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Can you say "refund"?

muchdrama

Jan 9, 2007, 5:38 PM
I sure can.

As I'm sure many others will when their touchscreen ceases to operate.
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gunny

Jan 9, 2007, 8:47 PM
Smile yep
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ebaydan777

Jan 9, 2007, 10:56 PM
uhh what the hell is wrong with you...its not going to cease, and even if it does i love apple and they are trustworthy they replace everything in such a small amount of time especially because they will be selling the phones through their stores as well as cingular stores....apple is worth every % of my trust they never fail
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Thannah4

Jan 9, 2007, 11:22 PM
WOW...can we say apple obsessive?? I agree that apple is an excellent company when it comes to style and technology, but lets be honest here. Look at how sensitive cell phones already are when it comes to water and things like that. How good is this touch screen-only phone gonna be when you accidentally spill a dab of water on it? Or set it down on a counter that may be wet and not notice? And how many $500-600 phones do you think apple will replace before they start setting certain stipulations?
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ebaydan777

Jan 10, 2007, 12:49 AM
a lot...ive gone through a few accidental breakages on $3000 macbooks...had no problem at all, got my new laptops within a week and i was very happy...so point proven your fired....Smile

p.s. got them replaced just for that..water damage, fire damage and broken while almost stolen, guess the robber decided it was pointless and just left it there
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Thannah4

Jan 10, 2007, 7:37 AM
Okay, but thats your laptop. I've spilled water on my cell phone before, and Cingular was quick to tell me they didn't cover water damage. Laptops is one thing, cell phones are another, and everyone knows about the water damage and cell phones thing.
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ebaydan777

Jan 10, 2007, 4:54 PM
ok but if you could read ud see cingular isnt covering the phone, they have nothing to do with the phone except the network, all the service and support will come straight from apple...which is perfect
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wtwolfe

Jan 11, 2007, 3:15 PM
You could just sum it all up in one concept - APPLE CARE!!!!! That is the end-all-be-all!!!! Very Happy
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chris_boyd

Jan 12, 2007, 10:52 AM
kinda curious how it is that you feel that the carrier or the manufacturer should replace your phone after you damage it water or dropping it or whatever you do that is your fault ?
like ( uh i drove my car into a wall can you give me a new one )

uh its electronics drop your tv or your dvd player or get it wet and see if they replace it for you

if they built a phone that was shock proof and water proof it would be too big and you would cry about that
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ZeroSanity

Jan 12, 2007, 3:43 PM
chris_boyd said:
uh its electronics drop your tv or your dvd player or get it wet and see if they replace it for you


You do if you bought the item from Wal-Mart. Very Happy
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jmac32here

Jan 25, 2007, 11:09 PM
*giggles* something about a "Lifetime replacement warranty" that Apple places on ALL their products.

"If for any reason your item stops working, send it in and we'll send you a replacement, free."
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Hayate

Jan 11, 2007, 1:18 PM
Every carrier in the US refuses to cover water damage under warranty. It's not something that only Cingular does to piss people off. Here's a simple yet effective idea: don't get your phone wet. It's not that hard.
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Thannah4

Jan 11, 2007, 1:39 PM
Tell that to the thousands that have. Man, you're a true problem solver! Good job!
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Hayate

Jan 11, 2007, 1:48 PM
It isn't that I was solving the problem. I was just pointing out that it's not the carrier's fault that someone gets their phone wet and they shouldn't be expected to cover that.
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joepatterson

Jan 11, 2007, 5:17 PM
how does that comparison even work when laptops are 3 times as expensive as a phone?
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Thannah4

Jan 11, 2007, 5:25 PM
I agree. And since this is Apple first launch into the cell phone business and they're partnering with Cingular, that they won't adopt Cingular's practices regarding phone damage and such.
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ebaydan777

Jan 12, 2007, 1:00 AM
apple is taking care of all the support, nytimes editor has already taken the iphone for a spin for about an hour and asked extreme Q&A's to the VP's....they said apple will handle everything but the network, water damage and fire as well as freak accidents are covered no problem, and they said they should have the applecare as well that covers everything and more for an additional 3 years for a relative price of $100, so water damage shouldnt be an issue, and even if it was through cingular, cingular's insurance covers it with a $50 deductible, so either way i wouldnt mind
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SkillciaX

Jan 11, 2007, 11:16 PM
Uh, hello... anyone own a Nintendo DS Lite? Those have screen protectors and warrantys if anything happens to the screen because of the stylus. However this phone doesn't use a stylus so I don't see a problem here...

Either way... it's a piece of equipment... It's not perfect... there is more than likely something going to go wrong, but Apple has enough substantial backing to work out the problems with the product.

Not that I'm a fan of Apple... I don't even own an Apple product, but it's rather obvious that are popular and have a lot of fans... They wouldn't be so popular if they didn't have a good product.
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ebaydan777

Jan 12, 2007, 1:01 AM
agreed. you will like apple once you get their products, most people seem to because of how user friendly they are unlike microsoft..blah i hate them
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muchdrama

Jan 10, 2007, 3:34 PM
ebaydan777 said:
uhh what the hell is wrong with you...its not going to cease, and even if it does i love apple and they are trustworthy they replace everything in such a small amount of time especially because they will be selling the phones through their stores as well as cingular stores....apple is worth every % of my trust they never fail


You look great in that cheerleading outfit.
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ebaydan777

Jan 10, 2007, 4:54 PM
you look great on your knees in front of me Smile
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muchdrama

Jan 11, 2007, 2:55 PM
ebaydan777 said:
you look great on your knees in front of me Smile


Oh, now, no need to be crass.
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ebaydan777

Jan 11, 2007, 3:29 PM
i didnt start it buddy
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muchdrama

Jan 11, 2007, 5:08 PM
ebaydan777 said:
i didnt start it buddy


Sure you did, with your incessant cheerleading for a company that doesn't quite make the quality products you claim they do.
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ebaydan777

Jan 11, 2007, 10:58 PM
then why r u in this thread..go away find a motorola forum or something
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muchdrama

Jan 12, 2007, 8:17 PM
ebaydan777 said:
then why r u in this thread..go away find a motorola forum or something


Hey! Now you're following along! Motorola makes products almost as bad as Apple does.

;)
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ebaydan777

Jan 13, 2007, 4:47 PM
youre a moron..plain and simple
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muchdrama

Jan 15, 2007, 3:51 PM
ebaydan777 said:
youre a moron..plain and simple


Aw, c'mon, man! We were bonding! Having a little back and forth dialog.

That's not nice.
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cootiebug

Jan 10, 2007, 4:57 PM
Laughing Laughing Hahahahahaha
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Thannah4

Jan 11, 2007, 7:50 PM
LMAO--pom poms and everything! Its not even a PDA or Smartphone. Besides being a fully touchsceeen phone, tell me what else this phone does that a hundred others don't do for about 300-400 less? Basically, people will be paying $200 for the phone and $400 for compliments. HIlarious! Rolling Eyes
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mela774

Jan 11, 2007, 8:39 PM
Thannah4 said:
Besides being a fully touchsceeen phone, tell me what else this phone does that a hundred others don't do for about 300-400 less?


While I agree that the cost of this phone is pretty crazy, I've gotta say that this phone is indeed cutting edge.

Why? Well, two things that immediately come to my mind are (1) the multi-touch capability of the touchscreen, and (2) visual voicemail. Those are things I have NOT seen on any other phone.

Another thing to think about is that because this phone is completely touchscreen (aside from some hard buttons), the possibilities for future software releases is just incredible. Programmers are not tied down to a specific form factor when designing new ...
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Thannah4

Jan 12, 2007, 12:06 AM
And I agree with you, but I still think that the majority of the price of this phone is being sold from the looks alone. And just as the ipod did it elegantly, how many had to be replaced before they got it right? I'm not saying that this won't be a fabulous phone, it just suprises me how quick people are willing to run out and spend a close to a thousand dollars for a phone with kicks, not even business capability, and then argue that it will be flawless before its even had its first release.
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chris_boyd

Jan 12, 2007, 11:06 AM
not only that thier not even bringing it out with umts - 3g
all flash and no ass ill take an htc hermes - cingualr 8525 over that every day of the week and i havent even seen it yet
all kidding aside ive worked for cingular for 15 years dont get too excited i have yet to see a new phone meet its projected release date ever.
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mela774

Jan 12, 2007, 12:47 PM
chris_boyd said:
not only that thier not even bringing it out with umts - 3g


The reason why they haven't introduced a 3G version is because it's still pretty much non-existent for nearly all of Cingular's customers. I read somewhere that less than 1% of Cingy's customer base actually uses HSDPA.

Apparently there IS a 3G Apple phone already. I'm guessing they are figuring they can take their time with it since Cingular has yet to bring HSDPA to everyone.
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ebaydan777

Jan 11, 2007, 11:01 PM
what are you stupid...

sorry but smartphones in the market right now range from 300-500 as is, like the treo's and the dash's etc....plus you have an ipod that is 250 alone...plus the visual voicemail never introduced to any carrier or cell manufacturer, plus it has mac os x which is probably the most user friendly OS out there...along with many need features such as google maps and gps triangulation, if you owned a mac you would know the superiority of the iphone...and if you do own a mac and still think this product isnt going anywhere..then your just a moron..
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SkillciaX

Jan 12, 2007, 12:44 PM
Thannah4 said:
LMAO--pom poms and everything! Its not even a PDA or Smartphone. Besides being a fully touchsceeen phone, tell me what else this phone does that a hundred others don't do for about 300-400 less? Basically, people will be paying $200 for the phone and $400 for compliments. HIlarious! Rolling Eyes


uhhh.. the very first line in the article says "Apple today kicked off MacWorld by announcing the highly anticipated smartphone."

So yeah that would make it a smartphone.
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Thannah4

Jan 12, 2007, 1:40 PM
Uhhhhh, who cares! You're still paying for a compliment-smartphone or not. $600 w/ a 2 yr contract. RIGHT! So what 8-900.00 to buy it right out?? No thanks. I'll wait until all the kinks come out and I can get it for 200 off ebay.
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mela774

Jan 12, 2007, 1:46 PM
This phone is simply not going to be available without contract, so no one will be paying more than the $600 price.
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rytr23

Jan 13, 2007, 12:19 PM
There will be a market on Ebay for this phone I guarantee it.. I can walk right into a cingy store purchase the phone and kill the contract.. so I get the phone for 599+175+36 = 810 (plus tax).. I am sure there will be some haxors out there looking to get thier hands on the device to unlock it and see what its capable of.. so there will be people out there paying 800-1000 or more for the phone..sans contract..
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ebaydan777

Jan 14, 2007, 5:59 PM
ya good luck with that...the world seems so easy for you....once again you should read a little bit before inputting your moronic ideas....the phone wont be available for retail until 2009, so dont even think about buying the phone out or being able to find it on ebay for less than asking price for a long time....look at video game consoles its the same thing triple the prices...especially because there is already a waiting list for the phone at all cingular stores...this list will get huge by june..as well as not buying it out till 2009, that was ATT's agreement for the iphone, mandatory $500-600 purchase WITH 2 year agreement or no phone for you even if your willing to pay a grand...they want you at cingular for 2 years
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Hayate

Jan 11, 2007, 1:23 PM
Why would you think it won't work? Think about it. Why the hell would they make a phone that uses a touch screen for every function and then just have it not work? That doesn't even make sense to assume. Look at the many PDAs, smart phones with touch screens (or the DS, which takes far more abuse than any phone I'm sure), which all have been released and all actually work.

Seriously, why would you just assume that they would release a product that simply won't work? Do you have any actual reason for it or are you one of those irritating people that always has some completely unfounded thing to say about random products?

And you can't say I just love Apple because I'm really not a big fan of their stuff. My wife has an Apple lapto...
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Thannah4

Jan 11, 2007, 1:38 PM
Who the hell said they would release a product that simply woudn't work??? YOU need to get a grip. We are aking legitamit question regarding how well and how long this phone is gonna last. You people are swinging from this phones nuts and haven't even read a real review. And we're not talking about the other PDA's with touchscreens. We're talking about a 700-800.00 touch sensitive pocket mirror.
Don't try to justify it to me unless you're trying to sell it to me.
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Hayate

Jan 11, 2007, 1:50 PM
I'm not actually excited about this phone at all. I just think it's funny how any time a new electronic device comes out there are always tons of idiots "predicting" all the problems that it's going to have and 90% of those predictions are completely unfounded.
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Thannah4

Jan 12, 2007, 12:20 AM
The only thing I predicted was people having accidents and if those were going to be covered. But what new technology doesn't have issues upon first release? Its unrealistic to think that this phone with all that it can do will not have any problems or complaints on the first run. I just hope that Apple provides the same support for these phones as it does for its computers. And if so, how much more will people have to pay for that support?
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mela774

Jan 11, 2007, 6:14 PM
You simply don't know how hardy this phone is going to be, and neither do the rest of us.

There are plenty of phones out there that have touchscreens, and I haven't heard any horror stories about any of these phones suddenly being afflicted with non-functioning touchscreens. Granted, there are probably several you can find if you play archaeologist in blog archives, but I haven't heard anything about any particular touchscreen phone failing in alarming quantities.


On a side note, I would think that anyone who drops $600 on a phone would baby that thing and not let it come to harm.
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ebaydan777

Jan 11, 2007, 6:57 PM
hell ya...baby baby to me..
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TradeMark_310

Jan 13, 2007, 8:32 PM
Well, I have heard of older Treos and the MDA wearing out around the corners, where if you have to touch something that appears in the corners, it is near impossible after a few months of abuse...
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Hayate

Jan 16, 2007, 2:08 PM
Perhaps after the phone has been abused, but that is the fault of the owner of the phone, not the manufacturer.
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