10 reasons not to buy Apple's new iPhone 4G

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  1. g33 macrumors 6502

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    When Apple first launched the iPhone in 2007, it was leaps and bounds ahead of its nearest rivals. But now the handset is a triumph of marketing over functionality. And it’s so ubiquitous it’s not even cool any more.

    Here are ten reasons why, whatever is announced at the forthcoming launch, there’s no point buying the iPhone 4G:

    1) It’s expensive: Buy the top-of-the-range Blackberry or Android handset and you will still pay a lot less than the extortionate prices Apple charge. If the iPhone weren’t made by Apple, networks would have had to start giving it away on £30 a month tariffs years ago.

    2) It’s anti-technology: When the iPhone launched it was cutting edge – now as other manufacturers announce, for instance, that you can use their phones as shareable wifi hot spots, Apple says no. Not because of some spurious “user experience” argument, but because of economics. When will they learn that it’s customers – supply and demand – that should dictate feature availability?

    3) No Flash: The iPhone, the phone that promised to put the web into everybody’s pockets, can’t even show you most of it, because it can’t handle Flash graphics. Google Android can, in the latest version (OS 2.2), and it’s going to be available free on a lot of budget tariffs.

    4) No multitasking: Tried instant messaging on an iPhone? Oh yes, you have to open the app to see if you’ve got a message. Genius. If Apple announces multitasking next it will be an improvement – but there’ll be no apology for the way it’s treated customers in the past, and no guarantee it won’t behave similarly shoddily in the future.

    5) Its battery life is terrible: This isn’t a problem unique to Apple, but look at phones by companies such as HTC – multitasking, better cameras, better screens, all draining their batteries far more – and yet the iPhone, with its undemanding technology, still only offers equal performance.

    6)
    Developing apps for it is costing you money: The special version of the BBC iPlayer, of Natwest Phone Banking, of Eon’s meter reader – developing all of these came out of money that could have been channelled away from a self-important minority and towards more generally useful ideas.

    7) It comes with offensively bad headphones: Sit next to somebody using the original iPhone or iPod headphones and you can hear everything they can. It’s another example of Apple charging premium prices, but delivering a dressed up, budget product.

    8) It’s not very well designed: Use the iPhone as a phone and it’s not got great reception, nor is it particularly comfortable to use for long periods. It’s a computer that happens to have a phone bolted on – jack of two trades, but master of neither.

    9) It charges for satnav: In an age when Nokia and Google Android provide completely free mapping and satnav facilities, the cheapest way you can turn your overpriced iPhone into a satnav is with a £19.99 app. Bargain.

    10) Those iPod docks are holding back better technologies: As every hotel increasingly thinks it should provide iPod docks, the momentum behind this technology is only growing. But if it wasn’t for the iPod and iPhone’s ubiquity, there’d be more wifi radios, more new technologies and a range of different options, competing and driving innovation.


    Totally agree with all points (apart form multi tasking cos i jailbroke). hell im a sucker to buy it to be honest, never been keen on the leaked pics of the 4g but dont want a HTC or blackberry thats made of bits and pieces which come apart....
     
  2. noobinator macrumors 603

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    How can all this be said when the phone hasn't been introduced yet?
     
  3. Compile 'em all macrumors 601

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    Garbage FUD-spreading Article.

    It is too ridiculous that I won't even attempt to argue with it.
     
  4. fenderbass146 macrumors 65816

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    I agree with a few of your points, but multitasking?? do you know anything or did you just come on this forum to bitch, thats the biggest feature of 4.0
     
  5. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    I can't take anyone seriously who uses THIS as a reason NOT to buy the next iPhone.
    4) No multitasking:

    What rock are you living under?
     
  6. lovemyipad macrumors member

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    Everyone!

    HE IS RIGHT!!!!!!!

    I'm not buying the next iPhone.



    Instead of getting mad and defensive. Think about it!!!





    Why did evil Steve block music videos on YouTube???? So we have to BUY them.

    APPLE IS GREEDY!!!!!!! GO WITH GOOGLE!!!!!
     
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  9. g33 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    ive not come to bitch about it jeez.

    its a NEWS ARTICLE, cant u see the SOURCE link?!

    from what weve seen from the 3G - 3GS and the numerous leaks/evidence its hard to disagree with the above points.... just seeing every1 elses views for discussion :rolleyes: Apple is a lot fo marketing TBH and dont get me wrong ive fallen for it but as ive recently sold my 3GS and seen the leaked pics of the new iPhone im not sure i actually want it for the above reasons and the design, does that make sense?
     
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    No.
     
  11. tigres macrumors 68040

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    Umm...

    I think your off on some tangent- you sound pissed. Some of your data is also blatantly wrong.
     
  12. NorrisKillsKids macrumors 6502a

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    Quite possibly the dumbest article lol. Guys here's a list why you shouldn't buy a phone that hasn't been released yet.
     
  13. B Gallagher macrumors regular

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    I agree with the first half of number seven. Other than that, wow @ Telegraph - why not at least wait until it's been announced/released before writing something like this??
     
  14. g33 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    my data?

    cant u see the source link which ive mentioned?

    unless u lot are really complete Apple fanboys and cant see both sides of the coin :rolleyes:


    how can i sound pissed?! i only started a thread & poll the other day about 'what colour will u be choosing for the next iPhone?!?!'
     
  15. EthanNixon macrumors 6502a

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    Almost all of those points are completely wrong or can't be proved until the phone comes out.

    I've had a Nexus One and the battery life was a lot worse.
     
  16. jonhcox macrumors regular

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    Aw. Let me guess.

    You wrote Steve Jobs an email saying how much you liked Apple products in hopes that he would write back and say, "Gee, thanks, kid." Only he didn't write you back and that hurt your feelings. So now you have called for jihad against Apple, right?
     
  17. tigres macrumors 68040

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    Correction: his data.

    Also, your posting in a Macforum- I'm obviously not a PC fanboy. But I don't drink too much kool-aid.
     
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    But you love your iPad right?
     
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  21. g33 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    err, ok.

    thanks for that constructive input. yet again..... have u read the first post correctly?:rolleyes:
     
  22. Kristenn macrumors 6502

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    Are you in such a hurry that you can't type everyone? You typed every1?

    Wow. I'm fourteen years old what are you, ten?

    Also, it's really hard to judge a phone that hasn't been released.

    Also, Apple is greedy and this is news? Welcome to the world of corporate companies. And all this time I thought making as much money as possible was the goal ...
     
  23. Nikos macrumors 68000

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    1. Price hasn't been announced yet. If it's similar to previous iPhones, it isn't expensive IMO.

    2. We still don't know much about it.

    3. Flash would be nice, but it isn't a deal breaker.

    4. Look up OS 4.0. Multitasking is upon us. You can still receive IMs instantly when an app isn't open via Push notifications.

    5. Battery life on my 3GS is good. Having an iPod interface in the car and electricity at home helps.

    6. I haven't done much developing, but it hasn't cost me a penny yet regardless.

    7. You aren't restricted to the earbuds it comes with. No other phone comes with good headphones either.

    8. I've been making calls on iPhones for three years and haven't had issues. Nor have I strained myself from using it.

    9. Google maps works fine for me most of the time, if not I have a GPS unit in my car.

    10. Can't really say what would have been. Regardless, I don't usually sit in my hotel room listening to music, but that's just me.
     
  24. g33 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    im not a PC fanboy if thats what youre getting at. Ive got a PC because Macs cant run the apps i need funnily enough....

    christ this really has got a lot of u wound up hasnt it :eek:
     
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    Exactly what I was thinking!
     

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