Having spent several years living in a backwater with no money, I am now back in the land of the living, and am thinking abut getting an iphone 4s.
Is it worth it?
When is the iphone 5 coming out, and should I wait?
Having just had a demonstration of the both the iphone 4 and the 4s, the feature that really attracts me is Siri.
I spend a lot of hours alone and it just sounds like endless free entertainment!
Any opinions from those who have one? Or am I better getting a cheaper smart phone?
I don't have one. I recently bought an iPhone 3(G), secondhand. From my understanding there aren't a lot of differences other than slightly better graphics and battery life. The only big difference is Siri.
I believe the iPhone 5 is set to come out about October, but of course there is no set date as yet, as they like to keep things under wraps.
Right, but that is still a smart phone, and way ahead of me as I only have a phone that sends and receives calls, a Nokia of some sort.
I don't know that I need a Smartphone at all, but hey you only live once and they sound like fun.
I'd like to hear opinions too of other Smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy etc.
What puts me off is buying a contract with all those free minutes when I have no-one in this country to phone (yet!).
That said, those contracts offer the best internet usage, and for not much more money than I normally pay monthly in phone credit.
Maybe I should just hang off until the next generation of phone comes out. No point in getting 4G, the network is not available in this country, yet.
And Siri doesn't do the local shops and businesses because the UK is not yet enabled, but it's fun to hear the replies that have been programmed in.
ie "I love you"
(reply) "Bet you say that to all Apple products"!
And sending a text by voice only sounds like a dream!
Well until last month I only had a cheap $50 phone. I paid $250 for my second hand iPhone.
Yes they are a step up but I find that they're really a time sucker with nothing creative I can do. I can check my Pinterest, Hubpages, Adsense etc but I can't create hubs and doing any type of post takes longer than on a normal computer (although I'm sure my iPhone typing speed will increase with time.)
I could already call and text on my old phone and use Facebook, so I'm not doing that much more, as I still use my computer a lot.
As for the contracts, depends. You can message iPhone to iPhone using iMessage which means if you have wireless internet you are basically using your internet to send messages, which is pretty cool. I bought a second hand phone to avoid the contract thing and then put it with a network that gives me $420 of calls etc for $20/month.
I don't have the iphone, I haven't even touch one in my life yet, Can't help you.
I have the Lumia 710 Nokia, (nokia fan ever cince the first 33 series) bought it after I moved to another state last year I didn't use any kind of phone for a couple of years b4 that.
I hope you are doing well, BTW.
I'm getting a lot of mileage out of my 4s, also my first smartphone.
Siri is kind of an idiot savant as far as interpreting and responding to random queries. You'll get exactly what you need or you'll spend ten minutes arguing with it as it creatively parses names and places into nonsense sentences.
But it's a godsend for the absentminded. I just dictate a reminder and it's on my calendar. In the past, when just accessing my calendar requires three or four button pushes, I was likely to go, "Meh, I'll just remember to set a reminder later." You can guess how that usually went down.
Not a necessity for me,it is said the iPhone 5 is coming soon. Maybe you can wait and buy iPhone 5.
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