The fact that the biggest feature that iPhone 4 released was video calling, (Wi-Fi only), & a higher res. display is simply proof that Apple could release ANYTHING they want as a feature, tell the consumer that it's "new", & people will eat it up.
The UI is stale now, & the new OS4 upgrade doesn't even offer "true" multi-tasking. Why are people so enamored with this device? When you factor in the price to features ratio, there are at least 20 different devices that do what the iPhone does, but do it much better, while saving the consumer hundreds of dollars.
I have an upgrade coming with AT&T in August, & I cannot wait for one of you crazed, myopic fanboys to buy my $199.00 upgrade for $600.00+!!...LMAO
BTW...is it me, or does Steve Jobs look like he has AIDS?
[deleted post]Your defending Apple as if it was your mother, you probably have all their products that's why, the guy is right Symbian wasn't in their chart, and people just buy what you like don't make a big deal out of it like Mr.lol here, but no company comes close Nokia in connectivity that's my opinion and who disagrees didn't use Nokia's smart phones (in terms of signal, battery life, compatibility, Better OS in Symbian ^3 probably, and eveything else is balanced) unlike other brands which miss out or act poorly in other functions.
Anonymous, 15 Jun 2010A smartphone is a mobile phone that offers more advanced computing ability and CONNECTIVITY th... moreThe iphone totally fits the bill of a smartphone's definition. Why do you think it won the best smartphone category for 2010?
How did Apple lie about its market share? Please show your proof :) Apple never said that they have the biggest market share. CAPITAL share yes, but not MARKET share. So who is lying now? YOU :)
Anonymous, 15 Jun 2010I didn't mean that type of compatibility ! Any device has all of that, any device can be conne... moreJust because iphone does not support bt file transfer it does not mean it cannot be compatible with other devices in terms of file transfer. I can email files to any email account, and any device that has email can retrieve that file. Why would you want the apps that I have purchased be compatible with you device? Oh I get it now, because you refuse to buy apps and would just want to copy mine for free, hahahahaha. What a cheap freeloader you are. Get a job :) A job that could afford you to pay for own apps and other media files. Gosh, what a bunch of scavengers some people ate. I'm so glad I can't transfer file via bt.
Anonymous, 15 Jun 2010That's the only thing u have to say, dnt be jealous .. Can't u explain the points I said or co... moreWell think about this mister. If all iphone users were like you and returned all our iphone in a month, don't you think that would affect iphone's sale and customer satisfaction ratings?
It's unfortunate that you didn't enjoy your iphone experience, but that's just how it is. You don't need to hate it and its users just because it didn't work for you. Again, we all have freedom of choice. So stop hating :)
Foley, 15 Jun 2010Gentlemen, there is no need to be rude.
It's all a matter of taste and affinity.
Some like b... moreFoley, contrary to apparently popular belief, not all iphone users are "blind" and sucked into Apple's marketing. Most use it not because it's apple, but because it has the best interface to date. People don't go to stores knowing they want iphones without ever having even used one. They try it out, play around with it, and then decide it is better than every other phone in the store, at least for them.
For me, a busy college student, it is the best way to combine music, phone, internet, games, calendar, and even camera into one device. I've used every other major OS, WebOS, Android, Windows mobile, and yes even symbian. WebOS was nice, but slow. Android was glitchy as hell for me, though I hear good things are in the works. Windows mobile is a joke, I'm sorry. Symbian, while very capable, is incredibly unrefined and buggy. symbian^3 looks exactly the same, and they are way behind in terms of interface which, believe it or not, is very important.
I fought the iphone the whole time before I finally realized it was really the best phone I could get in terms of usability and interface, not to mention apps and whatnot. I'm not some ignorant consumer who wants something simple, and I like the idea of Android, but until it is executed properly, I will not buy into it. Just look at what happened with the Nexus One (screen issues, color inaccuracies, 3G connectivity etc.) But if it makes you feel better to belittle us, then go right ahead.
Anonymous, 15 Jun 2010A smartphone is a mobile phone that offers more advanced computing ability and CONNECTIVITY th... moreYaaa ur right !! Apple didn't include Symbian in the pie chart at the keynote ! Are they misleading people ??!! Such lairs ! Shame on Apple and I've searched google and found some link about the FTC accusing Apple of misleading Ad Tactics as they said !
People this is true ! Just research it and check ! No more Apple products for me, I have an iphone 3GS I'm gna get a Nokia N8 .. Symbian Rulez !
A smartphone is a mobile phone that offers more advanced computing ability and CONNECTIVITY than a basic 'feature phone'. While some feature phones are able to run simple applications based on generic platforms such as Java ME or BREW, a smartphone allows the user to install and run much more advanced applications based on a specific platform. Smartphones run complete operating system software providing a platform for application developers.
Growth in demand for advanced mobile devices boasting powerful processors, abundant memory, larger screens and open operating systems has outpaced the rest of the mobile phone market for several years.
This is a smartphone's defenition which does not meet the Iphone's part in connectivity.
And Apple lied to u about the shares part, go to the source and see the amount of shares in 2010 Q1, highest is Symbian 44% then comes RIM 19%, then comes Apple at 15% .. Check the source and see the Pie Chart .. Apple are lairs and cheaters, how can they do that to people .. Stop being influenced and see what's going on by a little research, don't believe what they say. This is important please read and check the source.
Gentlemen, there is no need to be rude.
It's all a matter of taste and affinity.
Some like blue and some red and some prefer to learn the hard way.
As I said earlier .. iPhone4 I just attractive toy and let him play if they want.
They will learn in the hard and expensive way that they are wrong.
You must understand that they are blindly believers in Apple marketing and they will threw away 1k or 2 y contract for iPhone regardless what you or any other say.
Beautiful screen blindness supersedes all other qualities and negativity.
They really do not want and do not need Java or Flash or a fully functional bluetooth or ..
What will they do with those when iPhone4 it is just a toy?
You can try to point out to them...just try.
Remember when you arguing with your kids?
Stubborn can be defeated only with kindness or lowering argument to more understandable and more acceptable level.
Typical iPhone user desperately want to be IT recognized and Steve gave them to buy the ticket for that.
If that's only way to do it ... don't take away their savior straw.
They will feel like drown and they will sank you with them.
Don't take them away their dream, they pay a hell of a lot for that dream to come true.
Although it's just a dream
I'm starting to realize and know why Apple's phones are improving very slowly. The first iPhone was crappy with lack of features, but comes with a great interface, so the people loved it. With the great interface, it made people love the iPhone and hope for more. And Apple keeps making new generations for the iPhone, unlike other brands which doesnt make that many generations for a phone,but makes new ones.Then, it made small improvments to iPhone 3g with 3g networking and the Apps store. See its still the same iPhone, but the next generation and improved one. It seems like Apple never make OTHER phones. The more generations and improvments they made, the more people became interested in the iPhone. So it is like, they will make like around HUNDREDS of generations for the iphone until they cant make anymore improvements, and at the same time bring peoples attention to Apple.
Valeriee, 14 Jun 2010Is the iphone4 releasing on June 24th for sg or for USA only? Kindly reply. Thanks [:in the US i presume...will have to wait slightly longer before its available in asia.
Anonymous, 15 Jun 2010I can buy a car that's compatible with Apple. Look at all the vehicles that advertise iPod ... moreI didn't mean that type of compatibility ! Any device has all of that, any device can be connected to car .. U can't even send by bluetooth to other devices .. I'm not talking about these hardware compatibility systems, no these r made for the brand itself .. I'm talking about programs and games in computer stores, I'm talking about connecting with other devices like micro usb charging which is applied in every device out there e.g. Charging a Nokia with a Blackberry charger or any other micro usb charger, I'm talking about bluetooth or infrared file transfer.. Its like ur disconnected from the world and that's not a smartphone's purpose phone means communication which needs to be connected at all time in all ways.
Anonymous, 15 Jun 2010Ur so influenced by those lairs btw, I know wat each button does but I swear to god it does th... moreI can buy a car that's compatible with Apple.
Look at all the vehicles that advertise iPod docks as a feature.
Not to mention home theatre systems, alarm clocks, speakers lot's of things are compatible with Apple.
[deleted post]HEY! I'm a musician and I know many other musicians, most of them say iPhone is a "yuppie phone" - so take your "musicians are soft and buy iPhones" talk elsewhere. I play in a brutal black metal band. :-P
Anonymous, 15 Jun 2010don't be 2 jeolous of the iphone!! get yourself one!!!!That's the only thing u have to say, dnt be jealous .. Can't u explain the points I said or compare anything good in the iphone .. And I had an iphone 3GS, didn't last 1 month, I really dnt consider it a phone wen compared with other smartphones.
[deleted post]Is that why ESPN started using iPads to do on screen drawings during their game commentaries?
You'd be surprised at just how powerful iOS really is, of course to do that you'd have to own one.
Anonymous, 15 Jun 2010Why would you lie? Because that is what desperate people do :) And why would you be using th... moreUr so influenced by those lairs btw, I know wat each button does but I swear to god it does that to me, I dnt knw if its some software problem. I have my own devices yes but my laptop is not with me and wats wrong with me using the ipad, do u own Apple ? I don't support Apple because they liars, if u studied marketing ull knw wat I mean .. Isn't it obvious how they make a big fuss out of stupid stuff ? Don't u see that other devices are not compatible with Apple's devices ? Don't u see that u can't charge ur phone anywhere because of lack of micro usb ? Don't u see that people reached 12 mp with carl ziess optics ? What's with u people just go to computer and see what most games and programs are compatible with.. Isn't that enough :s ? Doesn't it prove my point ? I don't know how u can't understand that :s
Anonymous, 15 Jun 2010Why would I lie on u :s ? How the heck should I know if its on or off its my cuzin's ipad :s I... moreWhy would you lie? Because that is what desperate people do :) And why would you be using the ipad? Don't you have your own device that can post comments on here? Lol. Using multitouch on the ipad does not throw you back to the homescreen. The home button does, lol. Oh my goodness. Just give it up will ya. Move on somewhere else where you would be happy and stay away from products that you do not like, like Apple products.