Thursday, 22 July 2010

The iPhone Sucks Ass

Seriously people, it is nowhere near the best mobile phone out there, you are buying heavily into the brand, a great brand but a huge smokescreen that covers up a pretty dire product.

This incredible video sums it up perfectly...



You feel me?

12 comments:

  1. People who buy Apple product are just poseurs. With regards to their computers, you spend an inflated premium on hardware that costs a fraction of the price compared to PC products. The walled garden approach of their MP3 players and phones, means that it is very hard to get content on to those products that hasn't been purchased from the Apple Store. Granted, I think the App culture is great and you can see some real interesting software being created - but even that is highly regulated. I also am very impressed by the touchscreen technology used by Apple and their general design aesthetic - however, the company has questionable business motives - whether it be underpaying sweatshop workers to the point of suicide or releasing substandard technology but not offering a true hardware solution to a fundamental fault.

    But what really hacks me off about Apple is that it is a monopoly - yet it is treated otherwise. Microsoft got cained in Europe because it bundled it's own internet browser within its operating systems and yet Apple is allowed to create a business structure based solely on the monopoly and no-one turns a hair.

    They used to say that Microsoft was the devil's company, but he switched his allegiance a long time ago. I mean, Bill Gates spends all his spare time giving his millions to charity and saving starving orphans.

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  2. Daniel H-G: What phone do you recommend?

    I'm different than the futurists. They say smaller computers are the future. I think room size screens are coming.

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  3. I refer you to my "oh look! A shiny new thing" comment I made earlier.

    Once again, the capitalist dream of style over substance and advertising over content. Ask yourself if you even need the hassle and expense of a mobile phone, never mind which overblown, over-featured, over-priced piece of obsolete-in-6-months shit to buy.

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  4. Darren:

    Me and Eva have an iMac and that is a fine bit of technology and far superior to a PC and I was a PC user for over a decade but the Mac is just, well, better.

    But products like the iPod and iPad and iPhone are actually not leaders in their field like the iMac is and they go against the values of the computer

    Renegade Eye:

    I'm old school, I want my phone to be a phone with perhaps a nice camera on, I use a Nokia N95, it does the job. This vid recommends the HTC Evo.

    Highlander:

    "I refer you to my "oh look! A shiny new thing" comment I made earlier."

    Indeed, this video says exactly that and the pull this item has on people is pretty weird and terrifying.

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  5. You only think it is better because you spent a shed-load of money on it. Can you play blu-ray discs on your iMac? No? Oh, maybe I'll lend you my laptop then, which probably cost a good few £££s less than yours...

    Apple computers better than PCs? Dream on. Apple make product for people who don't like technology and who want to be told how to use their home PC. But that's great for you, I don't mind I can do everything on my PC at the fraction of the cost it would on a Mac. I mean if I were to upgrade all my music recording software I'd blow about £1500 in one go and then I wouldn't even be able to mix in 5.1 surround sound without going "high-end" and spending serious cash on a Pro-Tools system, which is out of my price range.

    So that "Apple is better than PC" flannel won't wash me with me. It's all about economics and the class divide - the upper and middle classes go mac, while the proles stick with PCs. I know my place.

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  6. Firstly, the price difference between similar spec PCs and Mac has closed a a great deal of late, they are actually not that expensive when you consider that you've no need to purchase a monitor also.

    I have no desire to watch Blu Ray discs.

    The benefit of a Mac is that they are so much more accessible, user-friendly, less awkward, time consuming, tiresome and far less liable to be thrown by any number of things that used to make my PC crash, explode, clutter up and generally be a pain in the ass.

    It is a hassle free experience and I underestimated it as well, until I got one and found that from connecting to WiFi through to keeping it free of crap, it is better in every way.

    It's all about opinion, for me, a Mac is better than any PC I ever owned and I owned hi-spec ones.

    And it's not a class thing.

    Money thing, maybe, but as I said, the gap is closing.

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  7. Check your new layout fancy man!

    And please, not a PC vs Mac argument.

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  8. As an iPhone user (3GS not 4), I feel I must come to its defence just a little. As a phone, I have heard it said that it doesn't really come up to snuff, though in the time I've had it (last October), it's never really caused any great offence - it just seems to do what it needs to do. I have a relatively small collection of apps to do what I need to do (FB, Tweetdeck, RSS Reader, Flickr app, Sky Sports, Red Laser and some photo bits). The photo apps I find great fun and have even been tempted to post a couple of results to my flickr site where they compete with my usual battery of optical armaments, and successfully so for what they are.

    As things stand though, I've got no great desire to upgrade to the next big thing, likewise I can't see the point of an iPad. I can though see where the bigger Macs have there place, particularly for graphics work, though I still believe that it's possible to put together a very well specced PC that will give them an run for their money at a lower price point. The biggest put off for me where Mac is concerned though is having to re-invest in s/w licensing. The hardware relatively speaking isn't the problem it the tools to go on it, without which, a Mac is a beautifully specified ornament.

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  9. Oh my, that was so funny that I exercised very poor judgment and listened past the first few expletives in front of my 4-year-old because I was dying of laughter. I want a house made out of iPhone bricks.

    There's a commercial running in our area about "cell phone shame." It involves a woman hiding her cell phone in her purse to make a call and punching it when it doesn't stop ringing. I suppose wanting a brand name phone isn't that radically different from wanting brand name shoes (which may be less functional than cheaper, more durable shoes), but it is just as silly.

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  10. Highlander:

    Blogger is certainly getting better.

    Chris:

    I'm avoiding further Mac versus PC action.

    Jessica:

    Nice to have you by here and yes, brands are king aren't they, it's just that the iPhone brand is particularly vacuous and behind the curve. It is a bit weird the cult that has developed.

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  11. I love our new look.

    I love my iPhone.

    I love the video. Funny as hell.

    I'm just full of fucking love. xx

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