So I have had my iPhone 3G for a couple of months now and it’s about time I put down my review of the update to the first generation iPhone. I can pretty much some it up in one word RIDICULOUS!
It’s just uncanny the sheer speed, ease, and useful it has been for me. Before I get to just how great this phone is I wanted to point out that it was not without it’s issues to start. It had some problems with slow loading of contacts, dropping calls, and installation of third-party apps. They have worked hard at it and all those issues have already been resolved via software update. Not to mention added features also being rolled out by Apple.
In any event, on to the features! To start lets talk integration with mobile me, their newly released service to replace .Mac for e-mail, calendars, contacts, and web storage. This integration allows me to have push e-mail, all my calendars, contacts with me at all times on my phone that are synched via the internet and my home computer. I have my phone numbers and listing of where I need to be with me at all times…It truly helps me stay organized.
The highly desirable GPS chip inside is more than I could imagine. Using real-time GPS allows me to find people, places, and information at in the most powerful way, adding that to the “3G” data network connection with it makes it lightning fast. I was sitting at home with my family while my sister was visiting and we were discussing making dinner reservations…we decided on a place and before my sister could finish talking about calling them up and getting the number to the restaurant I had already started dialing. It was literally about 7 seconds for me to pull up google maps, search, see how far it was from me, obtain the number and dial it. RIDICULOUS! RIGHT?!?!
Lastly, one of the most prominent additions was third-party apps. There are some really genius coders out their and they have dazzled with the apps they have come up with that use the built-in features 3G, GPS, Contacts ect. Overall making the iPhone a Continued success and a absolute pleasure to have by me.
Some features I am still waiting on:
App background notification
Copy and Paste
Can’t wait for another update…I want it now.