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Kevin  Daly
Feb 09
Kevin Daly
Overall
1.0
Kevin  Daly

"Better think twice before falling in love with this phone"

The good: it is very usable

The bad: IMO: more fragile than a wine glass; do not use outside do not expose to any humidity or it will die and Apple does not care!!

Summary: IMO: There is no doubt; this is the coolest looking phone on the planet. but PLEASE dont fool yourself into thinking this phone is designed to survive everyday use. I am a professor, work inside at a desk all day. I keep the phone in my pocket or on the computer I sync with. At home its on a desk to charge. I never even made a phone call in the rain (you wont either, you'll just want to baby it). Nevertheless, after less than 6 months the phone stopped functioning and moisture sensors that are on the outside of the phone (if you can believe that; there is one in the headset jack and one in the main port cavity). At any rate Apple wont touch it and neither will ATT so you are out 500 bucks. So I opened it up in my electronics lab and the phone had no internal evidence of water exposure but was completely packed with lint. had the phone been exposed to water you would at least have expected the lint to have been clotted up but no. all of the internal moisture detectors were white indicating no exposure. The ATT coustomer service rep I spoke with indicated that he spends his day dealing mostly with Iphones that dont work and that Apple wont repair or replace. At this point it has only been out of 6 months. WOW!

A quick search of the web will tell you all you need to know: According to what I have seen on the web people have been advised not to take it in locker rooms or bathrooms at home where there is a shower, keep it in a plastic bag, even "dont buy one they dont last" (that is was the ATT rep told me after it was too late). Dont believe me? look at how many "Iphone protectors" are available on line including "water proof" protectors.

So if you can afford to replace the phone whenever it chooses to die then buy an Iphone; If you have the expectation that a phone should work in the real world the buy another phone from a quality company that will stand behind their product.



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