6 posts • joined 26 Jul 2007
smw3 as predecessor?
call me over-analytical, but even if I wasn't already aware of it's existence, when writing the article I probably would have questioned if there wasn't in fact a cable called SMW*4* in existence for SMW5 to be the successor to..?
With all these means for playing music without docking an iPod/iPhone into the unit then surely it would make sense to be able to detach the dock so its not sat there empty and ugly looking? These things are certainly style as well as substance so it seems a shame that the style is ruined when people use any but one of the possible means of music source. I personally think it and many other dock speakers would look immeasurably improved with the dock as hidden as possible despite the obvious possible retort of access to the controls of the player.
Thankful for being poor
am now pretty glad that currently I cant afford a macbook pro so have paid 50% less for a dell with 85% of the spec of the mac i was looking at. CEOs may often be c*nts but that doesnt mean they deserve a let-off for proving it in public.
its clearly not just since the release of OS3.1
the battery performance has been weak on the 3GS from the outset. primarily this seems to be down to screen illumination time (mine is turned down pretty low now) but massively exacerbated by network activity, and in the extreme by gps map usage. using the phone constantly as a satnav can drain it in 2 hours...
these days, with location off, 3g off, push mail off and low to average activity i will get 2 days standby & 5-6 hours screen usage. however, standby seems to basically use almost no power at all and therefore you still only ever get 5-6 hours usage in a short space of time. ie. one busy morning on the screen and you're f***ed...
if anyone was just using it as a phone then i'm sure the battery would be fine, but its not, its a handheld computer by any definition and its battery should be able to last to allow it to be used as such..
put your slippers back on and go back to reading Fishing Weekly where you live in the 1970s. OR, use some intelligence to understand the progression of technology as a means of communication with people you don't live more than a mile from, and then make some distinction between different enterprises and the relative functionalities they offer in the present day.
Why have you taken so long to lay out your argument when you answer it exactly halfway through??
"The iPhone is only available in the United States (for now)."
Your statement is correct, and when is the scheduled launch of the iPhone outside the US???? Q4 2007 as I'm sure you are well aware.
Therefore the arguments you propose in your last two paragraphs are valid for, at most, the next 4 months. After which, the product will be released in upgraded form to countries with significantly more advanced, data capable networks in Europe and Asia. Potential target subscribers? Somewhat increased on the 233m in the US alone (ie. 3-4 times).
I have no idea whether the iPhone will then reach its target of 10m unit by the end of 2008 after that FULL YEAR of GLOBAL availability to a potential market of perhaps 1 billion (that would be 1% share, just to help you along).
It doesnt really seem quite such a tricky prospect as you imply though does it??
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