The One and Only Perfect iPhone 3G, Apparently

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by EgbertAttrick, Jul 24, 2008.

  1. EgbertAttrick macrumors regular

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    I have read complaint after complaint after bitching after moaning about how Apple really dropped the ball on this iPhone 3G thing. Light leaks, dust, dead pixels, slow network, bad service areas, weak battery, shoddy builds...

    I think I might be the only person who is completely satisfied with my iPhone purchase, and it may well be the best $300 I have ever spent.

    I have good battery life, my iPhone is solid, my network is super-fast (1319kbps right now, over 1700kbps last night), all my pixels are good, my screen is flush with the body. All perfect.

    There is a twist to my story, however.

    When I ordered from AT&T, I asked for a 16GB White, and the clerk accidentally ordered a 16GB Black... Is my incident of satisfaction really so isolated that I should just keep this iPhone, or should I risk taking the White when it arrives?
     
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    I have a perfect white .. not a single complaint on my end (other than my phone bill)
     
  4. alFR macrumors 68020

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    What, apart from the 86% of people in the poll on here who say theirs is fine?
     
  5. EgbertAttrick thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well there's that... But you have seen all the complaint threads, right?
     
  6. alFR macrumors 68020

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    Sure, but we all know that not many people post on forums to say "I'm having no problems, thought I'd let you all know". :)
     
  7. arkitect macrumors 601

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    Is the one they use when filming the iPhone ads…

    Seriously. ;)
     
  8. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    I'm having no problems, thought I'd let you all know.
     
  9. martin1000 macrumors regular

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  10. wildcardd macrumors 6502a

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    Bah..same thing happened the at this time last year. All the whiners and complainers came out of the woodwork. It will die down. I am waiting for the day.:cool:
     
  11. bdorpetzl macrumors regular

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    I have had no problem with my phone either. For me it has been a vast improvement over my original iPhone (4Gb, now 16Gb). There are some software issues that can be annoying at times, but not really. I have had an iPhone since 6/29/07, and I think the complaining and software/hardware issues right now are comparable to the complaining when the original was released. (Does anyone remember polka dot screens or coverage complaints, cause I sure do).
     
  12. sanPietro98 macrumors 6502a

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    My 8GB Black has no problems. In case anyone cared.
     
  13. kinster macrumors 6502a

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    maybe your expectations are lower than others
     
  14. sparkyms macrumors 65816

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    QFT :D
    x
     
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  17. profetto macrumors regular

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    Sorry to break it to you, but you just jinxed the hell outta yourself.

    Karma is coming to get you... there is no hiding! :p
     
  18. EgbertAttrick thread starter macrumors regular

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    Not likely.
     
  19. DiamondMac macrumors 68040

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    I see complaints but I also see many more "I love my iPhone" posts/threads
     
  20. okrelayer macrumors 6502a

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    I am overall very happy with my first iPhone (being the 3g). As i start useing it more in my daily life, rather than "oooo its a new gadget i must play play play!" its showing its amazing ability. The battery is not bad, if your on the internet all day, yeah its going to ruin the battery, but other than that its just as good as any phone iv ever had.

    The software issues are horrible, however i know that they are just software, and within time they will be sorted out. It is quite a pain to open-reopen- kill-reopen-turn off the phone-reopen SMS to get it to not stick the text, but other than that i am very happy with it!
     
  21. ninethirty macrumors 6502a

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    I get on average between 200kbps and 300kbps. This is nowhere near advertised speeds - I've heard 3G coverage is terrible in Chicago, but is this worth putting up with? It's not anywhere near where they said it would be...
     

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