Linked by David Adams on Mon 28th Jun 2010 16:29 UTC
Apple Ars Technica reviews the iPhone: Despite regular modifications to the OS and yearly hardware upgrades, the iPhone 4 is very much a more modern, more capable version of that original device that made such a splash in the industry back in 2007.
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Comment by xmv_
by xmv_ on Mon 28th Jun 2010 21:14 UTC
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2006-06-09

i'm surprised (or not, they're apple supporters) that they didn't mention in their conclusion that the drawback of the iPhone is that you're locked to the Apple appstore, very controlled about what you can release, must pay to release your apps, get only a portion of the sales benefits and finally that you don't have control of the phone.

Want to record your videos at a lower definition than HD to save space? Too bad Apple didn't put the option so you won't get it and you can't implement it. (thats just an example)

As for the OS upgrades, reviews from people upgrading their 3G and 3GS phone all complain of the speed issue and how "probably Apple made it slower on purpose, i'm so convinced of it, to make me upgrade to the iPhone 4. How do I downgrade to iOS 3?"

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RE: Comment by xmv_
by Stratoukos on Tue 29th Jun 2010 00:10 in reply to "Comment by xmv_"
Stratoukos Member since:
2009-02-11

i'm surprised (or not, they're apple supporters) that they didn't mention in their conclusion that the drawback of the iPhone is that you're locked to the Apple appstore, very controlled about what you can release, must pay to release your apps, get only a portion of the sales benefits and finally that you don't have control of the phone.

Yeah, it's not like they devoted an entire paragraph on the top of the first page or something.

Oh wait...
We're not living with our heads in the sand: if you have come to hate the iPhone, walled gardens for developers, and everything Apple stands for, you will likely hate the iPhone 4, and there's nothing anyone can say to change your mind. Luckily for you, Apple is no longer competing against the saddest of the sad: there are now plenty of solid phones from other manufacturers that have multitouch screens, app stores of their own, great cameras, and much more extensible OSs. If you are curious about Apple's latest offering, however, read on. The iPhone 4 is not without its flaws—some of them more serious than others—but the device remains a really cool evolution in Apple's lineup.

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RE[2]: Comment by xmv_
by _xmv on Tue 29th Jun 2010 08:56 in reply to "RE: Comment by xmv_"
_xmv Member since:
2008-12-09

they didn't mention in their conclusion


:P

in the conclusion they list pro and cons, that's where it belongs, unless they don't consider it a con (since it's hard to argue its a pro). that's why i wrote specifically conclusion (:

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