Originally Posted by Taskiss
I don't believe you are correct.
He may or may not be correct, I lean to the idea that he is at least partly correct. The bigger issue is that the way this has been handled by Apple makes it look very much like what the poster suggests. There has been much about Apples handling of the iPhone and then the Touch that is questionable. Much of seems to be vary faulty understanding of what the consumer wants and what he finds acceptable.
As far as I can tell, the iPhone users were satisfied (for the most part) with Apple's product and offerings.
This is far from the case, especially for business and more professional users. The iPhone or Touch are or where buggy, has issues with sync'ing and did not deliver everything advertised.
One of the big missing but advertised briefly feature was DiskMode on the Touch. This was a biggy to me as it is a feature that is wanted, I'd even like to see it on the iPhone.
The stories about the bugs are on the network if you care to look them up.
It was iPhone user wannabe's that seemed most vocal. There was a ton of "I'm not even going to consider getting one 'till..." type of complaints.
I'm not sure why you call somebody declaring what is missing to satisfy their desire to buy a complaint. It is just a enumeration of needs. When you go to the car dealer you don't just take the model off the lot that is closes to you, you get one with the features you need. If it isn't on the lot you are at, you may very well go to another dealership. Frankly people are doing Apple a favor here and saving them a lot of time with marketing studies.
Now complaining about stuff that was or is missing that was advertised to be there is another thing and equally justifiable.
And, my personal opinion is that they're still gunna just bitch, bitch, bitch.
Well for a while anyways. The reality is that there is real competition coming for both the Touch and the iPhone. When that gets here we can stop bitching and simply buy the hardware that suits our needs.
The problem is that Apple HARDWARE is the best on the market right now. So why not bitch about the lack of software? Lets be honest people bitch about the lack of software for the PS3 and no one thinks that is evil.
I think it's iPhone envy.
Envy? That is a good question. The reality is that I've been in the Apple store several times looking at the iPhone, as both a personal purchase and a suggestion for a corporate project, and end up having to walk away. The release of a SDK may tip the scales in the future but one does not count the chickens before they are hatched.
For one of these uses the Touch would have been almost ideal if it had come with BlueTooth. Is it wrong to highlight that issue? I don't think so. Will Apple have new products on the market soon that solve some of these desire issues? Yep I think it is a given and in fact think the SDK is really coming to support a more PDA/Tablet like machine.