An iPhone that doesn't work properly as a phone!!! I think Apple call that an iPod Touch.
The "phone" bit of the new iPhone 4S has stopped working properly for some users who are experiencing repeated SIM card failures, according to customer help forums on the Apple website. The SIM stutter appears to be affecting customers running the new iOS 5.01 on the iPhone 4S: those affected report frequent error messages …
Why is anyone who dares criticise the holy iPhone suddenly a 'Fandroid'.
The world isn't split between people who worship Apple and evil Android fans you know. The vast majority of us are known as normal people, and many of us are able to critically appraise a piece of technology based upon its merits, and the merits of the company producing it and make an informed decision.
FWIW, I own no Apple products, because I don't like the attitude of the company towards its customers, the products appear to be overpriced and a large portion of the customer base are repellent. I own an Android phone because it does what I want it to do and isn't hugely overpriced or needlessly restrictive. Other mobile operating systems are available and no doubt provide the functionality that others want.
"The world isn't split between people who worship Apple and evil Android fans you know"
Erm, have you spent much time on this site lately? If only we could have educated, critical appraisals of issues with Apple products. Instead we just get an onslaught of ill-informed name calling. And as for the comments sections...
Unsurprisingly when you ship millions of phones over a period of days you may get a very small percentage that have or develop faults. Unfortunately a few people can make a lot of noise when 99.99% of people probably have no problems.
New phone hardware and software - it's likely to have a few teething issues but I also trust Apple will sort it out better than other manufacturers. HTC and most Android makers should take note.
Book an appointment and take it into an Apple store - sure would have been better to not have a problem but with millions of phones sold you will get a few that fail. Even 99.95% is 5 in 10,000 so for every 1m phones sold that would be 500 faulty ones or 99.99% would be 100 faulty ones per 1m sold.
I have had a 4S since launch. IOS 5 came preloaded and had terrible battery life compared to my iP4 running IOS5. I upgraded to IOS5.0.1 - battery life still terrible, data connectivity is intermittent (i.e. no 3G 70% of the time) and the WiFi needs restarting every day to get it to connect either at work or home.
On top of that, the camera is still cr*p (compared to my old Nokia N95!), and Siri a 5 minute gimmick, especially when it relies on a data connection which the phone cannot keep hold of. Siri (Stupid Idea, Really Iritating) is now turned off due to it being useless on handsfree in the car. Standard voice activated dialling works much better!
My iPhone 4 could easily manage a complete working day (0700 -> 2300) on a full charge, which included calls, a few photos, twitter, email, and the odd game etc. My 4S just abaout gets me to 1800hrs before I start thinking of my nearest charger.
Location services, wifi and bluetooth are all turned off now. Which almost makes it an expensive iPod.
The iPhone suited my needs for a phone, sat nav, browser, email checker and casual game player with the odd bit of work remote desktop thrown in. Walled garden or not - it just works and suited me.
Apple have a problem - and they need to fix it pronto before people start to see daylight through the cracks in the walled garden and wonder if there is anything better on the other side.
But these problems apply to the first production batches of pretty much any new piece of technology. My Missis' HTC Desire Z (apparently one of the first off the line, now back in the shop for something like the fifth time) is a case in point. Never be an early adopter!!
My SYMBIAN Noka e6-00 does everything the iphone does without an idiots interface, has mammoth battery performance and I can use as a mobile phone rather well. Holding it anyway I want to! Why people are still buying iPhones is a mystery to me. I guess its pandering to the lowest capable user.
Not exactly on topic but 2 of my senior management have iphone 4 and upgraded to IOS5 and the later updates.
Now they both refuse to recognize email content on our exchange server 'this message has no content' and ' the message was not downloaded from the server'.
Spent hours with our provider, still not working.
Good isn't it. Afraid 'The Boss' is a fan but I wouldn't have one as a gift.
I don't own any iProducts nor I'm a big iFan but these things happen - not much on the market if anything, is flawless.
However the Apple fans bring it on themselves by being the way they are. They or their attitude is Apples biggest problem - as well as it's biggest asset.
Most people here don't hate Apple or their products as such but the attitude of iProduct users.
I, for one, maybe inclined to buy an Apple product but this attitude is a bit off putting.
come the iPhone leads every Smartphone Customer Satisfaction Survey..
1. Never equate popularity with quality or capability. In the case of the iPhone it simply means a lot of people like shiny objects and a pretty interface, the lowest common denominator.
2. Does it really? Its not market forces at work here to achieve a fixed end result. So they asked people likely to have an iPhone leading questions and got the result they wanted.
3. Market forces are also being applied (annoyingly) to the choice of company's to deploy 'APPS' when really a clever web page template would cover all common smartphone formats.
Each week I read conflicting news that apple have the biggest share, no android, no nokia...
It's called the reality distortion field. A friend of mine always raves about her macbook pro for example and how it is the best thing since sliced bread and how happy she is with it, but always seems to forget it's almost weekly crashing and numerous trips to the apple store to get it to work. Every iphone user I know has numerous problems with their phones, not to mention the constant necessity of finding work-arounds to get them to do something as basic as attach a file to an email, but when asked they declare their undying love for them.
This endemic issue of selective memory is part of Apple's philosophy and marketing technique. Quash any negative comments and never admit to any faults to perpetuate the myth of infallibility. Apple employees are forbidden to say anything remotely negative about apple or their products, even in private. Promote the myth that everybody is happy and if you aren't then the fault lies with you, not the device (Job's famous line "you are holding it wrong"). This is textbook cult building.
of course, still running my old 3GS. It's survived drops (while in a case, natch) been dropped in the bog (displayed a "device not compatible" message!) and subjected to eight hours or more of freezing temperatures while stashed in a motorcycle bag on a long winter ride.
But it took quite awhile for Apple to pull it's head out and address a number of issues. It was definitely *not* a reliable device right out of the box. I expect the same "we'll fix it later" philosophy that we also saw in the 4G will also be part of the 4GS and the mythical 5 in turn as well.
I'll probably still be using the 3GS until there's no more iOS support for it (I'm surprised iOS 5 didn't already cause serious performance issues). Then it'll be time to turn it into an iPod and see what's available outside of the Walled Garden...if it didn't mean losing my grandfathered "unlimited data" plan from AT&T I'd have already jumped ship to a shiny new android device.
I love these topics, people take their selected choice of phone way too seriously. Most people on here are fairly intelligent (at least as far as tech goes), yet it always deteriorates into childish, schoolyard-type name-calling.
I have an iPhone 4 and have never had any problems with it, neither do I know anyone who has.
However I know that that doesn't mean other people aren't experiencing problems with theirs, it's the same as any mass-produced product, there will always be some bad ones slip through the net.
We all know it's the same for Android phones as well, and with the added fragmentation the platform has also, it's not surprising that lots of phones go without updates from operators, luckily the sterling work that Android communities do supporting these 'forgotten phones' negates a lot of this, but only for people like us who are tech savvy, you try talking your Nan through a custom rom install, you might as well teach her how to to program her VCR while you're at it.
On the flip side Apple's 'walled garden', while preventing non Apple-sanctioned apps, rogue apps and virus's to spread is a closed system, which has it's positive and negative issues that can also be negated by tech savvy people like ourselves in the form of jailbreaking.
I've been an Apple fan since the mid 90's, but I've also been a Windows user for many years and have supported a few Windows networks in my time. I've tried to like Linux (I really have!) But I think it's fragmentation issues have hindered it being adopted more widely and I don't think it will start gaining ground until there is just one linux or at least a reduced amount of distro's with the same underpinnings (package manager formats especially).
So in summary: Stop bitching at each other about the choices each other makes. Every platform has it's positive and negative points, just be happy with the choices you make for yourself.
Why every time someone reports a "widespread" problem with an Apple device (at least since MacOS 10.0 - everyone knows Classic was a crash whore), I never see it?
I have owned 5 Macs, 3 iPods, and 2 iPhones since MacOS X first came out in 2001, and every time I hear about a "widespread" problem, it never materializes on any of my equipment over these last 10 years. The only problem I ever ran into was a bad RAM stick in my 2007 Mini, and it was an isolated incident easily fixed.
Every time I hear about a software update going sour, no problems.
Battery woes? Not a one, not even on my current 2007 model iPod Classic.
You'd think I'd have run into at least ONE of these issues? Nope.
So what gives?