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Apple iPhone - dumb and dumber?

Apple iPhone - dumb and dumber?

16.07.2007

I am using Microsoft Windows Mobile phones for last two years, and will never go back to a non Windows  Mobile OS again. It does everything I need, and I mean everything. I have installed about 100 applications and games on it, and truly love it.

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We have also Apple iPhone on the market, which some people believe is going to be awesome. Or, at least, that is what Apple says. They claim it is revolutionary. Liars. The truth is iPhone is obsolete.

It does not have GPS (Google Maps without GPS are useless), MMS, HW keyboard, fast 3G data transfers (only slow EDGE), voice dialing (to dial your mom in a car and not to kill yourself), incremental contact search, and it is not a smartphone. Yahoo.com homepage loads 2 minutes on iPhone's EDGE, and you cannot accept calls while EDGE is active. Lovely phone, isn't it?

It is not using OS X. It is not a small MacBook. Do you know how long it takes MacBook Pro to boot? About 30-60 seconds, and that is with dualcore C2D CPU a 2GB of RAM. Now imagine +/- 600MHz ARM Samsung CPU in iPhone to do the same.. How long would it take? 30 minutes? It is using something like "OS X Mobile", which has pretty obviously nothing to do with the "real" OS X. Same as Windows Mobile has pretty much nothing to do with Windows Vista.

In fact, biggest disadvantage of iPhone is not even missing features like voice dial, MMS, HW keyboard and/or GPS, but completely missing SDK (development environment).

Developing SDK and giving it for free to developers is a major expense and major pain, and even companies like Nokia or SonyEricsson, which are on the market for "centuries", had problems with it. Microsoft has excellent SDK for Windows Mobile, and that is why there are millions of apps for WM5/WM6, a lot of them being freeware.

Apple has no development platform / SDK. They try to hide this huge shortcoming by saying "Safari is your SDK". Hehe. They can fool sheep that simple JavaScripts widgets running under Safari and accessible only as bookmarks are real apps, but not tech people and business people. You cannot code (e.g.) GPS navigation handling 1GB maps, or advanced IM client under JavaScript/HTML/CSS.

I would not be able to use TomTom 6 or iGo MyWay 2006 on iPhone, to navigate me throughout Europe, play Omaha and Texas Hold'Em, and use VNC and SSH to access company servers.

iPhone is basically a "dumbphone" with poorly designed basic apps, not a smartphone, as installing native apps is a primary thing that distinguishes dumbphones from smart ones. My 8-years old daughter is using a much better phone (Samsung D900), and it was only $199.

Now, would you pay $600 for a dumbphone when you have $100 - $299 Windows Mobile and Symbian (UIQ) smartphones available?

People buying iPhone are pure "believers", missing rationality and self-esteem, believing in the only God (erm, Apple), always doing what he says. And the God said: "I order you to buy iPhone today! Or two of them!". Some are buying Apple logo only and fancy animations, as functionality is definitely inferior.

iPhone buyersAre these typical iPhone buyers?

There is nothing bad about this, nice personal choice (Do you love Apple logo above all? Go for it!), but they should acknowledge simple fact of iPhone being "technologically inferior and crippled". A dumbphone.

19:11:54 - Monday, 16.07.07 - category: Apple iPhone - 45033x - permalink

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  1. [1] englisher meepnet.meep.cz

    comment was put to wastebin by readers

    reply to this comment votes: -10 17.07.2007, 00:39:41
  2. [2] Lemik 213.29.148.110

    iPhone is not smartphone this is realy true but why you compare iPhone with your smartphone with MS Win Mobile? It's nonsense...

    reply to this comment votes: 41 17.07.2007, 00:44:28
  3. [3] NewZealander Mcf8a.m.pppool.de

    U´re right bro!

    reply to this comment votes: -1 17.07.2007, 11:58:48
  4. [4] PaRaN0!d 82.117.broadband9.iol.cz

    TO:Lemik
    Sa ask yourself a question what is $600 iPhone good for ? Does it have some extra special features in compare with other cell phones or smartphones which can be practically used ? No it does't its only "apple logo thing" = useless for a lot of money. Its all about marketing and boost on the one side and dumb and poor people on the other side ;)

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    1. this comment inspired Lemik — #8
    votes: 1 17.07.2007, 12:11:25
  5. [5] malidian prunus.nemlib.cz

    Matter of the style... :-)

    reply to this comment votes: -2 17.07.2007, 13:52:47
  6. [6] XcoRpi nitranet1.swan.sk

    iPhone is a beatiful phone, no more. But is a great iPod :)

    reply to this comment votes: -4 18.07.2007, 10:14:36
  7. [7] HurrayForMoneyAndFame adsl-dyn166.91-127-103.t-com.sk

    comment was put to wastebin by readers

    reply to this comment votes: -10 18.07.2007, 10:20:54
  8. [8] Lemik 158.203.31.128

    inspired by PaRaN0!d — #4 Let me know if you are so clever, why people purchase car like Porche or Ferrari when you cannot do with them same things like with car which are cheaper and fater. iPhone is STYLE, expensive but STYLE. If you don't want iPhone don't buy it.

    IMHO, why on this page are comments only from czech and slovak people?

    reply to this comment
    1. this comment inspired admin — #9
    votes: 15 18.07.2007, 12:52:19
  9. [9] admin

    inspired by Lemik — #8 but Ferrari does offer much better value than other cars, not only "wow factor" as iPhone does, but also 400hp+ engine, great handling, and many others.

    iPhone is like overpriced Fiat 500 sold for $100,000.

    reply to this comment
    1. this comment inspired Jakub_mt — #11
    votes: -10 18.07.2007, 17:33:53
  10. [10] Lemik 158.203.31.128

    comment was put to wastebin by readers

    reply to this comment votes: -10 18.07.2007, 18:36:56
  11. [11] Jakub_mt adsl-dyn77.91-127-41.t-com.sk

    inspired by admin — #9 But if you want to buy iPhone, you want to buy his style, no many functions...

    reply to this comment votes: -1 20.07.2007, 15:54:13
  12. [12] tpt 83-30-89.netrun.cytanet.com.cy

    What about digg.com, reddit.com or delicio.us buttons?
    Mayby...who knows?
    Very hard to find you :))))

    reply to this comment votes: 0 15.08.2007, 02:51:32
  13. [13] Sh4dow antik2-ke-127.antik.sk

    I think for ex. asus and htc devices with wm have much more style than iPhone, and I point to design, functionality... iPhone is just useless, it's not real phone nor smartphone or it's only another dumb apple device. (for ex. iPod, yea its good mp4 player but try to compare it with competitive iriver at the same price which has all features of iPod and even better sound, better applicability, compatibility and so on...)

    reply to this comment votes: 2 03.11.2007, 16:17:18

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