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[hardocp] iPhone 3G Improved, But Still Flawed

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Not to discourage anyone standing in line for one of the new 3G iPhones or anything but the reviews for the next-gen Apple phone aren’t that great. It seems new buyers will be happier than people that are upgrading and battery life, among other things, seems to be big concern.

The New York Times' David Pogue, Wall Street Journal's Walt Mossberg and USA Today's Ed Baig, the Holy Trinity of Apple's marketing department, all received the phone about two weeks ago. (Most other reviewers, including ours, will have to wait with everyone else to buy one tomorrow morning.) All three reviewers liked the first generation iPhone and they all like the second generation even better.
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looks like i might need to hold off a little on that one....
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Not worth and never will be worth the buy
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The complaint about data plans and prices can be all but ignored to those in the UK. The plans are the same prices and amount of minutes/texts as before. Unlimited data + free wifi access at thousands of locations. Plus of course the 3g coverage in the UK seems (from what I can tell of coverage maps of the UK) to be alot better than in the US according to that article.
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K clearly, i think im just going to stick with the old iphone until rogers and apple, get their act together...
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The Rogers plan for the iPhone is going to be at least $30.
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Apple is known for "hyping" up the tech to get that all mighty dollar out of the consumer. Some of there methods are on the level, others are not...

When the first iPhone came out, everyone where i worked asked the question, "why doesn't it have 3G support?" And knowing how apple likes to play this game, i replied with, "so they can release one in a year that does support it, and everyone will 'have' to buy the new one."

I understand the reasoning behind their marketing when the iphone first came out, they needed to leave some room for improvments so they have something to add to the next gen model. I get this part, but at the same time, i wonder what next years iphone will be like? 32gb models? more colors?? an even faster data network connection? WiMAX??

More than anything, i want a better battery. Apple seems to give a ***** about the things that actually make the phone more useful. All these other things that they are adding on to the phone are just flashy extras. I dont need GPS on my phone, but i do need a battery that can hold a charge for more than 3 hours talk time.

I would really like to get inside the heads of the people who makes the "feture" chices with the iphone...

Maybe im missing something.
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Originally Posted by DigitalBear View Post
Not worth and never will be worth the buy
AUS prices

smartphone = $165
iTouch 16gb = $399
GPS = $210

iPhone 16gb = $624

That makes it worth it in my opinion.

In Australia, the plans are okay in comparison to the other plans here.

I know the GPS isn't that good but the hardware is there, we are just waiting on some decent software to back it up.

EDIT: 3G coverage in Australia is nearly nation-wide so should be ok.
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