Does anyone else think its weird that...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by pchipchip, Apr 15, 2012.

  1. pchipchip, Apr 15, 2012
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2012

    pchipchip macrumors regular

    Sep 7, 2011
    Does anyone else think it is weird that does not have a mobile version of their site? They pretty much started the revolution of everyone making mobile sites because of iOS, but yet they do not have a mobile version of their site. I am not saying that I really want one or anything, but I just was wondering if anyone else noticed that.
  2. matbook101 macrumors 6502


    Feb 8, 2010
    In the secret land of Cupertino.
    No, it's not weird at all. Besides imagine an apple mobile site and how it would look. :rolleyes:
  3. dave420 macrumors 65816

    Jun 15, 2010
    I always thought the iPhone negated the need for mobile sites, though they are nice some times. Normally I am just happy to view a regular site as opposed to an often broken mobile version.
  4. blueroom macrumors 603


    Feb 15, 2009
    Toronto, Canada
  5. Minhimalism macrumors 65816


    Jan 6, 2012
    I actually think a mobile version of the Apple website would be nice.. it'd be easier to browse through products and their specs than with the current layout! Just imagine it as a scaled down version of what they do with the iPads for product advertising and information at the B&M stores.
  6. appleguy123 macrumors 604


    Apr 1, 2009
    15 minutes in the future
    I'm so glad that they don't. I hate mobile sites.
  7. DerekRod macrumors 6502a


    Jan 18, 2012
    If you want a mobile site download the apple store app,that app is really cool and intuitive
  8. PDFierro macrumors 68040

    Sep 8, 2009
    I actually don't see mobile sites much anymore. Maybe 1-2 years ago. But now most places will have an app instead.
  9. pchipchip thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 7, 2011
    I am not complaining or anything, I just thought I would point it out and see if anyone else noticed it. There are some pretty nice mobile sites out there,but also some very bad ones. I am usually okay with mobile sites as long as they don't run slow or they do not lose functionality.
  10. aleni macrumors 68020

    Jun 2, 2006
    the ironic thing is when opening apple's website especially the online store, it's the only website i have ever opened that is taxing my iDevices. especially on iPhone 4.
  11. RolandNights macrumors 6502a

    Aug 8, 2011
  12. ObsidianBlade macrumors regular

    Oct 12, 2011
    In a way I kind of find it strange but at the same time I can understand that they don't see a need for one, especially since they have an app for the store and whatnot.
  13. swingerofbirch macrumors 68040

    Oct 24, 2003
    The Amalgamated States of Central North America
    I noticed has a nice mobile interface, but does not.

    I think it's weird that doesn't have a mobile interface, either.
  14. techguy20 macrumors 6502

    Jan 30, 2010
    Not really an issue to me. I prefer the more advanced features and user interface over the sometimes lack of functionality of a mobile site.
  15. Tea-Aholic macrumors 6502


    Dec 8, 2011
    Melbourne, Australia
    No. Steve Jobs made it so clear that he hated and said that these so called "WAP" or "Mobile Sites" was the 'baby' internet and not the real internet. That's why sites like and as Apple always likes to use in demos are always in it's desktop form.
  16. Interstella5555 macrumors 603


    Jun 30, 2008
    How much sense does it make to advertise your phone as being able to access the full internet and then have a mobile site for your own company's webpage? Mobile sites generally suck anyway, better to have the full.
  17. 3bs macrumors 603


    May 20, 2011
    Dublin, Ireland
    Not all countries have that.

    I generally don't like mobile sites and prefer that if they wanted to do that, just make an app but I would like to see an Apple mobile site since I can't download the app.
  18. DerekRod macrumors 6502a


    Jan 18, 2012
    I agree but alot of the time its hard to get to the full fledged versions of some sites
  19. elistan macrumors 6502a

    Jun 30, 2007
    Denver/Boulder, CO
    I don't think it's weird at all. I think the weird bit would be if they offered a mobile version - it would go against how they've positioned the iPhone from Day 1.

    June 2007 iPhone commercial:
    "This is not a watered down version of the Internet. Or the 'mobile' version of the Internet. Or the... kinda-sorta-looks-like-the-Internet Internet. It's just - the Internet. On your phone." All the while, images of browsing the full NYT website are shown, culminating in a phone call.

    What Apple tried to do with the iPhone was the concept of a mobile, web-based app. Which for many sites, at first, was just a way of re-formatting their mobile sites, rather than presenting a WAP version. But that fell by the wayside once the SDK was released. These days, Apple wants all sites to use HTML5 and look identical on Windows, OSX, iOS, WP7, Android, etc. The crazy thing is I still get WAP formatted sites from time to time, ones designed to be used from pre-2007 "smartphones" that navigate with scroll wheels or the keypad. I hate those things. And I hate mobile, lite versions of websites that offer no ability to opt into the full "desktop" version.

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