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iPhone OS 4.0 is Underwhelming

Yes, Apple had a little party today.  Did anyone leave the event blown away?  Only Apple lovers.  As an Android supporter, I listened and watched the updates fly across the interwebs and not once did I say, “Whoa!  Game changer baby!”  That officially makes 2 Apple pressers in a row which left most people simply shrugging.  First we had the iPad event where anyone with an ounce of intelligence said, “Um, no camera, no multi-tasking and AT&T? Really?”  And now we’ve got iPhone OS 4.0 which introduced features that have been on the mobile market for, well, months if not years.

Multi-tasking: Umm, does this need comment? Is it even true multi-tasking?  Someone chime in with a “Droid Does!”

Unified email inbox: Hello Blackberry?

Folders: Seriously, the ability to create a folder is worth announcing?

iBooks: I know the online book market is big, but nothing new, nothing groundbreaking.

iAd: What end-user cares about an ad platform?

Game Center: Ok +1 there.

Feels pretty good to have been using a device for almost 6 months now that’s been able to do pretty much everything that Apple announced today.  And Android just woke up from a nap.

Thoughts anyone?

  • Mike

    The Droid over is an awesome phone. Especially for a newcomer to the phone market, it's doing an awesome job. I love to see the underdog rise up and really win, but in this case it's really not going to happen. At least not for a long time. It just makes so much sense that the most popular phone has more money to dump into a phone to make it great. Regardless if two phones can do the same thing, or the one of those phones could do it first, if the other can do it a lot better, then that phone is ultimately the winner. Apple seems slow and releasing their technology but it's basically a strategy that allows more money to come in with each new device and the most development possible to make it as good as possible. They know exactly what they are doing. I was never a fan boy type, except for early nintendo/super nintendo but honestly even though droid has promise doesn't say much besides that. It's always good to have competition but that will just drive the one that is further ahead to try harder to stay ahead. Apple I feel will do that. Same way Nintendo does with their competition. Based on a subjective experience one might have that other systems are better, Nintendo will almost always sell more and be used by more people. They just have the upper hand.

    With that, that doesn't mean the other competitors are bad because they really do have some awesome stuff but that's it really.

  • Mike

    The Droid over is an awesome phone. Especially for a newcomer to the phone market, it's doing an awesome job. I love to see the underdog rise up and really win, but in this case it's really not going to happen. At least not for a long time. It just makes so much sense that the most popular phone has more money to dump into a phone to make it great. Regardless if two phones can do the same thing, or the one of those phones could do it first, if the other can do it a lot better, then that phone is ultimately the winner. Apple seems slow and releasing their technology but it's basically a strategy that allows more money to come in with each new device and the most development possible to make it as good as possible. They know exactly what they are doing. I was never a fan boy type, except for early nintendo/super nintendo but honestly even though droid has promise doesn't say much besides that. It's always good to have competition but that will just drive the one that is further ahead to try harder to stay ahead. Apple I feel will do that. Same way Nintendo does with their competition. Based on a subjective experience one might have that other systems are better, Nintendo will almost always sell more and be used by more people. They just have the upper hand.

    With that, that doesn't mean the other competitors are bad because they really do have some awesome stuff but that's it really.

  • Jj19

    I have a droid, and at least my gf's iPhone doesn't freeze/crash almost constantly and everything she does takes about a third of the time, I don't like the iPhone but at least it works well and has an intuitive ui, that's all I'm sayin…

  • http://www.viceultralounge.com mike del monte

    but see what you morons dont understand is…. apple is doing in it a way so when you have many apps open it does not LAGG your phone like your droid does!!!!!! yes droid DOES!!! LAGG!!!! WHEN YOU GOT MANY APPS OPEN!!! with API its gonna keep the iphone from lagging!!!! none of you seem to understand why apple has made the phone to only do one app at a time because it causes instability in the phone…
    so when us iphonee users have 20 apps open.. we wont need the app killer pro like DROID DOES!!!!!

  • chris

    multi tasking? droid came with that built in. email inbox? droid came with that built in. folders. droid also came with that built in. ibooks? droid has many apps on the market for that and alot of them r free. game center? droid has games on the market and emulators. something iphone doesnt have. looks like iphone still has alot of work to do to b as good as the droid