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Apple is trying to dominate another market, badass cell phones!

http://www.apple.com/iphone

Too bad it won't work with Verizon.
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it's badass for sure but it's bigger and more expenseive than anything i'd ever own.
i smash all of my phones.
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fuck that, i'll stick with normal cellphones
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http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-12760_7...5.html?tag=txt

Verizon isn't rolling over just yet.
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no verizon

That's a shame. I've never had sprint or nextel, cricket or any others, but did have att/cingular for 6 or 7 years before switching to Verizon, and I can't say enough good things about the switch.

That phone looks revolutionary enough to make a push button cell a thing of the past.

The pushbutton cell phone will be the cassette tape in 10 years.
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Ha ha...Cingular only - Apple does it again!



My phone is about dead...will look into getting one of these this summer...now if it would only do my dishes for me...
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What are the thinking leaving out the 3G support?
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anyone have a hookup to buy these early? cingular reps?
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Screw it. 500 bones for the cheap one isn't cheap. Cingular is demanding a 2 year contract JUST TO BUY ONE and there is no discount. Apple has gotten them to agree not to sell them at a discount.

IF they go to Sprint and IF they offer 3G, I will be VERY interested. The lack of 3G is simply not acceptable at that price and I prefer Sprints network (although I know their customer service sucks too)

Don't get me wrong, the phone is a technical tour de force, but the lack of 3G is simple a game breaker for me.

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nice phone, but do you really need all those features in a cell phone?

i don't know about you, but the primary reason i use my cell is to make phone calls.

and my free cingular sony ericsson does a bang up job at making phone calls.

i can spend that money on my car and actually improve my track times instead of pretending to be cool with a ridiculously overpriced cell phone.

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No 3g no buy..... Why would I want to get a phone that is bigger, less capable, and is made by apple and will only run on the EDGE network.

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What are the thinking leaving out the 3G support?
If you watch the keynote, 3G will be rolling out later. Just not at launch. They seem to indicate it's got the hardware already for it, just going to be a software/firmware update.

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nice phone, but do you really need all those features in a cell phone?

i don't know about you, but the primary reason i use my cell is to make phone calls.

and my free cingular sony ericsson does a bang up job at making phone calls.

i can spend that money on my car and actually improve my track times instead of pretending to be cool with a ridiculously overpriced cell phone.
It's only ridiculously overpriced... if all you use it for is making phone calls. If your free S/E phone does that amicably, then there's no reason you should consider an iPhone.

I look at it this way... I have my iPod, and my cell phone, and sometimes my PDA. I've only got so much pocket space.

Now, considering the iPod, do I always need my full music library with me at all times? No. My 60gb iPod is nice, but not entirely useful when on the move. Great in the car, great at home, or at work, but when I'm out running errands, it'd be nice to not have to lug it around. But I'd still like to listen to my tunes, so currently I do lug it around. The iPhone solves this, because I already have my cell phone with me at all times.

Considering my PDA, it's not as useful as I'd like, because I don't want to spend an exorbitant amount getting a wifi adapter for it ($10-$20 would be fine, $50 is retarded). I also wish it would sync with GMail, or at least Thunderbird and Sunbird. Instead I'm forced to use Outlook for contacts and calendaring, even though I will not use it for actual emailing.

Combine those two (with better syncing options), and a phone... and it's a great deal. Then they go and add Google Maps to it, and suddenly it's a GPS without traffic information... but being fully internet capable, you could just hop on the local news station's website and get traffic info. And that's not to say a full GPS update isn't coming.

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if they allow syncin to exchange over the web... im sooo down im sick of this damn blackberry


hell i'll prolly buy one anyway.. but still sync to exchange would be very nice
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The LG KE850 sure looks a lot like the iphone No specs are available yet but I'm betting it's Verizon's answer. Too bad they'll kill the wifi capability and force you to pay for Vcast to use any of it's features.
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The LG KE850 sure looks a lot like the iphone No specs are available yet but I'm betting it's Verizon's answer. Too bad they'll kill the wifi capability and force you to pay for Vcast to use any of it's features.
Fuck verizon... When this launches I may end up just taking the hit on my verizon contract and go to cingular. I agree with the 3g comments, but the hardware is designed to support 3g networks (supposedly)

I have been less than impressed with verizon "reliability"

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i plan on getting one... I hope my company discount will work with the iphone.
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I agree with the 3g comments, but the hardware is designed to support 3g networks (supposedly)

That's just a rumor, so just be aware before throwing down 500 bones. But, I'm kinda doubtful of that. To my knowledge, Edge and 3g are not based on similar chipsets that can be upgraded by a simple flash or driver update. You would have to swap out the chipsets, which are not going to be swapable.

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i might actually pick one of these up...but not for a while. i'm not a fan of buying the first run of things...especially electronics!

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i plan on getting one... I hope my company discount will work with the iphone.
as far as I know there will be no discounts, I work for att, and was asking about that myself. if you watch what all it can do, it is crazy.
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as far as I know there will be no discounts, I work for att, and was asking about that myself. if you watch what all it can do, it is crazy.
Other than employee discounts - which would be pretty substantial considering the cost of this phone.

We will all be ATT tomorrow!
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Other than employee discounts - which would be pretty substantial considering the cost of this phone.

We will all be ATT tomorrow!
there shouldn't be a discount at all for anybody till a few months down the road. at least that is whay was being told to us when we asked about it
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The iPhone is not expected to be released until June. Its not even approved by the FCC yet. Just me no one will have the hook up on these things earlier than release date.


I work for Apple and we don't even know if we are going to get a discount or anything other than what was said in the keynote
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