Why the iPhone 4G Won't Be Worth the Money

Mostly because the current one does
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 4, 2010 2:00 PM CDT
This image, taken from Gizmodo's YouTube video, shows a prototype of the iPhone 4G.   (YouTube)

(Newser) – When the iPhone first debuted, it was in a class by itself. But these days it's “a triumph of marketing over functionality,” writes Mark Warman of the Telegraph. Unless the following issues are fixed, there's no point getting a 4G.

  • It's anti-technology: Apple keeps rejecting new features other manufacturers are implementing—like using a phone as a wi-fi hot spot—because they're too expensive. Know what else is expensive? An iPhone.

  • No Flash: No matter what fancy arguments Steve Jobs makes, the fact is that iPhone users can't see the whole web, and Android users can.
  • Its multitasking sucks: Ever tried instant messaging on the thing? Enough said.
  • The headphones suck: Again, Apple charges premium prices, so why these “offensively bad” bargain-basement earbuds?
  • It's not a phone: “It's a computer that happens to have a phone bolted on.” It's uncomfortable to talk on for long periods and gets at best mediocre reception.
To see more reasons you may want to save your money, click here.

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