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July 2nd, 2007

Apple called and offered iPhones for the AVRant.com guys, so I gladly accepted but told them that Tom and Clint were not fans of Steve Jobs and Apple. I guess it will be me up to me to test and report on the little device..

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  1. July 2nd, 2007 at 09:23 | #1

    You’re a dirty liar! I’m not a fan of ANYBODY, it isn’t just Jobs. When was the last time I said anything good about the Gate-a-saurus Rex?

  2. July 2nd, 2007 at 10:56 | #2

    Wow! You guys really are getting some schwag now! Only, be prepared to spend a lot of money every month keeping those things hooked up and running. Dang, and I was just joking about all the free stuff… Now it’s coming true!

  3. eugovector
    July 2nd, 2007 at 12:01 | #3

    I could be mistaken, but I think the apple offer was in jest, though maybe your comment was as well, and I’m the one who just doesn’t get it.

  4. July 2nd, 2007 at 16:02 | #4

    eugovector: Ding! lol

    J, you have exactly 24 hours to get me an in-depth review so we can beat our direct competitors to the punch. 🙂

  5. July 2nd, 2007 at 20:33 | #5

    Clint – working on it now!

  6. July 2nd, 2007 at 22:28 | #6

    Oh, yeah, he’ll be real critical. Do you have to have Steve Jobs OK it for you before you send it in or does he just beam the review directly into your brain? 😉

  7. avaserfi
    July 3rd, 2007 at 00:10 | #7

    He did pay the extra 30 cents to get the higher quality, less compressed, beam without DRM straight to his brain. Give him some credit 😉

  8. July 3rd, 2007 at 08:09 | #8

    I would expect no less from a resident audioholic!

  9. lea
    July 3rd, 2007 at 15:23 | #9

    OK, i knew all this avrant stuff would work out for me in the end. i do swear on all that is holy in my house (my mac) that i will NEVER call the off-rant line again with a story about dina, i will never email tom a little fun fact about dina’s past, and i will never ever leave a comment that does not paint your wife in the most pleasing and loving light, if i get an iPhone. i am sure that steve jobs wants to know what i think of that little gizmo…

  10. July 3rd, 2007 at 15:50 | #10

    Sneak Preview of J’s review:

    The iPod is so terrific, it practically melted in my hand – and the preloaded speech from Steve Jobs was absolutely to DIE for. I felt that it made even the worst-compressed MP3 audio sound like a gilded LP – something that only Apple could do. It never crashed once, and the fact that it takes me 10x longer to dial numbers since it doesn’t have any physical number-key buttons was only annoying for a few minutes until I got used to how it worked.

    The lack of voice dialing support (which has been around for about 3 years now and available on even freebie phones given away by pay-as-you-go providers) was actually an asset. I mean, who needs those features anyway, they only work about 92% of the time.

    I also LOVED the way the interface looked – which was good, especially since I couldn’t change it or customize it at all.

    I found out today that I have to pay a lot of extra fees to use the advanced features of the phone, but that’s OK since I make like 6 figures off of this AVrant blogging gig. I almost got the process down of sticking in the headphone plug adapter since the iPhone doesn’t have a standard jack like my iPod does. That’s cool though, cause it means that Apple will probably put out some nifty custom headphones before too long – and you KNOW they’ll sound better than anything else available for non-Apple products.

    Yes, the iPhone is a truly awesome product – and one that Apple sycophants will sing the praises of everywhere. I’ve got mine and you… well, you have a “lesser” phone. Maybe someday you’ll understand, but until then I’ll enjoy my iPhone… my… precious.

  11. avaserfi
    July 3rd, 2007 at 16:30 | #11

    And I thought J was going to give a good review for the iPhone he said he had to get used to something! It didn’t get implanted in his mind as soon as he touched the device, very disappointing I might not get one now although the 128kbps golden LP is very tempting.

  12. July 3rd, 2007 at 17:03 | #12

    yes… my precious……

  13. majorloser
    July 4th, 2007 at 09:13 | #13

    I see the iPhone pictured above looks to be all smudged up and “sticky”. Could even be some drool. Don’t really want to know where that iPhone has been 😮

    NOTE TO SELF: Don’t borrow J’s phone. (not that he would let go)

  14. July 4th, 2007 at 09:52 | #14

    ouch….. um. well. ah…. nevermind…

  15. egr2rst
    July 13th, 2007 at 09:41 | #15

    Watch out everyone, I understand iPhones attract lightning.

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