I got one the day they were released... this time I didn't stand in any lines... I just preordered it and let them deliver it.
I got it at 1pm. Tried to activate it and it told me it would take up to 48 hrs to make it so... A few hours later, I checked and still hadn't been activated.
I remember when I preordered, I couldn't make that work either until I went into my ATT account and removed the family messaging plan, placed the order and then added the plan back in. I thought maybe it had something to do with that. I called, it did got activated and I was done.
A few days later, I got a $30 itunes store credit for my 'troubles'. Nice gesture and appreciated!
Here's my take on all this stuff.
I am a fan of computers, all of them and any OS that let's me do something cool. My primary device is a PC for a huge number of reasons. Mostly though, because it's what we use at work and have no choice since all of our software and customers use PC's.
I LOVE Macs. I've actually used them since '87... the very 1st ones. That was actually custom programmed to interact with some drive systems for GM. The only time I've ever seen a Mac used in an industrial setting. I love being able to just reboot into a really smokingly fast Mac that's running on my PC hardware.... I use it for Video and music, both of which the Mac excels at.
I have an Apple TV box which I also LOVE to death. I hacked it to drop a 500 GB drive in it and I run some 'enhanced' software on it.
As for the iPhone... well let's just say that one of my biggest pet peeves is something that's advertised that it can do something that it can't. Or food that is pictured as juicy, appetizing and delicious but is anything BUT (WENDY'S, KFC, etc.). But I digress... I was a little disappointing that Apple advertised the 3G as being faster than it was, but that damn little device is so damn cool and useful, that I was willing to overlook it, and did.
My 3Gs though is exactly as advertised. In a comparison, it really is about %56 faster than the 3G. I know, I put the 2 side by side and did it. Plus, it's got much more RAM to work with and the video feature is great. The compass? I can do without it... But, It's really amazing and I really don't know how I could manage without it.
Jenny is very pleased with the 3G. She had no internet available at her shop and this gave her a way to get it. And thanks Jeff... I can't even get her attention cause she's playing Drop 7 endlessly...lol...
I am 100% an iPhone fan-boy... you can have your crackberry's and Win Mobile devices... they just aren't cool...