Perhaps the most important device of the 21st century, the iPhone, by Apple Inc., provides both form and function in one small package. After years of rumors and speculation, the phone Apple and AT & T now earn some cash and give users, or fan-boys as they are sometimes called eternal gadget bliss. despite this review of the Apple iPhone, some customers are not very satisfied.
The iPhone, which is sometimes advertised as ‘Jesus Phone’, is still as productive as its debut 4 months ago. It has been hacked, unlocked and now patched. The applications are unlimited. The biggest complaints after a review of the Apple iPhone are:
1. AT & T – As soon as you buy it, you are stuck with AT & T as the sole carrier of the iPhone.
2. No MMS support – Which phone, during this time and today, does not contain the popular MMS protocol to send images to other phones? Answer: the iPhone.
3. Price tag – “OMFG” Can you justify spending $ 600 on the iPhone? After a few short months, the price tag of the iPhone drops to $ 399. Ouch, early adopters.
Every application of the review of the Apple iPhone is great. You simply can not compare it with other phones on the market, although many people try it. The phone itself is not bad. Everything is touchscreen, so it takes some getting used to, but the five modes within the phone function work smoothly. You have your favorite contacts, recent calls, contacts list, the keypad to dial numbers and visual voicemail. It is a new way to make and receive calls. The phone even gives you as much information as possible about the number recognition of numbers that are not in your contacts.
Having mail is important for many people. With the iPhone, you have a real e-mail client, similar to a Blackberry or other smartphone device. What is different is that it actually looks like an email client on your MacBook. PC users may not understand this point, but the simplicity of the e-mail program is perfect for e-mailing ‘on the go’. However, the buyer must make sure that the e-mail program does use the painfully slow AT & T Edge network. This means that if you load a lot of messages, you have to wait minutes to download all your messages. Web applications such as G-mail are also frustrating because every e-mail sent from the phone must also be retrieved after sending. It is best to give IMAP an e-mail address.
With the internet at your fingertips is probably what makes the iPhone the most advanced mobile device ever. The power of having a Safari web browser is amazing, but the problem with Safari is slower and less powerful than that of big brothers, Internet Explorer and Firefox. Also, you can not currently run Java or Flash, which makes it visually impressive, but just as diluted as other mobile browsers in terms of functionality.
The built-in iPod is what you would expect from a review of the Apple iPhone. It is simple and easy to navigate. There is a Cover Flow view that lets you browse through album art to find the album you want to listen to and a separate video playlist that lets you watch movies on the run.
“Third party apps” are great on the iPhone. These web applications bring extra functionality to an already great device. In the beginning, there were few, but as time went on and the popularity grew, the iPhone became a thriving business for web apps from third parties. The downside, they are web apps.
The power behind the Apple iPhone is the unlockable functions. You can unlock, hack and crack your iPhone to add real third-party applications. Buyer beware, any change will definitively invalidate the warranty on the iPhone. Some users have ‘bricked up’ their iPhones by unlocking the phone for use with other providers. It is clear that these procedures are very risky and should not be tried by anyone unless they are willing to put their $ 400 dollar on a low paperweight. With some third-party applications, you can customize your iPhone with different graphics and icons. Some allow you to record voice notes and triangulate your position using wi-fi and cellular tower signals. Needless to say that there are many advantages to hacking your phone.
Following a recent review of the Apple iPhone, many customers have complained that Apple went too far in protecting their iPhone from wrong hands and some iPhones have been permanently disabled due to illegal unlocking of the phone. Those who had the knowledge and the feeling to repair the lock were able to avoid this iPhone “brick” and stay in beautiful gadget bliss.
Apple recently announced legal applications from third parties in the coming months, with a development kit in February 2008. Expect open source applications, expensive iPhone software, and potentially downloadable games this year next year.
The iPhone honors its hype but can do more to please the crowd. Those who are looking for a new, fun smartphone, look at the iPhone in the coming months as prices drop and software is readily available. Only the die-hard users should invest in the iPhone due to its regular update.