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With respect to 3G speeds in the ads, its no different than claims made by ISPs about their speeds. ISPs post actual bandwidth claims that never seem to be reached....
12-03-2008, 06:26 PM #61
With respect to 3G speeds in the ads, its no different than claims made by ISPs about their speeds. ISPs post actual bandwidth claims that never seem to be reached. A lawsuit against certain ISPs has more validity than the one against Apple on this one.
12-03-2008, 06:32 PM #62
Totally agree with you because I got into a huge arguement with F&*^% AT&T where they were trying to make me pay for "8Mbps" speed with Fiber Optic and when I was trying to run the internet on my mac it would register at 1.3 Mbps **** my phone is faster
I should've sued them hahahahDont be that guy..!!!
12-03-2008, 06:48 PM #63
People in this day and age will sue for anything....no wonder the world is going to hell in a handbasket....If I buy the shoes I see advertised on tv will I be able to run as fast and as long as the people in the advertisement, will I look as good in the jeans......are the people going to fix my sandwich as perfectly as advertised, will the victoria secret new pushup bras make all women look that perfect.....noooo...Yes Apple and AT&T have a certian responsibility to the consumers, but c'mon people where is our common sense as a consumer.....I'm sure apple will begin putting a disclaimer in their ads...
12-03-2008, 06:54 PM #64
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I love my iphone 3G. My fastest speed test said it got over 1.4 Mbps down, on 3G, and my first gen iphone would never get over 300 kbps. That makes it more than twice as fast, as far as im concerned.
i also love my macbook pro.
12-03-2008, 09:00 PM #65
12-03-2008, 09:11 PM #66
I'm still on my 2G and it's slow as molasses on a cold day, but when one of my co-workers lets me use their 3G iPhone it's MUCH faster. Maybe not twice as fast, but who's measuring?
And basically everything in commercials is edited, look at any cell phone commercial (ironically, except the iPhone commercials ) and in fine print at the bottom it says "screen image simulated".
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12-03-2008, 10:03 PM #67
Sorry guys but only in America, it seems you guys walk out in the street, walk into a tree that has been there for 50 years and sue the person that owns the land for the tree hurting you. Remember the woman in McDonalds in the USA, she sued because her coffee was too hot that spilt on her, last time i check coffee was hot, stupidity should not be rewarded and everyone knows you don't believe TV. Am I the only one that gets sick to death of all this suing? Oh actually this screen is to bright and has given me a headache, modmyi you should not have used these dazzling whites in your page, where is my lawyer?
12-03-2008, 10:09 PM #68
The ads are misleading either way you look at it.. For gods sake my Edge service on my T-Mobile G1 is faster then my iPhone's 3G connection (AT&T) and I'm in a good coverage area!!
12-03-2008, 11:20 PM #69
The only reason the ad's were banned in the UK was purely for the fact that the word "faster" was repeated too many times and would supposively give the wrong impression. But if you read the smallprint in the ad it says that connection speeds may vary and that the comparision is to a 2G iPhone.
Also, am I the only one that researches any big purchases I make? C'mon people we have the internet nowadays, a 2 second google search will give you the results you want.
A quick search on goolge with the terms "How fast is iPhone 3G" At the moment there are all the blogs on about the supposivly false advertising.
But this one site came up here which points out that the 3G speed is capped to 1.4Mbps due to AT&T
So all I can say to the 70 year old is twat!
12-03-2008, 11:31 PM #70
You can't let Apple get away with saying "you must be stupid to believe the ad" excuse without severe repercussions. I mean, it gives anyone license to advertise anything they want with the tagline "you mus be stupid to believe the ad".
Just imagine: Everything in the store comes with a lifetime warrenty! HA! Just kidding!
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12-04-2008, 04:08 AM #71
lead viewers to believe that the device actually operated at or near to the speeds shown in the ad
It was only after the complaints Apple said that the ads were:relative rather than absolute in naturewas a comparison between the first-generation 2G iPhone and the new 3G versionmany might not be fully aware of the technical differences between the different types of technology
There is no point suing Apple, one man vs a Corporation with an army of lawyers is a bit farfetched.
But just because we're blessed with research skills and don't fall for everything, doesn't mean the ad should be kept up...
I keep seeing people say "people are stupid, i would never fall for this" or "you must be an idiot to believe it anyway, it's not Apple's fault, rawr"...take a look below:
United States' population: 305,809,000
United Kingdom's population: 61,186,000
I'm sure that not every single on of them are as "smart" as us, so it's best that you control ads so that they can be fair for as many of the less smart as possible (or as much as they're forced to)
Just because *points to members* you and you and you and you don't fall into it, it doesn't mean that it should be left open so that other people can. Can you see a 70 year old man going onto CNet to read the reviews? No. Most technology adverts tend to be "what you see is what you get", and you don't hear of any conflicts. These ads obviously crossed the line, and were tackled.
(then again, that's what advertising and hype is there for, to exploit the stupid)
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12-04-2008, 05:40 AM #72
12-04-2008, 06:39 AM #73
Blame the lawyers...how typical. I think it would be nice to see Apple forced to grow up and act like a real company. Let's see just how much Jobs' hypocrisy is worth. Another 20% off the stock price? Finally enough to get him fired? Good riddance.
12-04-2008, 06:47 AM #74
The ads are true...for me anyways. My 3G phone on the 3G network is blazing fast. Edge speeds are horrible. Granted, not everyone has the 3G network, but this is something you look into before you buy the product.
Do your homework first...most don't.
12-04-2008, 09:13 AM #75
How about when the consumer has little or no credit and is not eligible for the $199 price and let's say he lives somewhere without any 3g coverage but as a solution a sales person sold him on edge data and wifi (faster) internet.
After the 2 year contract what the consumer got was a 2g iphone with no free text and 3g support
For many with 3g iphone it's also misleading to watch the software perform slower than advertised
12-04-2008, 10:54 AM #76
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12-04-2008, 11:04 AM #77
This is where I put my "Marketing" hat on. Marketing is about getting customers to believe that by buying the product (in this case the iPhone 3G) they will be buying the benefit of faster internet capabilities. Admittedly Apple have over exaggerated their claims to the point of failing to get EVERYBODY who owns a phone to get an iPhone (I also question why you'd need 3 iPhones, get some variety) but anyway. Apple need to rethink their marketing and advertising strategy and stop living off the "twice as fast" slogan. Here's a better one "Need a phone can you can watch videos, play music, check email and surf the net, buy an iPhone", need a phone that does all this AND has MMS and fully functioning Bluetooth, buy an N96. Lol maybe the second part should be Nokia's slogan.16GB iPhone 4
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12-04-2008, 02:45 PM #78
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12-05-2008, 01:12 PM #80
It is obvious that Apple used a phone connected to wi-fi during commercial shoots. That's why everything was so fast. but dropped call issues are due to towers around the area, some places are too remote and may not have enough towers to support their community.
I don't agree with everything Apple does, but not even Apple agrees with everything they do, there are too many chiefs making decisions.