Day 1: Apple iPhone and Malaysia Apple Fans
At today’s morning business network meeting, the Apple iPhone with me in Malaysia was the center of attention. It was also my prop for the day to share my story about how blogging will benefit an awareness drive like the one I’m conducting now. Personal stories aside there was much positive feedback in the room.
Members were saying how cool that it moved so fluidly using only their fingers. Some members even said the price was affordable after I shared with them the price Shiew told me. On the other hand, we’re talking about businessmen and women who’re starting to get interested with the Apple iPhone in Malaysia. One member even said he would’ve bought the Apple iPhone if he didn’t just spend RM1100 on his new mobile device.
The zoom and accelerometer capability stole the show whenever another member did it to show the other what the Apple iPhone was capable of.
As much as the Apple iPhone is easy to use, like any new user they will experience a minor learning curve. I’ve had some members who fiddled with the device before getting the hang of it. While the ones that had guidance by me or another fellow member picked up where we left off very easily.
Before I proceed on with the next improvement, I’ve observed there are 3 main types and 1 assumption of Apple iPhone users (or buyers) in Malaysia:
- Basic Apple iPhone users in Malaysia
- Phone calls
- SMS text messages
- Manage contact directory
- Track appointments
- Average Apple iPhone users in Malaysia (most users today fall in this category)
- Same as the above plus…
- Snap photos
- Record videos
- Take notes
- Use custom sounds
- Play and download games
- Heavy Apple iPhone users in Malaysia
- Same as the above plus…
- Use Mail
- Use Safari and YouTube
- Use Maps
- Use Stocks
- Use weather
- In other words, utilize most of what the Apple iPhone has to offer in its default setting.
- Apple iPhone geeks in Malaysia
- All of the above and…
- Installation of new applications
- Experimentation with hacking
- Keeping constant update on the Apple iPhone
- Ultimately, pushing the iPhone to its maximum limits which hopefully doesn’t involve killing the Apple iPhone.
Today was a little interesting besides testing the iPod function on the Apple iPhone. I actually brought the Apple iPhone to a friend’s house for him to have a feel of it. This friend I would be either in the heavy user or geek category above. Anyway, so before I went over to his place I had the earplugs on and was listening to some of the songs I transfered into the Apple iPhone.
I really appreciate how Apple now wrapped a rubber surface around their earplugs. It gives a nicer fit and prevents it from easily falling out. As for the quality of sound resonating from the Apple iPhone’s iPod function is it was…fantastic with a few tweaks. Yes, without a doubt the iPod in the Apple iPhone is more powerful in terms of bass. I found most of the music I played affected by this but I got around it by adjusting the built-in equalizer to Treble Booster.
The songs I tried on the Apple iPhone are:
- Gloria Estefan – Reach
- Michael Bolton – Go the Distance
- Jay-Z & Linkin Park – Numb/Encore
- Cascada – Everytime We touch
- Boys Like Girls – The Great Escape
- And some others…
As you can see the genre itself was wide enough to test the Apple iPhone’s iPod. Although it’s not every possible genre heard of, the sound was relatively sharp and the volume was more powerful compared to the standalone iPod. In terms of clarity, I would have to say if you’re an audiophile then you’d want to stick to your hifi. If you can live with little lost of clarity then the iPod wold always be a good music player.
While at my friend’s (Timothy) place, he was enjoying the whole experience with the Apple iPhone. His words was the Apple iPhone has finally given him a very good reason to purchase something from Apple. Furthermore, as we came to the end of our sharing session he and his little brothers were having real fun with the Apple iPhone. It was like a ‘family’ moment so it was really good being able to share this joy with others and bring smiles to their faces. Timothy is still weighing the options to purchase his iPhone as he’s only a high schooler. Geeks are getting younger and younger today.
Tomorrow, I’m going to try and play a few videos on the Apple iPhone. That includes YouTube and AVI (converted to .mp4) files; anime and others. Till then if you’d like tryout the Apple iPhone like Timothy then just follow me on PacMee; SMS ON dannyfoo to 22700.
[tags]Apple iPhone, Malaysia, iPod, iPhone users, iPhone businessmen[tags]
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