basically this is a marketing strategy.
u design a phone. with the full capabilities at 1st.
BUT when releasing the 1st version, u take out 70% of it's functions. as time goes. u release version 2, 3,4 and so on. as the new versions releases, u add some of the originally designed functions to it.
so in a way. if u sell a phone at 100% of it's function right at 1st, u earn only once from a particular customer. but as u slowly "upgrade", pple will still buy the phone, and thus u earn 2 or 3 times from the same customer.
every phone do have it's flaws. but ya. certain functions that are easily available on other phones are not found on the Iphone. but on the other hand, Iphone do one thing that others do not have. the apple store. thats well another place to rip off their customers.
i would say the apple corp marketing staffs are really good at making money.
but for the phone so far, the exact specs are not out. so.. we can't really say for sure, that the old problems that Iphone 3G has will still be on this new 3GS.
p.s: im a iphone owner as well. and im not proud of it. went back to my N95(8GB) after about a mth with the iphone.
With this kind of upgrade, probably Apple might lose out. I know Apple can do better than that but it ...... just let most of it's fans done.
Sal, 09 Jun 2009To Samantha: "a lot iphone haters on gsmarena,have ppl actually used iphone before start ha... moreiPhone is an easy to use phone. I had been using the iPhone 2G and #g for the past 2 years. But I seriously don't find what's the point of producing a new phone which looks exactly the same like the old one, just a couple of minor upgrades. Probably they should have waited till next year where they can really produce a phone which is better than the 3G S.
Wooooow! 3.15mp cam. wow, video recording. wow, no flash! WAT A TECHNOLOGICAL BREAKTHRU! Lol.
Losers will still queue up to buy dis fone...
people for peeps sake DO NOT I REPEAT DO NOT BUT THE IPHONE, need proof why not to buy look at the last two models i live in europe and half the people i know from holland to spain ,germany and back ar sorry they ever waisted money on this thing. people let me remind you no FLASH on the cam (a little 2002 for me)the bluethooth did not work most of the time, the browser was no fun, wifi connection often poor, speakers die first.
scratch resisten glass (only nokia can deliver with saphire glass). in Holland there were such bad reviews about this phone that only t-mobile has them, and within the first month 40% of all buyers came back with serious software and hardware problems.
please peeps im telling you the only thing that apple has going for us is scams with high prices for low quality not only with the iphone but also with the ipod (sony and CowonD2 rule).
not to mention the new specs on this phone are old specs compare to all the other phones out there in my book its either Nokia or BlackBerry that set the standarts (dont get me wrong i love lg sony ext.
folow some friendly advise if you want to do something good with your money give it to charity NOT TO APPLE THIEFS!!!
this phone is for the children, pretty basic probably on par of about 8 years ago
"a lot iphone haters on gsmarena,have ppl actually used iphone before start hating? we cant criticis things we dont know about"
Most of us always believed iphone was overrated since its launch. 2) Many "Have" used it before hating
3) Since we know its specs and can compare we can judge and critisise it
".........now the 3GS is coming with a better camera bluetooth and longer bettery life, surely it'll be one of the most buy this year again."
I tell u what Samantha, how about u compare the 3G S side-by-side on GSM arena with N97, Omnia HD, Satio (idou)and LG Arena etc. U would understand what the bashing is all about.
is it putting a secondary camera for video call is too hard for them???? they should have done better...
Auvik, 08 Jun 2009I work in a mobile phone operator company. Gsmarena is like our homepage. All the time we chec... moreI fully agree with the comments expressed by Auvik. I earlier heard that the present version of i phone 3g will be updated with latest changes? Will it be? What will be the cost in India? Eagerly looking for but still loves the present i phone 3g. Will change only if finds drastic changes.
oh my god!
apple u really did too bad job, we've been waited for better phone
Haha, lmao at all these comments! :D
Especially when you hear what phone they have or want... ;)
not impressed... looks like the only thing different is the extra megapixel!! ...and whats the point if the iphone 3G can be upgraded with the new OS to do the same crap???
wowo,a lot iphone haters on gsmarena,have ppl actually used iphone before start hating?we cant criticis things we dont know about.im having the 3G its brilliant,excellent for internet and very easy to use full of fun...now the 3GS is coming with a better camera bluetooth and longer bettery life,surely it'll be one of the most buy this year again.
most all smart phones have the same tools (features). However, the iphone is still pupolar because it has luxury look...in my opinion.
A phone of this calibre really should have been quad-band 3g if it's aim is to penetrate a worldwide market. Such a waste...
first iphone came out from apple in 2007 the rate for it was around 8.5 second iphone in 2008 rate for it was 7 2009 rate is around 6 next year will be 4? apple u pissed off every person waiting ur new iphone .
aye ??? i thought there was going to a BIG change, its the same thing !! it should have all this way before ne way. n i thought this has a fm radio?????
the next iphone of 2010 will have 5mp camera led flash with 720x480 video recording while others phones will have 15 megapixel camera xenon flash with full HD video recording.
3.2MP camera with VGA recording is so 2006ish, to make it worse for this new iPhone, the n96 had 5 megapixel and with flash too