Seven Apple iPhone 3G problems that will disappoint or will they? Video
The new Apple iPhone 3G is said to be 4.7 ounces in weight which would be awesome, it will probably do everything the Apple iPhone has been known to do and more besides, all the usual stuff such as web surfing, email, music and movies, all at a much faster speed of course.
However, much like most things, and despite Steve Jobs attention to detail, even the iPhone 3G will have its flaws no doubt. So here are at least seven probable disappointments you can expect from the all new Apple iPhone 3G.
Firstly and most obvious has to be Apple’s pricing, which starts at $199.00, but actually it will cost $160.00 more over two years than its original counterpart, why? Because those guys at AT&T have up-priced data plans for the iPhone to recoup some of the subsidised up-front cost of the Apple iPhone 3G
So what next, how about no replacement batteries? Most people on the move just don’t have time to bother with time to recharge their mobile handset. What they do is carry replacement batteries and simply pop them in when needed. However it’s not that simple with the iPhone 3G as it’s a major operation to crack open the casing to insert a new battery.
Moving on there is video recording; Apple’s computers come loaded with iMovie, while the Apple iPod with the exception of the Shuffle of course has evolved into a neat little video viewer. But what about the video recording on the iPhone 3G? well maybe you should think about going over to Sony if you require video recording as Apple has seemed to neglect this feature on the iPhone 3G, and let’s face it even low end mobiles have this ability these days. Although having said that give the developers their due, they have now enabled the iPhone for video recording, as per video below will show.
The next failing is the lack of Flash; the iPhone is a very capable web browser with the ability to simply touch a link to grab a webpage makes surfing easy rather than a chore. The main problem is many websites are out of the iPhone 3G’s capabilities because of its Flash content, and as we all know the iPhone 3G just doesn’t support Adobe Flash, even though Adobe are working hard to make their Flash tech iPhone friendly.
Ok, so what about multimedia messaging service, well what about it, the iPhone 3G doesn’t support it that’s what. This must be one of the most maddening of disappointments with the iPhone 3G simply because there are millions of cheap mobile phones that do support multimedia messaging, and yet the super duper Apple iPhone 3G doesn’t. I just wonder why?
The sixth disappointment comes with the lack of cut and paste; it seems strange that this simple operation cannot be accomplished by the iPhone 3G. The total inability to cut a chunk of text and paste it into another app just rules out so much simplicity and also would make blogging from the iPhone 3G that much easier. What’s more is that it could be done without screwing with the iPhone 3G’s interface, so just why Apple decided against the cut and paste option is baffling to say the least.
And last but not least the lack of voice dialling; yes no voice dialling with this baby, so if you’re out travelling you’ll have to tap in that number rather than speak it. Back to the fumbling of fingers to get that call made. Although there is a rumour floating about the net waves that someone is working on a speech recognition app for the iPhone 3G. Guess we’ll have to wait and see about this one then.
Ok there you have it, seven, yes count them, disappointments with the Apple iPhone 3G, and that’s before the handset comes out to the public. So, will these disappointments put you off the new Apple iPhone 3G?