Top Five Reasons Why the iPhone Sucks
Top Five Reasons Why the iPhone Sucks
With all the adoring praise being heaped on Apple's iPhone, it's about time someone starting noticing its flaws. Newlaunches has its list of gripes here; ours is forthcoming. Top five shortcomings of the iPhone according to Newlaunches:
1. 2-megapixel camera when others have 5-megapixel shooters on board
2. 5-hour talk time: not enough battery life
3. No expansion slot. Go for the 8-gig model and that's it.
4. No 3G: EDGE is so last year
5. No removable battery: You mean we can't take along a spare battery? WTF?
- 01-16-2007, 12:18 AM #2With all the adoring praise being heaped on Apple's iPhone, it's about time someone starting noticing its flaws.
- 01-16-2007, 06:00 AM #3
1. Which phone has 5 mpx camera besides the new SEs coming out? I'd like to know. *drooling*
2. Looking at the display, that really should be expected to some degree. I've noticed everytime the LCD is on on any device, battery life gets sucked. Is there any real way to correct that problem, besides toning down the display?
3. That's actually not a huge concern for me, but I see how it could be for others, especially at that price.
4. I agree, it's 2007!
5. I agree, that's the one super dumb thing about the iPhone.
6. You forgot: very expensive on a very expensive carrier with a very expensive contract. That still bothers me more than anything else.
- 01-16-2007, 06:47 AM #4
For the price and comparative lack of other features 2 megapixel is just an after thought.
Look at the Nokia N95 - 5 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss lens with DVD quality video recording, GPS, TV Out, HSDPA, WIFI, 3.5 mm audio jack, mini-USB, music keys, 3D accelerated graphics, 16 million colour QVGA screen, 3D stereo sound, FM Radio, A2DP, dual slider.
And guess what, being Symbian you can actually install your own apps on it also. And still answer phone calls. Not to mention not bring down the west coast.
- 01-16-2007, 06:58 AM #5
Keep in mind, the iphone is six months away. By then, these little issues will have become big ones. Not having an expansion slot or 3G networking just doesn't make sense. I am sure Apple will have made an effort to resolve these issues by the time the phone arrives. It will probably have a new name as well, since Cisco filed a suit as they have an iPhone product already.
- 01-16-2007, 07:06 AM #6
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- 01-16-2007, 07:29 AM #9
Is the N95 triband? If so, no thanks, good camera or not.
The E61 is thin and still has a removable battery. No excuse. Apple getting iPod-like greedy again. I'm certain we'll be sending our phones to Apple for replacement batteries at a nice little cost.
For $600USD, they could put in an expansion slot. Nokia has sense enough to do that even on their 8GB phones, don't they?
iPhone is NOT perfect in my eyes. Better innovation than what Palm is doing, but needs tweaking so they do not **** off any more consumsers. And there are a lot of unhappy iPod customers. I'm not one yet for the video iPod, Nano is a little different. Apple has inconsistent build quality on those.
- 01-16-2007, 07:39 AM #10
As of now I'd rather buy a TyTN, or a 750, and an N75; instead of 2 iPhones. 2007=3G, at those prices. $600 for a non-3G phone is a BAD move!! I might have done that 2 years ago because 3G barely existed here if at all, but not anymore.
I do wish they would add a cooler interface like that to the iPod, because honestly Creative has them beat in the display factor. Not that the basic interface is horrible, just Creatve offers more choices.
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- 01-16-2007, 08:08 AM #14
Don't those two phones lack a touchscreen? The touchscreen functionality adds thickness, so it seems Apple compensated by integrating the battery. I would still rather have a removable battery as I see no point in sending off a phone for a battery replacement.
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- 01-16-2007, 10:50 AM #21
I think it's funny that it's advertised that the iphone has a longer battery life than Treo. Well when my battery goes out on my treo, I change batteries.... you guys never had a 180, 300 or 600 where when your battery was low, you were tethered to your car or an ac adapter talking on the phone...
I just don't get it how people ar going to watch video, listen to music and use the phone for normal: calendar, sms, email functions and not run into an issue.
I guess you could carry the new iphone back up battery pack shown above.
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- 01-16-2007, 12:00 PM #24
Can someone PLEASE tell me why a phone needs more than 2mp? Seriously, that is the definition of hype. Putting a high res image sensor behind a crappy (or even just average) plastic lens only a few mm wide is nearly equivalent in logic to putting a screen door on a submarine.
And I am one of those apparently few people who love having a camera on my phone...
oh, and yes, I'll be one of those buying this most unappealing, dumb, closed system, fragile, slow data downloading, no expansion slot having, facial grease collecting, inadequate battery powered, no keyboard having Treo smokers.
- 01-16-2007, 12:10 PM #25