Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


Awesome
4805 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1061

Trusted
Subscriber

Topic # 62439 7-Jun-2010 11:19
Send private message

With wide speculation that a new Apple iPhone will be announced by Steve Jobs at WWDC in less than a days time, and with some of the material that had been 'leaked' so far, what are your thoughts?

I have been a die hard Nokia fan for years, but I did briefly try the iPhone 3G not too long after its release. I disliked a number of things about it, most of which have now been resolved. Additionally, my current phone (A Nokia E72) is easily the buggiest Nokia phone I have ever used, and Nokia seem to have no commitment to fix it.




Twitter: ajobbins


Create new topic
4003 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 695

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 338989 7-Jun-2010 11:40
Send private message

Many years ago when I bought my 3310 I absolutely loved it because of the ease of use and simple elegant styling that Nokia were well renowned for at the time. Unfortunately they really seem to have lost that market niche to Apple in recent years as they've moved towards increasingly complex - and arguably frustrating - devices.

The new iPhone is bound to be typical of Apple products. If, like me, you're happy to pay a premium for asthetics and a straightforward and fluid user experience then the iPhone is hard to beat, but if you're after some serious geekery then look elsewhere.

I iz your trusted friend
5793 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 138

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 338990 7-Jun-2010 11:41
Send private message

You'll like it, if you have used iPod Touch, you'll figure out that the interface is easy. There are something that certain group of people dislike, like the lock-down approach with apps and control. However, it is a great device that sync harmonically through iTunes - which itself is a love-hate for some people.

I used to hate iTunes until I got given an iPod, and slowly coming to enjoy iTunes without being too pedantic about it. In the end, it is just another software application that you just learn to use and avoid its limitation. In the end, it just works.




Internet is my backyard...

 

«Geekzone blog: Tech 'n Chips Takeaway» «Personal blog: And then...»

 

Please read the Geekzone's FUG

 




Awesome
4805 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1061

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 338993 7-Jun-2010 11:50
Send private message

I'm probably most curious to know how soon it will be available in NZ. Assuming it is announced tomorrow, when would be your best guesses (Given what's happened with the 3G and 3GS) as to when we will be able to buy one?




Twitter: ajobbins


4003 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 695

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 338996 7-Jun-2010 11:58
Send private message

ajobbins: I'm probably most curious to know how soon it will be available in NZ. Assuming it is announced tomorrow, when would be your best guesses (Given what's happened with the 3G and 3GS) as to when we will be able to buy one?


A bit of quick research suggests that the 3GS was released on the 19th of June last year and available for purchase from Vodafone NZ on the 10th of July, so the wait wasn't too long at all.

Having said that, the iPad is due here in July and I wonder if Apple might want to stagger the release of the two products in order to get as much publicity as they can.

513 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 1

Trusted
Kiwi Dev Studios

  Reply # 338999 7-Jun-2010 12:03
Send private message

I use mine for work -they provided it, and it's very cool. Integrates with outlook perfectly. Only real bummer I see is the battery life. With GPS, wifi, 3G turned on with regular use it lasts about 6-7hrs, but on standby can last up to 1-1.5 days

also when they bring the iPhone HD here, more than likely the 3GS will drop in price.




--
Stephen
twitter/ NZCoderGuy / KiwiDevStudios

Kiwi Dev Studios


2079 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 218

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 339007 7-Jun-2010 12:21
Send private message

alasta:
ajobbins: I'm probably most curious to know how soon it will be available in NZ. Assuming it is announced tomorrow, when would be your best guesses (Given what's happened with the 3G and 3GS) as to when we will be able to buy one?


A bit of quick research suggests that the 3GS was released on the 19th of June last year and available for purchase from Vodafone NZ on the 10th of July, so the wait wasn't too long at all.

Having said that, the iPad is due here in July and I wonder if Apple might want to stagger the release of the two products in order to get as much publicity as they can.


That's a good point actually. I can't imagine they would really want a simultaneous release (i.e. within a couple weeks of each other) in case one product erodes into the sales of the other, and vice versa, as well as both products competing against each other in terms of marketing.  




MacBook Pro 13" w/ Touch Bar (Early 2017) | iPad Pro 10.5 Wi-Fi 128GB (Space Grey) | iPhone 8 Plus 64GB (Product RED) | HomePod (Space Grey) | Apple TV 4K | Apple TV (4th Generation) | Apple Watch Series 3 42mm (Space Grey)

4003 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 695

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 339008 7-Jun-2010 12:23
Send private message

gtxboyracer: I use mine for work -they provided it, and it's very cool. Integrates with outlook perfectly. Only real bummer I see is the battery life. With GPS, wifi, 3G turned on with regular use it lasts about 6-7hrs, but on standby can last up to 1-1.5 days


Rumour has it that the new model will have improved battery life, but we'll find out for sure soon enough.

2079 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 218

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 339009 7-Jun-2010 12:25
Send private message

As you can infer from my signature I'll be getting one regardless!

I'm quite interested in the rumour of a front-facing video camera, especially with Skype now allowing calls over 3G.




MacBook Pro 13" w/ Touch Bar (Early 2017) | iPad Pro 10.5 Wi-Fi 128GB (Space Grey) | iPhone 8 Plus 64GB (Product RED) | HomePod (Space Grey) | Apple TV 4K | Apple TV (4th Generation) | Apple Watch Series 3 42mm (Space Grey)

656 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted

  Reply # 342336 16-Jun-2010 15:04
Send private message

corksta:
That's a good point actually. I can't imagine they would really want a simultaneous release (i.e. within a couple weeks of each other) in case one product erodes into the sales of the other, and vice versa, as well as both products competing against each other in terms of marketing.  


The release for iPhone  4 in NZ is for end July. 
iPhone 4 and iPad are not competing products as perform differnent roles.

2079 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 218

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 342398 16-Jun-2010 17:18
Send private message

I know it's July my original post was from before WWDC.

I know they perform two different roles I don't live in a cave, my point was that Apple wouldn't want people to get confused or lost in marketing two brand new products at the same time, that's why I said "competing against each other in terms of marketing."

Either way my argument is moot and is no longer relevant.




MacBook Pro 13" w/ Touch Bar (Early 2017) | iPad Pro 10.5 Wi-Fi 128GB (Space Grey) | iPhone 8 Plus 64GB (Product RED) | HomePod (Space Grey) | Apple TV 4K | Apple TV (4th Generation) | Apple Watch Series 3 42mm (Space Grey)

1818 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 340

Subscriber

  Reply # 342625 17-Jun-2010 11:59
Send private message

I'd say the iPhone 4 will be end of July and the iPad will be a quieter release a little later - but not September as that's new iPod time.




Handsome Dan Has Spoken.

I iz your trusted friend
5793 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 138

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 342626 17-Jun-2010 12:05
Send private message

I have a hunch that. iOS4 for iPad may be in work, and perhaps there could be a quick/tiny refresh for iPad and iPod Touch in September... Otherwise tiny refresh for iPad in Jan/Feb 2011.




Internet is my backyard...

 

«Geekzone blog: Tech 'n Chips Takeaway» «Personal blog: And then...»

 

Please read the Geekzone's FUG

 


xpd

Chief Trash Bandit
8846 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1303

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 342628 17-Jun-2010 12:06
Send private message

I dont own any "i" products at all... someone want to rectify that for me when they buy their new "i" toy upgrades ? ;)




XPD / Gavin / DemiseNZ

 

For Free Games, Geekiness and Reviews, visit :

 

Home Of The Overrated Raccoons

 

Battlenet : XPD#11535    Origin/Steam/Epic/Uplay : xpdnz


4003 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 695

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 342630 17-Jun-2010 12:12
Send private message

Handsomedan: I'd say the iPhone 4 will be end of July and the iPad will be a quieter release a little later - but not September as that's new iPod time.


The Apple site is still showing the iPad as 'coming July' and it would personally be annoyed if they delayed it now that July is just around the corner. In fact, I was hoping that they would be starting to take pre-orders for it about now.

Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Intel introduces new NUC kits and NUC mini PCs
Posted 16-Aug-2018 11:03


The Warehouse leaps into the AI future with Google
Posted 15-Aug-2018 17:56


Targus set sights on enterprise and consumer growth in New Zealand
Posted 13-Aug-2018 13:47


Huawei to distribute nova 3i in New Zealand
Posted 9-Aug-2018 16:23


Home robot Vector to be available in New Zealand stores
Posted 9-Aug-2018 14:47


Panasonic announces new 2018 OLED TV line up
Posted 7-Aug-2018 16:38


Kordia completes first live 4K TV broadcast
Posted 1-Aug-2018 13:00


Schools get safer and smarter internet with Managed Network Upgrade
Posted 30-Jul-2018 20:01


DNC wants a safer .nz in the coming year
Posted 26-Jul-2018 16:08


Auldhouse becomes an AWS Authorised Training Delivery Partner in New Zealand
Posted 26-Jul-2018 15:55


Rakuten Kobo launches Kobo Clara HD entry level reader
Posted 26-Jul-2018 15:44


Kiwi team reaches semi-finals at the Microsoft Imagine Cup
Posted 26-Jul-2018 15:38


KidsCan App to Help Kiwi Children in Need
Posted 26-Jul-2018 15:32


FUJIFILM announces new high-performance lenses
Posted 24-Jul-2018 14:57


New FUJIFILM XF10 introduces square mode for Instagram sharing
Posted 24-Jul-2018 14:44



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.