All his "complaints" are bogus exaggerations. He's there to try to get attention for him & his rag.
I have a guy at work I set up with an iPhone, mostly to bring him into the world of email. He raves over how much better sounding the iPhone is, with great reception. And I don't think he has the best hearing to start with.
Probably because noone else would take this article with any grain of salt
Let's see, shall we?
Say What? Call quality on the iPhone is pathetic, and it's mostly because of the tiny speaker. It has to be aligned with your ear canal with the accuracy of a laser-guided ninja doing cataract surgery, or else the volume cuts down to nothing as the sound waves bounce uselessly around your ear shells
Slight exaggeration. The sound quality is perfectly fine for me. In fact, it is better than my high quality cordless land phone. True it is small, but it is not that difficult to cent the thing in your ear.
Dropped Calls and Data GapsIf, like Will Smith in Enemy of the State, you're trying to avoid the eagle eye of Big Brother, the iPhone. could be for you. It drops calls, fails to connect and doesn't even ring sometimes — not for everyone, but more often than any other phone we're currently using.
Never had one single dropped call at all the entire time I have been with PacBell/Cingular/ATT.
You Can't Answer If it Doesn't RingPerhaps the worst of the iPhone's problems is its ability to sit there stealthily and ignore incoming calls. With no ring or vibrate to clue you in, your friends and family are redirected to voicemail… or just treated to silence. If you're in a two-iPhone family, it can be a case of the deaf leading the mute.
The iPhone Might Burn Your Face OffAccording to our ultra-sciencey test, it is extremely unlikely that the iPhone will burn your face off… Nevertheless, pressing a large, flat surface to your cheek is always going to be sweaty… Thus the current trend for people to walk down the street with their phones on hands-free, yelling into the mike at the bottom while they hold the rest of the phone away from their faces
Oh...Please, this is one of the stupidest things I have ever heard. So stupid in fact, it is not even worthy of a reply
iPhone Battery LifeA couple of hours of Google Maps over 3G and you'll be lost in the woods without even the possibility of phoning for help. Compare that to the good old days when your phone would last a week without charging, and you'll wonder why you ever bothered to switch.
Because in the old days your phone was just a phone. Now it is a computer, so of course it is not going to last as long after one charge. With that said, yes the battery could last longer, but I charge mine once every 3 to 4 days.
The iPhone Sucks — So What?If the iPhone is inaudible, unconnected, on fire and out of battery, why is the thing so popular? The fact is, although the iPhone is the worst phone in the world, it's the best handheld computer there is.