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Currently Being ModeratedJun 21, 2010 7:29 AM (in response to BFA)How are you going to link up to itunes and transfer music back an forth? I thought you could only link up to one phone at a time. I realize you said your going to use it as a ipod but won't itunes recognize the device as a phone and not an ipod?
I'm in the same boat and would like to know if there is a way around this. Please let me know if it is possible.Custom, Windows Vista
Currently Being ModeratedJun 21, 2010 7:32 AM (in response to shadowpaige64507)http://support.apple.com/kb/ht3406
This talks about using as iPod Touch. If I can't use it for music, then I probably will sell it, and just use my new iPhone for music in the car.PowerBook G4 17" 1.5, 1GB, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
Currently Being ModeratedJun 21, 2010 8:07 AM (in response to BFA)To the other poster: iTunes on a single computer will even sync multiple phones at the same time. It's no problem.
I also have been happy with my original iPhone. I didn't even mind that I bought it 3 months before the 3G came out, and I might have stuck with it for another year if not for dropping it on concrete and shattering the screen in March (still works fine--I just put a screen protector on it to hold the glass together and waited for iPhone 4). Battery still fine after 2 years, it's still going to get used for a while yet.
I had been putting off getting a PDA because I didn't want to deal with the hassle of making it sync, but I tried the phone and it just works.MacBook Pro 2ghz, Mac OS X (10.5.8), first-gen iPhone, MobileMe
Currently Being ModeratedJun 21, 2010 8:13 AM (in response to BFA)Me too! I even have the lowly 4GB that was discontinued almost the day after it was released. It has been a great phone and I have never had any major issues...battery life just now started to show its age. I almost decided to wait until (maybe) the iPhone comes out with another carrier, but the iPhone 4 is just to neat to pass up.
Also giving to my son to use as a Touch.MacBook Pro 13", Mac OS X (10.6.4), Apple/Mac user since 1987
Currently Being ModeratedJun 21, 2010 8:20 AM (in response to shadowpaige64507)
How are you going to link up to itunes and transfer music back an forth? I thought you could only link up to one phone at a time. I realize you said your going to use it as a ipod but won't itunes recognize the device as a phone and not an ipod?
I'm in the same boat and would like to know if there is a way around this. Please let me know if it is possible.
You could link multiple iphones/ipod touchs to a single computer but you cannot link multiple computers to an iphone/ipod touch.HP, Windows Vista
Currently Being ModeratedJun 21, 2010 8:49 AM (in response to BFA)I bought the original iPhone after it had been out for a while (and had the price reduced - though still $$). My contract with AT&T was up earlier this year. With all the new android phones and knowing apple would most likely have a new iPhone this spring, I decided to wait and make up my mind then.
I was seriously considering an android phone and my iPad pushed me even closer to an android phone since any apple app I liked on my phone I could just use on the iPad. So, I wasn't tied down by the iPhone software I had already purchased. I was also concerned that AT&T would not offer good pricing on the new phone to existing customers. If they hadn't I probably would have jumped ship. I'm not paying $600 for a new phone.
But they did offer good pricing, so I went with the iPhone 4. There is good and bad on both sides, and I have had problems with AT&T's coverage in some rural areas that other carriers have covered. But the new iPhone is simply too sweet. Android is nice as well but still has some software and hardware (read: battery life) issues that those manufacturers need to deal with.
My current iPhone will become an expensive battle.net authenticator.MacBook Pro 2.4 GHz 15", Mac OS X (10.6.3), iPhone 2G, iPad WiFi + 3G, Windows 7 laptop and desktop, Linux server
Currently Being ModeratedJun 21, 2010 4:35 PM (in response to BFA)My first cell was the Motorola Razr, I was surprised how poorly designed the software was and was really disappointed that there was no firmware upgrades. I got iPhone on day 1, the 4 gig version they quickly discontinued. It has served me fine to this day but it's time for an iPhone4 for me. I am surprised how slow this old thing is, it takes forever to load anything, even text messages and I still cringe whenever someone sends me an MMS because viewmymessage.com is unusable. That's a good idea about using the old phone as a car music player.iPhone 4GB, iPhone OS 3.1.3
Currently Being ModeratedJun 21, 2010 10:52 PM (in response to BFA)I wanted to add my two pennies worth. I got my 2G phone about 2 weeks after they were released... and love it - felt the same as others about the plastic back of the 3G ones... My battery is still working perfectly. I am very excited to have reserved a new iPhone 4, but will be sorry to say goodbye to my faithful friend.MacBook Pro original Iphone...until the 24th!!, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
Currently Being ModeratedJun 22, 2010 9:22 AM (in response to BFA)why can't the second generation iphone have the new software 0.4 to work on it?iPhone OS 3.1.3
Currently Being ModeratedJun 25, 2010 7:13 AM (in response to prkid59)Tempting fate, but I had my 2G for 3 years in November, I have only had minor software niggles (jailburst). No hardware faults. I replaced the battery in February and that very much extended the battery life. It also cost me £20 for a new rear case as it got ruined pushing it back on and the new case isn't much better. It is the best phone I have had, and I have got my £269 out of it.All, Mac OS X (10.5.7)
Currently Being ModeratedJun 25, 2010 6:27 PM (in response to BFA)Hear, hear!
I got my original iPhone as a Valentine's Day gift from my husband and it's still with me to this day. When he later got his own 3GS, I couldn't believe how much sleeker, more substantial-feeling, and just plain beautiful my original was compared to his. I had no desire to upgrade until now. My iPhone even outlasted my marriage!
Ladies, if you want lasting love in a sleek, sexy package with intuitive, made-to-please-you design, there's nothing like an Apple. Unlike some men, Steve Jobs has never let me down in 20 years (except perhaps during that dreadful Scully period and that wasn't his fault)...Al PB 1.67Ghz- 2GB RAM 80GB HD, Mac OS X (10.4.11), iPhone, iPod Mini. Also: SE30, 190cs, 7100, TiPB 500. Mac faithful since '89!
Currently Being ModeratedJun 25, 2010 7:06 PM (in response to CyberFinch)I stood in line for the original iPhone when it was new... I was 12th in line out of a total 30 something in the line...boy I would kill for a line that long now!
I bought one for me and my girlfriend with money I won playing craps in Vegas.
We went to the ATT store together and had so much fun getting them.
The ATT store tried to hose us with lame accessories but I used Jedi mind tricks to fool sales people and only purchased a case for one of the phones.
I have used this phone for 3 years and can't believe that a phone has lasted me this long and stayed functional and relatively current the entire time. I even think I could use it another year and be no worse for wear but I am a tech freak and the latest iteration is just to hard to resist. I ordered one for me and my lady yesterday. I know they will take a while to get here but I am too busy to blow a whole day getting a phone right now. But I will enjoy it when it arrives!MacBook Pro Unibody 2.66 15 inch, Mac OS X (10.5.6), 8 gigs Ram 256 SSD
Currently Being ModeratedJun 25, 2010 7:11 PM (in response to BFA)I got my original iPhone (8GB) in Dec. 2007 and it served me faithfully until this past March, when it suffered severe water damage. Now it won't even turn on. I was hoping to keep it around as a spare, but now I guess I'll just keep it for posterity's sake. Best piece of tech I've seen in my lifetime (I'm 28), but I'm sad to see Apple drop support. I guess it would happen eventually, but at least I got mine to v3.1.3 before it died.
Even in its "old" age, the original iPhone is still light years more advanced than a lot of other phones out there.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 25, 2010 7:18 PM (in response to stevenaquino)The 3 things I have appreciated about Apple products over the years are:
Pretty long lifespan for tech products.
Above average resale.
Do it yourself upgrades (which unfortunately are becoming more scarce.)Mac OS X (10.5.6)