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apple iphones kicking ass

http://www.usatoday.com/tech/wireless/phones/2007-07-12-iphone_N.htm


too early to know if tis gonna be as big a hit as the ipod, but clearly its more successful than the detractors were hoping.
Permalink worldsSmallestViolin 
July 13th, 2007 5:58pm
Given that the plan all of those users are getting features unlimited data, it's clearly a new demographic that web developers should be thinking about.
Permalink DF 
July 13th, 2007 6:03pm
BTW - your historic nick looks good.
Permalink DF 
July 13th, 2007 6:03pm
thanks, I must admit Im fond of it.


actually im tempted to go right back to FullNameRequired - but Im not sure it fits be anymore. 
that guy was much less of a whingy asshole and way more reasonable and intelligent.
Permalink worldsSmallestViolin 
July 13th, 2007 6:29pm
Abu-etc. was the best.
Permalink Send private email Ward 
July 13th, 2007 6:30pm
Amazing news on the iPhone. 90% 'extremely satisfied' for a newcomer in a sector that is highly competitive and mature. That's basically impossible unless everyone hated what they had before and the new entry is a new paradigm. Apparently that's the case.

Apple keeps making the point that people will pay huge premiums for usability, and the rest of the market keeps not getting it, thinking that either kewl hitek features are what people want, or the lowest prices.
Permalink Practical Economist 
July 13th, 2007 6:46pm
It's a perfect market for Apple: cellphone companies appear completely incapable of building a decent cell phone UI.  As phones get more complicated, the situation gets worse.  My wife's phone is pretty high-tech but the menus are 80% useless -- it's more designed around producing revenue (at every turn) for the provider than actually be a useful device.
Permalink Send private email Wayne 
July 13th, 2007 6:55pm
ghost of the newton
Permalink  
July 13th, 2007 6:57pm
>>> cellphone companies appear completely incapable of building a decent cell phone UI

The Treo does very well.  I prefer the PalmOS model we've got, but even the WinMobile versions are ok.
Permalink Send private email Ward 
July 13th, 2007 7:06pm
Yes, I hate cell phones and don't have one. But that doesn't stop people from lending me theirs at every opportunity so they can contact me to meet or whatever. Everytime, either I can not figure out how to answer the thing when they call, or while doing so it 'accidentally' downloads all the text messages they had been trying to avoid and incurs $28 in charges to do so, then they yell at me "What the fuck! Why did you connect to the internet for $15, check the joke of the day for $4.95 and download text messages for $28?" "I didn't! I hold you I hate those pieces of shit! I was just trying to answer it when it rang!"
Permalink Practical Economist 
July 13th, 2007 7:07pm
I don't mind my Winmobile phone either..  but it's more PDA than phone.  Not a lot of mass-market appeal.
Permalink Send private email Wayne 
July 13th, 2007 7:07pm
no no no no no you lot just don't get it. iPhones are selling like hotcakes to all those mac fanboys who are already addicted to the apple koolaid.

Remember, they're the same crowd who swore blind that powerpc chips were bigger better faster than intel. They're the same crowd who don't care whether they have 3g or not, as long as the product looks "apple kewl" and people know the spent $500 to $600 on it....
Permalink Blubeard 
July 13th, 2007 7:28pm
So the big news is that 9 out of 10 Apple fanboys had no regrets?

I'd hardly call that a smashing success. They've still got the halo effect from the iPod going on. I suspect that once regular people start to buy them the annoyance will kick in.

Won't stop the press writing glowing reviews about it though. But I doubt it'll be even close to being another iPod, despite targeting a much larger market.
Permalink Send private email Colm 
July 13th, 2007 7:37pm
"no no no no no you lot just don't get it. iPhones are selling like hotcakes to all those mac fanboys who are already addicted to the apple koolaid"

You should have read the article before posting, then you'd know that that's not true.
Permalink Practical Economist 
July 13th, 2007 7:42pm
"Three of 10 buyers were first-time Apple customers. For 40%, iPhone is their first iPod."
Permalink Practical Economist 
July 13th, 2007 7:43pm
"iPhones are selling like hotcakes to all those mac fanboys"

A vast majority of iPod purchasers are not Mac users.
Permalink Send private email Wayne 
July 13th, 2007 8:04pm
Cellphone early-adopters are pretty fickle.  If they want to keep those iPhone users, they'll need newer models released in six months and regularly thereafter.

Which, from Apple's viewpoint, is probably just fine.
Permalink Send private email xampl 
July 14th, 2007 6:41am
If the touchscreen continues without degrading it's pretty near a winner.

Every cellphone I've ever bought has had some stupid problem. With the Sony Ericsson I'm 90% content with the problem's the goddam proprietary data cable, and no way of reading .pdfs.
Permalink Send private email Stephen Jones 
July 14th, 2007 12:25pm

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