9 Replies Latest reply: May 21, 2012 9:17 AM by woodmeister50
JO3 APPLE GEEK Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I'm getting a iPhone and I want to know if there good.


iPhone 4S
  • 1. Re: Are iPhones good
    contraversy Level 1 Level 1 (95 points)

    Depends on what you want to use it for, if your looking for the last phone youll ever buy, then yes.

  • 2. Re: Are iPhones good
    JO3 APPLE GEEK Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you

     

    I don't think it will be my last phone but I'm gonna get the 4s

    Do u hav one?

  • 3. Re: Are iPhones good
    Templeton Peck Level 9 Level 9 (58,265 points)

    Good???  Good in what respects?  If you're asking if they'll meet your needs, nobody here would know.

  • 4. Re: Are iPhones good
    JO3 APPLE GEEK Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Ok bu I think many might !

  • 5. Re: Are iPhones good
    contraversy Level 1 Level 1 (95 points)

    Templeton is right actually. But alot of people that want to make a bid decision like buying an iPhone like to hear verbatim: "you should get this phone"

     

    the iPhone 4s has alot of great features that meet many people needs, like the ability to make calls, and call FaceTime Addresses for video conferencing. Send free textmessages to other iMessage capable phone (my favorite) and being able to sync multiple devices witht he same information (like an iPad)

     

    for many people that is a great selling point for an iPhone 4S, and siri (although still in BETA form) is a great tool to play with!

     

    Granted i didnt use most of the features like calendars and reminders at first, but after making it a habit i see how useful it is.

     

    Also taking photos and using photostream is great as well!

  • 6. Re: Are iPhones good
    JO3 APPLE GEEK Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thxs contraversy

    U hav helped me although it hasnt really maker me made my mind up

  • 7. Re: Are iPhones good
    JO3 APPLE GEEK Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    No not really!!!!

    Jo3

  • 8. Re: Are iPhones good
    contraversy Level 1 Level 1 (95 points)

    Go play with one at an Apple Store or your Carrier, get the fever!

  • 9. Re: Are iPhones good
    woodmeister50 Level 4 Level 4 (3,745 points)

    If you already have a Mac and a lot of iTunes "stuff",

    the iPhone makes the most sense.  The integration is

    seemless and pretty much "just works".   There will be

    some that will argue with that, not many I hope.

     

    I had previously owned an iPod touch and amassed quite

    a bit of music (~24 gig or so) and was trying to decide between

    an Android phone (Atrix2 and Galaxy SII in fact) or an iPhone.

    After much investigation and forum browsing,  media  integration

    is really pretty much a managerie of different software with Androids

    and not any really all inclusive solution.  Even syncing other stuff

    is some what adventerous and you need this app or that app, and

    run into, "Well it works on this phone and not that".

     

    So, in the end the decision was pretty simple for me since

    I owned Macs and my media was "Apple centric" so to speak.

    Bit the bullet and got a 64 gig 4S.  To date, I am so glad I did!

    After all the nonsense at the AT&T store was done, went home

    fired up my Mac, started iTunes, plugged in the iPhone, went

    and had a sandwich and came back and the phone was up and

    running and fully functional.

     

    Now, if you don't have a Mac but have a signifigant investment

    in iTunes, I would still suggest an iPhone.

     

    I will say, I did experiment with an LG Thrive Android GoPhone

    primarily to decide if the purchase of a good smartphone and

    the obligatory service contract would be worthwhile. I will say

    Android is different and has some good features, but for media

    integration and OS integration for Macs, the iPhone wins hands down.

     

    P.S.  Battery hogging issues are just as numerous on Android forums

              as they are here, especially with the 4G-LTE phones.