Pros Looks good
For the casual user it would be fine
Made me feel good about going back to a Treo750
a good replacement for carrying a Nintendo DS/PSP, IPod and a phone
AT&T has a 30 day return policy if you don't like it
Cons Battery life
it's the apple way or they highway
Too much clicking, swiping panning and zooming
Summary -Battery life was horrible, I had GPS, and WiFi off and still could not get a day out of the phone. 3G can be a huge drain on battery life especially if you are in a fringe area and the phone is constantly hunting for a better signal
-For those that are coming from a keyboard to a full touch screen don't start talking about how great it will be until you try it for a few days, typing/texting on the iPhone was horrible, the fact that you can't easily scroll back to the middle of a word to make a correction made it even worse. The fact that it is too easy to hit a neighbor key and not know just compounds the issue.
-First of all it is everything else and then a phone. When I turn it on give me a dial pad and keyboard, don't make me click through multiple areas just to get there
-I am a business user and the inability to search and/or sort e-mail is a problem
-Searching contacts requires multiple clicks to get to a place that you can start searching. I just want to start typing a name and have it immediately pull my contacts
-Apple is killing the App Store, there are many utilities out there that can fix the issues the problem is that Apple won't release them to the store because they are "competitive applications".
-The people I know that are happy with them mostly use them as a replacement for carrying a Nintendo DS/PSP, IPod and a phone.
-It took a pretty bad device to make me feel good about going back to a Treo750 :)
Pros Awesome applications
GPS navigation when it works
louder call and ring volume- which was needed
Cons Dropped calls all the time!
Crashed applications all the time!
Very poor battery life- If you use the functions that are advertised, the battery will be dead by noon
User interface speed has significantly decreased.
Update 2.1 did not do much at all
Summary If you have a 1st gen Iphone do not get rid of it like I did- I regret it and wish I had my 1st gen back. I have many apple products and this is by far the worst product that they have released. Usually you can say that Apple products just work. Well this one doesn't. And I am not the only one- everyone I know that 'upgraded' to the 3g regrets it. Shame on Apple for releasing this product. Shame on Apple for making commercials with the phone operating 3x faster than it does in real life. Shame on Apple for pretending like everything is fine- why do they feel the need not to address the problems with their products? I feel as Apple has become more popular, the quality of their product has declined so they can meet their scheduled release dates to generate more revenue.
Pros uh...can't think of anything other than people still think it is cool.
Cons HORRIBLE reception, can't text pictures, can't use for work email due to security, the glass broke and Apple won't fix it unless I pay $200, battery was good, now it is not, can only hear voice mail on speaker...
Summary I will admit I do not have the 3G one, but it has to be the same. I never really had many problems with speed. Basically, it looks great and was so fun at first. But now, I know it's secondary purpose is a phone. When the glass broke, I found out that Apple would fix it for $200. Which seems odd to me. I cannot imagine that the glass is $200! And the phone was not abused. They had you in a catch-22. Can't get insurance with ATT and Apple won't cover it! I am just waiting to get shards of glass in my face when I answer a call! It also has a small space that looks burned on to the screen. The reception is bad and for whatever reason, I cannot hear my voicemail without using the speaker. All these other issues they refuse to repair, blaming it on the glass. I also cannot get my work email because of some secuity thing in Outlook that my company is not willing to turn off. There are many of us at work with the iphone, and we all suffer the same fate. I am gearing up to buy a new smartphone and just wished I would have gone with my first instinct to buy one in the first place. And why can't the figure out the whole picture text message thing! I hate explaining to people that I did not see thier picture because it is a pain to go to the website to look it up. Plus, you cannot forward text messages. The whole experience is just disappointing.
Pros It has awesome apps and can work well, no problems in my book
Cons None, this phone is sweet.
Summary I decided I would give more an in-depth review on this phone. I worked at requires I have constant email access. I had previously owned a RAZR phone and used it with my company line- But I heard news that we were upgrading. Now this is still when they had the 3G on the 45.00 deal instead of the 3GS being that price. RAZR internet wouldn't cut it for me. I was told that we were getting iPhone and I jumped at the opportunity (had the choice on that or the PRE PLUS) and I really jumped for this.
I only had owned the RAZR v3 8 months, but it was getting really weird-like. I got this phone refurbished (RAZR) AND used it for 8 months. It kept restarting. When I got the new phone my cousin said he would like my V3, and I said ok. I wenbt and cleared it from all of my info, the outside and inside screen went unresponsive. Outside worked, inside didn't. WAS KINDA MESSED UP.
I am really intrigued with all I can do with this phone, mail, email, calling texting picture messaging, facebook, app store. Tons more of what I could even do on my RAZR,.
i really LOVED MY IPHONE- i now have something different.
Pros Gorgeous, sleek, powerful
Cons Bluetooth doesn't work, AT&T signal is crap, no cut & paste????
Summary An amazing device lacking some really basic features, but it's ridiculous that I had to plunk down $250 for a wireless signal booster for the house because AT&T's signal is so weak - with Sprint I had full bars. With AT&T, ONLY dropped calls and missed txt. If Palm Pre had come out 1 month earlier I wouldn't be writing this. Still, the iPhone is a sweet, sweet device.