Ah, my anxiously-awaited case arrived via Fed-Ex a couple of weeks ago and I set aside the Belkin Slim-Fit case immediately in favor of the lovely, hand-crafted case from those masters at Vaja. Here’s my review…
The Brando Ultra-Clear Screen Protector that I’d ordered recently arrived, and since this is my favorite screen protector brand, I thought I’d do a review on it for other iPhone users. I know there are now quite a few companies that make screen protectors out there, but I have to admit Brando has been my favorite for the past several years and I’ve never been disappointed with them. Read my review for more…
This is my first, albeit temporary, case for my iPhone. It was one of the few available at the AT&T where I purchased my iPhone on June 29 and it’s been useful to date, but it’s not a long-term keeper. Read more here…
By George, I’ve got it! My iPhone, that is. I waited in line for 2 hours at a local AT&T store (I thought an AT&T store would be less crazy than a local Apple store, and from what I’ve read, I was right) and picked up one of the last 8GB models they had. Luckily, I had no problems whatsoever activating it – within 3 minutes of plugging it into my Mac (I had downloaded iTunes 7.3 before I went to the store so I would be prepared to sync it immediately later), the SIM card in my Treo was deactivated and my iPhone was active. Syncing did take a long time the first time around, though I’m not sure exactly how much time since I left it alone after a few minutes and went to grab some dinner.
The iPhone is simply amazing and I absolutely love it so far. I’m getting some good use in and am working on my Treo 680 v. iPhone review each day. Already, I know that there a few things I miss from my Treo. One thing is searching for contacts via the keyboard – on the iPhone, you can only search by scrolling through all names directly or by using the alphabet shortcut visible on the right side. Another thing is to-do items. However, rumor has it that to-do’s may be in a software update when Leopard is released (along with an associated application on the Mac for Notes syncing). If this is the case, it looks like I’m going to be upgrading to Leopard sooner after it’s released rather than later.
I hope to have the review ready soon. Of course, I’m on vacation out of town this week, and I just realized as I was typing this that I forgot the memory card reader I need to transfer pictures from my digital camera to my Mac – damn Sony and their stupid Memory Stick media and proprietary camera plug! Why can’t they just use SD cards and regular USB ports? This is the last time I buy a Sony camera, I tell you. However, I have a friend here who has a nice new Nikon CoolPix S5000 that I might be able to borrow.
So much has happened in the past couple of days – where do I start? If you’re keeping up on the iPhone news, you probably have seen all of this before, but if you haven’t, here are some handy links in one place to the latest news:
– David Pogue’s review for the New York Times (and answers to common questions here)
– Walt Mossberg’s review for the Wall Street Journal
– New videos on Apple’s site to describe the activation process and demonstrating how the keyboard works
– Apple’s iPhone inventory checker to allow you to see if the store you want to visit has the iPhone in stock
– AT&T’s updated store locator to find which stores will carry the iPhone
Less than 24 hours until the iPhone goes on sale! Wish me luck in getting one!