* Posts by Brian

5 posts • joined 23 Mar 2009

AT&T squeezes wannabe iPhone upgraders



These people don't seem to understand how contracts work, nor what they are getting into when they buy a subsidized phone in the first place. The whole point is to get you on the hook for the length of the contract, and the phone company slowly makes up the price of the subsidy through the monthly bills. If they let you off early, you've not paid off the previous phone yet.

Nowhere in the contract does it state that the phone company needs to make sure you can upgrade to a new shiny object every time one comes along. Nowhere does it obligate them to make sure you have the latest and greatest.

Besides, the 3GS isn't that big of a change from the 3G, and AT&T will usually let you upgrade in 18 months, so these spoiled people will just have to wait until Christmas.

Firefox 3.5: In, out, shake it all about



@Anonymous Coward:

"As if your personal preferences are in some magical way relevant to mine" I guess you just nulled out your own argument with that statement. Why should anyone be interested in your personal preferences then?

Laptop Hunters snare Microsoft on Linux


Linux is too small

Yes, Linux is free, but no one* cares. This is a battle between Apple and Microsoft, Linux doesn't even register on the field. We can have fun by pointing out the flaw in the logic, but logic often doesn't win the day.

Why the iPhone's megapixelage alone won't matter

Thumb Up


Please mention these facts in every article about megapixels! Most people don't seem to get it.

iPhone rumor mill conjures multiple models

Jobs Halo

Not Apple's style

Having multiple models like this is just not Apple's style. Since when have they cared if you care whether you get an OLED screen or a regular one? They're going to give you what they have already decided you want.

The only variation I could see is a GPS-less device, but only in the markets that have government problems with GPS. Everyone else will get GPS, as location services are one of the cornerstones of the iPhone economy.

The only real choice is going to be 16GB or 32GB, with 32GB in some other color.


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