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    iPhones: Yay or Nay? (general cell/smartphone discussion)

    iPhones: yay or nay?

    (Ed. note: title change from "iPhones: Yay or Nay?" on 3.24.10)
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    Re: iPhones: Yay or Nay?

    nay



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    Re: iPhones: Yay or Nay?

    yay, nay, or gay?

    and then maybe something about faye wray.



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    You misspelled Tim Russert.



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    Re: iPhones: Yay or Nay?

    nay. 2.0 firmware + apps for touch = yay (still waiting on the firmware)



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    Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!
    I you.



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    Yay x 10



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    whuh-whoe: server problems at Apple, 2.0 firmware updates were available, now unavailable, reports of iPhone 3G activation problems nationwide... Some AT&T customers are being sent home with their bricks to activate at home (attn. eBay sellers and jailbreak enthusiasts!), I just want to play MotionX Poker on my touch...



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    Best iPhone-related quote I read today:

    "if you said you loved Wall-E 2 weeks ago, but are disposing of a perfectly-working phone today, you may not have seen the same movie i did."

    Stop ruining the world, first adapters!



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    Re: iPhones: Yay or Nay?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Paulas View Post
    Best iPhone-related quote I read today:

    "if you said you loved Wall-E 2 weeks ago, but are disposing of a perfectly-working phone today, you may not have seen the same movie i did."

    Stop ruining the world, first adapters!
    I think you meant "early adopters."

    I heard once that people don't tend to throw their phones away, they keep them for some reason. Me, I give them to people as secret santa gifts.

    Sanitation departments nationwide really need to take an initiative to institute pickup programs for electronics and batteries and shit. The sheer amount of stuff is not as bad as the chemicals and shit that are going into landfills.



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    Re: iPhones: Yay or Nay?

    i have a 3G and yes I can't get it activated.

    so, nay.



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    Quote Originally Posted by aenemaTron View Post
    I think you meant "early adopters."
    THAT'S the one. For some reason, I couldn't think of the right phrase. "First adapters" sounded close enough, but it still didn't seem correct. Thanks a lot, stupid brain!



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    I just got a Motorola F3, a $30 phone made for third world countries. It arrived in an oatmeal canister and the instructions came in Spanish. Suck on that.



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    Re: iPhones: Yay or Nay?

    Yay for new technology for me to read about. Nay for me wanting to buy it.



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    Re: iPhones: Yay or Nay?

    I am now rocking the 2.0 touch. So far urbanspoon and BoxOffice are life-changers -- the former uses a shakable slot machine to help you decide where to have dinner in your area, the latter gives you location-based movie listings and sorts by rotten tomato scores. MotionX Poker, a dice game where you shake the iPod to roll, is cool, but I think it's going to take a long time to unlock more games (right now all I can do is play dice poker against the computer -- three rolls, whoever gets the best hand wins). I hope it has a full Yahtzee game in it -- that's sort of why I bought it ($5).



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    I think the motionx poker game has a generic dice roller so that you can play Yahtzee but I don't think it keeps score.

    I love urbanspoon and BoxOffice - I also like the midomi and Remote applications



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    The Remote app is awesome. Such a simple thing, but done so well.

    Here's a fun story: I was at the Beverly Center just now looking for a birthday present for my mom -- she just got a new MacBook, so I'm thinking accessories. So I went to the Apple Store. Giant line, rope maze outside. Whoa, sucks for those people. I walk up to the door and ask the orange shirt "Concierge" if I can go in to browse. "Not right now," she said dismissively, while avoiding eye contact. The store was not at capacity, by the way -- the only people in there appeared to be staff and customers buying iPhones.

    So there you have it: if you aren't willing to wait in a long-ass line to buy our contract-saddled gadget du jour, you're not welcome here. I thought one of the points of the iPhone (from a business model perspective) was to act as a gateway product for Macs, but now it is literally preventing people from buying Macs.



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    that's weird because in the line I was in, people who weren't buying iPhones were allowed in - they just asked and they walked right in.

    my story's not as fun



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    Re: iPhones: Yay or Nay?

    Because of Nathan I know it may have just been one instance of somebody letting that small bit of power go to their head, but I've also had instances where I get the feeling from Apple Store employess that, "walk away angry if you want, there will be more where you came from and besides - you probably love us too much anyway."

    All of which, unfortunately, is true. With any other company, if I had the awful experience getting my first Powerbook worked on that I did with Apple, I would NEVER buy one of their products again. But when they work, they're wonderful. Which means we always go back, because that one bad experience is still nicer than the million bad experiences I had dealing with PC problems.

    While the iPhone is super-duper awesome and kewl, I hope they don't forget there are those of us who have been spending thousands on their machines for years and years before that shiny toy came out.



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