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Wow what a phone, but do I can live without you
Apple iPhone 8 GB
Member Name: mattpotter10
Apple iPhone 8 GB
Date: 09/10/09, updated on 09/10/09 (19 review reads)
Advantages: app store, touch screen, just everything
Disadvantages: contract length, everyone has one,
This phone has to be one of the greatest phones ever to enter the mobile market place. The phone looks leek and stylish as well as having a user interface that is second to none. The applications are wide and varied and can entertain you for hours, all applications are available from the apple itunes store, most are free however some are around 59p each.
Apple have really done a good job on releasing this phone it can literally do everything you want it to do and is such a stunning device. One of the best benefits I have found is that its literally an ipod and a phone in your pocket. The touch screen is one of the most sensitive on the market and is very easy to use, even taking a picture by pressing the screen which at first sounds a little weird. The interface feels strange at first, however upon using the phone for a week you soon get used to it, and wonder how you lived without it.
As with most things however there are some points that I feel need addressing and pointing out with this phone before everyone gets carried away with how "great" it is.
Firstly O2 own the exclusive rights (for the time being, until orange etc get it soon) to the iphone which means they can price it in such a way that people will enter a long contract with them just to get the phone without realising about the length of time for an upgrade/ combined with the relatively high contract costs.
The camera is substandard for such an amazing phone and you get annoyed at the poor quality when you enlarge the photos on pc/tv. The app store is great however I am a personal hater of itunes and their song pricing, and feel it would have been better to have a separate application on PC just as an app store and not linked to itunes.
The recent release of spotify for phones basically rules out the necessity to carry around an ipod as songs can now be cached on a mobiles memory and played later on, meaning the users does not have to buy the song and instead can compile playlists online, and listen to the songs offline. These features are being exploited by the new palm pre and google android which are becoming large hits after their initial release.
Sadly, I got rid of my iphone as i could not justify the contract cost for the little time I actually spent on it, and am not sad enough yet to constantly update my facebook status with every minor detail in my life. I reverted back to my trusty N82 which I still think is a fantastic phone and one which I now rate higher than the iphone.
Iphone the fun was great while it lasted, but now as everyone seems to have you, I want to be a little different after experiencing how mesmerizing you can be, and sometimes how little I actually use you.
Summary: great phone, but not for me
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