Whats your reason NOT to get an iPhone???

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by outlandos, Jun 28, 2007.

  1. outlandos macrumors regular

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    ^topic

    Mine is simple: I am from Europe and they are not selling them over here!

    So whats yours?
     
  2. TaylorB macrumors regular

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    nice idea. i'm still trying to be persuaded into not buying one.
     
  3. powerbuddy macrumors 6502

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    1. Waste of money
    2. Not worth 500 and 600 that also with contract!
    3. Contract with Cingular/AT&T, few minutes and a huge bill!
    4. Slow network...the internet is going to suck with so many buyers surfing porno on their iPhone in the bathrooms to hide from their wifes!
    5. Blah..Blah...

    No, I am not a fox and the grapes are pretty sweet!
     
  4. yg17 macrumors G5

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    Price
    AT&T
    No tethering
    No A2DP
    No disk usage
    No 3rd party apps
    No MMS
    Locked

    I don't think I need to go on
     
  5. DSchwartz88 macrumors 6502

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    because they wont let me put it on a GoPhone plan stupid.....
     
  6. nbs2 macrumors 68030

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    Haven't we seen a lot of these threads? Although I suppose if you look at this as a thread encouraging to make those of us who can't get one feel better instead of just complaining. So, I'll play.

    My wife won't let me. Yet.
     
  7. outlandos thread starter macrumors regular

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    I just want to know the down side of the iPhone, there is such a big hype that I would like to know what I am missing and rather, what I'm not missing!
     
  8. Krevnik macrumors 68040

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  9. rpaloalto macrumors 6502a

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    I want one so bad, but I have OS X 10.3.9. Apple says I have to have 10.4 for the iphone. I have money set aside for a new mac, when 10.5 roles out, hopefully in October:D . I don't want to shell out another $129. just to use 10.4 for a few months.:( Plus I work Fridfay night.
     
  10. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    Locked into T-Mobile for another year :(, otherwise I'd get one.
     
  11. marksman macrumors 603

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    Better than my treo and blackberry and I have low self-esteem and can't deal with having something better.
     
  12. 103734 Guest

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    doesn't make waffles
    doesn't shoot lasers
    doesn't have at least 150 gigs
    doesn't turn into a life raft
    doesn't drive my car
    doesn't fly
    doesn't allow me to broadcast live TV country wide
    doesn't catch live crab and cook it
    doesn't feed my dogs
    doesn't take care of my grandparents
    doesn't wipe my ass
    doesn't turn into a BBQ
    doesn't play psp games
    doesn't play xbox 360 games
    doesn't air condition my house
     
  13. mpcoady macrumors member

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    I've loved the Cingular/AT&T network ever since I got it 1.5 years ago. I'm still skeptical about the EDGE network, even though I have read posts about the network starting to speed up this last day or so.

    I've wanted one of these ever since it was announced in January, but considering I just started a new job & want to save up some money, I'm going to hold off for a little while. It's also not a bad idea to let them work out the inevitable kinks out.
     
  14. sir42 macrumors 6502

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    - no email distribution lists from Address Book groups
    - syncs events entered directly onto the iPhone into only one iCal calendar back on my computer


    I know these seem like very minor complaints, but these are problems I've had with my Treo for the last year that I didn't even dream would be a problem on the iPhone. Up until the reviews came out on Tuesday that revealed these limitations I was all set to buy. Now that I have to spend $600 (plus a $200 ETF) I'm not sure if it's worth it if I'm going to have the same silly problems that I've had with my Treo.

    I'm also little worried about scrolling through my contacts to dial a number. I have 1000+ contacts and I love being able to type "A-W" into my Treo if I'm looking for "Adam Winner." Takes less than a second. It seems like a longer process on the iPhone.
     
  15. Phat_Pat macrumors 68000

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    2nd gen will be better. and i dont have 600 bucks to toss around.
     
  16. spazattack674 macrumors regular

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    Contract

    Locked into a T-Mobile contract for another year :(
     
  17. Mantronix macrumors regular

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    What he said.
     
  18. grafikat macrumors 6502a

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  19. Stella macrumors 604

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    Too expensive and lacking too many features at the price point.
     
  20. DonWilson macrumors member

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    - I don't like all digital things, especially the keyboard
    - 500 for only 4gb is insanity
    - I haven't even touched it yet
    - Network is likely to be slow
    - I'd have to change/leave my number behind
    - I won't be able to play Mario 1-3 like I do on my Moto Q
    - I hate being around annoying fanboys, especially in this case
    - 450 minutes a month for $60? TMobile or someone has 2000 minutes for $50/mo!!
    - I already have a cellphone that I don't pay for
     
  21. clevin macrumors G3

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    1. price is beyond my budget
    2. really do not like the lengthy contract.
    3. strong feeling that next gen of iPod would be out in 6 months and would be exactly like iPhone minus phone functon
     
  22. dubnluvn macrumors member

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    My work phone is on verizon. Thats it. Just not practical for me to purchase a phone that I'll have to pay for when I get everthing I need for free now. If my company used AT&T I'd surely shell out the dosh for the cost of the phone. And at this point I don't see any reason to have two phones, but I will have an iPhone eventually.
     
  23. miloblithe macrumors 68020

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    I'd rather do many other things with that amount of money, like start a college fund for my daughter.
     
  24. EvilDoc macrumors 6502a

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    ( In order of importance )

    1. Cost.
    2. Don't like beta testing new hardware.
    3. Contract w/ tmobile for another year.
     

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