Originally Posted by MacOldTimer
Im bitter (as youve diagnosed) at Apple because they have put out nothing but problematic software and hardware for the last 3 years.
Correction: Apple has been rolling out consumer electronics with problems since day one. This is the same for all consumer electronic companies as well as most companies. I've had less issues with my Apple products than with other products, especially over the last 3 years.
This is bad enough but they dont even acknowledge it. Their PR recover is non existence and they hide behind the walls of Apple denying one problem after another until the point it gets to legal action.
Are you referring to anything in particular?
In the business world businesses dont have the option of sitting in our Moms basement waiting for the 17 MPB to be shipped when they likely have sales people waiting for them if they placed an early order.
Ah, so your current issue is with Apple shipping a machine with problems but with Apple not making a self imposed deadline. Do you have evidence that the delay is from faulty HW and/or SW, and not from a 3rd-party vendor's delay in getting components to Apple?
Same goes for every other problem, Nvidia Graphic Cards, 3G cracks and Network Problem (dont blame it on AT&T, Apple chose to partner with them knowing the problems), Monitors (numerous problems), Hard Drives, Mobile Vista (still a joke and they are still charging for beta software).
How would partnering with Sprint or Verizon or T-Mobile have been better? T-Mobile would have had to build a 3G network from scratch to support millions of iPhone around the US and both Sprint and Verizon would have had to invest millions in beefing up their infrastructure to support the iPhone data. Verizon would have wanted to charg extra per month to use the Maps app and rthe data package fee would not have been $20 or even $30. Then you have the issues of making two iPhones with two sets of HW and SW, one for CDMA/CDMA2000 and one for GSM/UMTS networks. Except for T-Mobile, but Apple would still have two different HW platforms for T-Mobile USA and the rest of the world as their frequiency is unique among most UMTS networks. Or should have Apple have just tried to sell the iPhone unsubsidized with no carrier assistance, so the phone AND the carrier package is pricey? Exactly what part of those senerios would have helped the stock price? BTW, my experience with AT&T has been phenomenal.
My name is MacOldTimer, not because of age...
Perhaps, but you do sound as if your day job is to sit in a baloncy heckeling muppets.
Both will be gone at the end of my contract or if the Pre takes off as I hope it will.
Good luck with that, and I sinceraly mean that. There is no one device that will fit everyone's needs, especially something as complex as multimedia focused smartphone. If the iPhone has turned out not to be the right product for you, there is nothing wrong with that. Perhaps you will do a little more research before buying the Pre to make sure it is the right product for you, but seems like you are set on it despite never using one so I have a feeling you will be disappointed again.