Anyone else sick of the iPhone?
Is it just me or does the mere sight of an iPhone make anyone else nauseous? It is so over advertised and everyone and there mother is gaga over it. Am I the only one insulted by the way the machine treats you like an ***** and apple and AT&T can't make up there mind on what you can or can't do on it. And apple's nazi-like control over the apps store, I mean come on. All the more reason for me to absolutely adore my G1.
- 12-21-2008, 04:54 PM #2
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- 12-22-2008, 11:28 PM #4
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Re: Anyone else sick of the iPhone?More Human Than Human
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- 12-23-2008, 03:39 PM #5
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I believe that they should be in control of the iphone untill it is purchased, then they must let the user own the device. You are right though a lot of stuff in android was inspired by the iphone. . . the android community looked at the iphone to see what not to do.
Personally, I hope the android os does not get the same rep apple has in the developer community.
- 03-15-2009, 12:16 PM #7
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- 09-20-2009, 04:14 PM #8
Regardless on whether or not you hate Apple or the iPhone you can not deny that the iPhone has really raised the bar in the smartphone industry. There is no disputing that. Why some people hold grudges or even try to dispute that fact is beyond me. Competition is a good thing people. Give Apple their props.
- 09-22-2009, 07:11 PM #9Forums Emeritus
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The iPhone is cool, but I like to stand out as having something unique and interesting. I don't want to own something that everyone else in the room has. I travel around a lot and everywhere I go, I see people on their iPhone's! I also don't like the glazed look iPhone owners get in their eyes like they've been hypnotized into believing the iPhone is perfect. Having said that, I would love to see the Android OS on with the iPhone's hardware. That would be an awesome combination IMHO.
- 09-22-2009, 07:23 PM #10
- 09-23-2009, 04:53 AM #11
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For me, I don't really care about having something different or the same as other people ... but I won't buy something just because others say it's good.
The main reasons I wouldn't get an iPhone are
- being so tied into iTunes
- having to pay so much for a contract/handset
- being locked down to what Apple say you can do with it
I believe you have to install iTunes to even activate the phone on the network, let alone do anything else like syncing etc. I would get in trouble at some point by installing something like that on my work laptop - yet I would have to if I wanted to sync my Outlook Contacts/Calendar (I think - is that right or even possible? - I looked into it a couple of years ago but lost touch.)
Contract prices for iPhones start at £35/month here (a lot of which probably goes back to Apple), or you can buy a handset alone for £800-£900 - compared to my contract with the Hero which is £25/month (still a little more than I'm used to paying) or I could have bought the handset for £400.
@8notime - you mention the dream of having the Android OS on the iPhone hardware - there's no denying I think that the iPhone hardware is better than anything running Android right now - but I don't think it's twice as good, which is what the price difference would want you to believe.
Being so tied to Apple's 'way' - this is a less major point for me as I think the iPhone could do everything I'd want of it (just maybe not as easily or with a little more fiddling to get around Apple's restrictions), but one that lots of others claim as their main factor
- 09-23-2009, 09:54 AM #12
As for the hardware, I agree with 8notime as the most solid hardware design out there right now is indeed the iPhone. And you can actually feel the difference between some of the lessor designed pieces of hardware out there simply by holding the two devices in your hand. The biggest thing is the glass screen. Now if the Hero that is coming to the states had a glass screen - I'd be in heaven.
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- 11-02-2009, 02:05 PM #17
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I hate the fact that every touch screen device that hits the market has to be compared to the iPhone like it's the best thing smoking when it isn't. The friggin thing can't even multi-task. What type of smartphone limits memory, battery switching, and carriers. Let's call it the jPhone for jerkishlyweak(in comparison to BB's Androids, even newer WinMos.
- 11-03-2009, 12:55 AM #18
To address some of your points - it can actually multitask and really well. Limits memory how so? Battery switching? How many spare batteries do you carry around with you for your Blackberry? Carriers? So simply because the Droid will only be available on Verizon that makes it bad?
You can't even put a device like a Blackberry in the same class as an iPhone or Android device. They are good for messaging yes (minus the Storm...) but talk to me when RIM gets a real browser (which I know they are working on it but it's taking this long?) and completely overhauls their current java based OS...
And I'm not even trying to knock BB as I've owned them along side my iPhones. Just making a point... And Windows Mobile? Really... I won't even go there.
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However, definitely not sick of the iPod Touch. It's a great device, and if you tether to your 3G hotspot, it's great.
I miss multitasking, and the lock to iTunes sucks, but, they rest of the experience is pretty darn good. And the form factor rocks.
Until an Android device can do this as well as the iTouch, I'll be sticking with it. I tried and Archos 5 w/Android, and reallly, really wanted it to succeed, but's not there yet.
I expect 2010 will bring a bunch of Android devices, which is great. Competition is good.
- 11-23-2009, 01:00 AM #23
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Totally sick of the iphone.
it was cool 1-3 years ago, now it is just close to stone age, the OS is so far behind compared to Android.
i can multi task on the android...i can't do that on the iPhone :\
i am just dying to see the day when Iphone sales plummet and everyone is using an Android powered device.
- 11-23-2009, 01:29 AM #24
And keep dreaming of iPhone sales taking a nose dive anytime soon. Just not going to happen.
- 11-29-2009, 01:30 AM #25
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