iPhone 'Makes Life Miserable'

'Anti-iPhone movement' inspired by range of technical frustrations
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Aug 24, 2009 10:55 AM CDT
iPhone fans share a light moment while waiting outside a Softbank office before the ceremonial event for the first day sales of iPhone 3G S in Tokyo, June 26, 2009.   (AP Photo/Junji Kurokawa)
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(Newser) – We’re supposed to be in awe of the iPhone, the device that “was supposed to be our savior.” But after owning four of the "smug, narcissistic little iPhones," Amanda Fortini is fed up. Amid reports that iPhones are overheating and blowing up, “I at last feel free to say it: The iPhone sucks. It makes life miserable. I loathe the iPhone,” she writes in Salon.

Many agree with her; in fact, “you might say an anti-iPhone movement is afoot,” spearheaded by sites like ihatemyiphone.com. Among its problems: poor battery life; voice mails that seem to collect, unnoticed, for hours or days before appearing; a fragility that’s caused them to break when dropped or just damp. And when something goes wrong, Apple gives “the distinct impression that if you have problems with the iPhone, it's not the phone that's at fault, it's you.”