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written by owen on 2010-Jun-08.

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RANT BEGIN ---

So yesterday Steve Jobs bust the place with the new ihone 4.0. And as usual I am pissed but I am not the only one. The Iphone 4 does nothing but disappoint me at every possible turn. As I was discussing with Camille of fyrfli.net/ the iphone 4 is more of the same with a better screen and still no SD card slot. To add insult to injured we now have to which to something called a "micro sim card". Which in itself is total BS. A micro sim cock maybe good in the customer driven garbage dump with is the USA. But in poorer nationals we can't just throw shit away for no reason and god knows how long before our local cellphone provides upgrade their systems.

Camile: Why you need an SD card slot? ...

if it had a SD card slot they wouldn't need to keep selling you the same 32gigs of memory over and over for a $100. But I guess its all part of apple's evil plot. No, of course you don't need it. :!

The current prices for apple products usally look something like this;
Ipad - 16GB - $499.00
Ipad - 32GB - $599.00
Ipad - 64GB - $699.00

I am sure many apple uses have several iphones that are either old or broken but still have 16gb of good memory in them that you have to keep buying over and over again. I'm sure the Ipad uses the same storage medium as the iphone. The storage thing is simply a retarded, money grabbing scheme by apple.

So called "Innovation"

I could go on and on about their so called "innovation" but I don't want to be a killjoy. Major feature is that it looks good (better than 90%). Everything else is bait.

Apple products just work

There are millions of things that "just work", toasters, refrigerators, but the iphone is special. The iphone just works for a time. How long it "just works" is totally dependant on apple. A SD card slot basically doubles the lifespan of any device that has one. After a year of use stability and reliability go out the window. It is designed to be constantly replaced.

Iphone 4 changes Everything Again! Hells yeah.

Retina Display

Last years iphone screen was the shit, now the new iphone 4 screen is the shit and last years phone is REALLY the shit. You can't improve something that is already standard and call it a feature. Talk to somebody about having a problem with the original iphone and they will simply laugh in your face. Of course this may seem to the reader as alittle thing compared to the awesome "Retina" screen and the "porn Facetime". But a hi-res screen is only going to make you use up more memory storing/looking-at big-ass images.

HD recording

OMFG. If I hear the HD Acronym again I'm going to flip out and spill oil in the gulf of mexico. Seriously, who has time to be recording and upload those big-ass HD movie files? Can you simply just give me 480 widescreen resolution? Or is that impossible?

IMproved Battery Life

OMFG. Putting in a bigger batter is not improving batter life.

Multi-Tasking Done the right way

I have no complains about this. They can do whatever they want. Why the old iphones can't do it is very puzzling.

IAds

So now I have to be always connected to the net so I can use my free applications? Now every free application will come hooked up with this iAD bull? so I have to be connected to the net to use the free apps? Sadness. I don't like this very much either.


---- RANT END

Well now my choices are either to get the iphone 4 or the windows 7 series phone series. But the WP7SS has had basically no information in the press recently. If I get the iphone 4 I will certain be selling my soul and wasting my money to "try-out" for a year (hopefully without breaking the screen) and be forced to sell it when the battery dies or i run of space.

Don't even mention and android phone. I like a phone that I can update without waiting on my carrier. What the crack head? Eclipse development? No thank you. The Android phone suffers from the opposite problem of the iphone; the android software stack sucks.

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  1. "A SD card slot basically doubles the lifespan of any device that has one." – Why the hell should that be???

    "But a hi-res screen is only going to make you use up more memory storing/looking-at big-ass images." – Not necessarily. That also depends on how the images are compressed.

    "Seriously, who has time to be recording and upload those big-ass HD movie files?" – Obviously more than you think!

    "Why the old iphones can't do it is very puzzling." – They can, soon as the new OS comes out. For free.

    "So now I have to be always connected to the net so I can use my free applications?" – Who told you that? Nobody.

    My head almost explode while reading this uninformed bullshit.
    Let's get to the point: You're just pissed off because you can't afford it. Right?

    by JB 2010-Jun-10 

  2. SD card slots come in various sizes and can be removed or swapped as necessary. You could have a music SD card or a movie SD. It give you options.

    You said it yourself - people upload big ass HD movies. All this is not rocket science. Give people a better camera, they are going to take bigger pictures. Compression or no compression.

    Based on the simplicity of the iphone it probably cost $100 dollars to make. In 2 years its going to be even cheaper. I can a afford it but just as much as I can afford a flat screen tv but it still won't have a SD card slot if I bought it.

    by owen 2010-Jun-10 

  3. apple is doing the same thing thy did with the ipod, in the begining the ipod was grayscale, then came colour, then pictures etc etc, how ever they sensationalise their products is up to them, what they mention to the public is what the public will notice after taking it out the box. im sure there are a few neat features added that you use and dont even kno. as for the sd card thing it would expand the life of the phone because as you write and re write data to the internal storage it wears down eventually, nothing last forever so depending on how often you put on and take stuff off your phone it my expire before others

    by thenewbguy 2010-Jun-15 

  4. The major flaws are around the apple "cloud" and the stringent Nazi-esque closed environment. This is no secret, and you just have to come to terms with it if you choose to use an apple product. Furthermore, apple claims they lock things down to control the experience, but no, it's to control the user and to control the truckloads of money coming in. On the note of control, there simply isn't enough customization available to the user. I understand that "controlling the experience" rubbish, but all I want to do is disable a simple message that is displayed on the screen, but do you think it will let you? Before you brainwashed apple sympathizers chime in with your two cents and apple defensive rebuttals, shut up. You're wrong. Apple tech support have advised there is no way to stop the annoying continual message that appears concerning lost cellular coverage, not to mention all of the other hard coded messages I wish to disable. iTunes is rubbish. Why's should I have to use this software just to drop music and things on here? Again, that comes back to my point of control and things you just have to cop in the bum if you choose to use the device. Thankfully, I was given the iPhone 4 for free, so I have no qualms with extinguishing it like a cigarette under my heel. Fuck you apple! I'm going back to my google nexus one. I can customize my phone to my hearts desire, and not look like a "trendy" wannabe, lemming, loser, shit slinging ape pulling this apple piece of shit from my pocket on the train!!

    by Rnodern 2010-Dec-06 

  5. dude all I can say is hush

    by owen 2010-Dec-08 


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