What is your primary iPhone use?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by DaveTheRave, May 2, 2008.

  1. DaveTheRave macrumors 6502a

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    I'm considering getting an iPhone, but I already own a 3rd gen Nano. That made me wonder about if I really need another music/video player device. And I'm not exactly burning up hours of time per month on my old Nokia. Now I'm curious...how many of you use your iPhone mostly as a phone? Or mostly as an internet device? How many of you use it mostly as an iPod? I recall Jobs' presentation where he presented it as a 3-in-1 device. What do you use it for most?
     
  2. pilotError macrumors 68020

    pilotError

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    Email / Internet
    Phone
    iPod

    Pretty much in that order.
     
  3. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    I've been multitasking on a regular basis:

    email/text message
    phone/voicemail
    iPod
    internet web apps
    maps
    weather
    stock market
    calculator
    alarm clock
    notes
    photos/camera
    calendar

    Gawd, I'm addicted to my iPhone! LOL :D:eek:
     
  4. hexonxonx macrumors 601

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    When I first got it, I used it mainly for video and music. Now that the newness has worn off, I mostly just use it for email and phone use. I was so excited when the 16GB came out, I got it on day one for all the music I could put on it and now I maybe use it for music once a week if that. Never for videos.
     
  5. Snips macrumors regular

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    Measured in terms of time:

    iPod (usually combined with web browsing)
    then comes web-browsing
    games (jail-broken, you see)
    e-mail is less intensive, but very handy
    cool for texting, and the conversation organisations work better than I thought
    I've watched a couple of movies, handy on longer journeys
    ...you mean it's also a phone?!
     
  6. newyorksole macrumors 68030

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    I use everything

    However, mostly

    safari
    ipod
    maps
    texting
    notes
     
  7. skunk macrumors G4

    skunk

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    Phone
    Texts
    Intarweb
    iPod
    Photo Library
    Camera/Notes
    Google Maps as a direction finder when driving
    Parking Meter alarm
    Calendar/To Do list
    Yell.co.uk for business numbers
    Calculator
    AAPL Stock Price
    YouTube/occasional videos
    Weather

    in that order.
    Did I miss anything out?
     
  8. Telp macrumors 68040

    Telp

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    Internet and music use mostly. Lots of checking email, a little sending of the email. Texting. Uhm...calculator a lot =], wish it was more like the 2.0 one. And light phone use.
     
  9. carve macrumors 6502a

    carve

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    From most used to least used:

    1. Internet
    2. Mail
    3. SMS
    4. Weather
    5. Phone
    6. Camera
    7: iPod
    8: Youtube
    9: Notes
    10: Calculator
    11: Clock
    12: iTunes
    13: Stocks
    14: Maps
    15: Calender

    Hope that helps :)
     
  10. RITZFit macrumors 65816

    RITZFit

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    mail, all around pocket reference,music, phone, camera, something to fidget w/ when i'm bored
     
  11. Niiro13 macrumors 68000

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    Email
    Development

    Unfortunately I don't have friends, so I rarely use the phone bit =/.
     
  12. Surely Guest

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    Los Angeles, CA
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    In order of use:

    1. Internet
    2. Email
    3. iPod
    4. Phone
    5. Camera
    6. Weather
    7. Maps
    8. Up-skirt photos
    9. Maps
    10. Clock (Timer, Stopwatch)
    11. Notes

    I'm really trying to bump #8 up higher, y'know, turn it into a career. :D

    I have a 3G nano as well, but ever since I got the iPhone (and a clip-on case for the gym) I no longer use it. I've begun trying to sell it, actually. Any takers?:D
     
  13. Van Wildonher macrumors 6502a

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    This post is worthless without pics. As long as they are of good looking women anyhow... :eek:
     
  14. chrismac00 macrumors 6502a

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    Lets see:

    Texting(about 5000 text messages a month)
    Internet(About 3 hours a day)
    Phone(about 300 minutes a month)

    That's basically it. I think the iPhone is pretty boring now, IMO. But I know for sure it will get better when the 2.0 Software Update is out. I can't wait!! :)D)
     
  15. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    iPod, e-mail, phone, Internet

    In that order, although phone and Internet may switch. I really needed this as something to merge my phone and iPod and to have useful Web-based stuff when I needed it. I helped some guy find a Bank of America location a few days ago, and I use the notes as a shopping list.

    There are still many things lacking in the Internet department. I thought I'd use it more for that, but the lack of Flash is more apparent to me now. When one of your favorite Web sites has Flash ads all over the place that create problems when not available, well that's a problem.

    Quicken also needs to do better than their mostly bare-bones Quicken Online. That's about the only way I can get my financial info on my iPhone, and I'm not paying $3/month so they can pop the same information up that I already have on my bank's Web site. They need a software app for 2.0 that syncs with your Quicken desktop software.
     
  16. anim8or macrumors 65816

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    Phone first and foremost,
    ipod
    internet
    and last but not least email.....
    and the rest of its functions here and there.....
     
  17. hotsauce macrumors 6502a

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    Wirelessly posted (Apple Communication Device: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU like Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/420.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.0 Mobile/4A102 Safari/419.3)

    At first I was very excited to have the iPod built into the phone. Now though I find myself hardly using the iPod function. Its mainly a phone/email/web thing for me. Things will probably change after the release of third party apps.
     
  18. nlivo macrumors 6502a

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    Most used would be...

    -Internet (including IM- i have jailbroken the bad boy)
    -SMS
    -iPod
    -Phone
    -Notes
    -Calendar (i have my school timetable on it)
    -YouTube (when i can't sleep)

    That's about it.
     
  19. sananda macrumors 68020

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    i don't have one anymore, but i used it mainly for browsing.
     
  20. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I use it more for internet and email than the actual phone feature :D
     
  21. bhsu21 macrumors 6502

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    I use as follows...

    Video
    Ipod
    Camera
    Games
    Internet
     

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