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Original post made by Susie, Crescent Park, on Jun 26, 2007

Is anyone planning on going to the Apple store on Friday to buy the new iphone?

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Posted by jj
a resident of Midtown
on Jun 26, 2007 at 6:37 pm

why, are you an Apple employee?

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Posted by Walter_E_Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Jun 27, 2007 at 4:59 am

Some folk still haven't recovered from the Wii wait.

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Posted by Susie
a resident of Crescent Park
on Jun 27, 2007 at 9:12 am

no, I am not an apple employee...just a curious resident.

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Posted by Parent
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jun 27, 2007 at 9:52 pm

Are there WIIs around, my kids tell me that we are the last to get them and I have been trying?

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Posted by Consumerman
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jun 27, 2007 at 9:58 pm

The iPhone is probably going to be a cool product for those that can afford it. That said, why bother? $500-$600 for a mobile phone with a teeny-tiny screen? Why?

And that's where the charges begin. Add on service charges, including (compared to the rest of the world) rip-off connection fees, abominable media transfer fees, etc. etc.

When will Americans realize that every single American cell phone service is ripping us off, and demand better, cheaper service that's comparable with what the rest of the world gets.

How about the FCC opening up our telecom systems to foreign competition? THAT would be cooler than the iPhone.

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Posted by Parent
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jun 27, 2007 at 10:04 pm

We have just changed from Virgin to Metro for one of our kids. Now we are getting free minutes from Virgin as an enticement to use it again.

We must let these companies see that what we want is cheaper service, not more bells and whistles.

Trying to buy a new phone at present and they all have junk we do not want. Is it unreasonable to expect a phone with just the essentials at a good price? I don't want a camera, or web browsing, or downloadable whatevers, I just want a phone that meets my needs with texting. I would also like one feature my old phone had that new ones don't have which is a joint vibrate/ring feature. Most of them seem to have just one or the other but not both at the same time.

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Posted by Resident
a resident of Ventura
on Jun 28, 2007 at 12:00 pm

Well, it's good to read/see that some of us are not enamored and rushing to
purchase the latest gadget that's supposed to be so neat and handy to own.
Take a break. It's summer. Go for a walk in the hills. Wait a few years for the
prices to fall and let Mr. Jobs sweat it out, if that's possible.

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Posted by GSB
a resident of Mountain View
on Jun 28, 2007 at 1:37 pm

I'll wait til version 3

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Posted by Consumerman
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jun 28, 2007 at 4:22 pm

Gadget fatigue is beginning to take hold - i.e. who cares any more?

Also, we should be taking SERIOUS measures to make sure that young kids do not have unlimited access to MP3 players, or phones that play Mp3's. We are putting our kids at risk of serious long-term, irreversible hearing damage...

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Also, I cringe when watching people doing strenuous exercise with headphones or earbuds attached. In a demanding exercise state, the fine muscle attenuators that normally protect the ears from loud noise are compromised because heavier demands for oxygen are made by the body's larger muscles, leaving the eardrum attenuators relatively ineffective.

If you're running, or "walking the dish", or lifting weights, etc. - or your kids are engaged in demanding physical activity - be very careful about exposing your ears to prolonged high velocity sound levels.

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Posted by kate
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Jun 29, 2007 at 7:40 am

I don't understand this camping out to buy these new gadgets. Do these I-phone campers presume that these things won't be sold next Monday? In the TV news last night, the
purchasers all seem to be young, mobbing around the Apple Store in downtown Palo Alto.
Would somebody please explain this to me? Then there will be the new Harry Potter book hysteria.

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