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decryption
30th June 2007, 10:22 PM
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http://heyinternet.com/iphone/669787311_14e64c5292.jpg http://heyinternet.com/iphone/669934729_e921a2b6c6.jpg http://heyinternet.com/iphone/671102676_c579b32b62.jpg

*sniff*

Rasta
30th June 2007, 10:24 PM
Sure are some lucky losers out there huh?

Huy
30th June 2007, 10:26 PM
2008 :(

BlowMeDown
30th June 2007, 10:27 PM
We'll have it at version 2 sometime at the end of next year according to Telstra.

yinyang
30th June 2007, 10:28 PM
it's ONLY a phone....! lol

but it would have been nice to see it over here as well - actually would have been great to join one of the queues over in the US. by the time it comes over here, the novelty factor would have worn out already, and it'll be just another phone!

i've considered asking someone to get me one and send it over, but a Nikon D200 beckons :)

dovla
30th June 2007, 10:31 PM
whats the big fuss all about ? after all its just a phone :)

plus that thing looks BIG for a phone!

mechcon
30th June 2007, 10:34 PM
because it has a BIG screen, I love how people complain about sizes of phones, when realising that most have big screens :)

Yeah I think you folks need to just wait for it to come out in Australia, updated and more feature-packed. I'm happy to wait for mine (cos i'm still on a contract till may 2008), and you can too!

OziMac
30th June 2007, 10:50 PM
Mine is sitting on the bedside table.

Wish me luck - I'm having a burl at activation later today. :)

mechcon
30th June 2007, 10:54 PM
good luck :P

decryption
30th June 2007, 10:54 PM
Mine is sitting on the bedside table.

Wish me luck - I'm having a burl at activation later today. :)

What do you plan on doing with it once you get back to Australia? :p

Goodbye
30th June 2007, 10:55 PM
Mine is sitting on the bedside table.

Wish me luck - I'm having a burl at activation later today. :)

I knew that was you in the first pic!

OziMac
30th June 2007, 11:04 PM
I'm no fool - I know the chances of it working back home in the immediate future are slim to none (maybe that makes me more foolish).

I'll be happy if I can activate it and use it as everything but a phone - until there's a way around it obviously. :)

applecollector
30th June 2007, 11:19 PM
please post pics and tell us if it works!

W9cae
30th June 2007, 11:21 PM
AT & T list Australia in places iPhone can roam. Dont make long phone calls & your bill should be reasonable.

macsyd
30th June 2007, 11:25 PM
Seems like the Apple US store is struggling at the moment. Trying to have a squiz and it wont let me get through to the iphone page.

W9cae
30th June 2007, 11:32 PM
More wireless AT&T phones work in more places around the world than any other U.S. carrier over 190 countries. Stay connected while traveling to over 190 countries, plus get discounted rates in over 80 of those countries when you sign up for AT&T World Traveler. Just look for AT&T World Traveler rates below.

$1.69 per min US std international roaming or $1.29 AT & T world traveler.

Question is who's phone system you would be on in Australia ? Telstra ?

Bluemist
30th June 2007, 11:33 PM
OOOOOH not fair......i want a new toy too....LOL
OziMac- we want to hear all about it.....

(or do we?) :P

mechcon
30th June 2007, 11:36 PM
Whilst you're there, get me an apple lanyard you bastard :P

Besides, MTAU needs one for review :)

macsyd
30th June 2007, 11:39 PM
Question is who's phone system you would be on in Australia ? Telstra ?

According to this http://www.wireless.att.com/travelguide/coverage/coverage_details.jsp?CIDL=36&MNC=410&DID1=303&DID2=&STEP=5

AT&T roams with all Australian carriers. Although I think it would be irrelevant anyway.

ethania05
30th June 2007, 11:44 PM
it's ONLY a phone....! lol



Yeah thats true. It is ONLY a phone that is designed mostly to make contacts, and the data plan is complete rubbish. Now lets see the copy cats do something similar to an iPhone (if they dare) There is still at least 6 months so I wonder how many other alternatives will there be before it hits the Europe/Asia markets.

I envy those with their iPhone but at the same time feel sorry for them because they are paying through the roof for a phone that simply isn't worth it (not even to wait in line for)

mechcon
30th June 2007, 11:47 PM
LG is working on (or already made?) the Prada. from what I saw looks like the first to use the iPhone design (with the exception of the many clones that are made in China/Taiwan exclusively).

ethania05
30th June 2007, 11:55 PM
I do remember that LG phone as well but when Steve Jobs said, "..and boy have we patented it" made me wonder if that was a threat to the other phone companies to not dare make any resemblance to the iPhone.

DJY
30th June 2007, 11:57 PM
AT&T roams with all Australian carriers. Although I think it would be irrelevant anyway.

From all my reading though OziMac...
nothing in it will work without the AT&T SIM and iTunes activation.

Read a couple of great FAQ's and Pogue's in the NY Times was good.

No non AT&T SIM works - and none of the other features work.

So you can use it here - if you keep it as a USA AT&T phone...
but pay international roaming rates - which might make it prohibitively expensive...

but still great for WOW factor - afterall you will have to activate it with a 2yr USA account - so if you are paying for it - why not use it!

Jaffa
30th June 2007, 11:58 PM
We'll have it at version 2 sometime at the end of next year according to Telstra.

I thought Telstra didn't want it :O

yinyang
1st July 2007, 12:00 AM
well at least we get The Transformers movie a week before the americans :p

bel.plews
1st July 2007, 12:02 AM
I'm no fool - I know the chances of it working back home in the immediate future are slim to none (maybe that makes me more foolish).

I'll be happy if I can activate it and use it as everything but a phone - until there's a way around it obviously. :)

I can't find anything in their terms & conditions on international roaming other than they (AT&T) have the right to block countries, number codes etc at their will.

Also, I am not sure if Telstra has put the iPhone on their IME number list?
(sorry don't know how to spell EYE-ME)

Update: (from service plan details on AT&T website:

1. International messages not included. Charges for international messages sent from the U.S. are 20 for Text Messages and 50 for Picture/Video Messages. 2. Additional charges for premium messages and content apply. Messages over 300 KBs billed and additional 50/message.

International Roaming: Substantial charges may be incurred if phone is taken out of the U.S. even if no services are intentionally used.

http://www.wireless.att.com/learn/articles-resources/iphone-terms.jsp

drzeus
1st July 2007, 08:06 PM
I thought Telstra didn't want it :O

Let's PREY that Telsra don't go NEAR the iPhone!! ... if there is a guaranteed way to make the iphone completely useless it's to put it on Telstra's nextwork...sure it might work fine but the usage costs would be so high few would bother with it (sort of selling their house to afford Telstra's data charges!)

halledise
1st July 2007, 08:32 PM
my 2 bob's worth.

the iPhone - it is a BIG phone - big screen notwithstanding - & given the initial purchase & plan cost - why bother?

most of us prefer a neat, slip-in-the-pocket/purse unobtrusive communication device - not a thumping big have-a-look-at-mine pose machine.

an elegant sony w880i, nokia 6300 or moto k3 will do the job nicely thank you very much at $250-ish purchase cost and a $49 or $79 monthly cap plan.

each of which will go online, take pics, play music, sms, video calls, organise your calendar, sync with Mac & pc, and even make phone calls. s'all you need in my humble opinion.

Devil
1st July 2007, 08:36 PM
I'm struggling folks....

Everytime I read about the iPhone, it mentions that it's a widescreen video iPod as well! They also say it has a camera! Apparently it even lets you browse the web via built in Wi-Fi!

Who is constructing these fake Apple websites to tell me these lies? How are they getting away with it? :p

Brains
1st July 2007, 09:00 PM
For goodness' sake, stop being so childishly impatient!

:D


B.

decryption
1st July 2007, 09:02 PM
For goodness' sake, stop being so childishly impatient!

:D


B.

Waaaahhhhh, baby wants his iPhone pappa Jobs, waaaahhh

Exocet
1st July 2007, 09:26 PM
Let's PREY that Telsra don't go NEAR the iPhone!! ... if there is a guaranteed way to make the iphone completely useless it's to put it on Telstra's nextwork...sure it might work fine but the usage costs would be so high few would bother with it (sort of selling their house to afford Telstra's data charges!)

Look I'm like a broken record but I'm sick of people whinging about data costs, and spreading misinformation. The iPhone is not like an ordinary phone. Just the same as a Blackberry and a Hiptop are not like ordinary phones. When the device calls for it, Telstra will put in specialised unlimited data plans for those devices!

I pay $30 for the data services on my Hiptop, and for that $30 I get unlimited: Push Email, SMS, MMS, Web Browsing, MSN Messenger, AND all of my data (contacts, pictures, notes, tasks) is syncronised to a back-end server. I used 108MB of data on my phone last month, that's over $2200 at standard rates and I only paid $30. This is not a staff-only plan, this is a consumer plan which anybody can use.

In certain circumstances, Telstra have showed that they will offer specific data rates for specific devices. GOD!