Using the iPhone Almost Feels Outdated

MICHAELSD

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Jul 13, 2008
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Using the iPhone after using my iPad for just a few hours makes the iPhone feel older, outdated, less capable, and a worse experience. We may be spoiled by the noticeably higher quality 9.7" display, aluminum chassis, in-browser video, and better apps. I wonder if I'm the only one who feels that the iPhone is almost outdated after using my iPad for just a few hours. Maybe iPhone XL3GS will change that ;).
 

Vesuvio Cat

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Jan 30, 2010
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Oh totally. I got a phone call on Saturday after using my iPad for 5 or 6 hours and was like "Damn this thing looks clunky." I even scrolled through the Internet and apps and was thinking about how primitive it looks after being on the iPad for less than a few days. This thing is downright transformative.
 

BornAgainMac

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Feb 4, 2004
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The problem is we were using our iPhones for desktop tasks. i changed what apps I sync to my iPhone use it's strengths in navigation, looking up information on the go, and communications, and a few light games. Some iPhone apps just don't make sense for a phone.
 

ravenvii

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Mar 17, 2004
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LOL, I have the exactly same feelings as all the posters above.

I, too, changed the tasks for my iPhone to more suit it's phone-ness. But boy, did the iPad change my perception of my iPhone 3GS.
 

wingnut8

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Jun 8, 2007
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Yeah, it's really weird to use the iPhone after using the iPad for a while. The iPhone almost feels cheap.
 

Simgar988

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Jul 22, 2009
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really? Dang, this makes me wanna get one less because I love my iPhone 3GS. I dont wanna think any less of it.
 

Goldfrapp

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Jul 31, 2005
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Well, that's why the fourth generation iPhone is on its way. Don't worry, guys, it'll fix your weird feelings and perceptions instantly. LOL
 

Chupa Chupa

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Jul 16, 2002
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My iPhone feels like my iPhone too me. No love has been lost. I think people have a problem compartmentalizing gadgets, especially ones that operate in a similar way but have a different function.

Baseball:Softball, iPhone:iPad.