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June 10, 2008

3G iPhone Still Not Up To Scratch

I feel sorry for the Apple fanboi's and fangirl's who still haven't got an iPhone that is up to par. The 3G iPhone does have some improvements but frankly it is still behind.

  • It still has a below standard 2mp camera.
  • it still can't send MMS.
  • It still can't take video footage.
  • You still can't use a memory card.
  • Still no bluetooth stereo, tethering and file tranfers.
  • No voice dialling.

I mean, come on, connecting your phone to your computer with wires, that is just so 20th century. I'd send the fanbois pictures of my N95 doing cool things the iPhone doesn't do, but they can't recieve MMS messages and it takes too long to email them instead.

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Dear Bill.

Understand the view, but as a multi-platform user of both Windows Mobile and iPhones, here's my view:

Camera - Pixels mean little (the lens is what matters) the iPhone's isn't great, but it's still good

MMS is rubbish which is why Apple wants us all to be emailing from mobile instead

Video - app rumoured to be ready for sale July 11th


Memory card - why is this needed when the storage tops anything else out there.

Bluetooth - granted, a missing feature that grates me.

Voice dialling - this is sure to be one of the forthcoming apps on sale soon.

Posted by: David James | Jun 10, 2008 1:54:57 PM

...also, re wires... you obviously havent looked at the Apple website since last night?... wireless MobileMe blows everything out of the water 10% for function and 90% for the way obviously they make it usable.

Posted by: David James | Jun 10, 2008 1:57:21 PM

Camera, lens helps. the Carl Zeiss lens on my N95 is great and having a 5mp sensor means I can take pictures not just for phone use.

MMS is great, all my friends phones accept them, not as many accept email.

Video, app rumoured... Standard feature on many camera phones, why should it be an app to d/load?

Memory card, it's removable storage, it can be used with any pc and it's an easy way to transfer data such as pictures to someone elses computer.

Voice dialling, standard on many phones that have lower feature sets than the iPhone, it should be a standard.

Wires, I can connect to any bluetooth device easily, will mobile me allow you to connect to a bluetooth printer to print pictures? Or a Bluetooth GPS device for a better signal than you'll get in any cellphone?

My N95 and desktop synch automatically through bluetooth I don't have to connect to another Apple service to do that wirelessly

Posted by: Tony Holden | Jun 10, 2008 2:41:05 PM

I don't argue with you... but, let's just face it. We are all individuals. If not, we'd all wear the same clothe, drive the same colour car etc etc and all phones have things they have and things they don't.

It's only because of the embarrassing sycophantic fanbase who whoo hooo and high five all the time that attracts attention and focus on on what it doesn't have instead of what it does have.

It's basic evolution that us mortals are drip-fed technology features when we could have been given them all at once years ago, but it keeps the markets alive through upgrading.

The iPhone has leaped the phone market ahead and set new benchmarks, because you have to use it rather than look at specs on paper to appreciate that what it does, it does light years ahead of any other device.

It's very easy to look at failings, but Apple is (annoyingly) holding back basic features for the next model and so-on, mainly because if it filled all the gaps now, there would be nothing to offer next year etc.

Posted by: David James | Jun 11, 2008 2:37:46 PM