10 Reasons Not To Use An iPhone

ban_iphoneIn the middle of my iPhone free week where I’ll be using only a HTC Tattoo running Android, I thought it would be approriate to post these 10 reasons not to use an iPhone, from PC World Denmark.

1. Multitasking

Apparently it’s “a dream come through” to be able to switch between your e-mail application, Google Maps, surfing a website and then back to e-mail again, without actually opening and closing applications constantly.

iPhone doesn’t do that.

2. Screen resolution

iPhone comes with a screen resolution of 320×480. Newer smart phones comes with 480×854 pixels. Apparently the iPhone screen resolution of 320×480 makes it “harder to navigate/survey a large website”.

3. Widgets

Two years ago, the home screen(s) on the iPhone was clever and user friendly. Apparently, today, widgets are the new thing.

4. Browser

In the past, the iPhone browser (Safari) was the king of mobile browsing. Today, apparently, it’s not. It doesn’t do Flash (thank god for that, if you ask me, what a battery drainer!) and the tabs may not be left “untouched” for too long or Safari would have to reload the content of the page when you switch to that particular tab.

5. Depends on a computer

Apparently the iPhone is heavily dependent on Apple products. I disagree! But I agree that it *is* dependent on a computer in general. You even need one just to get it started once you buy it.

6. No personalization

You can buy silicone and plastic covers for it and change the wallpaper on the “slide to unlock”-screen and that’s about it. Anything else and you would have to jailbreak your iPhone.

7. Open Source

Apple does it all – hardware and software. That means it works beautifully together, usually. But with Android, multiple companies are able to build on an already existing platform, resulting in some interesting and innovative new features.

8. No overview of communications

Most new smart phones today comes with a built-in “overview” of all communications, a place where you can see your e-mails, SMS messages, Facebook updates, phone calls etc.

9. Photo & Video

The iPhone 3GS camera is acceptable (under proper lighting conditions), but it’s not good enough to replace your standard point & shoot compact camera.

10. No expansions

Apparently it’s a good sales pitch to offer the possibility for expansions. The iPhone can not expand its memory so you’re stuck with whatever you decide to buy.

The End

These were the 10 reasons PC World decided to give us, for not using an iPhone.

Danish readers may continue to the original (and untranslated) version of the article, here: 10 reasons to drop the iPhone.

I better head back to my HTC Tattoo running Android and play with it some more – maybe it annoys me a little less this time. I already miss my iPhone.

26 thoughts on “10 Reasons Not To Use An iPhone”

  1. I stuck with BlackBerry while my friends are using iPhone. I dunno exactly that BlackBerry is better than iPhone, but I’m sure that I can use QWERTY to send message or write email far more faster than them. And my battery is lasting longer than them.
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    • I doubt you’ll be able to text THAT much faster with the BB QWERTY keyboard, that it’s worth having a much smaller screen available 🙂 I type many e-mails on my iPhone and it has never bothered me and it goes pretty fast if I must say so myself, I’d rather type on the iPhone touchscreen than a normal T9 keyboard.

      But- we’re all different and there has to be room for preferences 🙂
      .-= Klaus @ TechPatio´s last blog ..iPhone Free Week – Day 3: HTC Tattoo, Camera & Video Recording Quality =-.

  2. Well other Windows mobile phones don’t have Flash as well (IE or Opera) yet. So I guess it’s the same problem with all mobile phones at the moment, not just Safari 🙂

    But I don’t like iPhone, I don’t know why.. maybe because it’s so hard to do an SMS
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    • Like I wrote in my reply to Phaoloo, it’s really just a matter of preferences. I know very few people who dislike the iPhone keyboard after spending a few days getting used to it – and personally, I’m faster on it than with the old keyboard-based T9 system 🙂
      .-= Klaus @ TechPatio´s last blog ..iPhone Free Week – Day 3: HTC Tattoo, Camera & Video Recording Quality =-.

  3. I stay with Nokia and do not want to change that mind. Anyways, I would love to test iPhone once the international version is released in 2010
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  6. That’s a nice piece of information. I myself a Nokia user but have a wish to test both Blackberry and iPhone. Hope I will able to do it sooner than later.
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  7. i m not using iphone till now but my love continues for it..
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  8. Good and interesting points. I think Android is likely to become more and more popular with passage of time. Already many more mobile phone manufacturers are adopting Android, including even Samsung which has its operating system for the mobile phone that was unveiled recently. With increasing number of applications becoming available on Android, its popularity is likely to go in north direction.
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  9. I agree with you on these all reasons as they are enouth for not using iphone. If you fiind , you won’t be able to make a good point from these all given reasons.

  10. that’s a very good constructive criticism for iphone, i think the multifunction should be worked on big time, in this age, if something is not good at multi processing then its good for nothing…
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  12. I think I’m so behind the times, still using my trusty Samsung D600, maybe it’s about time I changed to a new phone 😉 If I was to choose then it would probably be something other than an iPhone!
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      • Oh that’s it then! I’m going to have to get my hands on a new phone 😉
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  13. I just don’t care what others are saying about iPhone. I used to change my phone a lot before lay my hands on iPhone last 2 years. Since then, I never change it except from 1st version going to 3G and now I’m using 3GS.
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    • Exactly – the same here!! I also used to change phones a lot but I’ve only used iPhone as my (mostly) primary cell phone since the iPhone EDGE version came out in the US few years ago.

  14. i am looking into buying an iphone but i am more relaxed on my blackberry, maybe this year end, i’ll try to check out one…
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  15. Sounds like someone is paying them to do a bad review. I doubt it will sway all those iPhone lovers.

    Say, is there anyway of removing the floating icons, as they are a little annoying when trying to read the post?
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    • I’ll look into it, I don’t see an increase in retweets etc. despite the good placement – it was just an experiment and I learned a thing or two about it 🙂

  16. This is interesting.. never expect to read a 10 reasons NOT to use an iPhone. ^^ It’s nice too as we get to see it differently despite all the good things we’ve heard about them. Just a little question if I may, Klaus: at #8 should it be ‘No’ overview of communications? Or it has but not as well displayed as smartphone?

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