Ten Reasons Why You Shouldn't Buy an iPhone

Discussion in 'iPhone Discussion & Support' started by themeiphone, Jun 29, 2007.

  1. themeiphone

    themeiphone New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2007
    Messages:
    3
    Location:
    San Francisco, California
  2. VietXKosuke

    VietXKosuke Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2007
    Messages:
    42
    Location:
    Sydney, Australia.

    We should have a '10 reasons why you should' thread. =p
    That would probably be helpful to everyone as well, though that is pretty funny.

    Vx.
     
  3. Jamson

    Jamson Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2007
    Messages:
    41

    We should make one of those, and its a funny column.

    I am still not sure whether or not the author was kidding about him getting one, but the points are all true.
     
  4. attagirl2

    attagirl2 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2007
    Messages:
    138

    I would have to agree with a lot of them. I think that you should be able to use the phone on any service you choose. This might be why some places are reporting lower sales than expected.
     
  5. drew888

    drew888 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2007
    Messages:
    133

    Yeah ten points are quite valid. The fact that Apple is forcing you to use a specific browser and specific carrier doesn't sit well with me. I like the idea of the iphone but the more I learn about it it's losing my interest quickly.
     
  6. Olly

    Olly Member

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2007
    Messages:
    20

    Same with me. I was really looking forward to it when it was first revealed but I'm not really bothered about it anymore :(

    That list actually makes the iPhone seem terrible when you read it :eek:
     
  7. maxpayne_20000

    maxpayne_20000 Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2007
    Messages:
    41

    The iphone has failed to put up with the hype. The use of AT& T as its partner has forced us with just the edge and no 3G service. I think that's the worst part. And no Java or Flash support!!!!!!!!!! oops
     
  8. alkoller

    alkoller Member

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2007
    Messages:
    23
    Location:
    Titusville, Florida (the Space Coast!)

    I posted this earlier but thought I would add it here for those who seem only to find the problems with anything new. Too bad; you are missing some great stuff.

    Do any of you have one? Or are you just guessing about how it will operate? See my notes below.
    ------------------------
    My daughter bought me an iPhone for my retirement on Saturday. We were very lucky; got the last two sold in our area. We had decided going over that we would watch the demonstrations carefully, ask lots of questions, have lunch, and go home to think about it and watch the blogs for a couple of weeks or so.

    Well, that lasted about 20 minutes. Even though we had read everything available, watched the Apple movies, visited the AT&T site, gone to Think Secret to see the postings and thought we knew how it would work, seeing and TOUCHING is an entirely new experience. I tried EVERY ONE of the 16 icons and did setup on my home email (Google mail) in about one minute. I'm an experienced Blackberry user (three years, constant use) and can tell you that none of my Blackberry phones come anywhere near the functionality of the iPhone.

    During our one-on-one personal demonstration (we had made an appointment, since it's an hour's drive for us) we were approached by a member of the sales staff and told there were two 8 gig phones in the store although the signs were up saying "No iPhones today". We bought them on the spot and were delighted to have that special opportunity. Since then, there's been no looking back.

    We returned home, logged into our iTunes, and immediately activated our phones through AT&T. It took me about four minutes from start to finish, even reading the contracts (skimmed, since I had been with Cingular for 10 years in the past). My daughter's phone would not unlock, and she eventually called Apple support and was up and running in ten minutes. Mine unlocked immediately and I've been smiling ever since.

    I won't take time here to describe all the features you see on the screens, but I will touch on three key points I worried about.

    First, the network is supposed to be slow, and perhaps it is for some uses. So far for everything I have tried, including using Safari WHEN MY HOME INTERNET CONNECTION WENT DOWN the same night I bought the phone, the AT&T functionality has been much better than I thought and is not a problem anywhere I have been in our locale.

    Second, the touch screen makes it easy to do things on the phone that are much more difficult on the computer, including email and contacts. LOOK OUT PCs everywhere -- this is a glimpse of what the future of computing is going to be, and much sooner than anyone believes.

    Third, having all that capability right out of the box and knowing what is already going on in third party actions world-wide, I can hardly wait to see what will be added to the widgets and other areas for use by iPhone customers. Apple and AT&T have both hit home runs on this one, and I'd recommend it to anyone who can afford it. By the way, the monthly contract by AT&T is about $20 cheaper than similar costs for Blackberry, and there are no comparisons for things like Google maps (which also turn into satellite imagery in seconds if you want to see photos of you neighborhood from space!).

    I only wish I were younger and could be around longer to see all the wonderful things this technology is going to spawn. What a great technology. If you haven't been to a store to see and touch one on your own, GO NOW. Even if you can't afford to buy one, get in on the developments and be a part of the great wave of change that will accompany this invention. Kudos to Steve Jobs, all the Apple associates, and the great folks at AT&T. And thanks, Terri, for making my first days of retirement ones I will remember forever.
     
  9. sbhatt

    sbhatt Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2007
    Messages:
    31

    Good Top 10 Reasons to not buy it. I dunno if it was in there, I didn't see it, but for the phone being so expensive, why not have an insurance policy, pretty pathetic if you ask me. Another thing is the fact that if you work at a huge corporation or for the Government, they have already deemed the IPhone a security liability and they're telling their employees to not bring them to work.
     
  10. alkoller

    alkoller Member

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2007
    Messages:
    23
    Location:
    Titusville, Florida (the Space Coast!)

    Interesting "fact". Can you name a company or "government organization"? Or is this just someone's invention? I haven't heard anyone from anywhere who has one saying this, but who knows? If it's true, a lot of other phones would have to be in the same boat, wouldn't they??? If not, then someone is making trouble for a great new product.