Originally Posted by jblenio
1. The iPhone 4 is too small, and now they are making a smaller phone, instead of making a bigger phone.
2. I'm an iPhone 4 user, and I would prefer an iPhone with a larger screen, similar to the Droid X. Go bigger, not smaller please. This is a hand held computer, and I want my online experience to be as close to the experience of an iPad, without the phone being too big. iPad would be too big.
1 & 2 are really the same point. I know I do NOT want a bigger phone. I suppose if Apple could expand the screen real estate without increasing the size of the phone I would like it, but I do not want a bigger phone. And if the bigger screen means shorter battery life, then I have no interest. Period.
3. I've played with the Samsung Galaxy. It's the perfect size. It's still rather portable at its size, because it will fit in a back pocket, or jacket pocket. The iPad won't.
If all you want in a tablet is for it to fit in your pocket, by all means get the Galaxy. It remains to be seen what the market thinks of 7 inch tablets. I imagine Apple will pop one out if it looks like people want one (finger sharpening comments be dammed
4. Navigation: Although the mapping features on the iPhone 4 are good, and the Google Maps sufficient, I've had the pleasure of playing with my girlfriends Droid phone, and the turn by turn directions with voice is far superior. To get those kind of navigational features on the iPhone, you have to pay for some $39.99 to $59.99 app. Sorry!!!! I prefer Google's free navigational offering with all of that stuff build in.
I'm not sure why this belongs in a list detailing how out of touch Apple is. I'm sure Apple would love for Google to provide them with terrific navigation solutions. Not going to happen. There have been rumors that Apple is working on their own navigation solution, but it is not their strong suit at this point.
5. Android phones are just about as good. Sure the iPhone is from Apple, and we all love Apple for what it has done for consumer electronics, but the Android phones are a very very close second place. So close in fact, that there really isn't much of a difference other than the "coolness" factor. And...as a matter of fact, I'm not sure the actual phone part of a droid phone might be better, because the iPhone seems to suck as a phone. Great computer. Sucks as a phone.
Are you saying that the iPhone is a terrible phone beyond the limitations of AT&T inside the US? I call BS. First, I have had one for a few years and I have very few phone problems. It has been the best PHONE I have ever owned. Second, if you have a problem with AT&T it is a little late to be using that as the basis of an anti-iPhone list. You did hear about the whole Verizon thing, right?
Again, if the Droid X and the Galaxy are your version of the bees knees, by all means, get them. There is no doubt that these products have features and forms that Apple does not offer. I personally am not interested in a bigger phone or a smaller iPad.
I'm still not sure why you think your list of personal preferences is an indication of Apple being out of touch. I would agree that it proves that some people may desire products that Apple doesn't make, though...