- Purchasing. I didn't bother getting in the rush on Friday. Wife and I went to an Apple store on Saturday to poke around on the demos, but wound up not buying any that night. Decided that I wanted one after all, went back on Sunday. Still a cluster of people poking at demos, but it wasn't insanely busy. I could have been in and out in under 2 minutes if I wanted to. I decided to look at cases and some other things before finally flagging down an Apple employee and buying the thing. No muss, no fuss.
- Registering. Without a hitch, so far. I'm in the middle of syncing, so I haven't actually tried calling yet, but it does say that the iPhone is activated. Maybe 5 minutes from the time I first plugged it in to completion of the registration process. The only thing that really jumped out at me was a screen saying that the Visual Voicemail feature requires a new mailbox, so that all old voicemails would be erased. I haven't heard that mentioned anywhere else. The screen advised listening to old voicemails before proceeding. I did so, didn't actually have any. I can see this being a big deal for people who cling to voicemails, so I'm really surprised I haven't read about this before.
- Syncing. The cable that comes with it is a USB cable, and this sync is taking forever. I should clarify: the initial sync only picks up contacts, calendars, and email accounts. That was reasonably quick. I'm working on some playlists right now, and that's a tad slow. My next experiment will be to see if it works with my firewire cable.
Sunday, July 01, 2007
Bit The Bullet
Even though one of my key requirements is currently an unknown, I decided to go ahead and buy an iPhone. More on that in a bit. Experiences so far: