5 reasons not to buy iPhone 4 according to Yahoo

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 06-24-2010, 07:45 AM         #1
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5 reasons not to buy iPhone 4 according to Yahoo
 

 

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 5-big-blemishes-for-the-apple-iphone-4: Personal Finance News from Yahoo! Finance

Apple's (AAPL - News) redesigned iPhone is destined to be a knockout success. The phone scores high on style points with its sleek glass and stainless steel design, and it wins points for its multitasking software and improved screen.

There are, however, a few shortcomings.


The Apple iPhone 4 is set to go on sale Thursday. Judging by the record demand during the pre-sale period, the newest iPhone will make a huge sales splash, especially with old iPhone owners trading up.

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All the presales excitement and Apple-driven hype have set expectations very high. But mighty Apple plays to a tough crowd. It's an affluent group that has been eager to buy the next new thing out of Cupertino, Calif. It's also a highly discerning group with a refined taste in gadgets, and that makes them a bit fussy.

Here are five bruises on the new Apple iPhone that may engender complaint.

No. 5: A Skimpy Camera

As smartphone challengers like HTC, Motorola (MOT - News) and Nokia (NOK - News) embrace the megapixel race with 8-megapixel and 12-megapixel cameras, Apple's new iPhone keeps it cheap with a 5-megapixel model.

This will be a bigger point of contention this week when Verizon (VZ - News) and Motorola unveil the Droid X Wednesday, the newest Google (GOOG - News) Android phone, which features an 8-megapixel camera. Android phone giant HTC has also been generous with 8-megapixel cameras in its Droid Incredible and Sprint's (S - News) EVO.

Meanwhile, Apple, always the laggard in cameras, won't enter the 8-megapixel class until next year when it debuts a sweet Sony (SNE - News) camera in its 2011 iPhone. But by then, who knows where the rest of the pack will be?

No. 4: No Swype

If you've seen Swype or used it, you know why this omission makes the list. Typing on a touchscreen is a challenge as the flat glass surface offers few clues to where your fat fingers are precisely making contact. It's an error-prone process that gives one a longing for the raised keys of the BlackBerry keyboard from Research In Motion (RIMM - News).

But the Swype keypad software helps tame the new medium. Swype follows the pattern of your finger movements to type words or predict words without the usual hunting and pecking.

Apple did wonders with the touchscreen, but Swype makes it more useful for those among us who like to type.

No. 3: Video Calling

Okay, it's not totally bait and switch, but Apple's hot new iPhone video calling feature, FaceTime, comes with lots of asterisks and a limited applicability.

Say you want to video chat with someone using the Apple iPhone 4. That someone has to have a WiFi connection and he has to use the same application on his own iPhone 4. You're looking at a small club of people -- not exactly an application of global Skype-like proportions.

No. 2: iPhone 4 Shortages

Strong demand is only half the story for Apple's iPhone sales debut. Limited supply is the other. A shortage of in-plane display panels, the crucial part of Apple's touted retina display screens, has forced Apple's contract manufacturers to cut production rates in half to 1 million iPhones a month.

This means there won't be enough iPhones on hand to meet the presumably high demand. Though it's not a terrible problem to have if you are a gadget maker, sellouts and delivery delays will mar Apple's big iPhone 4 debut. The frustration could push buyers toward other phones.

No. 1: No Verizon iPhone.

A new iPhone is big. But a new iPhone at Verizon? Much bigger.

Apple's exclusive partnership with AT&T (T - News) has been a point of discord among iPhone owners and it has tarnished the public perception of both companies. It also has done almost nothing for AT&T's stock.

Investors have been waiting for the Verizon iPhone. But that's apparently not going to happen until next year, if ever.

So Apple fans who want the new iPhone have to lock in for another two years with AT&T. This scenario is not particularly pleasant considering that AT&T's new subscriber plans put penalties on people (like iPhone users) who happen to be heavy data users.

--Written by Scott Moritz in New York.

93 comments for "5 reasons not to buy iPhone 4 according to Yahoo"

 7 years ago '05        #2
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I could name 50 other reasons, but ill keep it down to what I dont like.

Simply its on AT&T, dropped calls, receiving text messages 2 hours after person sent it, not receiving the call at all, etc.


Cant exchange the battery, what kind of s**t is that?


Locked down unless you jailbreak it, no topensource.

mild OS makeover

smaller screen, higher prices and bandwidth cap

id rather have function over fashion

I think you get the picture but the best reason of all is Android works better for me.
 7 years ago '05        #3
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lol they could have used better reasons whatever though this s**t is tough...
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 7 years ago '04        #4
finishim 80 heat pts80
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Such a bias article it's ridiculous and just because it's a 5 mp doesn't mean it's not as good man that person is dense.. And seriously? Swype? s**ts lame to me..claiming a feature like video calling is a reason not to get a phone shows they made this out of hate as is shortage of it, cuz neither really should be involved in you wanting anotee phone over the iPhone lol and as far as being on AT&T the plan I have is amazing n have never had a dropped call in my three years of owning iPhones so thatdoesnt even apply to everyone
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 7 years ago '05        #5
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 DUKINS said:
I could name 50 other reasons, but ill keep it down to what I dont like.

Simply its on AT&T, dropped calls, receiving text messages 2 hours after person sent it, not receiving the call at all, etc.


Cant exchange the battery, what kind of s**t is that?


Locked down unless you jailbreak it, no topensource.

mild OS makeover

smaller screen, higher prices and bandwidth cap

id rather have function over fashion

I think you get the picture but the best reason of all is Android works better for me.


I got AT&T and a iPhone 3gs

Never dropped a call, never received a text late or not at all.

Yeah can't exchange the battery but mines hasn't died on me since I bought it last summer

You jailbreak iPhones n you root android phones as far as I know it's the same s**t different toilet

mild os makeover yes but as far as I'm concerned wasn't much of a makeover needed anyway

smaller screen yes but I never had a problem with the screen size, higher price yes n that sucks, bandwidth cap sucks but that's AT&T fault nor really the iPhones


What function dosent the iPhone not do well while being fashionable? s**ts smooth and looks nice to me


So I guess in conclusion the iPhone works perfect for me


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 7 years ago '05        #6
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By the way I'm not updating to the iPhone 4 it's just not worth it to me my 3gs is fine
 7 years ago '04        #7
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 QPakaQ said:
By the way I'm not updating to the iPhone 4 it's just not worth it to me my 3gs is fine
The only diff is size, screen, speed, n camera , if u an upgrade do it, if not , might as well wait
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 7 years ago '05        #8
Micheal C. Will 18 heat pts18
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ATT has s**tty coverage, thats the number one reason why you shouldn't buy a Iphone 4.
 7 years ago '10        #9
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Good thread.
 7 years ago '07        #10
Bkjj11 3548 heat pts3548
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That facetime s**t is stupid lol.

Come on, like really? Not everyone gonna have an iphone 4 n s**t. Just dumb
 7 years ago '05        #11
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It's only temporary...especially once the jail break surfaces
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 7 years ago '06        #12
Game375 48 heat pts48
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if facetime could be used with ichat that would be cool but it doesn't
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 7 years ago '07        #13
INFAMOUS 13 heat pts13
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these are the reasons?
 7 years ago '06        #14
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I've had my OG 2G since it came out and I've always had it jailbroken.
Once the 4G get's jailbroken they'll make it to where you can use whatever application to call whatever phone on whatever network. Just wait.
 06-24-2010, 10:51 AM         #15
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 chucka214 said:
I've had my OG 2G since it came out and I've always had it jailbroken.
Once the 4G get's jailbroken they'll make it to where you can use whatever application to call whatever phone on whatever network. Just wait.
I guess the point that most jailbreakers don't realize is that most ppl don't want to do that. Most iPhones overwhelmingly are not jailbroken and they will not jailbreak them. I deal with iPhone users everyday, few jailbreak and I even tell ppl they can do that and most of their reactions are "I don't want to deal with that." Not that they don't know how or don't know how to find out, they don't want to. So for the thousands that do, there are millions that won't.
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I know what you mean. Whenever I meet a cat with an iphone my first question is "what you jammin?"
But my next question is have you jailbroken it yet? I show em what all mine can do,... blah blah blah.

Ppl get em for different reasons i guess. Most because it IS the Iphone.
I like it cuz it's the coolest & most sleek sh*t out and I can do whatever I want to it.
Once jailbroken, ofcourse.
 7 years ago '04        #17
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next Iphone will have 12 megapixel camera f**king apple lynching everyone.
 7 years ago '05        #18
DUKINS|M 
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Oh I forgot how about adding that external storage.
 7 years ago '05        #19
Sivraj 327 heat pts327
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Damn talk about hating.
 06-24-2010, 12:55 PM         #20
divine5  OP
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I can't believe some hater created a thread just to bash the iPhone. You don't see people out there bashing Android. That is because no one cares about Android except techies and nerds. The more haters you have the bigger you are.
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