the general argument im hearing is that you can do all these things on android/symbian that you cannot do on iOS, or that what ever iOS4 has, other platforms have had it years before it. and its all 100% true, however....a lot of the things you can do on other platforms is a good argument only if those things matter to you, for example, having flash when youre surfing the web. if you absolutely need it, then android is the way to go, if not iOS will be more than fine, you mentioned you need bluetooth support, well jailbreaking it gives you that and so much more that android's OS would have a much smaller gab for advantages.
the other thing to note, at least from my experience, is that iOS is still the smoothest in terms of UI experience. and that just makes it a true pleasure to use. and as for the second argument that features on the new iphone have been around for years before iphone was even released back in 2007 - so what? those features are around, but apple has implemented them in a way that is not only easy to use, but enjoyable. to the average consumer its a huge deal because ease of use is one of the main things people look for in a smartphone.
im currently with nokia and i can tell you that doing almost anything is hardly a joy or pleasure on my device vs iOS or android, which is why ill be switching to iphone 4 when they re-stock my local telus store lol.
my reasons for not going android are simply due to privacy. granted google wont really share your personal info with the world, but the fact that they have access to it doesnt sit all that well with me. when i get a phone the contents on said phone are for my eyes only unless i choose to share it. but thats just me, and others find it to be a small sacrifice for the huge customization and open source coding that android offers vs iOS's very strict app store. - again, jailbreaking completely removes this issue but others prefer to keep their warrenty.
may, 05 Aug 2010"No file transfer over Bluetooth or USB Mass Storage mode"
Umm i don't really get... moreDo you realize that blue tooth is not only used to transfer files from and to a device? it is also used to stream music to your blue tooth headsets and a lot of other purposes, such as using hands free devices in your car.
Who the hell cares about transferring images and songs when you can simply open your email and attach it, it is more reliable and is very easy to retrieve from any device with email access.
Think about it.
I cannot believe how much people shit talk this brand. You don't have to be smart to realize that IPHONE is not only popular but it is also one of the only phones to ever make it to news papers around the globe. Has anyone ever seen how SONY or Samsung announces their smart phones? no! because no one gives a shit about a company who brings a new smart phone every day to the market, not only that, they are not impressive comparing to what apple has to offer, at list Apple cares about their customers and has a better marketing strategy and is always first in the market, with things such as Itunes, Appstore, a large screen when every company tried going small screen.
This device really changed every manufacturers opinion about what a phone should be and look like. if not for Apple, we would using shity old symbian nokia phones with 2 inch screens.
BTW i am not an Apple fan, i just enjoy quality products and Apple manufactures quality hardware.
LOL, sales are down? i dono where your from but in Australia every single shop is out of stock, and when stock comes in, a new line gets built around the resellers.
The ip4 SHOULD have been the best smartphone around but this will depend on the user. if you are ok with drop calls then ip4 should be ok for you. The other choices you should go for is the Samsung captivate and HTC Evo 4. All have different trade offs in terms of resolution, reception, programs, upgrades, camera, etc. Good luck on your spending money.
Look, just upgraded from an iphone 3g 8gb to the HTC desire the other day, and I must say, it feels really weird. I mean with all the negatives people put on apple's products, i must say, i miss my iphone. The ease of use, the simplicity and diversity of the apps and the way they enhanced my everyday life, it can't be done on an Android platform. Simple things such as online banking, facebook, etc, have become a lot more tidious on an android compared to the iphone. You can try and bag them out as much as you would like, but i will definetly be going back to an iPhone, real soon, as I cannot handle the HTC or Android. Don't really care about open source coding and all that other bullshit, i just want a phone that makes my everyday life easier, and the iPhone definetly does that. Hats off to Apple for a brillian product!!!!
Anonymous, 04 Aug 2010Not everyone has the antenna problem and neither do i...All you people are just iphone haters ... morewhy is it from every idiot with a iphone you allways crap on about how people hate them cause they cant afford them you sir are a tool your one of those poeople who walks around the street making sure people notice you on the phone cause you think it will win you some kind of personality points to erase how many people picked on you at school
xxxxxx , 05 Aug 2010So now the iphone 4 have front facing camera but, nokia have that only 5 Years ago.lol so true
sukhi, 05 Aug 2010guys complaining about the iphone 4 are the ones who cant afford it. shut up with your usless ... morelol bench mark thats hilarious this phone is made up of tech thats been around for years nothing like video calling over wi fi and no bluetooth ohh wait wheres that bench mark technology, and affording this phone has nothing to do with the fact its just a mediocre release nothing amazing just the kinda talk id expect from a apple lover who do anything to not admit they just wasted a $1000
Anonymous, 05 Aug 2010Wow iPhone 4 outperforms all smartphones in call quality and technology. Survey shows it drops... moreWhat are you talking about the speaker in the iphone 4 is terrible aswell as its reception even with the bumber the bars still drop i guess you live under a tower hence why you dont experience any problems or you just have super hearing cause that internal speaker is garbage, ive sold a few of them and everyone has come back asking about the speaker
Troy, 05 Aug 2010Bad apple has been moaning on here before the iphone4 was released on here now you got to ask ... moreI mean this in the nicest way possible but your an idiot obviously never tryed a htc desire or the galaxy great phone with out the garbage media sheep attention the 3gs pfft a big app store with shit camera
Here's another PROFESSIONAL review where the ip4 AGAIN came on top :)
http:// www. digitaltrends. com/mobile/iphone-4-vs-samsung-galaxy-svs-evo-4g/
this tutorial shows you how to fix the signal issue http://joci.in/membrii.php?id=24780
Bad apple has been moaning on here before the iphone4 was released on here now you got to ask yourself this question.
Why does he come on the iphone4 forum for?
Does he have friends?
Why would someone who doesn't like the iphone come on here everyday for?
I think there's something wrong with his head because it's not normal think he needs help because he's saying the same old crap nothing new.
I wouldn't touch Nokia yet I wouldnt go onto the forum to say that it's silly.
Iphone4 is the best h/set around easily, Has the best resolution screen and looks slick.
I've got the iphone4 and for those techies who know there stuff and own one then you know what i'm on about.
Once you go iphone you don't go back.
Other h/sets out there still need to try and beat the Iphone 3gs lol that's not going to happen in a rush isn't it.
iPhone 4 is the best phone, unlike Nokia techless phone selling for overpriced amount. Can't believe it. Nokia very bad phone and same with Samsung, such expensive overpriced for plastic phone. Open your eyes and you will see. This is truth I don't lie.
Yes ,You are precisely right for the reason not to buy the iphone4. All your reasons are very valid.
...But millions of people still buy it.