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Old 06-29-2007   #2
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Default Re: iPhone, or iPhoney?

This just in from EGadget re: iPhone

-The mobile version of OS X or whatever it is the iPhone runs takes up 700MB of the device's capacity. Damn son!

-There's no way to cut, copy, or paste text! WHOA! Big, big mistake.

-No A2DP support. That, friends, is such a huge bummer right there.

-Sorry, music can't be used as a ringtone -- even if it's just a raw MP3. No additional ringtones will be sold at launch.

-On a PC the iPhone syncs with Outlook for calendars AND addresses! Noice.

-It supports Exchange in some capacity, according to Walt, but he doesn't exactly say how.

-Pogue again confirms document file reading -- but not editing -- for PDF, Word, and Excel (only).

-Adobe Flash support is officially out. It's just not in the browser. Neither is there any other kind of embedded video support. Sorry everybody, that's that.

-It will take snaps, but won't record video. How can Apple love YouTube as much as it does and not realize cellphone-shot movies make up a sizeable chunk of the crazy crap you find on there?

-Oh, and no MMS. And sorry, no voice dialing, either.

-Contact groups can't be emailed as contact lists.

-Apple sez between 300-400 charges the iPhone will lose battery capacity -- you'll send it in and get the cell replaced for a fee. Meh. We knew this would be the case, but still, meh.

-Apple can (and supposedly will) be rolling out periodic updates -- no surprise there.

-Battery life is, somehow, almost as mind-blowingly good as Apple claims for calls, music, and movies.

-As we suspected, users are prompted with lists of WiFi networks if you're not nearby a trusted hotspot. We've seen this on other phones, and we're afraid this would get friggin annoying.

-It's said to be very scratch resistant. The facade both front and rear apparently just doesn't pick up marring like regular iPods do.

-Voice quality is said to be good -- not great.
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