Iphone - 3G?

#1
Alright fellas...

Just wondered if anyone knows if Apple will be releasing a 3G version of the Iphone in the UK or US any time soon?

Tempted to piss some money away on one, but if a newer version is in the offing I may well be tempted to wait.

Have tried looking on the net but not having much luck..

Cheers.
 
#6
The current iPhone is 2.5G GPRS and EDGE. Data rates are not great, but with wifi at home its more than good enough. The 3G version is due out, according to an Apple rep, on the 26th of May. 3G data rates are way above most peoples home ADSL these days, 300 kb/s indeed :D

If you wait for the perfect phone you'll be waiting forever.
 
#7
ottar said:
Good old Apple, bringing yesterday's technology tomorrow.
eh? you mistake spec sheets for functionality - I am betting there is more 'technology' in a iPhone than there is in the current phone geeks fave the N95.
 
#8
I've got the 8GB Nokia N95, which is supposed to do all that the iphone does. I must admit though, that although it will surf the web with gay abandon, I'm too bloody tight to pay the online charges. It seems to defeat the object to have phones that can perform brilliantly, but have tariffs that are ridiculously high. I have both a Virgin contract and a Vodafone PAYG and both companies take the wee wee when it comes to charging for t'internet access. The gps is fun though and the radio is the dog's nuts.

I've also heard it can perform an audio interaction procedure with other similar devices, but I think that's just marketing hype.
 
#9
Cheers for the replies fellas..
was looking at the N95 8Gb as well. Think I may well wait then and see whats about in June time, I agree that you will never get the best phone/deal/tariff and the 18 month contract is taking the piss IMHO.. But screw it, it's either that or spend it on the wife.. err no.
 
#13
I've got an Iphone and it's a handsome looking bit of kit with a good interface.

SMS is a bit substandard as you can't text contacts out of your address book nor can you send images taken with the camera. The camera isn't as good as most of it's rivals. It also doesn't have a very strong signal - I use the free minutes at home for work and there's been complaints about voice quality from callers that I wasn't getting with my old Sony Ericsson on O2.

It looks nicer than all the other phones and that's what counts to me, I'm shallow.
 
#15
kebab_addict said:
ottar said:
Good old Apple, bringing yesterday's technology tomorrow.
eh? you mistake spec sheets for functionality - I am betting there is more 'technology' in a iPhone than there is in the current phone geeks fave the N95.
Functionality: Apple's favourite buzzword.
Functionality like one-button mice and a phone with an mp3 player that requires a wi-fi hotspot for decent d/l speeds.
Precisely what technology is in the iPhone? LG beat them with touchscreens by almost a year, Samsung beat them with mp3 by 7 years and sod knows how long the Internet has been mobile. GPRS and EDGE were intended as stopgaps to increase consumer demand while UMTS was rolled out. They were not intended to be featured on phones after cheaper to operate UMTS was running.
Every other company is now looking at 3.5/3.75G and some at 4G, while Apple is planning its first 3G phone :roll:

roadster280 said:
BTW - you can email pics, but not MMS them.
Which shows just how poor the 'functionality' of iPhones is. I was MMSing phots 5 years ago.

All Apple products are for gullible, purple-haired vegans in Che t-shirts that believe they are being unique and anti-consumerist when the truth is exactly the opposite.
Honestly, you could stick an Apple logo on two cans and a bit of string and people would still buy it, citing its 'functionality' as a reason, and not the 'buy me and you'll look cool' marketing.

I think I should start an I Hate Apple club.
 
#16
ottar said:
kebab_addict said:
ottar said:
Good old Apple, bringing yesterday's technology tomorrow.
eh? you mistake spec sheets for functionality - I am betting there is more 'technology' in a iPhone than there is in the current phone geeks fave the N95.
Functionality: Apple's favourite buzzword.
Functionality like one-button mice and a phone with an mp3 player that requires a wi-fi hotspot for decent d/l speeds.
Precisely what technology is in the iPhone? LG beat them with touchscreens by almost a year, Samsung beat them with mp3 by 7 years and sod knows how long the Internet has been mobile. GPRS and EDGE were intended as stopgaps to increase consumer demand while UMTS was rolled out. They were not intended to be featured on phones after cheaper to operate UMTS was running.
Every other company is now looking at 3.5/3.75G and some at 4G, while Apple is planning its first 3G phone :roll:

roadster280 said:
BTW - you can email pics, but not MMS them.
Which shows just how poor the 'functionality' of iPhones is. I was MMSing phots 5 years ago.

All Apple products are for gullible, purple-haired vegans in Che t-shirts that believe they are being unique and anti-consumerist when the truth is exactly the opposite.
Honestly, you could stick an Apple logo on two cans and a bit of string and people would still buy it, citing its 'functionality' as a reason, and not the 'buy me and you'll look cool' marketing.

I think I should start an I Hate Apple club.
Not one to normally defend Apple, but the iphone is leaps and bounds ahead of LG touch screens.

Agree on the data rates but hey you live with what you have.

MMS is easily fixed with a small plug in.

The iphone interface and touchscreen is really really slick, you have to use it to appreciate it.

I'm very much a gadget man but I have to say the iphone is very much the puppys privates. But if you're determined not to like it you won't.
 
#18
I think there are two types of geeks in this world:

There are the tinkerers who want an alienware for christmas so they can clock the GPU another 5 mhz - who own a N95 8gb and use it to play Quake - and who also dreams of buying an Evo 6 so they can chip it to 400hp

Or the more intelligent variety who buy Macs, iPhones and usually earn enough to buy the 911 that gets it right first time.
 
#19
kebab_addict said:
I think there are two types of geeks in this world:

There are the tinkerers who want an alienware for christmas so they can clock the GPU another 5 mhz - who own a N95 8gb and use it to play Quake - and who also dreams of buying an Evo 6 so they can chip it to 400hp

Or the more intelligent variety who buy Macs, iPhones and usually earn enough to buy the 911 that gets it right first time.
Depends which 911 you're talking about? :D
 
#20
I have been using an iphone (16gig version) for a month and would not go back to my Nokia. The setting up process using iTunes was very staight fwd and I was up and running in a few minutes. I am on the mid-range tarrif for 02 iphone which I was already using the similar one with my Nokia

Whilst the iphone is not 3 or 4G who cares? The download speed using Edge is adequate for working on a train (when no wifi connections aval) and when hooked into wifi it's v fast. I can view attachements which I cannot due with a Blackberry or Nokia, navigation is easy, you can easily increase screen size when viewing the Web or a doc, the QWERTY key bd is simple to use and the auto-word prompt is better than that I had with Nokia.

Overall happy with iphone. Would I go back to a Nokia or something similar? Not at the moment.
 

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