Are people expecting too much?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Kevio, Jul 12, 2010.

  1. Kevio macrumors regular

    Jul 7, 2010
    Ok, ok, so I will say that the reception issue is real and is a problem, but do you people listen to yourselves sometimes? I read so many complaints on here about the most trivial things...My home button wiggles, my screen is "smudgier" than others, my screen lagged for half a second, should I exchange it?

    Are we expecting too much out of the iPhone? Everyone has put it on a pedestal that is so high up, that it might never meet expectations again. I love the iPhone (awaiting my iP4) and I want it to be everything that it can be, but seriously guys/gals, It is still just a phone that is made by human beings who DO make mistakes. Steve Jobs is not a demigod who created the iPhone with his powerful powers.

    This is not a flame rant so I'll ask a sincere question:

    Do you think we expect too much from the iPhone 4?
  2. goobot macrumors 603


    Jun 26, 2009
    long island NY
    mines fine. they are looking for things and failing or they are paranoid
  3. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    To a degree I think you're right.

    It boils down to the fact that how "perfect" should a normal consumer expect his 400+ phone be. The home button wiggling, well that's a little much. Holding the phone and the reception dropping. Not kosher.

    I agree that there are too many nit picking going on. Its only a phone after all.
  4. synagence macrumors 6502a

    Jul 23, 2008
    Bit of a swings and roundabouts ....

    Apple put so much emphasis on product launches and keynotes about perfection in manufacturing and precision, 'magic' and other hyperbole that when a product fails (even slightly - speaking generically here not about iP4) people cannot help feel disappointed...

    I bought my iP4 sim-free from Apple, i paid £599 (not by any means an inconsiderable amount of my personal finances), my iP4's accelerometer failed within 24 hours, i swapped it, new one was 'fine' but for not being able to connect to several WiFi hot-spots which my 3GS and iPad (on 3.1.3 & 3.2 respectively) can connect to, iOS4 in places is laggy and is clearly bugged, iPod app crashes, other minor issues (i'm not experiencing the antenna issue personally so i won't comment on it).

    So yeah .. i'm feeling disappointed to a degree but i also think its one of the single most pleasant pieces of consumer electronics i've ever had

    Apple's biggest problem is their own self-imposed image of being a step above most other brands.... Their products are very very nice but this past 3 years there have been too many mis-steps and quality issues that needs to start getting under control (iMac display & gfx) problems, recent time-capsule recall, early unibody macbook pro issues...

    If they want to maintain a premium image they have to work doubly hard on QA to make sure that device i get in my hand is the best that can be made.
  5. Sir Ruben macrumors 65816

    Sir Ruben

    Jul 3, 2010
    Mine met my expectations and they were pretty high.
  6. DynaFXD macrumors 6502a


    Jun 15, 2010
    East Coast
    On this tech oriented web site that specifically caters to Apple products? It might seem that way. The larger 1 mill plus owner population? I don't think this place is a representative sample of that group, so who really knows. But I kinda doubt they are as worked up as this, and other places, might seem to suggest.
  7. Small White Car macrumors G4

    Small White Car

    Aug 29, 2006
    Washington DC
    Around this site? Yeah. People do. You can find complaints about every single thing here if you hang around long enough.

    But any problems that you see make it to 'normal' blogs and newspapers, well, then that's what I consider "real" issues. The iPhone 4 has had its fair share, to be sure.
  8. Domo-Kun macrumors member

    Jun 9, 2010
    Apple themselves put that pedestal there to be viewed and make greater, they are by no means innocent, they are in some respects, but i they released the phone, there would have been a massive up roar of confussion from the customers if they delayed shipment and changed release dates. They wouldn't said it was recetion issues, since the keynote its self released the Bumper, which helps the problem that they missed.
  9. Kevio thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 7, 2010
    Oh I completely agree Apple themselves have talked it up to be the ultimate phone. Everyone knows Apple devices are magical. I suppose we feed into that and expect a device that has no flaws.

    I honestly think iOS4 is mostly to blame for a lot of the problems. Hopefully once they release an update or two we can learn to fall completely in love with the iP4....Instead of the semi love/hate relationship a lot of people seem to be having.

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