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The iPhone

Yes, I want one.

But for the 8g its like $600 Canadian, so maybe it'll be worth waiting a bit.
 

yak

Site Developer
Administrator
It looks awesome, and if Apple guys put the same ideology that nurtured iPods in that product, it will be tripple the awesome.
 
I hope this also includes iPod features. There are cell phones that run iTunes already, so if Apple incorporates the video and podcasts into this also....
 

sasaki

Member
Balmer is grinding his teeth looking at this thing. God knows how he'll react when he's asked "if the Zune is suffering sales because of Apple's release of the iPhone." It took Microsoft forever before adopting hard drive based MP3 players. Everyone consumer electronic manufacturer had their own following the iPod. Now, 3 months after the Zune was launched, apple enters the Cellphone arena threatening SmartPhones.

It's about time. Apple was going backwards switching to Intel CPUs and losing their uniqueness. I was starting to think that they've lost their edge on innovation. Most likely, the iPhone will have the same success as the iPod. I'd hate to see a great idea go to waste like the Apple Newtons.


That being said, I don't plan to get one because I'm a strong believer that phones are not media centers. I have no need for an MP3 player with a ton of storage nor a phone thats essentially a PDA merged with a mediocre digital camera (not referring to the iPhone, but modern phones in general). If anything, I'd like that Motorola Dumb Phone if they ever release it in the US. But the iPhone is a really nice looking device and seems to offer quite a bit.
 

Hanazawa

Would Like To Play a Game
my phone is a PHONE, my music player is a MUSIC PLAYER.

Unless something bizarre happens and I need to replace both of those things the very same day, I'm probably going to stick with my simple, inexpensive phone (and inexpensive plan that doesn't include the mp3 ringtones or internet access anyway) and my kickin' MP3-CD player.
 

sasaki

Member
Hanazawa said:
my phone is a PHONE, my music player is a MUSIC PLAYER.

Unless something bizarre happens and I need to replace both of those things the very same day, I'm probably going to stick with my simple, inexpensive phone (and inexpensive plan that doesn't include the mp3 ringtones or internet access anyway) and my kickin' MP3-CD player.

I agree. Thats why I like the Motofone. Better reception, better audio, longer battery life. :)
 

EmVee

New Member
I agree with Hanazawa and sasaki. I've got a cell phone, and I've got a media player, so really there's no need for me to pick this up. And honestly, while it has a lot of really neat features, why does a cell phone need widescreen? XD Just my opinion though.

The Motofone, however, does look really neat!
 

Arshes Nei

Masticates in Public
I think it's just asking to get yourself robbed. It's bad enough that the white earbuds are a beacon these days.

So you get robbed, because they see it, are you gonna call 911 on your cell? Oh WAIT that's what they stole!
 

sasaki

Member
Arshes Nei said:
I think it's just asking to get yourself robbed. It's bad enough that the white earbuds are a beacon these days.

So you get robbed, because they see it, are you gonna call 911 on your cell? Oh WAIT that's what they stole!

I guess it's all good for vanity's sake. I do recall seeing a woman dressed up in designer (gangsta) clothing, rings and other jewelry, and a PSP hanging from a studded lanyard around her neck. The PSP was displaying a photo of some rapper.
 

Arshes Nei

Masticates in Public
sasaki said:
I guess it's all good for vanity's sake. I do recall seeing a woman dressed up in designer (gangsta) clothing, rings and other jewelry, and a PSP hanging from a studded lanyard around her neck. The PSP was displaying a photo of some rapper.

When I see someone with expensive items like that and riding the bus, I question priorities (because in LA you really are better off driving).

Then again, one temp at our workplace thought it was cool to show the other Temps, he PSP full of porn. Yeah that's a great way to get hired.

It's not that I don't think the device is neat, but it is and will qualify as Geek Bling.
 

sasaki

Member
Arshes Nei said:
sasaki said:
I guess it's all good for vanity's sake. I do recall seeing a woman dressed up in designer (gangsta) clothing, rings and other jewelry, and a PSP hanging from a studded lanyard around her neck. The PSP was displaying a photo of some rapper.

When I see someone with expensive items like that and riding the bus, I question priorities (because in LA you really are better off driving).

Then again, one temp at our workplace thought it was cool to show the other Temps, he PSP full of porn. Yeah that's a great way to get hired.

It's not that I don't think the device is neat, but it is and will qualify as Geek Bling.

I know what you mean. This lady wasn't on the bus, but I saw her walking. Though I don't blame someone using public transportation and owning a media center device. The ride is often long and boring, and so is the wait. It's a minor expense compared to owning and maintaining a car, really.

Also, Geek Bling can have practical functions unlike diamond-studded platinum jewelry.
 

Hanazawa

Would Like To Play a Game
Arshes Nei said:
I think it's just asking to get yourself robbed. It's bad enough that the white earbuds are a beacon these days.

Sometimes I feel a little self-conscious sitting in hallways at school kicking it old-style with my giant ugly headphones, but ultimately I'd rather send the message that I'm poor and uncool than shout "Hay guyz I'm coole too see I haev bazilliaon moneysdollar$$$ iPod!!!11"

(no offense to anyone who owns an iPod...)

similar mentality with my worn-out second-hand Nintendo DS versus buying a brand new DS Lite.
 

Arshes Nei

Masticates in Public
sasaki said:
Also, Geek Bling can have practical functions unlike diamond-studded platinum jewelry.

CPUs with Spinners instead of fans.
 
Arshes Nei said:
I think it's just asking to get yourself robbed. It's bad enough that the white earbuds are a beacon these days.

Agreed. Although any cell phone is still a theft target, regardless of the brand.
 

sasaki

Member

Arshes Nei

Masticates in Public

Horrorshow

Built for Sin!
My thoughts in picture form.

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But this is just me; think whatever you please. ;D
 

sasaki

Member
Horrorshow said:
My thoughts in picture form.

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But this is just me; think whatever you please. ;D

The iPhone will retail at five-hundred ninety-nine dollars!
 

sasaki

Member
WelcomeTheCollapse said:

That was a reference to Sony's Kaz Hirai, if it wasn't obvious. I had no idea that that was really the price. XD






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