Conclusion: I feel as if I've said this many times before, but Apple truly is a master of design and user interface construction. That said, the company's new Bluetooth headset, similar to the iPhone, falls short on voice call quality.
Pros: Easy to pair. Convenient charging station. Beautiful and light.
Cons: Hiss over calls. Poor performance under noisy conditions.
Conclusion: It's the best portable media player ever. It's possibly the most fun we've ever had with a handheld device. It browses the Web like a champ. But poor phone call performance and missing messaging options make us unwilling to recommend it as a phone.
Pros: Fun new interface for navigating multimedia. Huge screen looks amazing. Terrific Web browser. Syncs well with PCs and Macs. YouTube function is great. Functions flow seamlessly into each other. Built-in speaker for voice calling and music.
Cons: Poor business e-mail and PIM connectivity. Bad audio quality on phone calls. Tons of "GSM buzz" on nearby speakers. Virtual keyboard hard to type on. No phone functionality with iPod speaker docks.
Conclusion: The bottom line: Despite some important missing features, a slow data network, and call quality that doesn't always deliver, the Apple iPhone sets a new benchmark for an integrated cell phone and MP3 player.Specs: OS provided: Apple MacOS X; Band / mode: GSM 850/900/1800/1900 (Quadband); Wireless...
Excerpt: I just returned from the Apple Store tonight after returning my iPhone (Yes, returning the iPhone, you read that correctly). On Friday, June 29th, the launch day of the iPhone, I walked in an Apple Store at 8PM (not expecting to buy it, just try it), tried the floor model, and said “Yeah, get me an...
Excerpt: At the Macworld conference Apple has officially introduced it's own cell-phone.Apple says about the iPhone that it's a revolutionary phone based on OS X platform. It features unique user interface Multi-Touch.
Apple iPhone: A Touch Away From Family, Web, Entertainment & Directions
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22 September 2007
Excerpt: The Apple iPhone has revolutionized communication in all forms. The original 8GB iPhone has a bigger capacity companion, the 16GB iPhone. The $100 price difference makes the newer 16GB a better value in my opinion. The iPhone 16GB sells for about $500.
Excerpt: As a self-confessed techno-weenie, with a noted lack of impulse control, I purchased my 8 Gig iPhone from the Apple store on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan three days after the launch day hype and madness.
Conclusion: The most over hyped gadget since the 2 slice toaster or the starting gun of real convergence? We test Apples new iPhone as a phone and see if its more than a design icon and suitable for the daily grind.