|Originally posted by Fledz |
To be fair though, the 3GS is quite a good phone with very quick response time, and backed up with a wealth of applications.
I'm all for hating on Apple in most cases but the arguments against the iPhone are getting pretty thin. It's not all about the speed of the processor and how cutting edge the technology is when you think about the average consumer.
But if we look at the average user...one who doesn't really make use of all or most of the capabilities if his or her phone than the iphone really has nothing over any other touch enabled device on the market save for the novelty of it being made by apple (and to the apple fans that novelty means a lot).
But as soon as we begin moving towards the power user status the iphone starts to lag behind due to its dated technology and restricted OS. The thing is that there hasn't been a new iphone since the first one was introduced back in 2007. Now that was a long time ago in the mobile market. The 3GS wasnt really a new phone, some faster chips in it, but that's about it. The rest of it is still 2007 technology and if apple is content on selling outdated technology so be it but the thing is that everyone else continued with development and with updates to their range of phones and that they have left the iphone behind a while ago.
The only thing that keeps the iphone alive (and is at the same time holding it back) is it's wast library of apps. But by making the iphone standard so rigid, its almost inevitable that when the new one eventually comes along it will have to adhere by the standards set by the first one (in today's term only a modest screen size and a poor screen resolution) or abandon backwards compatibility completely and start anew.
I wasn't always opposed to the iphone, when it first came out i will admit, i though about getting one as well. I was ready to forgive it its many flaws at the time but today things are different. We have moved on to newer and better things and its up to apple to get of its lazy ass, stop bawwing and suing people (well, companies) and get back to work on developing a real replacement for the iphone because by all rights the current one should already be dead. If it weren't for the apple logo on it, everybody would have already moved on by now.
And since im picking on apple anyway...fuck the ipad! What the hell am i supposed to do with an internet tablet that doesn't support flash! Skip 50% of the web content? Fuck that!
Though im quite happy with my 80Gb iPod classic Cant pick on apple for everything they do, just when they deserve it