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iPhone facts from Engadget by Barbecue Bros
June 27, 2007, 12:27 pm
Filed under: technology


Not that it matters since I have Sprint, but the iPhone comes out on Friday. Engadget  posted a list of findings from the current reviews. It should be noted that some of these would potentially be remedied by software updates from the future:

  • 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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