Do not buy iPhone (yet)
OK, i do admit, iPhone is the new revolutionary device. It has smart features of turning off the screen when you talk, it uses multi-point touchscreen enabling cool tricks, autorotates screen, has more storage space than my desktop PC, neat design and all that little things that make you go GIVE ME THAT THING.
However. How, bloody, ever. If Apple is so progressive in technology, and they are the trendsetters for gadgets and computer operating system software (Vista = OSX), why the hell they fail at the most primitive things regarding common sense. First of all, breakthrough of Mozilla browser and immenese success of Blizzard’s “World of Warcraft”, and numerous other software pieces, showed us the importance of plugins and third party developed software docked into mothership software. It is impossible that a team of developers predicts the needs of every single individual on this planet, thus, it is better to leave development of plugins and small software OPEN for everyone. iPhone will be powered by Apple software only.
Second thing that pissing me is decision not to put high quality camera into huge device and it’s cosequences. At this moment, you can go to ANY European telecom, and get a tiny mobile phone with integrated high resolution digital camera for a symbolic price going as low as 0 or 1 Euro or similar (signing the contract). These cameras have moving zoom lenses, have picture quality that can match small standalone digital cameras, have extremely good conectivity to PCs enabling you to download images instantly and to upload, check this out, MP3 files from your computer directly to REMOVABLE memory card without the need of bulky iTunes. Just drag and drop files to phone, and you are out. Most of phones have even front side camera for video telephony.
Now, what is stupid about this situation is that in 6 months Apple will release “new and improved” iPhone 2 that will have, guess what, a 3.0 mpix camera. Now all of you that bought iPhone now, can trash it, and go and by iPhone 2.
Few months after that, there will be iPhone 3 with camera on the front side as well, enabling video telephony, meaning you will want that one instead of iPhone 2.
Why? Why not be progressive thinking, and integrate high quality backside camera on the first go? So that Apple can sell more incarnations of iPhone in the future? Pffff … “think different”, yea right.
I also found a nice point of view by certain mister Jason – lack of tactile feedback by iPhone. Using conventional mobile phone i can type an SMS without ever having to look at the phone. I can access any menu simply by feeling buttons, and by feeling click of a key. To do anything even a bit more complex on iPhone, you need to look at it. No tactile feedback seriously hinders the usability, typing is hard, and mistakes will easily occur.
Until Apple gets it’s act together, high-end Sony Ericsson phones is the way i will go.
Daemon, logging out.