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the wayward O

did u see maddox' iphone post?

phun -eee

Mister Snitch!

By your logic, no one will ever buy a Mercedes or Porche or Bugatti because they are too expensive to own and operate. And yet, we know that they cannot make such cars fast enough, even as Chrysler and GM go down the tubes. Your predictions of failure for this gadget don't hold water. In fact, they strain so hard against the headwind of real world evidence that I can't imagine why I'd want to consider any argument you made.

By the way, this statement of yours:

"the go-to consumer electronic device for the masses, as Apple so clearly hopes"

is based on absolutely NOTHING. Apple's target was 10% of the market - which means it is "clearly" NOT a "device for the masses". How much of the automobile market owns a Porsche? That little? Gee, guess they've failed, then, huh?

I could go on with the problems in your logic, but it seems pointless. I don't believe anyone capable of such a poorly-reasoned argument is exactly seeking enlightenment.

cirby

Aside from the "manufacturing defect" complaint in the original post (the "dead screen bottom" issue isn't really that common, from the comments I've seen online - a few users seem to run into it, and the issue tends to get resolved quickly. The dead earpiece thing is the first time I've heard that one), most of the "issues" on the iPhone are software-based, and are almost certain to be remedied in future updates.

If the iPhone had a lot of problems, I'd see long lines of irate people in the Apple Store, holding their little aluminum bricks while standing in line for help - and I don't. I see people in there buying more iPhones and other Apple products.

So the "problems with the iPhone" theory dies early...

joe b

What does this guy have against Apple & the iPhone?

It's natural and right to be sceptical of any company's products, but he's uniformly negative and using language that indicate an ongoing bias. A lot of his criticisms are just plain dumb.

Rick Lee

I went to the AT&T store with every intention of buying an iPhone. I have been shopping for a "smart phone" for a long time and I really wanted something thin to keep in my pocket. I looked at the features and played with it for a while and when I discovered there was no "to-do" list function I was flabbergasted. I know that Apple tends to ingore "work" in favor of "fun", but I mean really... what other "smart phone" doesn't come with a to-do list?

Robert

Made in communist china and designed to fail after just a couple of years. Don't buy an iPhone!

fustian

Boy.

One negative comment after another in this series.

I have an iPhone and I love it. Best phone I've ever had, nothing else even comes close.

Because I have an iPhone and I was out of my Verizon contract period, I decided to move my family's other two phones to ATT. Interestingly, I went through all of the non-Smart phones in the store (neither family member is interested in Blackberries).

They were just primitive. Those phones are as qualitatively different an experience as moving from a scooter to an automobile.

But isn't an iPhone more like a Blackberry? Not to me. Never really wanted one of those things. They're big on work email and crappy on music and internet. That's a leash tying you to work. If that's what you want, the iPhone is not yet for you.

But, if you want a personal phone that holds 1000's of songs and full length movies and tv series, there is simply no other game in town.

So much of the negative commentary I see about Apple has nothing to do with their actual products.

Some people chose Microsoft years ago over Apple and they are still desperate to prove that they were right.

Others are embarrassed at the idea they might be identified as Apple fanboys, and go through all kinds of distortions to prove that they are really still cool.

And there is a ton of money out there from competitors like Microsoft, Nokia, Sony, Motorola, you name it. They're out there trying to sow FUD like mad.

Ron

WOW,
Such extreme views!! ALL the apple "fan boys" need to calm down. Please remember that is it is a just a phone with a different design and user interface. No, I am not a mac hater - I have a macbook. But the point here (that I intend to stress on) is that apple does seem to make people believe that they get this "Jesus Phone", as the author aptly calls it and as most people here believe. It goes for all the products that are sold by mac. There is also the tendency (that we can see here) to slam any view that is opposed to the mac.
I think negative views should be expressed among a mature audience. I think that it is respectable to understand the concerns of a buyer, who has spent more than most people would on a home pc, which (iphone) ended up with a couple of repairs! This is especially true of mac products that do not come with a substantial warranty (please remember that most mobile electronics are dropped or have a liquid spill and apple does not cover it either!). These are great designs, and very innovative products, but certainly not above faults.
As for the person talking about buying a Mercedes or Bugatti, please understand that all those products have their own faults and these are always pointed out in reviews. I would be realllly angry, if my car went to the shop twice after within a couple of months of buying it. Especially, if I paid more than I normally would - Premium prices come with Premium expectations :)

Ron

WOW,
Such extreme views!! ALL the apple "fan boys" need to calm down. Please remember that is it is a just a phone with a different design and user interface. No, I am not a mac hater - I have a macbook. But the point here (that I intend to stress on) is that apple does seem to make people believe that they get this "Jesus Phone", as the author aptly calls it and as most people here believe. It goes for all the products that are sold by mac. There is also the tendency (that we can see here) to slam any view that is opposed to the mac.
I think negative views should be expressed among a mature audience. I think that it is respectable to understand the concerns of a buyer, who has spent more than most people would on a home pc, which (iphone) ended up with a couple of repairs! This is especially true of mac products that do not come with a substantial warranty (please remember that most mobile electronics are dropped or have a liquid spill and apple does not cover it either!). These are great designs, and very innovative products, but certainly not above faults.
As for the person talking about buying a Mercedes or Bugatti, please understand that all those products have their own faults and these are always pointed out in reviews. I would be realllly angry, if my car went to the shop twice after within a couple of months of buying it. Especially, if I paid more than I normally would - Premium prices come with Premium expectations :)

Ron

WOW,
Such extreme views!! ALL the apple "fan boys" need to calm down. Please remember that is it is a just a phone with a different design and user interface. No, I am not a mac hater - I have a macbook. But the point here (that I intend to stress on) is that apple does seem to make people believe that they get this "Jesus Phone", as the author aptly calls it and as most people here believe. It goes for all the products that are sold by mac. There is also the tendency (that we can see here) to slam any view that is opposed to the mac.
I think negative views should be expressed among a mature audience. I think that it is respectable to understand the concerns of a buyer, who has spent more than most people would on a home pc, which (iphone) ended up with a couple of repairs! This is especially true of mac products that do not come with a substantial warranty (please remember that most mobile electronics are dropped or have a liquid spill and apple does not cover it either!). These are great designs, and very innovative products, but certainly not above faults.
As for the person talking about buying a Mercedes or Bugatti, please understand that all those products have their own faults and these are always pointed out in reviews. I would be realllly angry, if my car went to the shop twice after within a couple of months of buying it. Especially, if I paid more than I normally would - Premium prices come with Premium expectations :)

Ron

WOW,
Such extreme views!! ALL the apple "fan boys" need to calm down. Please remember that is it is a just a phone with a different design and user interface. No, I am not a mac hater - I have a macbook. But the point here (that I intend to stress on) is that apple does seem to make people believe that they get this "Jesus Phone", as the author aptly calls it and as most people here believe. It goes for all the products that are sold by mac. There is also the tendency (that we can see here) to slam any view that is opposed to the mac.
I think negative views should be expressed among a mature audience. I think that it is respectable to understand the concerns of a buyer, who has spent more than most people would on a home pc, which (iphone) ended up with a couple of repairs! This is especially true of mac products that do not come with a substantial warranty (please remember that most mobile electronics are dropped or have a liquid spill and apple does not cover it either!). These are great designs, and very innovative products, but certainly not above faults.
As for the person talking about buying a Mercedes or Bugatti, please understand that all those products have their own faults and these are always pointed out in reviews. I would be realllly angry, if my car went to the shop twice after within a couple of months of buying it. Especially, if I paid more than I normally would - Premium prices come with Premium expectations :)

Ron

Sorry! I didnt mean to do that!! My apologies.

cwwilliams

I appreciate everyone's comment about how their iPhone broke or is not yet perfect. I want the silent majority to know that my phone works and does everything I want. I know that software upgrades will bring it even more functionality. Bring it on!

Ian

thanks for the post. A freind wants one for her birthday and this is ammunition for the "other present"!

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Good article but I have one for you I have had 5 iphones in less than one year.

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