He stated they were 5 years ahead of anything else, now five years later and apple acknowledges that Android is ahead in many ways... need some time estimate calibrations.
I just got the iphone4s and it is anything but boring and yes, I was desparate. Desparate to get something that was reliable. I come from the original droid, rooted and customized it to death. The fact is, I'd rather have a smartphone that doesn't foreclose, randomly reboot, ask which app I'd like to perform the function with, has a camera that actually works and takes awesome pics/vids, and is a pleasure to use as a telephone. I'm still with Verizon, but my call quality is 10X better. Not to mention, it syncs with everything gmail, calendars, outlook, etc. I have a ford with Sync. It detects my phone and I listen to all my music, pandora, etc. and I have to do nothing at all. Just sit my a$$ down and it's all synced up ready to go. I understand the droid rebels, but if you want a reliable piece of hardware running an excellent operating system, get yourself one. You will be amazed and the fact that I can't change the battery icon or it's color doesn't really mean anything anymore.
He stated they were 5 years ahead of anything else, now five years later and apple acknowledges that Android is ahead in many ways... need some time estimate calibrations.I just got the iphone4s and it is anything but boring and yes, I was desparate. Desparate to get something that was reliable.
Thank you for the post. I actually thought it was fun to watch. I can only imagine what the audience was thinking during this. You could almost hear them salivating LOL. I personally think for them to really move forward they are going to have to go with a bigger screen. But I'm no Steve Jobs which is why I'm typing this at midnight at work :-).
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What is best in life? "To crush your enemies, to see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentations of their women."
I remember a couple of ads run when the first iPhone came out. Obviously set up in a mall, there was a mic and a blank screen. The idea was for an iPhone owner, when asked "Why did you get an iPhone?", to stand in front of the mic and justify the purchase.
The first was a guy saying that he used to carry a phone for calls, a phone for texting and a digital camera. Now he just carried an iPhone. I want to comment on why the text phone couldn't make calls and the original iPhone had a 2 megapixel camera when 5 megapixels was pretty common on separate digital cameras.
The second was of an airlines co-pilot who said that they were on the runway and the tower announced a delay due to weather. The co-pilot looked at the weather on his iPhone, saw there was a break in the weather, and called the tower telling them of that fact. The tower, awed by the co-pilot's knowledge of the weather, let them take off.
Now, my phone at the time was the Moto e815. It could text, it could take pictures (only 1 megapixel) and could even access the weather.
I'll be honest, if Verizon had the iPhone when I was buying the LG Voyager, I might have gotten the iPhone.
And I've wondered if this will always be a "darn it!" moment for Apple. The "woulda, coulda, shouldas" of going with ATT over Verizon (or multiple carriers) right out of the gate. If Verizon had the iPh initially, the Droid movement would have been completely changed. And at this point, it's too late. Exclusivity isn't always a good thing.
I did enjoy the video, although I skipped through some of it, it was neat to see. Five years was NOT that long ago, but it's obvious that in the tech world, it's a lifetime. I'm thankful for the iPh development because without it, who knows what Android would be?
When he introduced it with the name "iPhone", I kind of heard a chuckle go thru the audience. It sounded like they thought the name was a joke. Oh just wait guys, the "iPad" is coming...
As cool as the first iPhone was I think people are forgetting that the iPhone didn't multitask until the iPhone 4. It couldn't send mms which is quite pathetic. It didn't have flash on the camera so night shots were completely pointless. I never considered it a true smart phone until it began to multi task. How can a smart phone be considered smart and not be able to run two things at once?
And even though android back at that time was not exactly a well known platform it did all of those things.
Android has changed very little, functionally at least. Apple, which people seem to love because they've always remained the same has changed more than any other manufacturer. The only thing they haven't changed is their look.