I got the 3G as well.
Originally Posted by jonglover
- Is there any way I can download podcasts from the iPhone's iTunes store, or do I have to download them on my Mac and them transfer them via firewire (not even sure how to do it wirelessly).
I don't think there's a way.
- Any amazing apps I need? I downloaded the NYTimes app and despite the negative reviews (what the fuck) it's pretty awesome. Love it. Nothing tacky, don't want a glut of cheesy games (I'm waiting for Newtonica); just useful apps.
- Accufuel, because I'm OCD about tracking my gas mileage. ($0.99)
- BoxOffice (free)
- PhoneSaber, just because (free)
- Remote, because it's a very useful cool way to control your iTunes and AppleTV libraries at home (free)
- Facebook, just so I can upload pictures conveniently, otherwise the web interface is much better (free)
- Shazam and Midomi, which identify snippets of songs, and work amazingly well on most things but classical music (free)
- Why is it so hard to type on this thing? My fingers aren't (that) fat.
One trick that worked for me is to make sure your finger covers the whole key. I had a need to see the key I was typing because there is no tactile feel, but once I got over that my typing speed improved considerably, and is comparable to my Treo typing speed.
- Earbuds. Looking for audiophile quality buds. Anything better than the Etymotics stuff? How about Ultimate Ears?
Both are great. I have the Ety 4s. Keep in mind that the higher-end UEs require custom molds.
A case. I'm rough on my phones. The cases in the AT&T store were gross (the salesperson laughed when I told her this). Can anyone point me to a nice case?
I use a microfiber bag I got from a sunglasses store for $7. It also works great as a cleaner because I just put the phone in the bag, and basically fondle the thing. I don't want a case for the thing in general, because that makes it fatter, and I like how thin it is in the first place.
I have the DLO Videoshell for my iPod Touch, and it's OK. I had to Dremel out the lower part of the case so the fatter iPod connectors would fit. It also doesn't really keep dirt out of the case. The best part is its little kickstand in the back that lets you stand the iPod up in landscape or portrait mode. That makes it a little easier to control than if it were on its back, and that iPod is usually in my office. In retrospect, I would have gone for a dock instead and also used a microfiber bag for the Touch.