Come on.. I can't have voice control? Seriously?!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by RL600, Jun 8, 2009.

  1. RL600 macrumors member

    Sep 30, 2007
    Palm Beach, Florida
    What is Apple thinking? I know my iPhone 3G can do video and voice control. But we get neither. I can sorta-kinda understand the video thing, not enough processing speed, blah blah blah. But no voice control? WTF ARE THEY THINKING? They are so obviously cheating us out of applications that our phones are completely able to handle just to sell more phones. Didnt they say they've sold 40,000,000 of them?! Come on give it a rest and stop being so greedy and make the consumers freaking happy!
  2. AustinSTI macrumors 6502

    Jul 2, 2007
    Its probably something the faster hardware enables...

    I'm sure someone will figure out how to get it onto a 3G phone from the dev team or something...
  3. NT1440 macrumors G4


    May 18, 2008
    Its a marketing measure to ensure people go to the next generation. We already have people bitching it wasn't enough of a wow update, so why would they give even less reason to upgrade?
  4. rburly macrumors 6502a


    Jan 15, 2009
    It really does sound like a Microsoft move.
  5. elgrecomac macrumors 65816


    Jan 15, 2008
    San Diego
    So, I guess this is what is coming next..

    iphone basic
    iphone home
    iphone business and of course
    iphone ultimate

    And for the real fanboys

    iphone orgasm

  6. fimac macrumors member

    Jan 18, 2006
    Don't take it personally, it's just business.
  7. NT1440 macrumors G4


    May 18, 2008
    No, it sounds like the same thing apple has been doing for years, just some people choose to forget, every time.
  8. Rat-Boy macrumors 65816


    Jul 28, 2008
    Its the same as not putting MMS on the 1st iPhone basically.

    It is a tool to get you to upgrade because a bit faster, a tad more batter, and a compass, are not enough to get you to.
  9. OriginalMasta macrumors member

    Mar 18, 2009
    No Voice control in OS 3.0 iPhone 3G (not S)?

    This is utter bullshxt. EVEN MY TMOBILE DASH RUNNING windows mobile 6.1 had voice dial, voice control, and can read back what mp3 was playing in the media player. How can the current iPhone 3G NOT support this?

    I truly hate AT&T. GREEDY GREEDY GREEDY company - and MMS is not available? This is just STUPID. No MMS on the 2G is also stupid.
  10. The General macrumors 601

    Jul 7, 2006
    Voice control is a 3G S feature. It is unfortunate that you are upset.
  11. Aaleck macrumors 6502a


    Oct 11, 2007
    Michigan, USA
    Most likely something left out to distinguish the 3G and 3GS. Knowing Apple, it might me available around 3.2 or 3.3 or so. *shrugs*
  12. Revelation78 macrumors 68000


    Dec 18, 2008
    North Carolina
    They never once promised that feature for the 3G, why did you expect it?
  13. djinn macrumors 68000


    Oct 4, 2003
    Is one of those features that you find in older phones and wonder why it can't be integrated in the "phone that changed everything."
  14. sixmac macrumors member

    Mar 28, 2008
    There is no reason why it couldn't have this, there are apps for voice dialling (sometimes when driving i use it, although not as good as the official apple one looks it gets the job done). The 3G iphone could do it, i think apple just needed one more feature the 3GS had over current 3G, to make it look like more of a jump in tech. Personally i don't think the new phone is really worth updating over the 3G model unless you love making poor quality videos on a phone. Once 3G's have been well and truly discontinued suddenly this feature will be made available 3G iphone.
  15. PhxBlue macrumors regular


    May 24, 2008
    The Valley, AZ
    If they have sold 40 million handsets i'd say they are making the consumers happy.
  16. thelordnyax macrumors regular

    Feb 18, 2008
    seems like it was Apple's decision to includie it on 3GS and not 3G...
  17. TheMBC macrumors 6502

    Jun 14, 2008
    Actually, Microsoft has ensured that older generation models always get the same software with new releases, the only setback is that sometimes there's new hardware that older generations don't have, like the squircle. And it's free!

    May I point you in that direction?

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