Possible new owner with a few questions

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Tufelhunden, Nov 26, 2008.

  1. Tufelhunden macrumors member

    Nov 26, 2008
    Wife wants to go with AT&T due to all of her relatives on this carrier so we can get the mobile to mobile calling. So I have been looking at the iPhone for the two of us and have a few questions.

    1. Is there any other program, besides iTunes to sync the phone, add music etc.? The reason I ask is in my experience iTunes, for a windows machine, has been as bad as the old Real Player as far as stability, slow as molasses in January etc.. Perhaps it has improved if so let me know but still very leary of this program.

    2. Also, using Vista Ultimate 64, is this still an issue with getting the phone recognized or has this been solved by Apple.

    3. Any common complaints or issues to watch out for? Screens coming loose, scratches easily anything like that.

    All in all the phone looks as if it will do what I want just curious as to some real world answers to the above. Thanks! :)
  2. INSomnia macrumors newbie

    Nov 24, 2008
    Just my view.


    I have only recently bought an iPhone here in the UK but have been using iTunes for a couple of years. I don't experience any slowness or other issues you mention on Vista 32bit, perhaps the 64bit version may be different, I'm sure someone on here will help with that question. I am running a Dell Inspiron Laptop with Dual Core 1.8Ghz chip and 3Gb RAM. I know Vista is very intense on memory!

    I don't know of any other way of syncing the iPhone but I'll happily stand corrected.

    My iPhone is a 2g and I bought it from a friend when he upgraded to the 3g. The phone is immaculate with no scrtches or dents. One thing that has helped this is the fact that from new it has been fitted with an Invisishield (I think thats right) screen protector.

    I hope my comments help. Good luck with your decision making.

  3. Tufelhunden thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 26, 2008
    Thanks INSomnia. :)

    I will see if I can download and use iTunes with Vista 64 and give it a try. Perhaps Apple has improved it.
  4. KyPosey macrumors regular


    Sep 13, 2008
    Louisville, Ky
    Get the iPhone and then buy a mac...

    thats what i did =)
  5. Tufelhunden thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 26, 2008
    Great googly moogly. :eek: :)

    I will probably never own a MAC due to Apples policy of monolithic hardware support. Mac's are fine computers they just don't do what I want, all me to customize the hardware in a configuration I desire. ;)
  6. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    What configuration do you desire? You're a gamer, aren't you?
  7. Tufelhunden thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 26, 2008
    I game and I overclock. :) I enjoy pushing the hardware to it's absolute maximum as much as I enjoy a good FPS (First Person Shooter). Currently running at 3.5 Ghz on an old, 65nm, Core2Quad. I've had it as high as 4Ghz but it wasn't stable. :(

    I enjoy building a computer from the ground up. I enjoy finding the right parts to work together for maximum performance versus price. As I said Macs are fine computers they just don't allow me to do what I want with them. :)

    Anyway, back on topic are there any other issues I should be aware of with the build of the iPhone. I now know about the messaging and email issues which is not a problem for me.
  8. kameko macrumors member

    Nov 22, 2008
    itunes for windows is absolutely awful. as for the build of the iphone...i think the only thing to look for is how easy the glass screen can be cracked.
  9. ibsheks macrumors newbie

    Nov 8, 2008
    c'mon!! i ave bin using itunes on windows for some years now
    & its only gotten better,,,.its actually ok, no problems here:)
    dnt knw about 64bit though
  10. 226896 Guest

    Sep 13, 2008
    I honestly don't see how iTunes for Windows is awful in ANY way. I've been using it for years and have loved it. People who say it's slow and unstable on Windows either have a PC that's worth less than my toenail, or they're a snobby Mac user (I have nothing against Macs by the way, I'm planning on getting one myself in thirty years when I can actually afford one).
  11. thomamon macrumors 65816


    Nov 24, 2008
    Flemington, NJ
    I use Vista 64 Ultimate and have no problem with iTunes.
  12. Tufelhunden thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 26, 2008
    Thanks thom. Will download it and give it a try. That's the kind of information I was looking for. :)
  13. Tufelhunden thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 26, 2008
    Picked up the iPhone and overall it's not bad. Does most of what I want but may jailbreak it as it doesn't do everything I want.

    On the down side iTunes is as crappy as I rememeber. I had my first computer lockup since Vista64 SP1. :( :eek: Hmm what changed. Oh that's right I put iTunes on the computer! :mad: Computer completely locked up. Anyway, just ranting a little.
  14. brian doherty macrumors member

    Oct 30, 2007
    When you decide to have fun and build a new system, can I have your old Core2Quad? Q6600?

    I bought my Mac Book Pro a month before they upgraded to the 8600GT's, so I'm stuck with an old 1600xt M for gaming. That said, I was hoping to upgrade my old AMD 3000+machine to an intel quad just for gaming. I love my mac for everything else.

    Yes, iPhone rocks, iTunes works well for me on OS X and XP.
  15. Tufelhunden thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 26, 2008

    QX6700, has to run water to hit 3,5Ghz, 175Watts. :eek: TBH a Q6600 would have been better but water cooling was fun to do. Anyway, try overclock.net for a good cheap Q6600. Since the new intel chips are out I would bet money the for sale section there has a ton of systems up cheap.
  16. payup macrumors member

    Jul 11, 2008
    I agree, iTunes crawls on windose, I have it on xp, vista and macosx, and it works way faster on macos and never crashes opposed to the other 2...

    I hate syncing thru iTunes personally due to having way to much music that's organized in folders, and there's no way i'll create and maintain playlists for all of that. I wish there was a disk-mode of some sort that would work as a sync. Podcast syncing is nice though, especially the 2.2 update where you can update them thru wifi.

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