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psmith2.0
Mr. Farmiga
 
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2007-06-29, 17:29

I think the title says it all, gang.

Those luck son of a b...uh, individuals who are getting an iPhone tonigh...this thread is where you report back to to lay some unpacking porn, set-up/activation tidbits/info and general, overall impressions on the rest of us.

Cool?

That means you, torifile and thegelding (and whoever else answered "yes" to my poll).



Seriously...we want to see it all, and we want to know if the iTunes-based activation process is as smooth and goober-proof as that video makes it seem.

And then I want someone to call me from their iPhone...PM me for my number.



Looking forward to the pics and opinions!
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Moogs
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2007-06-29, 17:31

OMG, just got mine and am posting from my car. This thing is like iMAZING! Paul there's even a Cheryl Crowe bikini screensaver!

Oh SHIT... someone's shooting at me... OMG... it's....

...it's a fucking COP shooting at me. He wants my phone!!

Gotta run dudes. I'll send my next message from the hospital.



*ducks*

...into the light of a dark black night.
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psmith2.0
Mr. Farmiga
 
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2007-06-29, 17:33

Too bad it isn't Sheryl Crow, because THEN I'd get excited. Not sure who this "Cheryl" chick is...Russell or Cameron's sister?



* Counter-ducks, just in case *
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Moogs
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2007-06-29, 17:38

Dude, you try to spell straight when the bullets start flying... I mean common! Using the iPhone right now to plan my escape route out of this mall parking lot. It's a ZOOO dude. Good thing the EDGE network is getting my Google Maps in about like .005 seconds FLAT. iTACULAR!

...into the light of a dark black night.
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Elysium
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2007-06-29, 17:40

You're lucky that it was a cop. Now if it was an ex cop then you may have really been in trouble.
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Moogs
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2007-06-29, 17:42

Well he's an ex-cop now... wait till this makes the evening news. I'm just lucky another iPhone owner crossed his path as I was making my escape. That poor bastard got lead right in the keester and tumbled to the ground like 250 lbs of chewed up bubblegum.

OH SNAP... streets and sanitation want a piece of me now, trying to run me off the road with a street sweeper!! Does iPhone have a gatling gun inside? I can't read my manual right now... everything's gone BERSERK!


[BTW - Apple has done another first with the web site right now... everything but the main nav bar and splash graphic is gone. All iPhone, all the time bitches! Get U some EDGE!]

...into the light of a dark black night.
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709
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2007-06-29, 17:50

Check out the new "We'll be back soon." graphic at the Apple Store.

Ah hell, I'll just post it before it goes away:


So it goes.
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World Leader Pretend
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2007-06-29, 17:55

I hunting for an iPhone tonight.

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Moogs
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2007-06-29, 17:55

Mmmm. Shiny.
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MBHockey
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2007-06-29, 18:01

It's so sweet! Too bad it'll take around 24 hours to get my number ported -- but whatever! It's really beautiful, and set up was SO easy.
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macleod
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2007-06-29, 18:03

Good to hear! I want one so badly but I am trying my best to talk myself into the "wait because it will only get better" strategy.
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psmith2.0
Mr. Farmiga
 
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2007-06-29, 18:05

Specifics!!!

Did you just plug it in, answer a few questions, etc., just like that video shows? No more complex or funky than that, huh?

1. Did you have to pay anything at the store other than the price of the phone (that $30-something activation fee?)
2. Were you already a Cingular/AT&T subscriber (since you mention "24 hours for number to port over", I'm assuming "no")
3. What's in the box?
4. Is the thing as responsive (all the crap flying around, spinning, Cover Flow, etc.) as you want it to be?
5. EDGE...the real story. How painful is it?
6. Your favorite thing so far
7. Your biggest gripe or worry so far
8. Everything (music, photos, Address Book, etc.) sync over just fine?

Answer now.



Or, whenever you get a chance...
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kscherer
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2007-06-29, 18:07

This dude couldn't even wait to get home.


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Jerman
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2007-06-29, 18:10

Okay MBHockey, when ya gonna pull it apart so we can see the guts? Just kidding... Man, I so want one right now! It'll be exciting to watch the Internets as people learn more about it. Oh MBHockey, one 'lil tiny question.... Perhaps this was covered in reviews, but, is it in fact true that ~700 megs is already used by the OS? Thanks for posting, looking forward to hearing more!
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MBHockey
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2007-06-29, 18:13

I'll look, i'm not sure. It's syncing right now. Also, i don't know if i'll be able to use much of it until it's activated -- i'm switching from Verizon so that could take upwards of 24 hours, so we'll see. I'll keep you posted
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Mugge
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2007-06-29, 18:15

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This dude couldn't even wait to get home.


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I think we need a smiley that conveys brain faliure.

And you AN iPhone owners need to post some pictures in this thread!
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Moogs
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2007-06-29, 18:17

God that guy is worse than a little kid on Christmas.
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kscherer
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2007-06-29, 18:17

You mean like this?

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Mugge
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2007-06-29, 18:19

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You mean like this?

No. More like one with the top capped off and some splatter to indicate some sort of explosion that blew the lid off. Very colourful, though.

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kscherer
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2007-06-29, 18:22

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Very colourful, though.

Thanks! With all this hype, I thought I'd take up art. Something to keep my head from exploding!
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2007-06-29, 18:29

Holy hell people have gone bat shit crazy. eBay
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Mugge
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2007-06-29, 18:35

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Thanks! With all this hype, I thought I'd take up art. Something to keep my head from exploding!
Oh yes. that reminds me that the lady at the post-office said my new scanner would arrive tomorrow.

Let's make this weekend a creative one.



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Holy hell people have gone bat shit crazy. eBay
Yep. We need that braindead smiley.

+_+

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torifile
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2007-06-29, 18:38

Got mine. Syncing now. Pics and (really really bad) video forthcoming. Paul, I'm afraid I couldn't do the song justice. My mother in law was in the next room and my baby trying to get to sleep so I would have had a hard time explaining the blaring hair band music.
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Kraetos
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2007-06-29, 18:38

posting this from my iphone
that is all
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Robo
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2007-06-29, 18:39

Silly me. Why did I ever settle for my three letter, monosyllabic domain for $8.95 when I could have had APPLE-IPH0NE-NET.BIZ for only $35,000?

(And yes, I will keep on bragging about that domain for the forseeable future.)

and i guess i've known it all along / the truth is, you have to be soft to be strong
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Majost
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2007-06-29, 18:41

Here you go - i'm on a demo iPhone. Not gonna buy it, but dag is it sweet. Questions?
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kscherer
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2007-06-29, 18:44

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Here you go - i'm on a demo iPhone. Not gonna buy it, but dag is it sweet. Questions?
Yeah: Why ya gotta be like that?
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Wrao
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2007-06-29, 18:46

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Here you go - i'm on a demo iPhone. Not gonna buy it, but dag is it sweet. Questions?
No. Just keep typing.
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Jerman
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2007-06-29, 18:48

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Silly me. Why did I ever settle for my three letter, monosyllabic domain for $8.95 when I could have had APPLE-IPH0NE-NET.BIZ for only $35,000?

(And yes, I will keep on bragging about that domain for the forseeable future.)
But just thing how many iPhones you could buy with $35,000...!! Folding @ iPhone?

***Edit*** But think about how much the friggin plans would cost!
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zsummers
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2007-06-29, 18:51

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But just thing how many iPhones you could buy with $35,000...!!
17.5?
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