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Forum roundup: 3G iPhone gripes, more

updated 09:55 pm EDT, Mon June 16, 2008

Forum roundup 3G iPhone

Since the debut of the new iPhone 3G members of the Macnn forums have been discussing their likes and dislikes of this redesigned, lower priced model. It seams that Apple did not live up to its expectations for some. One user states that they would have liked to see things like a better camera or stereo Bluetooth. Another user expresses a dislike for the service provider that has been selected (AT&T), an opinion that echoed across the board. One member said they were "satisfied" with the upgrades, another was impressed and plans on buying one soon, but most of the existing iPhone owners didn't see any reason to invest in the new model based on these upgrades alone.

A very hot topic of interest has been in the rumour of Mac OS X10.6 "Snow Leopard" arriving in January of 2009 in a thread that was started before the WWDC. Users debated the logical reasons for this upgrade and most agreed that it was far too soon for this to be happening. There is a concern that a push toward Cocoa, and Intel Only processors would mean that CD Macs will not be supported and furthermore there was concern that the new changes would limit the current selection of programs available. By the time WWDC had finished it was known that Apple did not intend to limit anything, rather, it planned to expand the possibilities by enhancing current features and extend support for modern features with OpenCL.

One user has recently decided they are going to be getting a Mac Pro and inquires about the benefits to upgrading to a 8800 video card. Everything from specifications and firmware issues to usage and price were taken into consideration. The 8800 was determined to be unnecessary in this case due to the fact that its primary purpose is for gaming, and gaming was not on the list of things that this user was planning on doing much of.

Bensson3c, a Clinically Insane member of the Macnn forums, started a discussion about improvements made in regards to Firefox 3. Users discussed the differences between Firefox 3 and Safari and most agree that they would take Safari over the new Firefox any day although the new Firefox is thought to be a step in the right direction.

by MacNN Staff



  1. slider

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Scotty, I Need More Power

    As amazing as the iPhone is, it's still not enough, and for some, it never will be. Nor will anything else for that matter. I just wish AT&T was in my area so I could gripe about how crappy my iPhone was. Yep, that's right, I have b**** envy.

  1. neondiet

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Picking nits

    Well I live in the UK, and everyone I know who has a 2G iPhone today plans to upgrade to the 3G when it's released. Longer battery life, better signal reception and the HSDPA speed bump is what I see driving this. Yes it would have been nice to have a 3.2MP camera , and from previous experience with SE phones 3.2MP is when you hit the sweet spot for a phone camera. But that's only a tiny element of what the iPhone is all about. Where I got most use out of my iPhone camera is takes pictures of people's faces to add them to my Address Book, which then syncs up with my Mac. I've not personally seen that level of integration any where else except on the iPhone, and it's very handy.

  1. msuper69

    Joined: Dec 1969



    "It seams (sic) that Apple did not live up to its expectations for some."


    This article is ridiculous. An article about what people are saying in the forums. On top of that, what people are bitching about in the forums is typical about every Apple product. Where's the news?

  1. GORDYmac

    Joined: Dec 1969


    To their defense

    The title does read 'forum roundup'. Maybe it's a slow news day.

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