Im siging upf or sprint 2 year contract but i want apple's ihpone this sucks
to get IPHONE IT WILL COST
+40$ per month
+40$ per month
That's so NOT true. My sister is horrible with every piece of technology that she has: cell phones, ipod nano, stereo, car, etc. The list goes on... And of all those things, only the ipod has not broken, chipped, or gotten scratched yet. So, if an ipod can survive over a year in my sister's pathetic care, then I'm sure the rest of us shouldn't have anything to worry about.
Now, if you plan on running an ipod over with your car, that may be a different story.
Well, they're now marketing the ic502 for Nextel. It's the hybrid phone. Granted, they focus highly on the Sprint side of the advertising, but at least this one has more of a Nextel slant.
And their rev A broadband service needs to be broadcast. Sure we have a faster network than Cingular, but why not claim that about Verizon as well? After all, Verizon's network commercial is kicking Sprint's ass!
Let's hope new and better commercials are on the way.
Sprint has buried so many bodies: no one is innovating. have you looked at the miserable commercials, lately. They are miserable since there are no new products, services or innovations.
So what is Foresee doing, just getting rich?
What you all are failing to realize is that this is how Apple does business. And as it always has under Steve Jobs, Apple doesn't necessarily create something completely new (actually, I don't think that it ever has really). It simply takes a task and tries to make that task as seemless and easy to do as possible.
For example, Xerox had originally created the mouse, but Jobs and Wozniak came up with the idea to use the mouse as an alternative input device. That then led them to create the Macintosh OS, which was the first GUI that didn't require anyone to read any manual on how to do anything. It was simply ergonomically simple.
Then you have the iPod. Sure, there were other mp3 players out there at the time, but Apple (thanks to Jobs) made the iPod iconic. He saw an opportunity to sell both hardware AND software: the iPod and iTunes. That was brilliant, yet it came as a shock that no one else had ever thought of it before. Melding two separate tasks (i.e., buy an mp3 player and then putting music on the mp3 player) into one common task.
The iPhone will be no different. Sure, people also poo-pooed the mating of a digital camera to a cell phone, but obviously that idea hasn't gone out of style, and it's been over a decade since the first camera phone has been out. The iPhone, though it doesn't support all the latest high tech bells and whistles, does do some things brilliantly. After all, the goal was to make the phone smart, not a complete genius.
The phone will sync like an iPod, it can surf on the internet and send/receive email (like a computer), and it can place calls (and take photos) like a cell phone. But the interface is the allegedly "innovative" design cue that people have come to expect out of Apple.
The only mistake Jobs ever made was to put the MacOS under strict lock and key. In a way, by doing so he saved Apple from having to worry about seemingly endless OS exploits (unlike Microsoft, where the finalized version of Vista was already found to be buggy about a week before it launched). However, by keeping the OS under lock and key, he's also created a niche that prevents the masses from buying it up like mad.
Perhaps he has a point though. Apple has never really appealed to anyone that wouldn't consider themselves to be artistic in some way. Most people are too short-sighted and see only the price (and Apple products tend to sport a 10-50% premium over similar non-Apple products), and thus do not bother buying an Apple product. But those that do always completely swear by them.
In fact, I wouldn't be surprised to see the next generation of iPod having bluetooth already installed. In the end though, it won't matter. Apple will most likely get to their 10M iPhones sold, and will then wow us again with something that no one else thought of, but should have.
So, I think the iPhone will be a success...and I believe Apple and Cisco have already resolved the patent issues. So, now the question should be this:
What is Sprint going to create that's innovative?
No...it's not WiMAX. Guess we'll have to wait and see.
The only thing the iPhone has new is the Apple name and the wifi capability that was crippled in the Rckr. I am sorely disappointed. I was looking for something truly innovative.
Oh yeah, and a touch screen - so what happens if you carry your phone in your front pants pocket and you meet a cute chick and your mind begins to wander and things start to happen and you totally inadvertantly dial your significant other?
Wonder how that suit with Cisco is going. I believe I pointed out some months ago that Cisco owned the US trademark on "iPhone"...
I too think the Iphone will be a bit of a bust.
It is a lot like the TV's with the built in DVD player. What do you do when one of the sytems breaks?
It is really cool now, but in the long run, I don't think it is going to work out well.
Cingular is heavy on lower margin pre-paid subscribers, Verizon has a high percentage of contract subscribers. Verizon is an agile competitor that seldom stand still. I do not think that Cingular will sell the iPhone to their base given it's price. Verizon can hold it's base by sweetening the pot a little for them, which I think that it will.
I am biased. I am wholly unimpressed by the iPhone as a daily utility device. I expect it to attract technogeeks, but have difficulty penetrating into the larger, lucrative general wireless phone userbase.
This is from today's "Good Morning Silicon Valley."
"What, you expected to come out of a Steve Jobs negotiation with anything more than a warm glow?
By JOHN PACZKOWSKI
It's like the Golden State Warriors deciding to pass over Larry Bird in the '78 draft. Verizon Wireless, the No. 2 U.S. cell phone carrier, was offered the chance to be the exclusive distributor of Apple's iPhone almost two years ago, but refused it, piqued by Cupertino's "rich financial terms" and other demands. Apple reportedly wanted a percentage of the monthly services fees, full control of iPhone distribution and sole discretion on warranty and replacement issues. "They would have been stepping in between us and our customers to the point where we would have almost had to take a back seat ? on hardware and service support," Jim Gerace, a Verizon Wireless vice president, told USA Today. "We said no. We have nothing bad to say about the Apple iPhone. We just couldn't reach a deal that was mutually beneficial." Verizon's decision to end talks with Apple sent the electronics maker into the waiting arms of Cingular, which agreed to Apple's stringent terms, or some variation on them, and will no doubt use the much-anticipated multifunction device to bleed Verizon of its subscribers."
You know what...AT&T will end up giving people a TON of discounts to pay for that iPhone. They already do it for the Blackjack, Q, etc. I expect that after a few months, even the iPhone will get a discount (though no where near as much as the competition gets discounted).
And what's the other $40/month for? The first is for the Cingular monthly fee...what about the second? What am I missing?
"You know what...AT&T will end up giving people a TON of discounts to pay for that iPhone. They already do it for the Blackjack, Q, etc. I expect that after a few months, even the iPhone will get a discount (though no where near as much as the competition gets discounted).
And what's the other $40/month for? The first is for the Cingular monthly fee...what about the second? What am I missing?"
Hey, the more incentives that T pays, the better for the rest of the competition including but not limited to Sprint.
I am guessing but perhaps the other $40 is for data?