Posts Tagged ‘iPhone 3G’

Where is Apple going with this?

July 8, 2008

I admit it.

I really do not understand Apple and its idiotic policy with regards to the iPhone 3G. Let’s assume I would like to buy the iPhone and pay 600 USD just to get it. According to some reports, I would still need to activate it. It would not be SIM free… I am not sure if these reports are true, but if so this represents a lame way of moving back instead of moving forward for Apple.

What was so cool about the first generation iPhone? You could activate it at home (or not) using iTunes and the whole let’s go to the store thing did not apply.

Now you are forced to activate in store (Apple or AT&T).

Frankly I am getting tired of this. The phone itself is not any new revelation to the mobile phone industry. So we have 3G, GPS and a better battery. The version Apple had to start with a year later.

If it turns out that you are to pay 600 USD for an unlocked iPhone 3G I do believe there might be other more interesting alternatives. Check out HTC touch Diamond, and the new Touch Pro (679 USD unlocked SIM free).

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Here it comes: iPhone 3G

July 5, 2008

I am sure you have all read about the new iPhone 3G and what it brings (or not) to the world of mobile phones.

Frankly I am a bit disappointed from the enhancements of the new iPhone (but it is better to have a 3G capability then not). I am still scratching my head understanding why can’t Apple make the iPhone be used as a modem? Oh well.

In my opinion the biggest addition is the app store. This is the new cash cow for Apple. Write your application and split the cash with us. Very creative move by Apple. I anticipate that GPS applications and Games will be the number 1 hit for the App store (or at least this is what I will be looking for).

The other part relates to how you get your hands on the phone and how much is this going to cost you. As a loyal citizen of Apple I had bought the first generation iPhone when it cost 600 USD (Steve, where is my other 100USD?). Now I need to put 300 USD more just to get committed to AT&T again for 2-years.

Go figure.

This time I might wait a bit to hear whether the new iPhone is really that much of a change or whether it is just a nice enhancement.

iPhone 3G in 2008

December 4, 2007

So it seems Apple will be releasing a new version of its iPhone now with a 3G capability sometime next year.

The information was confirmed (leaked?) by no other then AT&T’s CEO Randall Stephenson.

One of the interesting things to watch will be the battery lifetime when the iPhone will have 3G capabilities.

From my own experience I can tell that when you use WiFi the battery drains fast (ok not fast as with playing Video).