Anyone here own one? Considering seriously of buying one and want to know if you’d recommend it…
No, but I do own an iPod touch, which has the same applications as the iPhone. In terms of apps, I would recommend it, although I don’t know anything about the other features of the iPhone. There are a good number of free apps and many of those that cost money have a free version that has limited features; you can try it to see if you want to purchase it. My favorite application is 2 Across. I downloaded the free version first and then decided to pay the $10 for the full version. It was so worth it; I get access to tons of crossword puzzles from different newspapers, including one featured NYT puzzle every week (and everyone knows those are the best!) The app is easy to use and I actually find that I get more answers on the app than I do writing on real crosswords from the paper since it’s much easier to write and erase- plus you can check your answers to see if they’re right, and a little red X will show up if you got a letter wrong. I’ll stop raving now; I’m just a crossword fan 🙂 Anyway, apps in general are great. Can’t speak for other features of the iPhone.
This is very likely not nogeiah to you, but in the States many yeshivos are banning all cell phones except the “kosher phone”, which has no internet, photo or texting capability.
Some parents have gotten burned because they got their kids a phone, and then the phone couldn’t be teken to yeshiva.
On to your question…
I don’t have one myself, but my neighbor at work does, and he loves it.
It is a high-quality phone, music player, camera, and video player (he uses an Apple application to load videos).
It is also an internet appliance.
If you like tech toys, this is a very nice one.
Just curious. How does it work as a phone?
jphone: You type the numbers on the touchscreen and hit send. There’s no real keypad, everything just on the touch screen.
Can you text normally from the keyboard or is it a bit awkward to use?
Still didnt answer my question. Is it good phone? can you have a normal phone conversation on this multimedia device that happens to have the letters “phone” in its name?
noitallmr: Dunno. I don’t own one, I’ve just tried it out at the Apple Store.
jphone: It works just fine as a phone. Whats the question?
Chacham. You answered my question. Some phones have gotten so caught up in all the bells and whistles, that the manufacturers have forgotten that they still have to used to place phone calls.