New iPhone owner...

DAB

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Hey guys! Welcome to the DARK SIDE! LOL

It just amazes me that these phones sell as well as they do! I know of 2 people locally that got an iPhone due to AT&T adding 3G in our area recently. Plus I also know of a couple of more that will have one under the Christmas Tree.

My real one and only complaint is no multi-tasking beyond Apple's own software.
 

limegrass69

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It has a great user interface. It also has tons of apps (99% of which are utterly useless).
Be prepared for lots of dropped calls. If you are on a fringe 3G area, you may want to set it to stay in 2G to help cut down on dropped calls.

My wife loves hers. It's very intuitive, and there are lots of user groups out there (and here) that will be able to help you get up and running.

Enjoy it!!
 

Jon

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Hey guys! Welcome to the DARK SIDE! LOL

It just amazes me that these phones sell as well as they do! I know of 2 people locally that got an iPhone due to AT&T adding 3G in our area recently. Plus I also know of a couple of more that will have one under the Christmas Tree.

My real one and only complaint is no multi-tasking beyond Apple's on software.

That's the big misunderstanding is that there is NO multitasking whatsoever. But the Apple software does multitasking quite well if you're on a call and writing a note or number down. I've used that several times myself. I do wish there was more multitasking among the 3rd party apps (or ANY for that matter) but it's not a major dealbreaker. I do notice apps like Wunderradio and the ESPN Radio app let you listen in the background while in other apps, so maybe that's the start of something. Remember, Steve Jobs once said the iPod would never do video. We all know how that turned out.

And you will have a lot of fun playing with the apps, and finding out what they can do. I can't wait to get the 3GS and check out augmented reality, I've seen screen shots that look really killer, and I would find it very useful.
 

Tgajr

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I love walking around and listening to sirius live. I like that little app too. Its easy to use. I also like the internet radio, there are more channels, like my bootleg.
 

no1hedberg

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It has a great user interface. It also has tons of apps (99% of which are utterly useless).
Be prepared for lots of dropped calls. If you are on a fringe 3G area, you may want to set it to stay in 2G to help cut down on dropped calls.

My wife loves hers. It's very intuitive, and there are lots of user groups out there (and here) that will be able to help you get up and running.

Enjoy it!!

You know 2g/3g is just mobile internet service? I don't live within 70 miles of a 3g coverage area, and I get great phone service, compared to others around here. The iphone is a great convergence device that is remarkably reliable. Enjoy your phone.
 

Jon

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It's nice because I barely use the iPhone AS a phone, maybe 20 percent of the time. Other times it's email, web surfing, chat, twitter, facebook and other apps.
 

ctkatz

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yes absolutely the first thing you should do is jailbreak it.

search for a program called "blackra1n". it is the simplest, most painfree and headache free method of jailbreaking your phone.
 

Jon

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I'm sure most, if not all, people who jailbreak their iPhone also buy apps from the app store.

With as many apps as there are in the app store, that do everything there is to do, there aren't many more reasons TO jailbreak. If you want to possibly void your warranty and subject your phone to more viruses, though, then by all means. Hope you like Rickrolls. :p
 

mrpacs

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With as many apps as there are in the app store, that do everything there is to do, there aren't many more reasons TO jailbreak. If you want to possibly void your warranty and subject your phone to more viruses, though, then by all means. Hope you like Rickrolls. :p

Jon, you are VERY uninformed my friend.
 

DAB

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So, out of curiosity what are you guys using (software etc) to jailbreak your phones? I am not sure I would do it, but just curious seems that there are a lot of folks that do this, then again there are a lot of folks that do not.
 

xan_user

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How else you gonna do it DAWG? Tying some bed sheets together and bribing the gauard to look the other way aint exactly going to get you multitasking....:rofl2:
 

ctkatz

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Don't succumb to jailbreaking. Keep your iPhone pure and support the App Store. :)
i see where you are going with that. so i will say speaking for myself only, every paid app that i have downloaded and installed for free, i bought eventually with the exception of the gps nav apps. its the ultimate try before you buy. (and the reason i buy is because the version i would currently be using would crash for no reason).

and speaking of which, i can only recommend the sygic nav apps. there is a section of road near my house that has been completed for 7 years now and the sygic apps are the only ones to show this section. every other highly overpriced app (and even google maps) doesn't have this section shown.