Mac Porn: The Ipod Phone

Discussion in 'Gaming and Software' started by the_matelot, Jan 9, 2007.

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  1. Trip_Wire

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    Looks cool! I'm a long time Mac user!
     
  2. I'm just about to treat myself to a new macbook in black.

    But I shall be getting the phone when it is released.
     

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  3. I got a Mini Mac on Friday, and I can safely say I am never going to use a Windows machine for anything other than gaming again.
     
  4. The problem with hybrid devices is that the battery life tends to be crap, an hour of music playback and thats half your battery gone.

    Standalone MP3 players are still your best bet.

    Besides its in a ferociously competitive market and is overpriced.

    It'll flop.
     
  5. That and the fact it is an ugly bulky lumpy horrid looking piece of techno junk...

    not a nice looking thing at all
     
  6. Eh? How have you worked that one out?

    The battery will last for 5 hours talk time or up to 16 hours audio playback.

    And how have you figured out how much it's going to cost when it hasn't been given a launch date in the UK yet? Whilst it has been given a cost in the States, the pricing structure is completely different over there where mobile phone networks in general lag way behind Europe when it comes to pricing.
    I think Apple have more than proved themselves over the last few years-I'm curious to know how you've come up with your predictions!
     
  7. Purple_Flash

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    Nice to meet some fellow ARRSERs with some OS taste!

    It looks cool, but my worry would be that the plastic screen and exterior will scratch horrendously like my Nano; until I see reports on the durability of the exterior I will hold back from my initial desire to rush out an buy one.
     
  8. Trip_Wire

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    I really doubt that it will be a 'flop.' Although I'm a confirmed Mac fan and user I'll not rush out to purchase one. I don't have a real pressing need for some of the features and I like to wait for de-bugging of new releases.

    Another factor for me, is the cost of the service package, choice of service (At this time only one service is going to handle the device USA wise.) My service (Verizon) hasn't announced, it will provide the iPhone or service for it. Of course the cost of the iPhone and service plans could vary from service to service as well.

    One thing though, I was planing on purchasing an 80 GB iPod, mostly to use as storage for digital pictures, on trips, etc., as well as movies and music. I may wait now, to see what develops with the iPhone before I purchase it. Perhaps, the currant price on the iPod will be reduced if the iPhone is a hit!
     
  9. Those figures are typical marketing gumpf. Do a serious bit of calling and music playback and you'll be reaching for the charger sooner rather than later, trust me.

    $499 to $599 which means over £300 but you're right, they will charge more this being rip-off Britain. £400 is realistic.

    £350-£400 is a hell of a lot of wonga.

    Think about it, a heavily subsidised top-end mobile on a contract would be around £100 and you can get a stand alone 4GB iPod for just over £100 these days if you shop around.

    Do the maths! Would you really be willing to pay twice as much for a hybrid device which aint really offering anything new?

    If it had 50hr battery life like my Sony id consider it but theres nothing revolutionary here, I dont think this is anything special at all.

    It will flop in the UK, you mark my words.
     
  10. And it only has a 2MP camera??

    The soon-to-be released Nokia N95 has 5MP.

    In that respect its already obsolete.
     
  11. Trip_Wire

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