- 07-06-2007, 09:40 AM #376
Could there be a recall of iPhones?
Ironically, it is this lack of ‘real-life social interaction’ amongst the initial purchasers of iPhone, that meant the omission was not discovered for over a week after the launch.
- 07-06-2007, 10:04 AM #377
- 07-06-2007, 10:20 AM #378
Of course some things are more complicated than others. I modify high end audio equipment (self taught) replacing stock caps w/ mylar ones and other changes and I haven't blown anything up yet. I have built over 60 desktop computers .... granted not everyone is capable of doing those things.....other people are capable of doin things I wouldn't attempt. The article clearly states this is a consideration only for "out of warranty" units and I think that serves as enough warning that there';s a risk here if ya don't know what you are doing.
But the point is the option will be available. The same complaint was made about the iPod and that article was one of the many results. But there will; be the Apple Option, the 3rd party option and the do-it-yourself option. Every consumer can choose what is right for him.
Oalvarez, can you please get of your high horse?
No-one has denied that Apple has made a mass market product. Many people have said that they do not want a mass market product, they want a capable device.
Your example re the hammer illustrates this well. You may just need a hammer from the local department store, but a workman may need a nailgun (or whatever) that can do 60 nails a minute. For them the effort in learning the tool is justified, and it pays of in increased productivity.
Just because McDonald's has found the perfect way to sell 100 million burgers does not mean I have to eat there, or not say the food at my local restaurant is better.
You may consider yourself the man on the street, and enjoy the Iphone due to this. However, just like a McDonald's burger, popularity does not mean its better.
- 07-06-2007, 10:48 AM #380
Not everything that is popular is equivalent to a McDonald's burger.
- 07-06-2007, 11:02 AM #381
have you lost your mind? you paste and copy pages and pages and pages of negative drivel related to the iPhone and you don't like it if i respond to someone's post by saying "finally, a voice of reason?" you hold the most posts for iPhone negativity known to man and now you come with this garbage?
example related to a hammer? are you ok? that wasn't even my post!
- 07-06-2007, 11:19 AM #383
Well that's great that you found something that matched the very small fraction of a feature set that meets your minuscule needs, but many of us here actually use the Treo to its potential and make use of all of its features, functionality, and capability on a daily basis. Just because you have extraordinarily low expectations for a phone doesn't mean the rest of us are stupid for deciding to stick with a smartphone with much more power.
- 07-06-2007, 11:21 AM #384
- 07-06-2007, 11:36 AM #385
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- 07-06-2007, 11:42 AM #388
Or you could actually respond intelligibly to my posts instead of acting surprised and saying "Huh?"
surur now has fanboys...
Hold yourself to your own standard if you're going to start name-calling.
- 07-06-2007, 11:53 AM #389
- 07-06-2007, 12:17 PM #391
And you're still just name-calling. He wasn't "spewing garbage" he was gathering information from real people's experiences with the iPhone and relating it here complete with links and references. Just because you're not particularly happy with it doesn't mean it's garbage.
I also responded with a real argument to what you had previously said. Instead of addressing the argument itself, though, you just said "huh", got all defensive, and then started calling names.
Now if you'd like to address the discussion we were on, that being the fact that you personally have extremely low expectations of a "feature set" for a phone, while many others of us actually use all the functionality of a Smartphone (and thus need something more than the iPhone can provide in its current iteration), I'm all ears. But if all you're going to just sit here and point fingers and insult people then maybe you should take Surur's advice and get off of your high horse and shut up.
- 07-06-2007, 12:23 PM #392
- 07-06-2007, 12:51 PM #393
You guys are maniacs. the treo is a good phone. I like my iphone better. so will many others but not all. buy whichever one you want and can afford.
Surur...i would love to know what your real agenda is. No one is this obsessed unless they have an objective or are simply troubled.
- 07-06-2007, 12:51 PM #394
Definition "Extraordinary": beyond what is ordinary or usual; highly unusual or exceptional or remarkable
The features of the i-phone are far more than what the "ordinary person", the "usual person" wants, needs or even dreams about for a "phone"....emphasis on the word "phone".
The iPhone is intended to do five main things:
1. Make phone calls
2. Provide Internet Access
3. Provide IPod features
4. Provide e-mail
5. Provide an easy to use interface for the above
The 1st it does as well as anyone, e-mail it does adequately and the other 3 it does, without question, a better job than anyone else.
What the IPhone also has done is give a big piece of the world a hard case of buyer's remorse. I'm talking about that forum active group who can never seem to stop playing with their gadget, who waste more time doing that in a week than any productivity gain they might realize over 10 years, looking to improve their social standing and get attention paid to them by running around "ooh look at my cool gadget" and thereby hoping some of the gadget coolness rubs off on them .... these people are now very disappointed when they are showing off their gadget now and getting "Yeah, but my friend has an iPhone" responses.....only recourse is to go back home, log on and blog up a storm.
It's akin to snobby Prius owners running around talking about saving the planet and their SUV friends responding "but can it carry 7 people" ? No it can't but if you're single or married with 2 kids of what significance is the 7 people argument.
No it don't do all the Treo can do but it does do a lot of things that the Treo does better. And you know what, Apple gives a **** about the Treo market. They current goal is 1% of the phone market and if they gave one free to every crackberry and Treo owner, they wouldn't get close to that.
It's not about whether the iPhone is as good as a Treo.....it's about the fact that there are some 70 million AT&T customers and there's what ?....maybe 300,000 of them are using a Treo ? Well AT&T now has 3 times as many people forking up $20 a month for a data plan on their iPhones than they do on their Treos.
I have 3 kids, a dog, a mountain bike rack, a boat, am a little league coach, and cubmaster and I am an engineer by trade requiring me to be on construction sites. You're in my shoes, where 4 wheel drive, towing capacity, room for construction equipment that never leaves the car is a "real" necessity, you buy a SUV, it makes a lot of sense.....but I can't walk around saying that people who only need to carry 2-4 people have "extraordinarily low expectations for a vehicle" ... the fact is the great majority of people don't have my needs. The great majority of people will be better served by a smaller, more fuel efficient vehicle.
You're a roofer and banging thousands of nails every day, yes that air nailer makes sense. But Joe Husband also doesn't have "extraordinarily low expectations for a nail banger", he just wants / needs a hammer...in fact he has very "ordinary", "usual", "common", "most popular" expectation for a nail banger. It is the roofer who has the "extraordinary" expectations but I'll bet when wifie puts the "hang a picture of mom in dining room" on his "Honey-Do List", he doesn't go out to the truck and start setting up his compressor.
- 07-06-2007, 01:03 PM #395
Those of us who use a Treo or BB or whatever other Smartphone do so because we need (or want...whatever) more features. We want to be able to install those 3rd Party applications to make it be whatever we want it to be. iPhone users don't need or want any of that extra functionality, and they're fine with what Apple decides to give them (or nickel and dime them through iTunes).
Edit: Ok I thought you were referring to my last post, where I said what I quoted here. In my previous post (which is likely what you were pointing to) I did say "extraordinarily low expectations for a phone" but in the context of that paragraph I was still talking about the "feature set".
- 07-06-2007, 01:13 PM #396
Here's ya swiss army treo / fulfy equipped smartphone equivalent
Here's what my scouts carry (iPhone equivalent):
Like the Treo / Smartphone / IPhone argument, the 1st one certainly does more but its bulk and all those other features actually does make using the features the scouts actually are gonna use a bit harder. By providing less features / tools that scout knife is more user friendly, and the tools are individually much easier to use as it doesn't have the other things getting in the way of what I wanna do. Of course if you need that corkscrew to get the cork out of the wine bottle, well then ya gotta spring for the $250 mode; rather than the $50 model.....but I can't justify them having it.....as a business owner, I also can't justify most people having Treo's (or their smartphone of choice).
Like all the communications devices mentioned, all of the swiss army knife tools are not "productivity tools". They are small devices intended to 'serve in a pinch" when access to full size tools is inconvenient. Scout needs to cut a bandage while using the 1st aid kit, the swiss army knife scissor does the job.... scout needs to make decorations for the memorial day parade, any reasonable expectation or productivity is going to mean he gets himself a real full size scissor.
- 07-06-2007, 01:20 PM #397
If the prices were flipped though, I would totally agree.
- 07-06-2007, 01:22 PM #398
Windows Mobile 6 is intended to do five main things:
1. Make phone calls
2. Provide Internet Access
3. Full Exchange support including Remote Wipe
4. Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint with rich editing
5. Windows Live (Search, IM, file transfer)
The 1st it does as well as anyone, Exchange e-mail it does very well and the other 3 it does, without question, a better job than anyone else.
Who are these people who have "buyers remorse"? It's like you are reifying metaphors.
- 07-06-2007, 01:31 PM #399
In the iPhone vs. other smartphone's case, the tool with more options costs LESS than the one with less options! Would you pay $500 for the tool that according to your own example should only cost $50? Some people might but I certainly won't.
For people who are missing the point of this thread, its to deflate the iPhone hype. That is all. This thread will make it very difficult for iPhone trolls to come in here and tell us how superior their devices are. I believe it has provided more than enough evidence to show the iPhone is as prone to problems as any mobile device.
Why are people upset that I am aggregating these here? Why dont they go to the iPhone forums and tell the complainers to keep quiet, as the mystique of the invulnerable Apple brand should not be soiled in any way?