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Bennifer Wed 03-Aug-11 14:17:02

DP thinks its absolutely essential that I get an iPhone, and would be upset if I didn't. I think I don't need it, and even if I did, there are plenty of other phones that are better and cheaper

AIBU?

YBR Wed 03-Aug-11 14:21:02

YANBU. It's up to you to decide what phone suits you.

PuppyMonkey Wed 03-Aug-11 14:22:36

YABU grin

squeakytoy Wed 03-Aug-11 14:23:19

YABU iPhones are fab grin

dolldaggabuzzbuzz Wed 03-Aug-11 14:27:18

I'd rather have an iPad.

TattyDevine Wed 03-Aug-11 14:27:47

YABU grin

squeakytoy Wed 03-Aug-11 14:29:17

you look a bit of a prat talking on an iPad though..

:)

nickelbabe Wed 03-Aug-11 14:29:24

yanbu - bloody waste of money if you ask me.

duchesse Wed 03-Aug-11 14:33:02

Entirely up to you what phone you choose. I have an iphone and think it's fab but it depends what you do with it tbh. If you just to make calls (ie no need for ineractive maps, internet, any of the apps) then you can just as easily get a 99p jobbie from Carphone warehouse (which is what my skinflint teenage son did).

MrsChemist Wed 03-Aug-11 14:33:49

YANBU. I love my iPhone. I could not live without it, which is a massive PITA. I'm now forever tied to an expensive device that I don't really need but I feel like I do.

revolutionscoop Wed 03-Aug-11 14:35:09

iPhones are addictive, I almost regret getting one tbh

Tanyaaah Wed 03-Aug-11 14:37:39

All my friends who have them just end up playing with them ALL the time, in social situations etc, very annoying!

nocake Wed 03-Aug-11 14:40:39

What do you want it for? If you just want a phone to call people and send texts then it's a complete and utter waste of money. If you want to be able to access the internet, update facebook, tweet and have access to apps to find the nearest coffee shop and translate foreign menus then it's still a waste of money because an Android phone will do the same for less money.

inatrance Wed 03-Aug-11 14:43:05

With a 3 month old ds if I didn't have mine I'd never be able to MN! Worth getting for the MN and White noise apps alone! grin

hermionejgranger Wed 03-Aug-11 14:57:11

Agree with nocake. Look at some reviews including "vs" reviews - google "compare iphone with xxx" after you've found some others that are a) within your price range and b) look to have the functions you want. I've recently been looking and the HTC Desire S/HD and the Samsung Galaxy S2 are both at the least comparable if not better than the iphone. And they will run flash. If that's important to you. Plus I believe Angry Birds is free from the android app store but you have to pay for it for iphone (happy to be corrected if I'm wrong though)! grin

Also, my OH is an IT professional (or so he claims hahaha) and he wouldn't touch anything beginning with "i" other than an ipod...

And for interim giggles, see damnyouautocorrect.com

TrinIsASadSpottyFatRhino Wed 03-Aug-11 14:59:11

yanbu at all, do what you want to do and tell dh to mind his own

but my white iphone 4 has just arrived in the post tosay and I am majorly squeeing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

got a big list of things I need to do today before I'm allowed to open it grin

hayleysd Wed 03-Aug-11 15:00:05

I love my iPhone 4 my partner has a 3GS and now wishes he had a 4, we have an iPad too so he uses that for FaceTime skype etc that he can't do on his phone

carabos Wed 03-Aug-11 15:00:17

Got mine three weeks ago. Sort of like it, but as an actual telephone its crap and the battery life is shorter than a mayfly. I don't love it like I loved my BlackBerry.

Trifle Wed 03-Aug-11 15:04:46

I had an Iphone for about 2 hours before I rejected it. Bloody useless piece of crap, extremely complicated, took frigging ages to set up, I;m now back to my bog standard phone which suits me much better.

Also, as others have said, cannot stand it when people whip the bloody things out every 2 seconds to check the weather, news, facebook, messages, emails bla bla bla.

Pootles2010 Wed 03-Aug-11 15:10:27

I sort of love mine, sort of hate it. It does encourage low-concentration as I'm constantly checking weather, news, facebook, emails exactly as Trifle says. Bit like Mumsnet then :O

It is good though in that it is a brilliant list-making tool, but I don't normally forget it so always have shopping list, to do list, etc, and can update whenever.

V useful in lots of ways, but not quite sure its £500 worth of useful.

nickelbabe Wed 03-Aug-11 15:10:40

Trin - then you should change your nn to "TrinIsASqueeingRhino" grin

BertieBotts Wed 03-Aug-11 15:12:46

Android is miles better anyway. Or of course a basic phone if the apps and internet browsing isn't your thing.

26minutes Wed 03-Aug-11 15:17:39

Yanbu, they're a pile of wank. Droids are far better. DH has always had iphones, he hates them with a passion but didn't know what else to get when he got his iphone4, for the last 3 years he's been jealous of my htcs (hero & desire) which are much better, more reliable, do more than the iphone does and are seemingly indestructable (unlike an iphone). Plus I pay £12 a month for a free phone & he pays £35 and had to pay £69 for the phone.

TadlowDogIncident Wed 03-Aug-11 15:22:14

YANBU, I'm about to get a new phone and going for an Android or Blackberry (have yet to decide which). Friends who have iPhones say they're actually rubbish as phones, and you have to remember to charge them every single night because the battery life is so pathetic.

Kytti Wed 03-Aug-11 15:23:06

YANBU - iphone will tie you to Apple, Androids are much, much better. Having said that, ask yourself what you want to use the 'phone for and start from there. Just because they're out there, doesn't mean you necessarily need to have one. What will you use it for? What would you like to use it for? And then find a 'phone to suit. Good luck! (I found a leading supermarket to be cheapest.)

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