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 44 comments Comments 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.