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Reply #180 on: January 27, 2010, 12:51:13 PM
It's pretty awesome but a part of me was kind of hoping for something more than a big iPhone without the phone. I'm sure there are still some surprises under the hood.
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Reply #181 on: January 27, 2010, 01:48:03 PM
It's kind of a disappointment, but the price is lower than it could have been.

Really, it's a jazzed-up iPhone without the phone.  I'll just take a laptop, thanks.


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Reply #182 on: January 27, 2010, 01:49:20 PM
Not into it.  Reaaaally wanted a new iPhone, but figured it wasn't going to happen since it would've been overshadowed by the Pad.
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Reply #183 on: January 27, 2010, 01:52:04 PM
At that price, I will probably get one as long as I can use my existing 3G data plan and now have to get an additional one.
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Reply #184 on: January 27, 2010, 03:43:52 PM
Hmm.  I already have an iPhone, and it both makes phone calls and fits in my pocket, so I'm gonna call it good.
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Reply #185 on: January 27, 2010, 04:14:41 PM


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Reply #186 on: January 28, 2010, 02:12:33 AM
^hahah

this is the most stupid product i've ever seen hyped this much. so you won't hav to squint as badly when you watch movies on your little screen? so you can read newspapers ALMOST the same size as on a very small laptop? so you can not break the screen in less than a month?

i guess i'm to remain apple-free for yet another year.
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Reply #187 on: May 28, 2010, 03:17:13 PM
I've had the iphone for a few years now, to the point where typing on it has become second nature.  Normally the auto-correct feature works flawlessly, picking up on the little moments when your fingers miss the target and figuring out what you're actually trying to write.  Occasionally, though, it suffers from a serious case of whatthefuck.  Case in point, I was writing a text to my girlfriend in which I used the word "might".  I get through "mig" before the little auto-correct balloon pops up and offers what was clearly the most obvious choice for what I was trying to type: "niggardly".  To recap, I typed "mig" and the iphone jumped all over itself to suggest "niggardly".  Iphone, I love you like a cute cousin, but seriously, that was weird.
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Reply #188 on: May 28, 2010, 04:10:30 PM
Are you implying that there was another situation where "niggardly" was necessary to use?  Or did it just come out of nowhere?
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Reply #189 on: May 28, 2010, 05:16:31 PM
The phone came up with it out of nowhere. I can envision situations where one would use the word, for example if one were a financial reporter from the 1910s. But for the phone to presume that it was the most likely word that I might have been trying to type is nothing short of bizarre.
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Reply #190 on: May 28, 2010, 06:27:59 PM
I think the iPhone learns words you've previously used, racist.
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Reply #191 on: May 28, 2010, 07:42:19 PM
I can guarantee that I've never once typed the word niggardly into my phone before today.  Also, that's not what niggardly means, logophobe.
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Reply #192 on: May 28, 2010, 10:32:32 PM
nig·gard·ly
   /ˈnɪgərdli/
–adjective
1.
reluctant to give or spend; stingy; miserly.
2.
meanly or ungenerously small or scanty: a niggardly tip to a waiter.



so, like a niggardly jew. nothing racist at all.
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Reply #193 on: May 28, 2010, 10:46:08 PM
Steve Jobs hates Jews. The evidence is incontrovertible. You heard it here first.
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Reply #194 on: May 29, 2010, 11:15:02 AM
whenever I go to type "now" and end up typing "noe" it ends up capitalizing it "Noe" instead of "now".  Gaspar Noe is the only reason i can think of for this.  but I can't have typed that more than like, once.
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