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iphone out on friday..

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The iphone is out on Friday in the states.. you didn’t think it was out here, did you? 🙄

Anyway, i’ll be interested in the sort of reaction it gets. I could have waited on one myself but opted for the n95 as i believe it is a superior phone. There are a few issues i have with the iphone –

  • the iphone does not have a gps system, it has google maps which is completely different.
  • the iphone can’t record video – huge set back for a lot of people.
  • the iphone has an ipod like battery, meaning after a year or so, it will need replacement just like an ipod battery. Possibly sooner than that. Ipod aren’t used 24/7, but the iphone will be so it will be interesting to see how the battery does.
  • no radio
  • glass screen plus touch screen outdoors on a nice sunny day? that’s a recipe for disaster 😉 look at how all the iphone reviews and presentations are done in dark rooms..
  • no TV out
  • pretty poor camera resolution (2mp).
  • no 3rd part apps. (huge drawback imo) it opens up VOIP etc..
  • it’s not 3g (in other words, browsing the net on anything other than wi-fi is not possible)
  • no voice dialing
  • the iphone is going to be difficult/expensive to unlock, as nobody will have experience or software available to do it.
  • the iphone can’t send IM/MMS messages

Ok, no phone is perfect and you can’t have a phone choc a block full of all of these features, but Apple had said before that the iphone was “5 years ahead of anything else”.. well, i certainly don’t think that. It has a pretty cool media interface and web 2.0 style to it. The touchscreen is also the best out there imo.

It certainly looks the part and it has that apple sexiness about it, but when you actually look past the fancy interface and scroll/touchscreen, there’s not much there imo. Look at all the above drawbacks.. my n95 can do all of that which is frightening 😆

It will be interesting to see what network has it over here first.. my bet is that we’ll see it this time next year.. 🙄

Sean MacEntee

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