Anonymous, 09 Jul 2010Flash is an Adobe proprietary technology. Everybody must buy it in order to use it. This is on... morewhether flash sucks or not is a moot point and very much a matter of taste - and it does nothing to change the fact that there is considerable online and offline content already out there that is supported by it and therefore inaccessible to iPhone users - considering it is supported at no cost on other platforms like Android - so there really is no good or valid reason for Apple not to support it.
Apple's refusal to support it is simply another example of their control freakery.
If I'm paying around £400 more over the period of a contract for an iPhone than I would for an equally good android handset like the Nexus 1 or Desire, I would not only expect more rather than less for my money, but I would also expect to have full access to any content that I want - and not the content that Apple decide for me.
Like I said - its a very pretty piece of kit - but I find Aplle's restrictive attitude and control freakery a major let down, and puts me off this platform completely
Funkateer, 09 Jul 2010There's a very simple reason why Apple "eschew" flash. and it has nothing to do w... moreFlash is an Adobe proprietary technology. Everybody must buy it in order to use it. This is one reason good enough to avoid it. Another one is that Flash is an old and resource/battery intensive technology. So Flash sucks. After HTML 5 will be largely adopted, everybody will forget about Flash... Just check how many thincgs you can do with HTML 5!...
Anonymous, 09 Jul 2010In a new survey released today, Fortune has chosen Apple CEO Steve Jobs as the smartest CEO in... moreThere's a very simple reason why Apple "eschew" flash.
and it has nothing to do with technology and/or security and everything to do with money.
Apple simply cannot allow anything to get in the way of squeezing every last penny out of their users, and as applications can be written in flash and made freely available via the web this threatens to cut out Apple's App store and, possibly even worse than this as far as apple is concerned, stops them from having absolute control over what their users do with their handsets.
This is fundamentally what I dislike about Apple - the phones themselves are very nice - if a little (or a lot lol!) over priced, the OS is lovely to use - but Apple are such control freaks that they feel thay have to dictate and control everything their users do.
I prefer the more open attitude of the Android platfom
Engineer Man, 09 Jul 2010Good build quality of in-built components & design aren't everything unless the OS technol... moreiOS is the most advanced operating system on the planet. No phone OS on the planet can match at this time Alpple's iOS' ease of use and app support. That's a fact and a consensus. Symbian... are you joking? Android... still playing catch-up, far-back in the dust.
Good build quality of in-built components & design aren't everything unless the OS technology can deliver application support & features that most rival OS provide their users. I'm sorry no amount of apple blubbery or style are going to make me buy a seriously lacking OS. The phone cannot deliver the needs that a basic OS should from day 1. It's no good.
Imran, 09 Jul 2010I am the proud owner of a Samsung Galaxy S that is the beautiful handset in every way. I am no... moreIt takes a lot for a non-iPhone user to say something positive about an iPhone. Keep it that way!
iPhone4, 09 Jul 2010Well well well... What we've got here?!... 248 (two MF HUNDREDS and eighty four pages!!!) of c... moreThe comments started long before the thing was official, back when people were still expecting it to be good...
I am the proud owner of a Samsung Galaxy S that is the beautiful handset in every way. I am not the greatest iphone fan. In fact i think they are overpriced for what they are and what they offer, especially for geeks like myself . But I cant say anything bad about the apple because without the advent of the iphones and the way they changed the market forcing other competitors to actually bother making better phones instead of the next 50megapixel monster, we would not have the array of amazing devices that have come to be. Therefore kudos to apple for chaning the market and bringing new features, new ideas and stylish designs to the masses.
Anonymous, 09 Jul 2010so reports are coming in of iphones 4 usb port catching fire and melting,the list of flaws/dod... moreAnything to support your affirmation?... A link or bunch of links or something?...
so reports are coming in of iphones 4 usb port catching fire and melting,the list of flaws/dodgey materials continues!
In a new survey released today, Fortune has chosen Apple CEO Steve Jobs as the smartest CEO in tech. The survey drew upon 100 advisers and experts for nominations in ten different categories, who were then evaluated based on their perceived intelligence as well as their impact over recent timeframes.
Fortune points to the incredible success of Apple since Jobs' 1997 return to the company, seeing its market capitalization rise to $250 billion as the company changes industry after industry.
Rocking one industry could be luck, but upending four? That's smart.
He is a visionary, a micromanager, and a showman who creates such anticipation around new products that their releases are veritable holidays. And Jobs is a pop culture icon like no other business executive: An episode of The Simpsons a few years ago featured a Jobs-like character named Steve Mobs.
The profile also points to his "dictator-like control" that has resulted in the eschewing of Adobe's Flash technology while also driving Apple's products to possess the "elegance" of refined design the company is so famous for.
Danny, 09 Jul 2010Hi i got my iphone 4 on wednesday and i must say ive had NO signal issues or spots on my scree... moreNow here is a genuine user who is willing to share his experience so far but all the haters want is to hate. So there's been a few cries about Signal Drops, mind you humans have different skin types, some have sweaty palms while others have dry palms, that's probably gonna contribute to the problem, With the N97 dropped calls were apart of everyday phone usage. All these reported problems "minor for that matter" were up to 10x worse with the N97. My N97 got swapped 5 times and on the sixth I demanded a different phone hence am rocking the HTC Desire, a bloody good move to make I'd say.
But look sometimes it's nice to let the people with real experience of a particular phone have their say so that others looking for constructive criticism and reviews can do so with having to go through all this nonsense about the Iphone and Steve Jobs. It's Steve's Job to sell the phone and my God does he do it well.
Personally I try not to criticize phones I have never used, when doing so I always try and refer to the N97 because I do believe whole heartedly that the phone is the worst ever, I used it for six months and would never recommend it to anyone not even my worst enemy.
Its the best phone as it comes with two free apple logo stickers inside my box (RRP 9.99 each! omg free) I put on our two cars!! Yeah now people behind us know we use and have apples when driving. Its the best!!!
Bob, 09 Jul 2010First cell phone: Motorola DynaTAC 8000X The Ericsson T36 was the first phone with Bluetooth ... moreRetna Display beating Super Amoled, Gyroscope much beter than accelerometer, App store, now Nokia and Android are in a race to catch up with Android doing a whole lot better in terms of quality apps. The only app worth a mention on OVI is GRAVITY.