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What does one of these things cost today? Like $600. So you figure for $600 you'd get a phone that simple just works. But NNNOOO Apple and AT&T have had to bugger the whole concept of a smartphone up. Instead what you have is a really expensive thing that drops calls, and you get your voicemail/emails late. Whatever. These 10 reasons are in really no particular order. They all should be number one on the list.
Ok when you have the cool features turned on like WiFi, GPS, and 3G the battery will drain faster then a sink. See Ephman's not even a big phone talker but by mid-day he's starting to get worried that his piece of crap iPhone is going to run out of juice. Oh ya to make things worse you can't even swap out batteries (typical Apple)
Yah, great move Apple. AT&T sucks worse then you. Ephman could be having one of his famous heated debates with his wife, and then DROPPED CALL. Which now has just made Ephman's living situation worse. She's thinking he hung up on her, and now he's got to explain how AT&T sucks.
3. Linux Support
So the iPhone obviously has an operating system right? (that is a rhetorical). Where do you think they got that operating system from? Darwin. Which was an open source POSIX compliant OS. DUH, you'd think then there would be at the VERY least NetBSD support. But no.
4. The Button
You can be in an application doing your thing, and then you want to go to your homescreen. No problem right? So you click that button and click and click and then start getting frustrated and click click click... Then it's just forget it.
5. Drop It
Go ahead. Drop your $600 thing. Better yet, see if you can drop it screen down. Just make sure you're wearing goggles. That glass screen will just explode like a TV set. Seen a few of them at the Apple Store around the corner from where Ephman lives.
The thing is basically a fancy iPod stuck on a cell phone. So why can Ephman NOT pick a song to be his ring? Is there some kind of crazy impossible programming job that will take 1,000 monkeys to do? Come on Apple this should have been like basic iPhone 101.
7. No Multi-Tasking
If you knew Ephman well you'd know that he can't do one thing at a time. This iPhone can't even run two things at a time. And they have such a great interface to be able to just slide from program to program. Ephman thinks the reason is that the battery life that sucks already will suck even more.
In this case speed does not kill. This thing is slower then a brick, on so many different levels. 3G is like a crawling 9600 bps. Moving from application to application takes forever. Starting, stopping, resuming, it all seems to take like forever. Makes that Youtube icon there basically useless.
Damned if you do... damned if you don't Ephman guesses on this one. So they FINALLY allow you to go landscape typing in email mode. BUT you can't see anything more then just one line at a time. And still just can't get used to not "feeling" a click. Sure they have a sound, and show the letter pop up. Maybe a little vibration, for what's lacking in a physical sensation... Oh yeah that won't work, THE BATTERY SUCKS ALREADY.
Ephman is totally convinced that his iPhone sucks because somethings just suck. And the iPhone is one of those things. If you can figure more reasons leave a comment below and maybe that'll make number 10. And as a friend says unlike a flat stone it's hard to skip it across open water.
Ephman went ahead and FINALLY ditched his iPhone. He replaced it with Google's Nexus One (and you can read the review here)