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Review: iPhone 3GS

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Replying to:  Ya Missed Some Stuff... by benjitek   Jun 22, 2009, 3:06 AM

Re: Ya Missed Some Stuff...

by Eric M. Zeman (Moderator)    Jun 22, 2009, 8:09 AM

You said: "Doesn't seem like you really spent a lot of time getting in-depth experience with the new device... Very opinionated, not very comprehensive."

I say: How the hell was this piece opinionated? We presented the good and the bad as a matter of fact. Opinionated would have been to say "Rah, rah, rah, the iPhone is perfect!" or "Wow, the iPhone totally sucks!" Also we spent ALL WEEKEND with it. In fact, I worked through Father's Day, rather than spending the entire day with my family, to bring you an in-depth report. In fact, we spent more time with it compared to those who posted reviews Friday night.

In the inbox, or any mail folder, you can now multi-select messages for deletion, moving to other folders, etc. That's an important new feature readers might like to know about.

You said: "You missed the variable-speed advancing through audio files in the media player."

I say: That feature was available before, it just wasn't visible from the player's home screen. You had to dig into the menu to find it, but it was there.

You described the coating on the screen as something to make it smudge-proof. Actually, it's there to make the smudges easily wipe off. Works pretty well. Now, wiping with a sleeve, your pant-let, or a soft cloth actually produces a clean screen instead of just smearing all that grease around.

Something worth your mentioning regarding voice notes -- you can play them back through the speaker, or the earpiece -- great option.

If you want to email a video, there is a size limit -- not sure what it is, but I recorded a minute sample, tried to email it, received a warning and was dumped into the video editor with a pre-defined trim length that I'm assuming was the maximum allowed -- the trim outline color was different than when doing a regular edit. Elegantly handled limitation ;)

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