What does your iPhone replace?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Kepesk, Nov 7, 2008.

  1. Kepesk macrumors member

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    So I was fiddling with my phone today when I realized that there is a lot of junk around my house that lays unused since I got this thing. Seriously, I'm thinking of collecting a couple boxes and driving it to Goodwill! Initially, I was nervous about the high cost of the phone, but in hindsight, it is very worth it when you simply consider the stuff I don't need anymore! (Granted, I didn't have all of this stuff before, but now I don't need to get it, do I?)

    So here's what my phone replaces, and where applicable, the app that allows me to replace it. How about you?

    Telephone
    Camera
    Calendar
    Note pad
    Watch
    Alarm Clock
    Phone Book (WhitePages)
    Flash Drive (AirSharing)
    Star Atlas (Starmap)
    TV remote (MyMote)
    Road Maps
    Pedometer (StepTrakLite)
    Radio (Pandora, FlyCast, Stitcher)
    MP3 Player
    White Noise Machine (WhiteNoise, Ambiance, Easy Relax)
    Voice Recorder (iTalk)
    Handheld Gaming Device (Various Apps)
    Newspaper (Mobile News)
    TV schedule (i.TV)
    Calculator
    Graphing Calculator (GraphCalc)
    Dictionary (WeDict)
    Handheld Language Translator (Translator)
    Cookbook (Big Oven)
    Cowbell (More Cowbell)
    Flashlight (myLite)
    Level (Dual Level)

    Seriously, that's a ton of stuff I can now box up and give away, because my freaking phone does all of it! So you know what? I really don't mind the lack of cut and paste and mms. A video recording program would be nice though. Then I could eBay the camcorder too!
     
  2. one1 macrumors 65816

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    Hmmmmm, I use the blender less. :)

    Obviously the phone replaces what the list of features are on it. :)
     
  3. ZiggyPastorius macrumors 68040

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    Well, I disagree with a graphing calculator on your list. While the graphing calculator is a wonderful application, you'll find it really doesn't serve your needs in an actual higher-level math class (then again, I don't know how old you are, so that may never be a problem). However, it didn't cut it for me with a lot of things.

    Anyways, my iPhone will be replacing my current dumb-phone, a Katana.

    My iPod touch (and thus my iPhone when I get it) replaces:
    My old iPod
    Gameboy (not that I played Gameboy anymore)
    Reduces the need to carry my laptop everywhere (though it doesn't replace my laptop entirely).
    Calendars (including the ones on my Macbook)
    A lot of my free time

    Can't really think of a ton of stuff, but I'm sure there's a lot...I take my Macbook and iPod touch with me everywhere and I use them constantly.
     
  4. Kepesk thread starter macrumors member

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    Oh, I completely agree. But I'm not in school anymore, so it's good enough for my occasional tinkering with equations I see on Wikipedia. I'm a bit of a physics nerd.
     
  5. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    For it doesn't replace my calednars or contacts on my laptop, but it augments them. Then again, I have a MobileMe subscription. But the fact that I can edit my calendar at work, home or on my iPhone and have them all sync up and agree is really nice. It's even nicer that I don't have to wait to sync up by cable for that to happen, either.
     
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  7. firewood macrumors 604

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    So what calculator features would you really need for a higher-level math class? Matrix routines? Complex arithmetic? Symbolic calculus? Or ???
     
  8. firewood macrumors 604

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    My iPhone doesn't replace my pedometer or sports watch, because they're cheap & rugged enough to wear in the rain. Not going to do that with a device that costs $400 to $600 to replace if it gets wet or stepped on.
     
  9. pkagel macrumors regular

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    Hmm, what iAttatchment is that, lol!!!

    Seriously though, it has totally replaced my alarm clock and I wasn't planning on it doing that. The "dive, dive dive" alarm off of a US Navy Submarine is enough to wake the dead. I can also just check my emails before getting out of bed so that is awesome. As far as gaming goes, I have a bunch but still mostly play free the free card games.
     
  10. one1 macrumors 65816

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    I wasn't aware iBrate was released for 2.0 yet.
     
  11. cWeems macrumors 6502a

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    well when its in my right hand it replaces...............




    my WinMo phone that was horribleeeeeeeeeeeee
     
  12. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    since when are matrices considered higher level?
    You need at least a TI83 to do any real statistical analysis. Like finding the LSRL of data, or preforming T, Z, and chi squared tests.
     
  13. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    Texas Instruments Ti83Plus has not been replaced due to the amount of usage on a weekly basis...:(
     
  14. anjinha macrumors 604

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    Awww, I miss that kind of math. The only math I have now is Economy and Statistics (which I hate).
     
  15. paulsalter macrumors 68000

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    Mine hasnt fully replaced anything yet

    It works nicely along side my mac to keep my contacts/calendar/todos in sync

    unfortunately I still have
    iPod Touch for use in the car as the iPhone dosnt work with my car kit (will be upgrading this soon)
    My Sony Erricson phone is kept close by for photos/video/mms
     
  16. mlemonds macrumors 6502a

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    palm treo 700w

    so i am not a stranger to daily restarts
     
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  18. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    My old phone (cheap LG), Palm T|5, 30GB 5th Gen Black iPod.
     
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  20. X3n0 AcId macrumors regular

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    Telephone
    Camera
    Calendar
    Note pad
    Watch
    Alarm Clock
    MP3 Player
    Handheld Games
    Calculator (just for quick calculations)
    Dictionary (WeDict)
     
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  22. franzmueller macrumors regular

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    + 1:D

    Saludos
     
  23. TomsMacBook macrumors 6502

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    Well...

    Nokia N-70
    iPod Photo
    iPod Nano
    My older, cheaper camera
    To-Do notes
    My brain when making drinks (Drunktionary FTW.)

    That's about it.
     
  24. hazza.jockel macrumors 6502

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    I also agree and i haven't even used it. The reason i haven't downloaded it is because no teacher in the right mind would let you use a phone as a calculator in a test or exam so i stick to my good old graphics calculator. It does have copy and paste though.
     

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