Friday, August 1, 2008

iPhone truths

Friends .....those of you in India planning for iPhone... THINK TWICE BEFORE MAKING A DECISION... The short comings of iPhone are endless...

No video calling,

No AD2P on the Bluetooth,

CAN'T share ANY (mp3, images,videos....) files via bluetooth,

can't use as a wireless modem, (you pay ridiculous data charges to activate
internet on your phone, but cannot connect it to your PC and browse when you
are at home)

no copy and paste,(cannot copy a part of a.... say.... email & send
it....have to type it out yourself)

no 3.2 or 5 megapixel camera,(the 2MP camera it carries is worst camera i've
ever seen..... photos look like they have come out of a VGA camera)

no video recording with camera,

no front camera,

no flash.

no JAVA support

No physical keyboard (BELIEVE me! this alone is a dealbreaker...touch
keyboard as good as it looks...once you use it then only you come to know
about the importance of having a hard keypad)

No 3G network yet in why pay for expensive 3G phone if you cant
use its 3G services ... so, for India, iPhone 2.0 is no better than its
first version

No removable battery. (You cannot change battery. Have to send it to apple
outlet.. Come on now!!!!...This is not an iPod. Its a bloody phone. You
cannot live without phone for 2-3 days)

No haptic feedback and

cannot send MMS,

can't use as external storage device (16 GB of utter time you go
to your friend's house & find some interesting songs, movies, etc...sorry
you cannot connect your '16 GB' phone and share it!!!! Apple apparently has
a solution.. " BUY MUSIC & MOVIES FROM iTUNES STORE "..... Give me a break
will you APPLE!!!)

no FM radio,

can't use your mp3 files as ringtones, - another solution BUY RINGTONES FROM
iTUNES!!!! (This is heights man!!!)

cannot insert any other SIM card….

completely tied to iTunes... Connect to your friend's iTunes & you risk
erasing everything on your phone.

list goes on & on & on….

We Indians are used to these features. Most of our phones already have these
features. & we cannot do with out them.... i mean can you imagine paying so
much for a phone with which you cannot transfer files via bluetooth. What
age is this ...STONE AGE???

Some features may be activated by jailbreak.. But why the hell should you
risk losing your warranty after paying so much.

And want to add third party softwares??.. YOU HAVE TO BUY THEM FROM iTUNES
STORE ONLY!!! . (Shell out more money). Apple is a bloody control freak.
Dont surrender your freedom to it.

Its good for american market (who have no idea what mobile freedom/choice
is) which is in stone age compared to asian/european markets. When they want
to buy a phone, they have to go to network operators and buy only those
phones that are available on that network. & stick to that company till
their contract expires. You want to change carriers? Not before paying
damages, & buying another phone on the other network again.

On the contrary, we in India have so much freedom. We go to handset shops &
buy which ever phone we like.
Then go to carriers.. checkout the plans & buy SIM.. Dont like the plan or
rival carrier came up with a better plan???? EASY .. just remove & replace
the SIM.

Apple are trying to IMPOSE THEIR MODEL ON US riding on the hype iPhone has
created in the US (yes it was a flop in Europe ..thats why Apple never talks
about its sales in Europe).

Dont fall for the subsidized price of iPhone... CHECKOUT THE DATA PLAN
ATTACHED TO ITS SIM ..they will recover the cost through ridiculous data
plans. Bill might come to around Rs 2500/month.(ATLEAST AMERICANS PAY THAT

Let me clear one thing though.. iphone is the best looking phone (its touch
interface is nothing like you have ever seen ), & best browsing experience
out there no doubt .... (& others are fast catching up..check out the
android demo at Google IO 2008).... BUT AFTER A FEW DAYS IT ALL COMES DOWN

Those of who buy it... You will be most happy for atmost a week... & then,

My advice...WAIT FOR HTC DREAM!! (powered by android). If Still not
convinced by all means go for iPhone...

So friends lets spread this info to all our friends (they have a right to
information) and help them in making a wise decision..... & those of you who
have bought unlocked versions already please share your experiences with


Thank You


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diiaNa said...

Over 23,000 signatures have been collected for Mexico's very own iPhone petition. Telcel's 3 plans include a mere 100-200 MB of Data, and if you go over they charge you around $4 dollars per megabyte. The so called Unlimited Plan switches to the slower 128Kbps network when you reach 3 GB; not such a great deal at $140 dollars per month.

We need to get the international media's attention. See for yourself at

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