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Friday, June 29, 2007

Slog, Meet iPhone

posted by on June 29 at 23:20 PM

I feel pretty safe in saying that this is the first Slog post written on an iPhone. I’d recount the hilarious story of how I came to have this phone, but it’s too damn hard to type on this crazy keyboard.

Learning curve aside, this thing is fucking cool.

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i'm SOOO jealous!! you'll have to keep us updated on how it is... should we start a pool on when it breaks?

Posted by teddy b | June 29, 2007 11:42 PM
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I guess that makes mine the first comment from an iPhone...and yes, this thing rocks! :-)

Posted by Timothy | June 29, 2007 11:42 PM
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i'm SOOO jealous!! you'll have to keep us updated on how it is... should we start a pool on when it breaks?

Posted by teddy b | June 29, 2007 11:42 PM
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second post on an iPhone- it does indeed rock for surfing the web!

Posted by dave | June 30, 2007 12:12 AM
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I love my iPhone, lots.

Posted by John | June 30, 2007 12:30 AM
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I waited for 10 hours in Olympia for one thinking they would sell out and I gotta say the iPhone is badass. The keyboard works surprisingly well, especially compared to using the number pad on my old phone. It does help if you just trust it and not look at what you type (it's not easy though) and then recheck your text and edit with the magnifying glass (videos are at the apple website). My only problem is that you have to hit a button to access the period on another page rather than having it right there with the letters. And the P and O keys are finicky. Did Dan Savage get his iPhone or did he decide on the Razr?

Posted by Brandon H | June 30, 2007 1:45 AM
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*crying* I was hoping SLOG would stay iPhone free. Every 5th article on my RSS feeds are about the iPhone....which is still better than reading about Paris Hilton. Since I can't stand cell phones and enjoy talking on my 1978 princess phone that is plugged into a wall and has a chord I won't be buying an iPhone (electronic iLeash) anytime soon. It is sexy though and has a beautiful interface. Does the glass get greasy?

As an interactive designer, I am excited that the Safari browser is now on 3 different platforms, PC, Mac and the iPhone. I'm glad the websites I work on will actually look good on at least one mobile device.

Posted by Mr. Designer | June 30, 2007 3:56 AM
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you're so fucking cool, anthony.

Posted by mmbb | June 30, 2007 5:32 AM
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Wow, rechecking my posts with a magnifying glass, that DOES sound cool!

Snark aside, how much do you dig that AT&T?

Posted by Fnarf | June 30, 2007 9:43 AM
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I am soooooooo jealous..i wish I could give more of my money to Steve Jobs so I could talk on the phone (and give ATT the permission to turn in my records to the Feds).

I'm so impressed.

I guess I'll just have to be content to drive around in my Hummer and throw my McDonalds garbage out the window for thrills instead of surfing the net for the availability of the WII in the palm of my hand. Damn!

God really loves America...we are so lucky. Bling!! Pussy!! OW!!

Posted by patrick | June 30, 2007 10:49 AM
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so sick of all this iPhone bullshit...

Posted by Investigatory Journalist | June 30, 2007 12:21 PM
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I kind of have to agree with Patrick....the iphone is cooler than shit, but I don't want AT&T, so no iphone for me...

Posted by Dianna | June 30, 2007 12:27 PM
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What, no photos from Dan about iPhones in small places?

Dan, this is your franchise. Get on it!

Posted by ASPCA | June 30, 2007 3:31 PM
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http://www.thestranger.com/seattle/Content?oid=1223


"But wait! Taking out Saddam means dropping bombs, and dropping bombs only creates more terrorists!

That's the lefty argument du jour, and a lot of squish-brains are falling for it, but it's not an argument that the historical record supports."

Dan Savage Oct. 2002

Posted by Jonah | June 30, 2007 4:33 PM
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Fnarf, I've had AT&T/Cingular service for a couple years and never had any particularly serious problems. Certainly no more problems than I and others have with every other carrier I know of. I'm not a great fan of some of their business practices, but my application for sainthood was permanently rejected years ago anyway (unlike some other angels of sweetness and light in this thread).

Posted by Anthony Hecht | June 30, 2007 4:35 PM
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A few years ago (I'm still pissed) I had AT&T Expedia broadband. The only way they would accept payment was through debiting your credit card or checking account. One wedensday they debited my account, the next day they closed my account for non-payment. I will spare you my tale of hours on the phone on hold, and so on and on and on. There are plenty of big companies out there who give crummy service. AT&T ranks in the worst of them.
If AT&T was giving away IPhones with a signup I wouldn't do it.

Posted by AT&T SUCKS | June 30, 2007 6:48 PM
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Posted by IGOTMINE | June 30, 2007 7:05 PM
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The phone and the network: I've long labored under miserable AT&T mobile service using lesser phones; now I can get unsatisfactory mobile service on my iPhone! Throughout San Francisco, AT&T signal strength varies wildly from place to place and from second to second. The first call I made on the iPhone dropped out briefly -- I was ordering take-out and had to repeat my order.

But you've got no choice. Apple has chosen AT&T as the iPhone's exclusive network provider. This week Working Assets, the phone company whose mission is to do well by doing good, put out a petition urging Steve Jobs to "unlock" the iPhone -- that is, to let people use it on any provider they choose. People ought to have the right to choose whatever device they'd like to use on whatever network, Working Assets argues. And if you're going to get stuck with a network, AT&T would likely come up last in your list. Here's a company that is currently fighting network neutrality, helping the NSA spy on Americans, and developing a way for Hollywood to police the Internet. As Cory Doctorow asks, "Honestly, is there anyone who believes that having a captive audience of two-year-locked iPhone customers will incentivize AT&T to behave better?"

Posted by MORE AT&T SUCKS | June 30, 2007 7:12 PM
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Not many iPhones here in Nelson, BC.

On the other hand, my old home town of Kaslo, BC, formerly pop 1000 (now something like pop 1500), now has a Computer Store!

Dude. I'll bet some of the tourists there already have their iPhones.

Posted by Will in Seattle | June 30, 2007 10:53 PM
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This post was made on a Speakeasy Rainmail terminal at the Sit 'n Spin. Green screen, pitcher of PBR, and my whites getting jacked by a crackhead from Kelly's on 3rd & Bell. Feature vs. Benefit trumps the iPhone by a mile.

Posted by 1999 was pretty great for seattle | July 1, 2007 4:35 AM
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AT&T will only have the exclusive for a month or two and then it will open up for all the major cell services.

Posted by rumor mill | July 1, 2007 9:02 AM
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Posted by Jonah | July 1, 2007 9:49 AM
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Uh oh... it looks like the iPhone is cool, fresh, and useful... Eric Grandy, we need you now! Shut them down!!

Posted by Crapwreck | July 1, 2007 10:01 AM
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can someone send text spam to Jonah?

Posted by Will in Seattle | July 1, 2007 11:26 PM

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