What prevents Apple I-Phone from going from good to great is (The GSM rating has only been around 6 - 7 for all I-phones... Great phones have a 8.5+ rating)
1) No dual SIM
2) No Slider Kayboard
3) No Stylus input
4) Software features still to catch up with Nokia , RIM , SE and Samsung + Win Mo / Simbian
5) No OLED Screen
6) Battery Life
7) Call drops
8) High Radiation levels (Apple wake up to this)
9) Software features that must be addred but are sold...
10) No XENON Flash
11) Replacable battery
12) Standard Charger (Mini USB) and Headphone jack
13) Stereo Blue tooth???
14) Not 4G compatable (not ahead of the tech curve)
Rory, 09 Jun 2009WoW a compass. So when your kidnapped and taken to a undisclosed location and abandened with n... morecould be useful for muslims for prayers. can be used to find out direction of MAKKAH.
P%nm, 10 Jun 2009Oi mate, you left us Aussies off the list...
...June 26Sorry buddy, left out June 26th:
Austria, Australia, Belgium, Ireland, Japan and Netherlands
Sonic Ultraman, 10 Jun 200919/6 but maybe it will delay in malaysia also the price is higher than $99(rm356). The market ... moreActually no, it'll be out in Malaysia in July, as already stated in my previous post.
Rory, 09 Jun 2009WoW a compass. So when your kidnapped and taken to a undisclosed location and abandened with n... moreThe main reason that many smartphones are having compasses are so that when you are using a gps application, it will orient the car in the phone to look like the orientation that you are in real life. The phone without compasses on board, will get a bit crazy if you are stuck in a jam and will not know which direction the car is facing in real life.
Anonymous, 09 Jun 2009I love the anti-apple here, "no secondary camera??" ROFL ok dude, no multi-tasking?? that's ok... moreIsn't it obvious that it's better to have a choise? If you don't want to use those features, then you don't have to, but you know you always have the choise, since they're there...
This phone is an official flop, because it's more expensive than a N97 32GB and a Ipod Touch combined!!!
But I actually think Apple wanted to "test" the market. I even this crap will sell, then there won't be any point of upgrading it further later. However, hopefully it will fail, and Apple will have to do a new remake, and quick as well. Of course Apple will do so, because there are currently a lot of unsure people that was put off by this announcment, even if they'd lose some sales or fans for "admitting their fault".
Don't buy this yet, wait IF it'll flop! If yes, then a new and BETTER version will be guaranteed!
Anonymous, 01 Jan 197019/6 but maybe it will delay in malaysia also the price is higher than $99(rm356). The market price will release very soon in malaysia around RM 1600.
Raphael, 10 Jun 2009People I Got One Word.....ANDROID. Apple just want to collect more of your money by fooling th... moreHa ha , the android has a 3.15mp camera as well!!! infact here is a list of new high end phones with 3mp cameras Nokia E75 Motorola A3100 HTC Touch Pro2 BlackBerry Curve 8900, BlackBerry Storm 9500, BlackBerry Storm, O2 XDA Serra, Palm Pre Android.
Trust me ALL camera phones are pretty ordinard (no optical zoom, very slow, lens distortion, noise, poor flash (even xenon) etc)
DONT WORRY TO MUCH ABOUT THE CAMERA!!! The screen, OS, apps, gps, call quality, stability etc are the most important thing.
Anonymous, 01 Jan 1970These are the official release dates (from the keynote conference):
June 19th - Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, US, UK
July - Bulgaria, Columbia, Croatia, Czech Rep., Denmark, Dominican Rep., El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Hungary, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, New Zealand, Norway, Phillipines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Sweden, Uruguay.
August - Argentina, Botswana, Brazil, Cameroon, Central Africa, Chile, Ecuador, Egypt, Guinea, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritius, Nicaragua, Niger, Panama, Peru, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, UAE, Venezuela
Allan, 10 Jun 2009Even though 3G does mean more you do need it to make a video call(plus a secondary camera).Allan, pls read first what i replied to before commenting. I know 3g is required to do video calls (i use google) =P
WiSeBoBo, 10 Jun 2009this is the dummest question ever. Pls use google and search what 3g is and u'll see that 3g d... moreEven though 3G does mean more you do need it to make a video call(plus a secondary camera).
Anonymous, 09 Jun 2009What's the idea of calling a phone "3G", and not having a video call option???this is the dummest question ever. Pls use google and search what 3g is and u'll see that 3g does not mean video call
P%nm, 10 Jun 2009There are a lot of ignorant people around, the iPhone does multitask with native applications ... moreI don't need a compass on my n95. Everyway i turn my car the map will turn as well.
People I Got One Word.....ANDROID. Apple just want to collect more of your money by fooling that they got the best phone. bet you next year they will release a 5 mega pixel and the same old same old apps lolllolol