Why does apple limit the iphone.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by flyguy206, Jul 7, 2009.

  1. flyguy206 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 5, 2008
  2. fireshot91 macrumors 601


    Jul 31, 2008
    Northern VA
  3. JML42691 macrumors 68020


    Oct 24, 2007
    The same reason Microsoft tried so hard to make Vista suck, so they could get people to pay for both Vista and Windows 7... :rolleyes:

    oh wait, you mean they weren't trying? :D
  4. Tubink macrumors regular

    Feb 21, 2009
    Reading, PA
    Considering Vista works so much better now than release, your outdated argument is laughable.
  5. Mistah Sheep macrumors newbie

    Jul 6, 2009
    What other phones are they gonna' make?

    Look at it this way:

    If they make another phone, it would give a CHOICE to customers. Sometimes when customers are given a choice, they can't choose and they'll turn to a phone like the Env2 (which I'm guessing that half of the human population has at this point).

    So if there is no choice, there's this: It's Mac! It has to be good.

    There's no hesitation..They have to buy THAT phone, or no Mac phone. And who doesn't want a Mac phone?
  6. nizmoz macrumors 65816

    Jul 7, 2008
    Compared to Win7 and XP Vista is still a crappy O/S and very much so of a resource HOG.

    It is much better for driver support than the initial release but it still is not good.
  7. Acronym macrumors 68000

    Apr 26, 2008
    Vista is a great OS and i have no problems using it

    i have no problems using Vista at all.

    all you mac fanboys i tell ya.... quit bashing a system that isnt as bad as people make it out to be.
  8. bruinsrme macrumors 603


    Oct 26, 2008
    why bother, just enjoy it.
    I find vista extremely boring (no reloads in 21 months), my network uptime is better than when I had XP pro loaded on all my machines.

    Based on what you read here its a wonder vista computers even starts up.
  9. cocky jeremy macrumors 68040

    cocky jeremy

    Jul 12, 2008
    Columbus, OH
    Using Vista is laughable. :D
  10. YoungLew macrumors regular

    Jun 8, 2009
    What's the likelihood that someone will find a way to overclock the iPhones CPU or even find a way to make it run at its ACTUAL speed rather than underclocked......
  11. -aggie- macrumors P6


    Jun 19, 2009
    Where bunnies are welcome.
    Vista is fine. Due to the Mac commercials, you'd think it was a joke to use, but it really isn't as bad as it's made out to be. I'd imagine that many of the critics have never even used Vista.

    To the OP: Are you serious? Of course they don't give us everything they could. They're a business!
  12. Kadman macrumors 65816


    Sep 22, 2007
    Given an opportunity to bash Microsoft, a childish Apple Fan Boi will ALWAYS take the bait and run with it. It's a combination of funny/sad to see it happen.
  13. svndmvn Guest

    Nov 6, 2007
    comparisons are made with XP and 7
    Mac OS has nothing to do with this, I like Vista more than I could ever appreciate XP, but I've read and heard a lot of critics from who uses PCs and not Macs.
    A Mac fanboy would usually say PCs suck, or Windows/Microsoft sucks... not specifically Vista, IMO
    Either way, what limits is the OP referring to?
    Bluetooth, HD (as in recording and playing), CPU clock etc or merely iPhone 3g vs 3gs functions?
    From a business point of view it usually makes sense as it also does for Mercedes to limit their cars
  14. Synthetickiller macrumors regular

    Apr 18, 2009
    People who complain about vista haven't upgraded from a P4 yet.

    I have been running vista for 2 years with no issues and I find it more stable than xp any day. Maybe it's just n00bs who can't figure out how to manage an OS right.
  15. miniConvert macrumors 68040


    Mar 4, 2006
    Kent, UK - the 'Garden of England'.
    The iPhone has to be constrained as a matter of public safety. If all that fury were to be released at once then people would get hurt.

    It's for our own good. The Steve knows best.
  16. colmaclean macrumors 68000


    Jan 6, 2004
    I hear Apple have got their top men developing a "Work" button to complement "Home".
  17. nizmoz macrumors 65816

    Jul 7, 2008
    Dude, I am far from a MAC fanboy as this is my first Mac I have owned after 25 years of owning PC / Windows based machines. I only got it 2 weeks ago.

    I also am the IT Director for a school and will again tell you Vista is not that good. I had a dual boot system on my work pc with Win 7 RC. When that just expired, I had to go back to my Vista business and the speed and response time I lost is amazing between the two operating systems. Now I have so much lag with programs that it's pissing me off.

    Technical people that know the O/S inside and out are the ones bashing it. The ones that just use a O/S for simple email, web browsing like yourself do not know any better and think Vista is fine. Try it in a business world. Most Businesses won't use VISTA because of these reasons and still use XP. Reason why XP is still available!!!!
  18. Phil A. Moderator

    Phil A.

    Staff Member

    Apr 2, 2006
    Shropshire, UK
    Microsoft produce some great operating systems (e.g. Windows 2003, Windows 2007 and Windows 7) but IMO Vista isn't one of them: The UAC is simply annoying and the network performance, whilst improved from the debacle of the initial release, is still poor. Furthermore, at an enterprise level it doesn't offer enough of a compelling reason to upgrade from XP, which is why sales in that sector have suffered. For the record, I have been working with Microsoft operating systems since MS-DOS 2.0 so I'm far from a "n00b" and Vista, IMO is comparable to the train wreck that was Windows ME.

    Anyway, to answer the OPs question, they do it so that they can persuade people to upgrade every year - drip feeding features is, unfortunately, one of Apple's less appealing sides
  19. Synthetickiller macrumors regular

    Apr 18, 2009

    Turn it off. I did upon the initian install.
  20. nizmoz macrumors 65816

    Jul 7, 2008
    You can very easily, but they also could have made it more like Win7 and less intrusive. Sadly, Vista has a lot more issues with it than just UAC. Reason why Microsoft had to rewrite the whole code for the O/S to make it run faster under a different Kernel.
  21. uberamd macrumors 68030


    May 26, 2009
    If Vista is so wonderful, why do all faculty/staff members who get new systems with Vista on them bring them into us so we can put XP on it?
  22. Phil A. Moderator

    Phil A.

    Staff Member

    Apr 2, 2006
    Shropshire, UK
    That doesn't make it any less of an annoying feature - it just makes it a disabled annoying feature! The fact remains that UAC was ill-conceived and badly executed which is fairly typical of large parts of Vista. What about the other points I raised in my post?
  23. theITGuy macrumors 6502a


    Feb 12, 2009
    chasing the ghost in the machine
    Well that could be good marketing of the "Vista Sux"...or resistance to change (which is a big impediment generally)...

    ...seriously though...Vista blows dead bears on a northbound road...7 seems to be a promising service pack...


  24. SpaceKitty macrumors 68040


    Nov 9, 2008
    Fort Collins Colorado
    It's not just with the iPhone, it's with all cellphone manufacturers. They have to keep you wanting the next one and the next one and the only way to do that is to hold off. This is why most cellphones only have 2-3MP cameras and other things.
  25. PackFan macrumors 6502


    Apr 22, 2009
    Twin Cities, MN

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