Thursday, September 4, 2008

31 Reasons Why you Shouldn't Buy an iPhone 3G!

The much hyped iPhone 3G was launched in India a few weeks back and we have seen many issues and open security flaws in the new iPhone. Today, I have compiled a comprehensive list of 31 Issues - (yes 31 issues) with the new iPhone 3G. This is a must read for anyone planning to get this so called UberGizmo. The short comings of the new iPhone 3G are simply endless I suppose.

  1. No 3G video calling even if you are over a 3G Network. (Though you maynot yet have 3G in India, but even at a later date it's not worth the 3G tag when you can't do video calls)
  2. Blue Tooth functionality is only limited to headset use. (You can't do any file transfer over Blue Tooth)
  3. Absolutely no camera settings - it's just like some ancient digital camera which does only point and shoot functionality.
  4. The camera doesn't has autofocus and even doesnot have a flash. So it's more like a namesake camera.
  5. The worst thing is that you cannot forward a SMS message!! Don't tell me I am foolish, but really your iPhone 3G can't forward a simple SMS. You'll have to retype an SMS and forward it.
  6. There is NO copy / paste functionality. So you need to remember the texts and type again as you go.
  7. A very Mediocre camera - it's just a 2Mega-Pixel camera. But it's been a very pathetic 2MP one to hit the market. Photos taken in the iPhone's camera look like they have been taken off a VGA camera. For a lesser price tag, Nokia N95/Sony Ericsson k850i sport a 5 Mega Pixel camera as also full screen video recording and TV-out(only in N95).
  8. The iPhone 3G has a Plastic Outer Casing (Earlier it was Metallic casing - looks like inflation has hit iPhone too).
  9. This piece has no FM RADIO. FM radio is even available in phones that just cost a fraction of the iPhone 3G's price.
  10. The iPhone 3G has no option for video recording. So you can't record videos on it.
  11. The iPhone 3G is simply overpriced in India (Costs almost twice the price as in US)
  12. It's in built Safari web browser does not support Flash as well as Java. Yet it boasts to have a full screen browser. Most e-commerce sites aren't gonna work without Java and most entertainment sites without Flash.
  13. There is No option to sync between Notes & To Do's. Guess Apple's engineer's haven't heard about Syncronization before.
  14. There is No office document editor. Most Nokia's come with in-build editor's for Word / Excel.
  15. The iPhone doesn't has AD2P on the Bluetooth - which means you can't get stereo sound via Blue Tooth headphones, that's a big damper for the music fans.
  16. The iPhone doesn't has a Removable battery. Yes - you cannot change the battery yourself. Apple expects you to send the phone to an Apple Outlet to replace the battery. Now if you travel too much - what are you gonna do? Look for an Apple Store to interchange the travel battery? I simply can't resist my laughter being a Geek. Come'on apple for heaven's sake this is NOT an iPod - it is a phone and one cannot live without phone for 2-3 days, just to replace a battery.
  17. iPhone doesn't has an option to send MMS. Forget about MMS.
  18. You cannot use the iPhone as an external storage device (16 GB is of utter waste).
  19. You can't share ANY (mp3, images,videos) files via Bluetooth.
  20. You can't use the iPhone as a wireless modem. Though you'll end up paying ridiculous data charges to activate internet on your iPhone, but you simply can't connect it to your laptop and browse on the go.
  21. Though you can't sent MMS - You can't receive MMS messages too!
  22. The iPhone lacks proper support for Flash websites.
  23. You can't set your personal songs as ring tones!
  24. It only allows for a maximum of 1 picture to be attached to each e-mail you send!
  25. You cannot save documents on it. The documents can only be viewed as attachments when they're sent to your e-mail address - but no option of saving onto phone.
  26. No Voice Dialing on the iPhone 3G.
  27. You can't send your contacts as a business card.
  28. The iPhone's screen is not Finger Print Resistant. Since the iPhone is a touch screen phone so it is bound to get your finger print's each time you touch so it gets dirty very easily.
  29. You can't pair it with a stereo Bluetooth headset. That's really funny inspite of the iPhone being touted as a music phone yet it does not support A2DP protocol needed by stereo headsets.
  30. The iPhone doesn't has a built in file browser/organizer!
  31. THE BIGGEST ONE - ONCE YOU ARE ON 3G NETWORK(Which I suppose will happen in a year in India), YOU CANNOT MAKE CALLS TO A PHONE ON 2G NETWORK. SO IF YOU WANT TO CALL A PERSON WHO IS NOT HAVING A 3G PHONE. SORRY, YOU'LL HAVE TO FIND A PCO and a 1RUPEE!!!
STILL WANT TO BUY AN iPHONE?
The only reason why Apple is selling the iPhone in india at the price range of Rs.31,000 - 36,000 is because they know that there are number of people in this country who move around with money bubbling in their pockets. These are the people who spend less time in earning money and spend more time in searching the new ways to spend it. For these people, SHOWOFF is everything ( USKI KAMEEZ MERI KAMEEZ SE SAFED KAISE?) So, the APPLE guys are simply targeting these maniacs along with the help of Airtel and Vodafone to get some more money out of their pockets.

We work hard for earning Money. So spend wisely on what you invest - do more Research before you buy these crap.

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