stunning design, but it just won't find success in the market place.

    Although I am looking forward to the full screen iPods of the future, after apple learns from it's mistakes on this first touch screen endeavor.

    /trolling :p
  8. aiongiant macrumors 6502a

    Aug 8, 2006
    yea too bad
    althought it's still awesome hehe
    come on rev b! haha
  9. kaada macrumors newbie

    May 9, 2005
    Stavanger, Norway
    .doc & .xls

    I really, really hope that iPhone can open attached .doc and .xls files.... :(
  10. zelet macrumors regular

    Oct 29, 2003
    Who pays $600 for a cell phone besides business users who are going to require Outlook integration? I was excited about this phone now I'm just disappointed. Its even worse that Apple is going to cripple the ability to add 3rd party applications. Now all the shortcomings of the phone can't be addressed by 3rd parties.

    At the same time, this is Apple, and Apple makes sure they are as restrictive and proprietary as possible. You can't expect anything different from their cell phones. Plus, you are also dealing with cell phone companies - the biggest rip-off artists of all time.
  11. CavemanUK macrumors 6502


    Jun 29, 2006
    Rhyl, North Wales
    With steve pushing the itunes integration for mac or windows so hard, i find it difficult to believe that it doesnt support the most popular email package that would be synced with this kind of device.. plus no java/flash? what "complete" browser doesnt have these? i think this story is bs personally
  12. Metatron macrumors 6502


    Jul 2, 2002
    After reading Dave's full post, I am left thinking, what the hell does it actually do? :confused:
  13. wilburdl macrumors member


    Jul 18, 2006
    All I can say is wait till June to complain. Other than that, if you have a sugguestion, may I suggest emailing Apple. The crap this phone is getting pre-release is getting rediculous.
  14. timmillwood macrumors 6502a

    Apr 7, 2006
    i think they iPhone will change loads between now and release, remember the first view of Leopard? Don't you think that would of changed loads next time we see it? I think the same will happen with the iPhone, All new software.
  15. jpxdude macrumors member

    Oct 2, 2006
    To be honest, since this device is essentially going to be a lifestyle PDA, and since devs are already on it, I'd imagine it wouldn't be long before something like an open office or Entourage in stripped form gets released on the device. I think the Flash/Java support is false, especially since the safari on the iPhone is said to be a 'full HTML desktop class application' I refuse to believe that these won't be supported on official release.
  16. livingfortoday macrumors 68030

    Nov 17, 2004
    The Msp
    It feels like Apple is taking the Zune approach to the iPhone - it's a device with huge potential, crippled by the producer. If it could function as a PDA as well, and had even just basic file reading capabilities, it would be such a more powerful tool. As is, what is it other than a more expensive iPod + phone?
  17. toughboy macrumors 6502a


    May 2, 2003
    Izmir, Turkey
    G4 Cube may not had sold much, but this doesnt show that Cube was a failure.. It was just a bit overpriced and only the people who could afford bought it.. Other than that, Cube was a fantastic machine, powerful yet elegant, fast yet virtually silent!.. It was a Ferrari-like machine and even today I would love to have a Cube in my living room.

    iPhone will surely sell more than Cube, but even it doesnt, I dont really care because the more something sells, the less "special" it becomes. I already accepted to give a fortune to it whenever it becomes available in Turkey and I dont give a thing if its successfully selling or not..
  18. Machead III macrumors 6502

    Machead III

    Nov 4, 2002
    UK, France
    Um... er.... why has Apple crippled their phone?

    No 3rd party apps = smartphone buyers won't buy it. At $599 + 24*contract fee, if smartphone buyers won't buy it, no one will.
  19. matticus008 macrumors 68040


    Jan 16, 2005
    Bay Area, CA
    What DRM revenue stream? iTunes isn't particularly profitable.
  20. SPUY767 macrumors 68020


    Jun 22, 2003
    Apple has the brand clout to have released this phone on their own and had no problems with distribution. The reason that they had to partner with Cingular is because they needed a carrier to subsidize the price of this thing. There is a LOT of expensive technology in this phone whether you are willing to see it or not. I'd say that with no cotract you were looking at an $800.00 phone.
  21. weg macrumors 6502a


    Mar 29, 2004
    Phones which sync with iSync can also sync with Entourage, but the lack of Outlook synchronization is definitely a show-stopper.
  22. britishempire macrumors member


    Apr 24, 2006
    lack of freedom is the main show stopper here.

    no 3rd party apps, no freedom with regard to carrier... it's a shame, the actual DEVICE looks awesome, but the BS surrounding it might kill it off before it gets a chance to become established in the marketplace
  23. macFanDave macrumors 6502a

    Apr 14, 2003
    macFanDave's FAQ's

    Was I excited by the iPhone when Steve showed it off? Yes.

    Was I prepared to buy one or two (one for the wife) and pay Cingular whatever exorbitant costs it demands to buy and use them? Yes.

    If the answers to Pogue's questions are still the same in June, will I still be making this move? No . . . make that a "Hell, no!"
  24. MagicWok macrumors 6502a

    Mar 2, 2006
    Do you remind me of the surgeon from scrubs that Turk labels a 'question talker'? Yes you do... :p lol
  25. Marx55 macrumors 68000

    Jan 1, 2005
    It should be posible to move files between the Mac or PC-Windows and the iPhone. At least from the computer to the iPhone, like Keynote and PowerPoint files for wireless computerless presentations from the iPhone.

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