Mark Crispin <mrc@CAC.Washington.EDU> wrote:
> As a mobile phone, iPhone omits many standard features of modern mobile
> phones and is locked to an obsolete EDGE network.
but why would you use the obsolete EDGE network OR the obsolete 3G
network? MOST iPhone users are going to use the faster 802.11 connection
anyway. You only use EDGE or 3G if you are in a remote area.
> As a mobile device, iPhone has inadequate screen resolution, doesn't
> support current web technology, and doesn't allow third-party apps (not
> yet, anyway).
This clearly shows Mark has never used, nor touched an iPhone, it's the
clearest screen in the industry, even clearer than Nokia's phone that
has a higher pixel count. Mark doesn't understand screen technologies,
> As a high-end MP3 player, iPhone's memory capability is woefully
And it's never been sold as such. From a capacity point of view it's not
a high end MP3 player, it's middle of the road but with a huge 8GB of
flash ram for 2,000 songs, deal with it. iTunes easily lets you slide in
new sets automatically every time you sync so it's not an issue of the
iPhone, it's an issue of your ignorance on how iTunes and the iPhone
> It's a jack of all trades, and master of none. Nobody would buy it if it
> was called the Microsoft Zune phone instead of the Apple iPhone.
It does have the best battery life, most full featured MP3 player, best
video screen on a cell phone, best syncing, best web browser, faster
connection to data that "most" phones, best screen resolution, best
resale value, has visual voice mail, only phone to have multi-touch,
thinnest, scratch proof, easiest to use, etc, etc. People buy them since
they know Apple created it, they wouldn't buy a MS phone for the same
> iPhone is an overpriced and overhyped flash in the pan. Now that every
> fanboy who wanted one has one, there's no more market. iPhone will not
> kill other mobile phones, nor seize control of the mobile phone market for
actually, for the feature set, it's the lowest price phone you can
purchase. $399 or less buys you a lot you can't find on other phones.
(see above) The iPhone is for people that demand quality in their lives,
you don't... and that's fine.
> iPod Touch, iPhone's ugly sister, is in worse shape. Just a day after
> Black Friday, Wal-Mart is selling it for $50 less than list price. The
> iPod models which are selling are the less expensive and higher capacity
> models. iPod Touch will be dead shortly.
And the iPod Touch is the best selling "revenue" MP3 player on the
market today. Nobody is even close to matching the specs for the low
price. Will Apple be able to build enough of them for Christmas is the
only remaining question.
The "iPod Touch will be dead shortly." What a LAUGH Mark!
Translation from the book of Mark: "iPod Touch will become the biggest
seller in the history of MP3 players"
> Even worse news for Apple is that the EU seems to disapprove of iPhone's
> business model. Like Microsoft, Apple seems to think that it is above EU
> law, and it is now finding out otherwise.
Yes, and Apple has addressed that already, it simply means more sales
for Apple and more access for citizens in the EU to the world's greatest
The EU loves the iPhone, the big event in France is coming up on Nov
29th! Are you going to fly out for the launch? http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2007/10/16orange.html