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Old 06-26-07, 10:26 AM   #1
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No Group Ride "iPhone" Friday Night

In case anyone is interested I will not be able to ride this Friday. Instead I'm going to plunk down $500 on an iPhone.

If you see me on the road on Saturday - look out as I might be watching a podcast while cruising down the Ohio Country rodes.

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Old 06-26-07, 10:30 AM   #2
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I would spend Saturday on ebay, selling the thing for $1500...

Then Sunday go buy some nice bike swag...
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Old 06-26-07, 10:33 AM   #3
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Have fun with that. Could be a good investment. Look what happened with the PS3's.

<<< Works for Apple.

<<< Will not be getting an iPhone
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Old 06-26-07, 10:44 AM   #4
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Have fun with that. Could be a good investment. Look what happened with the PS3's.

<<< Works for Apple.

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Do you seriously work for apple? What do you do?
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Do you seriously work for apple? What do you do?

Institutional sales rep for Montana State University.
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Even though it's not exactly comparing apples to apples (he he) look at the difference in the anticipation of the product between PS3 and XBoX 360. People were camping out for weeks to get those 2 but the last time I checked I did not see anyone outside the Cingular store and the release of the IPhone is just a few days away....
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I'm just waiting to see the first asshat talking on his iPhone while he's riding his bike so I can whack him on the backside of his head as I pass him by.

Seriously, all you Appleholics, buy the iPhone, and one for your relatives and friends too. I'd really like to see AAPL break 150 by the end of the year.
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Big time apple supporter here... also will not be getting a $500 phone that costs $120 a month to use... big waste, but lots of suckers will be diving right in (looks pretty cool though, I'll give it that)
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the last time I checked I did not see anyone outside the Cingular store and the release of the IPhone is just a few days away....

The news says people are starting to show up outside of Apple stores nationwide.
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Although it looks way cool, the device still has a few fatal flaws:

- Not a G3 phone
- Cannot link to Exchange email
- You need two hands to operate the device. Unlike my current phone where I can just hold one button to speed dial a common number.
- The lack of keypad is going to make texting much more difficult.

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The difference between the iPhone and the PS3 (ect.) is that the people lining up for the iPhone tend not to be your average "still living with mom flipping burgers to support bad habits" kind of people.
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- i don't even own a cell phone... but waiting for a light around here on my bike, it appears that, at least anecdotally, seven out of 10 cagers have a cell phone stuck in the ear and are able to make one-armed tight swinging turns on the green...

- what i want to know is: "Who in the H-E-double-hockey-sticks are they all talking to?"

- and don't get me started on those twits in stores who appear to be talking to themselves while using the Bluetooth earpieces...

p.s. an iPhone is *not* in my future, and i've been a Mac user since '86
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Big time apple supporter here... also will not be getting a $500 phone that costs $120 a month to use... big waste, but lots of suckers will be diving right in (looks pretty cool though, I'll give it that)
Actually the minimum monthly plan is half that
http://www.apple.com/iphone/easysetup/rateplans.html
I also wouldn't buy one to "flip" as I heard Apple has stock piled several million for launch so it should be doable to purchase one through conventional means.

Wont be purchasing one, although in ten years when it comes to Verizon we'll see
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Old 06-26-07, 11:09 AM   #14
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Actually the minimum monthly plan is half that
http://www.apple.com/iphone/easysetup/rateplans.html
I also wouldn't buy one to "flip" as I heard Apple has stock piled several million for launch so it should be doable to purchase one through conventional means.

Wont be purchasing one, although in ten years when it comes to Verizon we'll see
hmmm, I stand corrected. Last month I read $120 somewhere (preliminary speculation maybe?). Well, for $60, not bad, but still won't be getting one... yet. I'll wait for the 3rd or 4th generation in years to come when it also acts as condiment dispenser

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In case anyone is interested I will not be able to ride this Friday. Instead I'm going to plunk down $500 on an iPhone.
Thank you for being an early adopter so the rest of us can get a better/cheaper version next year.
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I'll wait for the 3rd or 4th generation in years to come when it also acts as condiment dispenser
Yup, this release will be the 1st generation for the early adopters. It should be interesting to see all the iterations of the iPhone 2 to 3 years from now when they'll be selling them at every wireless provider. Or it could be a big failure, and I'll be unhappy I didn't sell some AAPL at 100.
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Old 06-26-07, 11:25 AM   #18
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I have been using and developing business Mac apps since 1984. The iPhone is very tempting but I still have a year to go on my Verizon contract. I will be patient. Version 2 will be out in a year and discounts should be available when starting a new 2 year plan.
$60 for the minimum plan is not bad, I was afraid it would be more.
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Old 06-26-07, 05:30 PM   #19
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yep first gen Iphone buyer should be branded with the word sucker on to their foreheads. There's suppose to be a new Iphone in about 6 months time from now , Xmas or 1st qrt 2008 so why get one now when there is possibly going to be a better one coming out in less than a years time.
Then there's the Cingular / AT&T wireless plan factor which is a joke. Even if you look at the lowest plan, people are going to become cash cows for at&t. all plans are stuck with 200 txt messages which when you take into consideration normal txt use and chatting on line via some form of IM on the Iphone that just ate up your 200 limit time ot get hit by those additional txt fees ...
450 minutes for a 60$ plan is a joke they should have given out 600 minutes
Ok here's the at&t phone plan : http://www.apple.com/iphone/pr/20070626plans.html
Also one have to watch out for the term unlimited data ... other cell phone providers actually have caps for data and hidden clauses in their EULA which i am sure AT&T will have new ones made up for the Iphone. http://www.wireless.att.com/cell-pho...plan-terms.jsp

might as well kiss about $2k good bye from your pocket book for that 2 year Iphone agreement with at&t
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Walter Mossberg of the WSJ likes the iphone. See his review in tomorrow's edition. This gizmo rocks.

Alas, too pricey even for Pcad. Bike schwag must come first of course. Some of you losers need to get your priorities straight. You need Zipps to go fast, an iphone will only slow you down. But by all means, buy one (or more) Pcad also owns Apple stock.
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http://www.nypost.com/seven/06262007..._fleishman.htm
which of course it the op. of NY post review.
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Only $60 a month (unlimited data, 200 texts included, video ipod, youtube, squint), why not. I'll be buying two (have two upgrades) and selling one on ebay, therefore getting a free iPhone (or close to it). I'll still keep my blackberry though just in case. It was announced that it will infact sync with Microsoft products (Outlook) via ActiveSync.

So, why not get one??
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BRILLIANT!!





(i still want one... but wont be getting one)
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Only $60 a month (unlimited data, 200 texts included, video ipod, youtube, squint), why not. I'll be buying two (have two upgrades) and selling one on ebay, therefore getting a free iPhone (or close to it). I'll still keep my blackberry though just in case. It was announced that it will infact sync with Microsoft products (Outlook) via ActiveSync.

So, why not get one??




this is one of the problems i have with this country...
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I'm waiting on the Microsoft VISTA PHONE. Only 28lbs, turn on in under 5 minutes, and asks your permission to send and recieve every sentence. YOU GO BILLLL!!!!
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