It's pretty much one of the coolest gadgets ever. It is a phone, an ipod,an internet browser (which shows the real internet, rather than the crappy one that other cellphones show) and can be much more through downloading apps through the app store, with a selection of 20.000-30.000 apps. It has a great UI, which even the dumbest of people can master. It runs iPhone OS. The iPod Touch runs the iPhone OS too. Three versions of have existed:
a. iPhone Edge 4GB, 8GB
b. iPhone 3G 8GB, 16GB
c. iPhone 3GS 16GB, 32GB
The biggest difference between those models is their speed. The original iPhone has slow internet. The 3G model has higher internet speeds and the 3GS generally runs faster. The iPhone 3G and 3GS have almost the same mass and weight (3GS weighs 2 grams more). Some people say that it sucks, but most f them haven't even touched one and they say it either because someone told them, they hate apple or are jealous.
-Hey dude, I just got an iPhone!
-What? You paid 600$ for that piece of shit?
-First of all, I didn't pay 600$, I bought it from ebay. Second, how do you know if it's a piece of shit? You've never touched an iphone!
-You're right dude, it's awesome, I am just jealous of you.
Pretty much the coolest portable gadget ever made. It has only one button and everything else is operated by the touch screen. It's an ipod, a phone, and an internet browser. It can also be a remote control, computer mouse, electric razor, mouse trap, a taser, deodorant, hand grenade, a condom, wipes your ass, and gives you eternal life.
John: Yo, Mike, we're going to a nightclub to get some action. You bring the condoms?
Mike: No, I have my iPhone
A cell phone that adds "new" features once a year and calls them innovative. Most of these features are not new or innovative but rather common on other phones.
Apple: This new iPhone will have voice chat! You'll be able to connect on a totally new level you've never been able to experience before!
Sane person: Didn't Nokia, Palm, Motorola, and Sony all have this, like, 3 years ago?
Apple: ....NOT LIKE THIS! INNOVATION!
(noun) a device used for everything but calling people.
A man walks in a bar with his iphone... He suddenly realises he needs to fart. He logs into Itunes and ups the volume thinking 'the music is loud no one will hear' So he farts... When he looks around, everyone's staring at him Then he realises... He was listening to his iphone with headphones.
The latest shitty fad.
Those people who say we call it a piece of overrated shit because we can't afford it, are beyond wrong.
Of course we can fucking afford it, it's just 600$, 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"