Yet Another iPhone Thread
By Thom McGrath on
I waited in line. I got one. Here's some things I've learned so far.
The iPhone is very, very sweet. It feels like using a Mac. Apple's idea to force the unlimited data plan: good idea - you're going to use it. It'll automatically check my e-mail no matter where I am, every 15 minutes. I can respond right away. I'm already typing two handed, but I certainly make less mistakes with a single finger. But enough good stuff you already knew. How about some of the stuff you haven't heard yet?
- It doesn't work with my Griffin RoadTrip at all. Ignoring the interference issues, it continues to play the music through the built-in (but surprisingly good) speaker. I have to go back to CDs until something new comes out. Bummer.
- Seem to have WiFi issues. I set it up to find my local network, but I have to tell it where it is every time. Not happy about that. It may be thanks to my lack of broadcasting the network name. Apple should fix that.
- There is no period on the main keyboard. Need I say more?
- The included ringtones, while elegant, may not be obvious enough. There are some that are, but damn those are annoying.
- It sounds too much like Mac OS X. I had my earbuds on, then the music fades down for a moment and plays the typical "new mail" sound. So I look at my computer to find no new messages... how odd. Upon returning to my home screen, I found my message.
Overall, I'm very happy with my investment.