10 reasons you should buy an Apple iPhone

“Here’s why you should go out and grab an iPhone for your very own,” Jim Lynch – who has seriously changed his iTune now that’s he’s actually used an Apple iPhone – writes for ExtremeTech.

10. Navigation
9. Pictures and iPhoto
8. Safari
7. Multi-Touch
6. Power
5. AT&T EDGE: It works pretty darn well.
4. Music and Audiobooks
3. Google Maps
2. Email and Visual Voicemail
1. Amazing Video

Lynch writes, “So far my iPhone has worked great as a phone but also as a media player and an email client. Why settle for other phones that can do so little when you can have an iPhone that can do so much more?”

Full article here.


  1. And here are the 10 reasons I won’t be getting an iPhone:

    10. AT&T – Ma Bell was dead and buried long ago. Stay that way!
    9. at&t – lower case letters don’t change who you are.
    8. AT&T – stupid name – who has telegraphs nowadays?
    7. AT&T – lousy customer service.
    6. AT&T – lousy coverage
    5. AT&T – too many places with no service for iPhone
    4. AT&T – GSM. Ineffecient spectrum use.
    3. AT&T – really SBC. A wolf in zombie’s clothing.
    2. AT&T – too much junk mail.
    1. AT&T – I promised never to use AT&T lousy service again after they weaseled money out of me over a technicality.

    MW: black – as in “AT&T’s future with me looks black.”

    Now, if Apple brings out a CDMA iPhone, let me know. (Not that I’m particularly in love with Verizon.)

  2. “8. AT&T – stupid name – who has telegraphs nowadays?”

    The Smithsonian, a really scary looking dude on Antiques Roadshow, Abe Vigoda and IT specialists at Microsoft have tens of thousands in storage as a backup to their telephone system.

    Now you know.

  3. No iPhone for me.

    1: Can’t control the security.

    2: Slow Edge network

    3: Huge AT&T bills (get out of the stoneage!)

    4: Security issues with Safari (like complete takeover of the iPhone)

    5: Camera phone is worthless at 2 mega pixel (nobody comments on that, because it sucks that’s why)

    6: Can’t use other carriers

    7: Can’t easily replace the battery because it’s soldered to the frigging board which can be damaged if replaced by Apple.

    8: Expensive and doesn’t really do anything well

    9: Small screen is horrible for web surfing

    10: Because I already spent $3000 on a MacBook Pro.

  4. A little background on these various networks.

    Verizon, which everyone here seems to prefer, was born of spin-offs from the original AT&T (and independent GTE). The “new at&t” is but another. They all share the same legacy corporate culture, but have changed a lot too with new management blood from “outside” and the sharp edge of competition in the cell business — so it’s a mixed picture. Flat-footed AND agile.


    I’m not an expert on this, but it seems Apple’s choice to go with AT&T may well have been determined by it’s aspirations to make this a “world phone” — which these days means GSM. In the USA, Verizon and Sprint are CDMA. T-Mobile uses the older version of GSM (until recently, Cingular (now AT&T) and T-Mobile shared GSM cell towers). So who’s left? The new at&t.

    Verizon is CDMA. Here’s an interesting article from 1996 — eons ago….

    Critics Try to Sink CDMA: Doomed to failure?

    AT&T’s GSM is an update of it’s now “old” TDMA networks which are going away….


    Here’s a good resource: http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/cell-phone.htm

  5. if you want one buy one if you dont, dont, simple , MS, OSX, which ever os it all personel i will go iphone when it reaches the uk cause I want one , if it works well then great at the end of the day my xda exec as a phone is crap but as pda its ok what I have to lose (money, we all lose that , beer , cigs, at least I will still have a ipod video plus extra bits i can sell on )

  6. Comment from: iPhone nano:
    “iPhone nano:

    No iPod. No internet. No camera. Just a phone.

    They could use this as a motto: “The phone that’s just a phone.”

    Brilliant idea, no?”
    Who would buy it? There are already a million cell phones available that do nothing but make phone calls and they are very cheap or even free.

    Yeah, brilliant, well thought out idea!!!

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