I am not a fan of Apple, I will make that abundantly clear. The “new” iphone is basically an iphone 4 with a better processor, and better camera. It’s not even… a 4G network phone, it is still using the 3G network. That’s all fine and dandy, but definitely not worth the cost of an upgrade if you already own the iphone 4. Is this a sign of things to come, now that Steve Jobs is gone? I know that he was there while the lack of design took place, but something tells me he was not involved as much as usual over the last few months.
The thing I really don’t get is the main selling point of the “new” iphone, which is basically an application and has nothing to do with the hardware. A virtual assistant named Siri. I am not saying my Droid X can do all of the things that Siri does, but I am sure there isn’t much it can’t. I can send a text by using voice, an e-mail using voice, and dial using voice. I might have to push an extra button here or there, but it works.
Out of all smartphone subscribers, about 50% are Android users. It seems Apple has been losing it’s market share fairly quick over the last two years. My daughter owns an iphone 4, and I just don’t get it…there’s nothing special about it. My Android phone does everything and more than an iphone can do, for example Flash websites work as they should. I have HDMI without needing to purchase an Apple HDMI adapter at an additional cost. I can expand the storage on my Android with a Micro SD card. And my favorite part…I am not a slave to itunes.
If you have a comment on the “new” iphone I’d definitely like to hear it.