The Countdown Thread - 13 Days To Go - Questionnaire

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by nickspohn, Jun 27, 2008.

  1. nickspohn macrumors 68040

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    #1
    Here it is, we are within 2 weeks of the new iPhone :D

    Countdown Timer (EDT)

    Somethings to discuss about.


    Have you started seeing Ads yet?
    Will you be buying a case? Or do you have a case to use already?
    Are you going to invest in one of those clear skins?
    Do you plan on buying apps once the store goes live?
    What color are you eyeing at? (It's hard to know for some since they haven't seen it in person)
    Do you know anyone (in person) that is going to get an iPhone on the 11th?
    How long have you been with AT&T? Are you new?
    What is just ONE thing you would like to see added to the new iPhone? (Hardware, not software)
    Do you think there will be any more surprises (good ones :)) before the iPhone is released?
     
  2. philgilder macrumors 68000

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    Have you started seeing Ads yet?
    just the one at WWDC

    Will you be buying a case? Or do you have a case to use already?
    yep, and invisibleSHIELD

    Are you going to invest in one of those clear skins?
    see above :)

    Do you plan on buying apps once the store goes live?
    yep, maybe super monkey ball, the iTunes remote app and ebay at least (although the last 2 are free)
    i hope most apps are free as well
     
  3. Auzburner macrumors 65816

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    #3
    Have you started seeing Ads yet?

    Nope.

    Will you be buying a case? Or do you have a case to use already?

    ZAGG invisibleShield sounds good, just curious about the folding on the back.

    Are you going to invest in one of those clear skins?

    Above ^.

    Do you plan on buying apps once the store goes live?

    Have a $50 iTunes gift card I saved from Christmas just for this.
     
  4. jmpmntwnty3 macrumors 6502

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    Have you started seeing Ads yet?
    On TV? Nope... Matter of fact, I haven't seen any apple ads period in a while!

    Will you be buying a case? Or do you have a case to use already?
    Definitely. Nothing too big and bulky though. I don't want it to take away from the phone ... just protect it a little.

    Are you going to invest in one of those clear skins?
    Probably not, a case should do the job...

    Do you plan on buying apps once the store goes live?
    Yup!!
     
  5. dragonslayer458 macrumors member

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    #5
    Just the one at WWDC, it hasn't even hit tv yet..
    I'm hoping to get a clear silicone case if they're available
    what clear skins? (i'm gonna be new to iphones)
    I haven't really heard whats going to be available as for apps besides the screen shots on apple.com. but i'm hoping for yahoo messanger
     
  6. razorianfly macrumors 65816

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    #6
    Cannot wait.

    Being new to the iPhone in the sense that this will be my first, I say, bring it on!

    Started to see any adverts yet?

    • I haven't actually seen any ad's of the iPhone 3G materialise yet here in Cheshire, UK
    Will you be buying a case? Or do you have a case to use already?

    • I think I'll see were I lie about a case a few weeks after the launch. The iPhone is meant to be shown off, I think, and so, if it starts scratching or noticeably scuffing,
      then yes I will be investing in a case, if not, I'll be showing it off in all it's naked glory.
    If yes, will it be 'Clear'?

    • I think if I was to invest in a case for the iPhone 3G, it would be different to clear. Possibly a nice leather holster-type one, just for pocket protection.
    Are you going to become a customer of the iTunes Application Store?

    • The App Store, what can I say. Combining the power of the SDK, Apple's Interface Builder with UI regulations, and thier submission process, I highly doubt we will see poorly designed applications, and this excites me, greatly. If the app store becomes what I envisage it to become, which is a hub of quality, functional, attractive applications for the iPhone OS,
      then I will be a devout customer, as I am with iTunes for Music and video content, currently.
    Which model colour are you personally eying up?

    • I'm currently eyeing up the 16Gb black model, although I keep telling myself, the white one would be a nice change.
    Do you know anyone, personally, who is going to buy the iPhone 3G, apart from yourself of course?

    • Yes, my friend who also works for o2 and is using his 30% staff discount towards a new model -- which he has also kindly granted me access to.
    AT&T, o2 or Other?

    • Never been with AT&T, always been an o2 (Telefonica Europe) customer from the very beginning
    Future wants?

    • The iPhone 3G could do with a better camera (Megapixel-wise -- possibly 3-4). Most phones here have 4-5mp now.
    What do you predict?

    • Yes, I think there will be a few surprises in the form of unknown bundled applications within the 2.0 firmware, which have yet to be announced at any of the events

    13 Days 13 Hours.

    All I can say is, 'Hurry up June!' :D

    R-Fly
     
  7. CD3660 macrumors 68040

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    Have you started seeing Ads yet?
    Only the one at WWDC.

    Will you be buying a case? Or do you have a case to use already?
    Probably buy a slim leather sheath type.

    Are you going to invest in one of those clear skins?

    Yes, InvisibleShield on order.

    Do you plan on buying apps once the store goes live?

    Depends what is on offer, but probably a few.
     
  8. newyorksole macrumors 68020

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    I keep looking at iPhone news sites for new developments too.
     
  9. ipodtouchy333 macrumors 65816

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    Have you started seeing Ads yet?
    Haven't seen any ads yet, except of course of the one at WWDC once


    Are you going to invest in one of those clear skins?
    I'm really considering onc, but still don't know yet

    Do you plan on buying apps once the store goes live?
    Heck yeah!

    What color are you eyeing at? (It's hard to know for some since they haven't seen it in person)
    At first, I was set on black but now I'm going for white, but I have to see it in person for sure on the 11th.

    Do you know anyone (in person) that is going to get an iPhone on the 11th?
    Me!

    How long have you been with AT&T? Are you new?
    I canceled with Verizon and will sign up with AT&T on July 11..... wooohoooo!!

    What is just ONE thing you would like to see added to the new iPhone? (Hardware, not software)
    I can't really think of anything else I would need, maybe a better camera would be nice but thats about it.
     
  10. iPaul macrumors regular

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    Have you started seeing Ads yet?
    just the one from wwdc/on apple.com

    Will you be buying a case? Or do you have a case to use already?
    thinking about invisible shield right now

    Are you going to invest in one of those clear skins?
    maybe

    Do you plan on buying apps once the store goes live?
    of course!

    What color are you eyeing at? (It's hard to know for some since they haven't seen it in person)
    black

    Do you know anyone (in person) that is going to get an iPhone on the 11th?
    me

    How long have you been with AT&T? Are you new?
    i am new to at&t. left cingular in 2004 after being with them for over 10 years for verizon. coming back for iphone 3g.

    What is just ONE thing you would like to see added to the new iPhone? (Hardware, not software)
    higher MP camera (3.2 mp?)

    Do you think there will be any more surprises (good ones ) before the iPhone is released?
    maybe...i think MMS will come, I just dont know when
     
  11. xbigman15x macrumors member

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    http://www.bodyguardz.com/NEW_Apple_iPhone_3G_PRE_ORDER_p/nl-baip-0608.htm

    that is the bodyguardz film which is the same product as the invisible shield and way better than it. here is why:
    Includes
    2 Complete Apple iPhone 3G BodyGuardz Protectors (covers everything including screen)(More than IS)
    BodyGuardz Application Solution(More than IS)
    Squeegee Card (better than the one for IS)
    Application Instructions
    Features
    30-Day Money Back Guarantee
    Clear Full Body and Screen Scratch Proof Protection
    Improved Grip
    FREE First Class USPS Shipping (Within U.S. Only)(freaking awesome that means 1-3 days shipping so get it monday or tuesday)(not to mention the fact that it is free shipping and if you haven't noticed the shipping for IS is freaking expensive.)
    Same Day Shipping
    LIFETIME REPLACEMENTS(just like the IS)
     
  12. 2002cbr600f4i macrumors 6502

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    So far, just one.. Can't remember if it was on TV or the Web... new iPhone being carried in a locked case by armed guards...

    Yup. some sort of rubberized one for the sides/back. (I drop phones a LOT!)
    Probably for the front.

    I'm sure there will be a few things (TomTom nav!) that I'll get initially...

    Couldn't care less since it'll be in a case...

    ME! :) And two of my High School Interns plan to as well...

    2 years now. Switched over from T-Mobile since T-Mobile's data network at the time was PATHETICALLY slow. I've been generally ok with AT&T although it was MUCH better when they were just Cingular (pre-buyout).

    Swappable Batteries!

    Hopefully tethering option and MMS, but we'll just have to wait and see...
     
  13. citron230 macrumors 6502a

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    #13
    Have you started seeing Ads yet?
    No

    Will you be buying a case? Or do you have a case to use already?
    No I don't like cases. I ordered an InvisibleShield 3 weeks ago.

    Are you going to invest in one of those clear skins?
    yes see above

    Do you plan on buying apps once the store goes live?
    of course, that's one of the best features

    What color are you eyeing at? (It's hard to know for some since they haven't seen it in person)
    about 75% black, 25% white. I need to see white in person though to make a final decision.

    Do you know anyone (in person) that is going to get an iPhone on the 11th?
    yeah me and 4 of my friends

    How long have you been with AT&T? Are you new?
    9 years, NO

    What is just ONE thing you would like to see added to the new iPhone? (Hardware, not software)
    Red and 32GB

    Do you think there will be any more surprises (good ones :)) before the iPhone is released?
    hard to say. I like surprises though.
     
  14. WhySoSerious macrumors 65816

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    #14
    Have you started seeing Ads yet?

    -nope; just the one online at apple.com

    Will you be buying a case? Or do you have a case to use already?

    -no case; i'll just use it and get the 32gig in January and then the next upgrade in July of 2009

    Are you going to invest in one of those clear skins?

    -nope

    Do you plan on buying apps once the store goes live?

    -yep! monkeyball and the remote app....probably 3-5 others as well (hope GPS turn-by-turn is out!)

    What color are you eyeing at? (It's hard to know for some since they haven't seen it in person)

    -thinking white, but black may be tolerable....we'll see though

    What is just ONE thing you would like to see added to the new iPhone? (Hardware, not software)

    -better camera with flash and video record abilites

    Do you think there will be any more surprises (good ones ) before the iPhone is released?

    -100% NO
     
  15. syclonefx macrumors regular

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    #15
    Have you started seeing Ads yet?
    Nope Not yet.
    Will you be buying a case? Or do you have a case to use already?
    Nope
    Are you going to invest in one of those clear skins?
    Yeah I'm buying an invisibleSHIELD.
    Do you plan on buying apps once the store goes live?
    The MLB app and hopefully their will be an app to edit excel documents.
    What color are you eyeing at? (It's hard to know for some since they haven't seen it in person)
    16GB Black
    Do you know anyone (in person) that is going to get an iPhone on the 11th?
    Me, my brother, and 2 guys that I work with.
    How long have you been with AT&T? Are you new?
    My current contact expires August 11. 22 Months
    What is just ONE thing you would like to see added to the new iPhone? (Hardware, not software)
    Expansion slot for removable memory card.
    Do you think there will be any more surprises (good ones ) before the iPhone is released?
    Maybe MMS, but I don't think so.
     
  16. frosse macrumors 6502a

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    Have you started seeing Ads yet?
    Nope.
    Will you be buying a case? Or do you have a case to use already?
    Nope, ruins the design.
    Are you going to invest in one of those clear skins?
    Maybe.
    Do you plan on buying apps once the store goes live?
    I'll prolly go with the free ones, I heard most apps will be free.
    What color are you eyeing at? (It's hard to know for some since they haven't seen it in person)
    Black. White seems to...feminine...
    Do you know anyone (in person) that is going to get an iPhone on the 11th?
    Erhm, nope.
    How long have you been with AT&T? Are you new?
    Not a US citizen. Plan on buying an O2 Paygo iphone and unlock it.
    What is just ONE thing you would like to see added to the new iPhone?
    (Hardware, not software)

    Toothbrush? Nah, I dunno, maybe a front facing camera...
    Do you think there will be any more surprises (good ones ) before the iPhone is released?
    Front facing camera? :confused:

    Btw, your countdown sucks :p

    Mac users should go with this countdown widget instead :D
     
  17. gibbz macrumors 68030

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    That widget is pretty cool.

    I have also posted a timer:
    http://vortmax.com/iphone

    I just made it for 12 A.M. CDT until the official release time has been announced.

    I can't wait. July 11th can't get here soon enough!!

    Have you started seeing Ads yet?
    No

    Will you be buying a case? Or do you have a case to use already?
    Most definitely.

    Are you going to invest in one of those clear skins?
    Probably not.

    Do you plan on buying apps once the store goes live?
    You bet!! MLB app, here I come

    What color are you eyeing at? (It's hard to know for some since they haven't seen it in person)
    Black all the way.

    Do you know anyone (in person) that is going to get an iPhone on the 11th?
    Myself, my girlfriend, her mom, and my friend.

    How long have you been with AT&T? Are you new?
    6 years.

    What is just ONE thing you would like to see added to the new iPhone? (Hardware, not software)
    32GB and front camera. (I know it is 2, but why not)

    Do you think there will be any more surprises (good ones ) before the iPhone is released?
    I doubt it.
     
  18. elbirth macrumors 65816

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    Have you started seeing Ads yet?
    Not yet, and as someone else stated, I haven't seen any Apple ads at all. I suspect we won't see them until the day of launch at the earliest- it doesn't seem to be Apple's style to put a notice on the ad of "available in 2 weeks" or whatever. They'd want you to be able to see the ad and immediately run to the store to pick one up.


    Will you be buying a case? Or do you have a case to use already?
    Right now my answer is no, but that could change. I want to be able to let the beauty of the iPhone stand on its own. If by some chance the plastic back isn't overly scratchable, great...


    Are you going to invest in one of those clear skins?
    Most likely not. I wouldn't put it on the front anyway since the screen on my iPod touch has held up incredibly well without one. I have an InvisibleShield on the back of my touch, but the corners tend to stick up a little and it's far too much hassle trying to get it perfectly on there. Plus it'd dull the glossy look of the back.


    Do you plan on buying apps once the store goes live?
    Absolutely. I'm going to definitely pick up all the free ones that appeal to me, and I'll definitely be buying a few games at least (probably Monkey Ball and Spore at least... though I imagine Spore might not be out until September)


    What color are you eyeing at? (It's hard to know for some since they haven't seen it in person)
    Pretty sure I'll go with black. The idea of a white phone just doesn't appeal to me, really. Maybe they'll have them on display on launch day so I can say for sure, but I'm sure my mind won't change.


    Do you know anyone (in person) that is going to get an iPhone on the 11th?
    Maybe 1. They originally were going to wait a few months since they have a current-gen iPhone, but they've been talking about it a lot lately.


    How long have you been with AT&T? Are you new?
    I'll be new to AT&T. I've been with Sprint for about 6-7 years now though.


    What is just ONE thing you would like to see added to the new iPhone? (Hardware, not software)
    Honestly? In terms of hardware I think the iPhone now has pretty much all I'd want. I was really hoping for GPS to come and that's already in there. If I had to say something, then maybe an upgraded camera with video recording. I don't really care much for the front facing camera.


    Do you think there will be any more surprises (good ones :)) before the iPhone is released?
    I'm thinking there's a high possibility that there will be a few unannounced things that will pop up (like the remote app that's been more or less revealed from the iTunes 7.7 beta), but I don't think there will be anything really earth shattering. I remember when I preordered my original MacBook Pro that they gave everyone a free processor upgrade for free before they finally shipped, and deep down I've hoped they'd do the same with the capacity on this being bumped to 16GB and 32GB from 8 and 16... but that's just a pipe dream :(
     
  19. WannaApple? macrumors 6502a

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    2 weeks and counting! WHOO!

    Have you started seeing Ads yet?
    *** Nope
    Will you be buying a case? Or do you have a case to use already?
    *** I'll be buying a leather holster case to clip to my purse when I need to, otherwise, no case for carrying around in my pocket

    Are you going to invest in one of those clear skins?
    *** No

    Do you plan on buying apps once the store goes live?
    *** Yes, I particularly need an app for passwords like I had on my Treo.

    What color are you eyeing at? (It's hard to know for some since they haven't seen it in person)
    *** White 16GB

    Do you know anyone (in person) that is going to get an iPhone on the 11th?
    *** Nope

    How long have you been with AT&T? Are you new?
    *** Been with them for about 4 years now

    What is just ONE thing you would like to see added to the new iPhone? (Hardware, not software)
    *** Dont know yet, still new to iphone.

    Do you think there will be any more surprises (good ones ) before the iPhone is released?
    *** No, I dont think so.
     
  20. nickspohn thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Edit: I forgot to say, thanks for the countdown. I bookmarked it. I wish I there was something small I could have in iGoogle though.

    Have you started seeing Ads yet?

    Not yet, but I've watched the ad online several times.

    Will you be buying a case? Or do you have a case to use already?

    No. I don't normally like cases. I find that most usually get in the way of the phone's functionality.

    Are you going to invest in one of those clear skins?

    Most likely not. I like my phones naked and I'm very careful. I haven't dropped or scratched a phone yet.

    Do you plan on buying apps once the store goes live?

    Yes. I like that game with the water drops (the name escapes me at the moment) and I'm excited to see what other apps are available (besides games).

    What color are you eyeing at? (It's hard to know for some since they haven't seen it in person)

    Black. The white is nice but not my style.

    Do you know anyone (in person) that is going to get an iPhone on the 11th?

    Yes, a couple of co-workers are planning to buy one on launch day but we will be at different stores.

    How long have you been with AT&T? Are you new?

    I'm new; switching from Verizon. I've been there for 3 years and before that I was with Sprint for 9.

    What is just ONE thing you would like to see added to the new iPhone? (Hardware, not software)

    Better camera. I love the idea of MobileMe and uploading pictures but I feel like the iPhone camera is not good enough to use for regular picture taking. I would rather have my digital camera that I can take better quality photos with for printing later.

    Do you think there will be any more surprises (good ones) before the iPhone is released?

    I think there might be a few apps we have not heard of yet, maybe something from Apple and maybe MMS (from rumors in other threads). I won't be disappointed if there is nothing new though; I'm quite happy with what has been released so far. :)
     
  22. M0bile macrumors regular

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    Have you started seeing Ads yet?
    No

    Will you be buying a case? Or do you have a case to use already?
    Yes

    Are you going to invest in one of those clear skins?
    No, but I'll be using a screen protector.

    Do you plan on buying apps once the store goes live?
    Cro-Mag Rally :)

    What color are you eyeing at?
    16 GB Black, the white looks too much like an iPod, not a phone.

    Do you know anyone (in person) that is going to get an iPhone on the 11th?
    No

    How long have you been with AT&T? Are you new?
    I will be an AT&T customer on July 11th.

    What is just ONE thing you would like to see added to the new iPhone? (Hardware, not software)
    Zoom on the camera (if this is already on there then I missed it).

    Do you think there will be any more surprises (good ones ) before the iPhone is released?
    Probably not.
     
  23. alejovh1 macrumors regular

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    can someone make a webclip for the iphone that updates the time without clicking on the icon?
    that would be cool
     
  24. bobertoq macrumors 6502a

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    4-5 megapixels? My phone has a 2 megapixel camera. Anyways, why does everyone want a high MP camera? Really! It's called the iPhone, not the eyeCamera....
     
  25. elbirth macrumors 65816

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    #25
    by that logic, we should say why do people want internet on the iPhone? or music? or a photo viewer? or movies? or 3rd party apps? or GPS?
    It's the iPHONE afterall, not the iDoEverything

    the fact is, more and more people these days use their phone's cameras to take random pictures while they're out and about, instead of always carrying around a higher quality dedicated camera. While I do like to carry my dSLR with me a lot, the majority of people certainly don't want to- they don't even want to carry a compact camera... just the phone.

    I would be happy with the current 2MP camera on the phone if the image quality was improved. The hope for me is that if they increase the resolution, somehow they'll also have improved image quality along with it, although I know the 2 are not directly related.
     

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