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Is the iPhone worth the two-year contract with the oft-maligned AT&T and its steep price of admission? Despite the iPhone's many shortcomings, we suspect the answer for countless consumers will be a resounding yes.

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Critic reviews

8.0
8 reviews
  • Reception and call quality
    6.5
  • Display
    10
  • Battery life
    8.6
  • Camera
    6.6
  • Ease of use
    8.4
  • Design and form factor
    9.5
  • Portability (size / weight)
    8.4
  • Media support
    8.3
  • Durability
    9.0
  • Ecosystem (apps, accessories, etc.)
    6.5

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User reviews

8.3
82 reviews
8.0
Engadget Jul 3, 2007

Is the iPhone worth the two year contract with the oft-maligned AT&T and its steep price of admission? ... Despite the iPhone's many shortcomings, we suspect the answer for countless consumers will be a resounding yes.

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8.0
New York Times Jun 27, 2007

Even in version 1.0, the iPhone is still the most sophisticated, outlook-changing piece of electronics to come along in years. It does so many things so well, and so pleasurably, that you tend to forgive its foibles. In other words, maybe all the iPhone hype isn’t hype at all.

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8.0
The Wall Street Journal Jun 27, 2007

Expectations for the iPhone have been so high that it can't possibly meet them all. It isn't for the average person who just wants a cheap, small phone for calling and texting. But, despite its network limitations, the iPhone is a whole new experience and a pleasure to use.

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7.0
Gizmodo Jul 11, 2007

Look, I'm not saying wait for version 2.0. You don't need new hardware to love the phone; version 1.1 should do it. Wait until Apple updates the software. ... I'm being hard on this phone because I have profound respect for this device, and want it to do better.

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9.0
Time Jun 30, 2007

Steve Jobs has said, repeatedly, that this is the best iPod that Apple has ever made, and it is. It's also the best phone that anybody has ever made.

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9.0
Mobile Tech Review Jul 1, 2007

The iPhone isn't perfect, but it's the most impressive first version of a new kind of device that we've seen so far... Fantastically easy to use (and easy to see) interface, yet the iPhone still qualifies as a smartphone, with some caveats.

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8.0
USA Today Jun 27, 2007

The mania over Apple's iPhone launch has created stratospheric expectations that are near impossible to live up to. Yet with a few exceptions, this expensive, glitzy wunderkind is indeed worth lusting after.

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8.0
MobileBurn Jul 3, 2007

Is the iPhone a great mobile phone? No, not really. It is an average phone, but hardly a great one... It does happen to be a pretty darn impressive mobile computer, though, especially when it comes to the web and consuming multimedia content like music, movies, and photos.

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9.0
skigil skigil

This device was in the hearts of thousands of Apple fan boi's long before it was announced. Rumor after rumor, this device was thought to be just a glint in each fan boi's eye. However, during a momentous Apple conference in Jan 2007, Steve jobs introduced us to 3 new products. A...

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9.0
kunggustav kunggustav

i bought this a couple of months ago cause a could afford the 3G and i'm never switching back to an ordinary phone:P i'm thinking of upgrading to the new 3gs if its not to expensive when its released here in sweden the 31 july. But there are thongs with this phone thats annoying is the...

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8.0
sbrooks sbrooks

When I unwrapped my first-gen iPhone on Christmas 2007, I took a step into a way of thinking that can never be reversed. The iPhone organized my life, entertained me with it's many webapps, and was just plain awesome. This is the device that changed the way we look at smartphones. Of course...

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8.0
gsd gsd

Written July 9th, 2009 I’m not your average iPhone user. I received my 2G iPhone Christmas 2007. Our contract with Verizon had just been renewed for another two years. So what did I do? I jailbroke it, and I’ve used it as a glorified iPod touch ever since. Having the iPhone gave me many...

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9.0
TeflonFong TeflonFong

Sexy Back Yes, the original iPhone has a sexier back than the Plastic/Crack-a-lot 3G/3GS. With 3.0 many have questioned if the jailbroken/hacking community is still relavent- with carriers like AT&T in the US- it STILL is! It is extremely funny that I can send/receive MMS through the native...

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10
travster travster

The iPhone - Still rocking this 1st gen iPhone. I yawn when people come into my office with their first iPhone. I mean, come on, this thing is old news.... The life of my 1st gen iPhone: 1. Amazement and joy after opening the device. 2. 4 months after - very tired of everyone's...

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9.0
ik3ri2 ik3ri2

The UI is one of the best things about the iphone. Peole many times get intimidated with a piece of technology like this and they don't want to bother with it, but with the iphone everything is there for U to see. it is something you can use weather you just use it as a telephone or take...

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9.0
newmaniese newmaniese

I am generally rough on phones. They last about a year, maybe 2 years, and then I need to replace them due to hardware issues, or because the phone just didn't have the latest features. This phone, after more than 2 years, is still kicking, I still spend a ridiculous amount of time surfing...

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