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    Ok, I bottled it and decided to cancel my iPhone order just in time.

    As a UK intended user, I've decided that I'd rather have a proper contract with whoever Apple signs up with in the UK.

    Reasons:
    1. I know a lot of US people are not happy with the AT&T tie-in, but after watching the keynote many months ago, I think the reason they did this was so they could make sure the service provider was capable of offering the full suite of applications the iPhone comes with, rather than dilute the phones abilities (which might happen if users were able to go with different companies via an unlocked device).

    2. I also think with USA phone, if an unlock hack comes to fruition, functions are still going to be crippled or possibly have sporadic functionality, especially through itunes synchronisation and updates.

    3. There is still uncertainty about the UK's spec and I would seriously be gutted if I was stuck with a hacked USA phone and the UK phone launched with better Bluetooth capabilities and crucially (with the lack of EDGE in the UK), if 3G was incorporated. As i've said before, Push Email, Internet & U-Tube etc are going to be aweful in the UK if the phone has to fall back to GPRS as the US one would have to!

    Soz about the pessimism, but I've had a few tiring days/nights following the iphone-dev teams progression on the IRC channel and whilst I think they've done and are doing a great job (opening up the file system and writing the tools etc), my extensive desire for the phone has ever-so slightly wavered to the point where-by I am prepared to wait a couple of months. This is the first time this has happened to me, I'm normally quite happy with the gambles and cost for being there at the beginning.

    Good luck to all those still involved with the development tools and my fellow UK companions still waiting on the dream!!




    Its a sad picture and took a lot of will power!!!



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    Took alot of guts, I feel your pain man, I'm in the UK and think in a similar way. With the release 5 or 6 months away, gives apple a while to sort out allot of probs with the current model.

    The guys here are doing a great job though with their progress though like you say

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    I'm gambling it, hoping that I'll be able to switch my us phone to uk mode by installing the uk firmware or restoring the phone and re-registering on 02. I almost bottled too, but am in the US for the next 3 weeks and couldn't resist the temptation of using it while i'm here!

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    im popping out to nyc next week, so i wont be able to resist, but if the UK one is better then ill buy that aswell!!! HAHAHAHA THE MORE THE MERRYIER

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    Well I took the plunge and don't regret it one moment. I paid $850 for my 8gb iPhone. Even if they never unlock the thing to use as a phone it is still worth every penny to me. This is the first time I have ever had a handheld browser that actually works and is usable. Every Wifi hotspot I try it at I am up and running in seconds (instantly if an unsecured network). I have never had this experience before with any portable device. As usual Apple have got it right so IT JUST WORKS. It's also heaps better as an iPod than my $500 iPod.
    No regrets from me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tonyd View Post
    It's also heaps better as an iPod than my $500 iPod.
    No regrets from me.
    An ipod at $500 presumably means its heaps better with the exception of space, surely that must be a HD model :-)

    Nah, don't get me wrong, I'm not going to get into a slanging match with people that have imported cos I myself was tempted to leave the order on and just use it for the ipod capabilities but seeing a guy on ebay today offering a buy-it-now for 319 + 44 S&H with 48hr delivery, I decided that if I change my mind again, its only going to cost me around 10-20 difference to the price I was paying directly from the Apple Store!

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    If one looked at features, price, etc it would be at best an iffy decision. However once you use one for a day or something, all of that doesn't matter b/c it's just so much of a pleasure to use (and personally I doubt Apple will work against hackers on this device as far as updates go, there is little to gain for them to do so and at&t probably won't cry about the issue) If I was in UK though, I would definitely wait for the UK version.

 

 

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