Apparently when the original iconic iPhone was launched back in 2007 it was a cool smartphone that was “leaps and bounds” over any rival handset, but apparently that has now changed for when the iPhone 4G makes its appearance.
According to Andrew Fox of The Telegraph, the next generation iPhone is a “triumph of marketing over functionality” and it’s not even cool anymore. Therefore he has come up with ten reasons why not to purchase the iPhone 4G.
So here they are…firstly the next iPhone will be too expensive and he reckons a top of the line Android or BlackBerry will cost you a lot less, and if the device wasn’t made by Apple, carriers would be giving it away.
Then the iPhone is “anti-technology” basically meaning Apple deny customer certain functions like sharable WiFi hotspots because of economics. Then comes the absence of Flash, the iPhone promised to put the net into everyone’s pockets but can’t show most of it as the device can’t handle Adobe Flash.
Fourth is multi-tasking on the iPhone or rather the lack of it such as if you try instant messaging you need to open the app to see if you have a message, although this may come with the next iPhone. At the halfway point is a gripe about battery life, which isn’t confined to the iPhone but with the undemanding iPhone tech it can still only offer an equal performance to rival handsets.
Sixth is it cost cash to develop apps for the iPhone, for example with the special edition of BBC iPlayer Eon’s meter reader, and Natwest Phone Banking, the developing of these came cash which cloud have been channelled towards “more generally useful ideas.”
Next apparently your iPhone comes with “offensively bad headphones,” sting next to an old iPhone and you can hear everything coming from the headphones and is an example of Apple charging premium prices for a budget product.
Next comes a biggie, apparently the iPhone isn’t designed well because if you use your iPhone as a phone the reception isn’t that good nor is it comfortable to use for a long period of time. Then there’s the point that iPhone satnav costs £19.99 for the app, whereas both Android and Nokia deliver satnav for free.
Lastly it’s down to the iPod dock, which is apparently “holding back better technologies” basically because as every hotel thinks they should offer iPhone docks, any momentum behind the tech isn’t growing.
So there it is, ten reasons not to purchase the iPhone 4G, or on the other hand, ten gripes of an iPhone hater whichever way you want to look at it.
Update: Just wish to say we made a little mistake and apologize, read on: Matt Warman, Consumer Technology Editor of the Telegraph wrote the article. Not Andrew Fox – he took the photo…
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