I am anxiously awaiting Apple’s announcement tomorrow. Having used the iPhone 4S since it was released in October of 2011, I can really use a new phone to satiate my hunger for new phone technology. If I had to wait any longer I might need to consider one of the many Android phones that areContinue reading “My New iPhone Predictions”
Seems like I’ve bought a ton of iPhone camera apps. But there are so much more. The latest one I have been using is called Pris. I must admit, though, I more often then not just use the normal camera app.
I’m fairly pleased with the iPhone 4S announcement the other day. It hit all the points I was looking for on a new iPhone. Granted, my points weren’t really that lofty. I hoped for, at the least: A screen as good as the iPhone 4 (e.g. retina display). The same or better camera. More powerful,Continue reading “Not Disappointed”
Apple can announce anything today. Just as long as it’s a new iPhone. I so desperately need a new phone. The headphone jack is broken. The physical volume buttons are broken. The side with the volume buttons is starting t split. The top power button, when pressed does nothing. This means I can’t power offContinue reading “Just Annouce It Already!”
I’ve had the iPhone 3GS for over a week. Here are a few thoughts on how I feel about the phone. Background I bought the iPhone 2G back in September 2007, just after the price drop was announced. I was on Verizon, a carrier I much enjoyed being on. But the last phone I hadContinue reading “My Short Review of iPhone 3GS”
Are you going to get the iPhone 2.0? I have been asked that several times the past few days. As Friday fast approaches the answer is still the same, no I won’t be upgrading. My three reasons why I won’t be upgrading: I don’t want to pay AT&T the $18 for the privilege of changingContinue reading “Will You Upgrade?”
If you haven’t heard, I have dumped my problematic LG-VX8500 (aka The Chocolate) and moved onto an iPhone. The recent price cut, coupled with the frustration with my possessed Chocolate auto dialing, helped make my decision easier.
So what do I think of the iPhone?
What I Like:
My main concern was that the phone, as well as the AT & T service, would provide a horrible experience. Up to this point the phone use has been a pleasant experience. Call quality is good both from a headset and the iPhone directly. I haven’t had a dropped call or weak signal through my normal travel and use.
I love that my contacts and calendar is managed from my iMac. The interface to the iPhone address book makes looking for and dialing a phone number an enjoyable experience – except when you need to do it quickly (see below). Syncing is a breeze for these two applications. I love being able to make edits to a contact or calendar entry and having complete faith it will sync properly. No issues as of yet.
The Mail application is also very well done. I am able to access an account I setup specifically for the iPhone – a Yahoo! account since it does push mail – with ease. I filter / forward email to that single account to retrieve while mobile. No issue accessing over WiFi or on The Edge Network.
The iPod part of the phone is great. Listen to music and viewing videos has been a joy with this device. The memory space is just enough to fit plenty of music and videos to last a weekend trip.
What I Don’t Like:
The major complaint I have is the inability to make a call quickly – e.g. one touch dialing. It takes a minimum of three touches (e.g. press, slide, touch) if you have your iPhone setup correctly to make a quick call. But I rarely need to make a quick call.
I’m not missing voice dialing (I didn’t use it much), GPS (never had it), or a 3G Network (never used it). Larger memory than 8 GB would be nice, but it’s not a deal breaker. Plus, from what I have read, 8 GB is the largest memory available for any smart phone.
Good phone, great iPod! It was worth the (lower) price of the iPhone.