View Poll Results: Is Apple Getting Negative Attention For This?
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Yes they look are starting to look bad.
No they are the victims they should pursue Gizmodo.
- 04-28-2010, 02:14 PM #51
Annnnyways back to the thread topic I definately wouldn't want Apple to redesign the phone I love it from what I saw, and I definately don't want to wait any longer. I'm glad now that I held off on getting the 3Gs because this will be a better upgrade. How do you guys feel about the removable battery? is it a non event or are you like wheew finally?
- 04-28-2010, 06:18 PM #52
On one side of the coin, I would like a removable battery because my near-two-year-old 3G will not hold a complete charge anymore. I would like to have the option of replacing it or swapping it out on a heavy usage day.
On the other side of the coin, I know the non-removable battery is very intentional and by design. Apple knows the average life of a Li-Ion battery is 2 years. They want to continuously keep people in the upgrade cycle. But since technology is moving so fast these days, I don't mind upgrading every couple of years.
Even if my 3G did have a removable battery, I couldn't see myself carrying this phone into 2011. It seems like each side of this debate has it's pros and cons.
- 04-28-2010, 10:37 PM #53
- 04-29-2010, 06:00 AM #54
I don't think you have an attitude. I just think you are filled with negativity.
I also teach. I grade papers for a living. I'll be happy to take up your perceived errors in Ipheuria's post in private so as to not bore the tar out of everyone else. But I will remind everyone that a good paragraph should have at least 5 sentences. Don't confuse sound bites with what's right.
- 04-29-2010, 07:11 AM #55
- 04-29-2010, 07:22 AM #56
I do still wish there was a way to quickly swap batteries. Oh well. Maybe next year Apple will add a solar panel to the iPhone.
- 04-29-2010, 10:03 AM #57
As for the no battery, i think it allows for a more solid device. Besides, in my experience with Treos/Centros, it was a major pain to even think of taking the cover off. Even the Palm Pre. My wife never does, she has touchstones all over the place. In practice, i'd say the vast majority never switch batteries even if they could.
A removable battery also presents new problems. I've had to put tape in past Treos just to keep things tight, not squeak to death, or other battery problems. None of these problems are present in the nonremovable battery iphones. Be careful what you wish for..
Oh and as for the paragraphs and grammar correctors. I will never point it out or try to correct anyone. That's not my job. But i find i don't really respond or give much credibility to those who can't communicate or take the smallest bit of interest in spelling/grammar.
Ipheuria's post was fine for me. On forums, what you see is the only impression people have of you and if you communicate poorly or type in teen speak, you'll be perceived poorly.
- 04-29-2010, 10:08 AM #58
Yeah I also have the same opinion too I missed the removable battery for like a day and then it became a non issue so I was surprised when they sayd the 4th gen is going to have a battery compartment. So either it's a compromise for those asking for it, or since this was a prototype the final might be a sealed unit like we're used to without the battery being accessible.
- 04-29-2010, 10:14 AM #59
I thought it was already determined that the battery is not user removable. I'm also 99% positive that the seams will be closed up for the actual release. The Gizmodo phone was a prototype that belonged to a engineer so it makes perfect sense that his would be designed to give easy access to the inside.
- 04-29-2010, 10:33 AM #60
There is no way Apple would switch gears on this. They keep making more and more products with non-removal batteries, why would they change now?
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- 04-30-2010, 11:44 AM #64
Without saying Gizmodo or the guy in the bar were wrong or innocent, I believe the whole thing does cast a somewhat negative light on Apple if only because it draws attention to how controlling and heavy handed they are in all aspects of the business (not just product releases). Not saying it's right to associate this incident with all other aspects of their business; just that it does happen. If I was Apple, I'd be pretty pissed, too (and probably justifiably so), but it does bring more focus on Apple, and then their App Store policing, and then the whole Flash thing (which I do agree with Mr. Jobs about, coincidentally), and so on and so forth. Not saying it was right/wrong/whatever. Just saying it happens.
- 04-30-2010, 12:58 PM #65
Sorry about the battery thing I never knew it was discovered that it wasn't going to remain removable. I thought at first hearing it why would Apple make such a change backwards sort of? Anyway glad that is cleared up now Does anyone think that the police kicking the guy's door off to seize the computers was a little excessive? They had a warrant and he wasn't home ok but it's not a drugbust I'm pretty sure they could have gotten the guy at work and he would have let them in without kicking off the door. I just think it was a little too far, you have kate moss sniffing crack in pictures and she doesn't do any jailtime but the guy just has correspondence about a phone, granted a stolen prototype, but you can see the difference in treatment here.
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- 04-30-2010, 07:42 PM #70
If I was careless enough to leave something as important as that prototype in a bar, I would only blame myself. Yes, it would be nice if everyone did the right thing and return it to the rightful owners etc, but you have to be naive if you think everyone would do the right thing. You get careless, you pay the price.
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