Apple let me down a bit....Maybe its me though
I guess, its my own fault that I let all the hype get me thinking like crazy.
But, I was really looking forward to have some Apple installed updates and goodies. Not to say that the 3G and GPS are not super cool and great. I was really looking forward to:
1. Copy and Paste
In order of importance.
I hope at least, copy and paste is right around the corner. A2DP I can use adapter for, a bit annoying, but possible and MMS is being developed by someone I am sure (maybe that is the reason for the switch to the 'normal' plans).
I was just hoping the above where release and blessed by Apple.
- 06-10-2008, 12:42 AM #2
- 06-10-2008, 02:38 AM #3
There was an unbelievable amount of hype, due to the initial iPhone's success and Apple's mystique as a company, the rumors were crazy!
I personally think that the iPhone 3G couldn't possibly meet expectations and Apple knew this, thus bringing it out at an AMAZING price point. I mean, a $200 phone should theoretically be free from criticism that plagues 'high-priced' phones right?
I'm just wondering what the $199 price will do to the rest of the iPod lineup AND the iPhone's future. They can't possibly raise the price for iPhones in the future, right?
- 06-10-2008, 07:18 AM #4
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- 06-10-2008, 01:16 PM #8iPhone Intermediate
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I came away mighty disappointed in the keynote. It seemed to me that Apple is taking a year off, cheapening its product and not pursuing cutting edge hardware, because it wants market penetration it can capitalize on later. Low-end products are great and all, but I remember Steve saying, "we want to offer the best products we can," not: "we want to make 1G tech affordable."
Maybe I'm a cynic. Maybe I got my hopes up. Maybe Apple deserves more credit than I am giving it, but the keynote had me saying one huge "WTF?!?!" I have to wait another year to get better than 2002 camera hardware, and another year to get more storage, another year to get video and video-conferencing, haptic feedback, copy-and-paste(!), A2DP, and whatever other tech was foregone this year. The only revolution this product is starting is one of disappointment.
I will DEFINITELY still be getting one, and I DEFINITELY still want one, but I am less motivated now; less excited. It feels like some Nokia 438637tRS2323 product introduction. Next thing you know, they will stick with Penryn when Intel's Nahelem line comes out, and NEVER upgrade its 3 year-old displays.
The economy does suck, and overall, this move is going to prove great for shareholders in the following years, but I can't get the taste of d*ck out of my mouth. Can someone out there mod this cheap *** phone to something better please? Great software, future potential, and relatively mediocre hardware isn't enough for me.
- 06-10-2008, 01:30 PM #9
I agree with a lot of your post. I don't know if I'm crazy about haptic feedback on the keyboard and could care less about wireless stereo but a lot of people do and it certainly would be within Apple's capability to do so. A lot of ball dropping and AT&T really greased everyone up on the back door price increase. And, despite Apple's professed desire to penetrate the corporate market, I got news for them. As one of those Blackberry schleping corporate market types they're going after, they really screwed the pooch with no cut & paste along with no voice dialing IMHO. MMS? ehhh - not a huge deal to me personally. The first two? Oh hell yes. $0.02.
- 06-10-2008, 03:18 PM #10
Few ways to scoot around cut and paste would be to allow message forwarding in the sms app and maybe the same option in the Notes area. Sometimes I need to move notes to the calendar.
On a daily basis, I might find frustration a bit because I can't cut and paste.
A2DP is nice to kill the cord on my headphones. I get sick of ordering headphones online. Vmoda and Maximo build quality is horrid. i am on my 3rd pair of each. Right side of headphones keep dying. Plus I was hoping Apple would release a nice pair of BT stereo headphones. Anything from Apple just seems to work so well.
Voice calling is nice, but I'm sure some developer already is workin on that.
Overall I got the 2 of the 3 major things I wanted. 3G and aGPS. Didn't get Cut and Paste though.
I hope Cut and Paste and A2DP will be in the next release.