Apple iPhone, my favourite bite.
By the end of September, iPhones officialy launched by two main GSM operators ın Turkey. And in a second, rumors, gossips, complaints started as expected.
In the main time, for nearly 8 months we kept informed about the iPhone by forums, users and geeks. It seems like we had a new brick by Apple. Slim, stylish, hip brick.
Even I, an Apple fetish guy decided to ignore iPhone. No MMS, no video, no copy paste, no flv player, no Java, no memory card, camera just 2.0 megapixels. So many no’es for a product. It was clearly silly to have one.
Then I had mine. My GSM service provider gave me a chance, having an iPhone kindda’ “for free”.
My Appleist side couldn’t ignore, said “What the hack” and got one.
And i can say, it became like my mistress…
I can clearly say that, it was one of my best decision to have it.
Let’s take a look why the reasons of “Why you shouldn’t have an iPhone” is totally silly for me.No MMS: Oh yes, you can’t send or recieve any MMS. But you can send mail via WiFi…And you don’t have to pay for this action to your service provider, thanks to spreading WiFi services.
No FLV: Yes, its pity, but i’m so sure that its just for now. But, lets say no flv player permanently. So what? Movies? Nearly all sites -i meant, considirebla hit ones- converting their video files to m4u. And if you are using internet from your iPhone so many sites are re-designing their layouts for iPhone screens. You want to check sites loaded with flvs’? So, check them on your laptop or desktop screens, this is just a mobile device.(Which has the biggest screen display)
No bluetooth share: Thank you. No more “Hey cool pic, send me that. Nice ring tone send me that. Hey let me send you this mp3” dialogues. Only headset. Simple. Oh, you can share by WiFi with various applications, pity if you don’t have an iPhone.
No background image editing: Yes, that one hurts me too. But, it definitely increase the CPU speed and your battery life. We know this from our basic computers.
No video record: Not yet. Just not yet.Its so obvious that it will come.
No high pixel camera: Thank god no more “Shit! Why is this pic blurry!” swears. Come on, be honest. I used to have a phone with 3.2 pixels, and the weather should have been perfect (i mean PERFECT) to shoot a nice pic. Now we are sure we have to carry a nice digital camera with us.
No copy paste: Its so obvious that its “coming soon”…
No memory card: Hey people, 8 GB or 16 GB…Come on! Thank god i dont have to attach or remove a card, thinking of changing for a bigger one for an unnecessary reason.
I use all my mail accounts fluently. I use twitter and friendfeed swiftly. I can do my work on internet anywhere i want. Its so beautiful. So simple. Great collobration with iTunes and continuously coming applications.
But, to all people who hates iPhone. I assume you didn’t use any Mac before, and you don’t have any idea of adveritising.
“Only toy computers use mice” (1984), “The iPod will never sell” (2001), “No one wants a cell phone without a hard keyboard” (yesterday).
Wake up. I wrote above that iPhone is one of my best decision. Because this time, i woke up early.
When first iMac showed up, everybody gone mad. A computer with no additional wires, no FLOPPY! Are you kidding?!
When first iPod released, everybody mocked it. No fashionable buttons, no memory upgrade, NO RADIO!…Anyone remembers creative mp3 players? (In Turkey, everyman had to finish his military obligation. And in the army, every soldier was mentioning mp3s as “iPod”)
Today, we are having arguements on every tesch site, blog. The subject is iPhone. The main topic is same, “What a brick it is”…Ladies and gentleman. Please. This device has the all abilities, just didn’t opened yet. One by one, they all see the sunlight. This is just a one big brand strategy. But most importantly, Apple is doing again. Changing the consumer habbits, changing the communication criteria.
You don’t have to buy one. You don’t have to love it.
But you can not ignore it.
Know it, learn it. Understand the near future.