The iPhone is an internet-connected multimedia smartphone designed and marketed by Apple Inc. Its minimal hardware interface lacks a physical keyboard, so a virtual keyboard is rendered on the multi-touch screen instead. The iPhone functions as a camera phone (including text messaging and visual voicemail), a portable media player (equivalent to an iPod), and an Internet client (with email, web browsing, and local Wi-Fi connectivity). The first-generation phone hardware was quad-band GSM with EDGE; the second generation added UMTS with HSDPA.
Apple announced the iPhone on January 9, 2007, after months of rumors and speculation. The iPhone was introduced in the United States on June 29, 2007 before being marketed worldwide. Time magazine named it the "Invention of the Year" in 2007. Released July 11, 2008, the iPhone 3G supports faster 3G data speeds and assisted GPS. I think the iPhone is an alright phone but its not for me. It's virtual keyboard is not for heavy texter like me because you make constant typo's and the auto-spellcheck feature doesnt't help either. YouTube is slow and laggy. The internet (when not using WiFi) is exceptionally decent enough to check email or to browse websites when on the go. The iPod features are good even though I have experienced some annoying glitches with it but the updates fix it. The fact
that you can send MMS (Picture) text messages really sucks and the only way around it is to send the picture through the carriers email server to get it to the persons cellphone. (For example, if you want to send it to someone one thats using Verizon then you'd go to your pictures, Send it to an email and the email to send it to them would be
The built in E-Mail app is great and I havent had any problems with it. The glitches and hardware errors that I have even after updating are annoying suck as the "No SIM card inserted" hardware glitch that happens even when there is a SIM inserted, then when it does that I can call out or send text messages so I would have to reboot the phone to fix it. Also it would randomly hang up (Not drop a call, do a full hang up as if I clicked "End Call") and go back to the home screen and/or black out. Also it has a software glitch where it says "No Service" or it would just show no bars even though im in the open. The only way to fix that is also to reboot and when it came back on I would then magically get 3-4 bars while im still standing in the same spot I was in before. Its a good phone but I wouldn't recommend it for buisiness people or heavy texters. But the thing that erks me the most about the iPhone is the VERY annoying fanboys that know that its features arent the best but still try to defend it. If you don't believe me then look at these comments that was on my YouTube vid. Copy & Paste this into your browser.
(Im not trying to spam or advertise, im just trying to prove a point.)
Here's a list of phones that would do better then the iPhone:
-BlackBerry Curve 8900
-8925 AT&T Tilt (HTC TyTn II)
-Cingular 8125 (HTC Wizard)
-HTC Touch Pro
-HTC Touch Pro2
Its better to order all of those phones unlocked so you can use them on any network that uses SIM.
I dont hate the iPhone, but its just not for me.
Pretty much the coolest portable gadget ever made. It has only one button and everything else is operated by the touch screen. It's an ipod, a phone, and an internet browser. It can also be a remote control, computer mouse, electric razor, mouse trap, a taser, deodorant, hand grenade, a condom, wipes your ass, and gives you eternal life.
John: Yo, Mike, we're going to a nightclub to get some action. You bring the condoms?
Mike: No, I have my iPhone
A cell phone that adds "new" features once a year and calls them innovative. Most of these features are not new or innovative but rather common on other phones.
Apple: This new iPhone will have voice chat! You'll be able to connect on a totally new level you've never been able to experience before!
Sane person: Didn't Nokia, Palm, Motorola, and Sony all have this, like, 3 years ago?
Apple: ....NOT LIKE THIS! INNOVATION!
(noun) a device used for everything but calling people.
A man walks in a bar with his iphone... He suddenly realises he needs to fart. He logs into Itunes and ups the volume thinking 'the music is loud no one will hear' So he farts... When he looks around, everyone's staring at him Then he realises... He was listening to his iphone with headphones.
The latest shitty fad.
Those people who say we call it a piece of overrated shit because we can't afford it, are beyond wrong.
Of course we can fucking afford it, it's just 600$, but we don't see the need to buy it.
Brat: OMFG I got teh iphonezzz!
Regular guy: *sigh* you bought that pos too?
Brat: OMG SHUT teh HELL UPPP! appLE makes GREIT PRODukts.
Regular guy: How can you live with yourself? I mean, you bought a phone for 600$, what a waste
Regular guy:*grabs iPhone and throws it away*
Honestly, kids these days think that any product Apple makes with a lowercase "i" in the beginning of it's name, is super awesome and is a must have. (see iPod)
A certain device that hinders discourse. In social gatherings, people who do not have iPhones are often virtually excommunicated.
Non-iPhone User: Hey guys? ...guys? I'm over here.
iPhone Users: dude, shut the fuck up. can't you see we're on our iPhones?
The iPhone, while being a relatively good phone is a piece of crap. It is behind the technology curve, although being new.
Apple claims the iPhone retina display is "new," although devices like the Nexus One and Nokia N900 have had displays like that for years.
People also call it a smartphone, although it runs a feature phone OS. In fact, the only reason the iPhone did well at all was because Apple made it, thus hundreds if not thousands of developers made mostly useless apps.
Other phone that have had apps include...well, pretty much every phone ever made...ever. A real smartphone would run Android, Windows Mobile, Linux, or Palm OS.
The front camera on the iPhone 4 is nothing new either. Nokia has been making phones with front cameras for at least 5 years, if not more.
Dude, I got an iPhone!
Dude, I got an N900, I can run firefox, run a full desktop operating system, I have a faster CPU, and a sliding keyboard. Oh look, a webcam and skype!
Tool that restricts you in one or multiple ways, but since said tool is considered the norm, you have to use it anyway since no other tool can outperform it.
"Whats the iPhone to you?"
"The iPhone is like that belt that looks good, but the belt feels tight. I wear it knowing that it feels tight and i don't want to get another belt to replace it and it must look good because its supposed to.
"That's exactly how I feel"