Why I won’t be getting an iPhone

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Sorry for the light posting as of late. I’ve been swamped at work, and trying to spend less time online at home. That, and I didn’t really have anything to post about…

Anyway.

My wife asked me last night why I didn’t want an iPhone. And as soon as I came in this morning, coworkers were asking to see mine. (I had to inform them, that they aren’t available until 6pm tonight…) I’m not going to get an iPhone… not now anyways. It’s a beautiful piece of hardware, and I’d love to have one at some point, but for now, I’ll pass. There’s a couple of reasons for this:

  1. It’s a first generation product, that’s bound to have some issues. Don’t get me wrong. Apple makes some sweet products, but their first gen stuff has issues from time to time.
  2. PowerServe, the company I work for, takes care of my cellphone for me.
  3. The largest capacity iPhone isn’t big enough. If and when I were to get an iPhone, I want one that’s going to easily replace my 80Gb iPod that’s nearly filled to the brim with movies, tv shows and music. 8Gb just doesn’t cut it.

At some point, I might be in the market for one, but for now I’m saving up to get a Digital SLR, such as the Nikon D40 or Canon Digital Rebel XT.

12 thoughts on “Why I won’t be getting an iPhone

  1. I’d love to get an iPhone at some point as well. I won’t be getting one right now though, but for different reasons: I’m broke ;)

  2. I’d love to get an iPhone at some point as well. I won’t be getting one right now though, but for different reasons: I’m broke ;)

  3. Price, size and cost all good reason. For me the reason I won’t ever get one is the Apple’s wireless partner. ATT was possibly the worst partner for Apple ever. I was with Cingular long ago and had nothing but trouble. Verizon, Sprint or Helio would have made a little more sense.

  4. I had Cingular as my wireless provider about 5 years ago and they weren’t bad… but they weren’t great. Our company currently uses Alltel and I couldn’t be happier with coverage… customer service isn’t always the best, but that’s where most, if not all of the wireless companies fall down.

  5. Price, size and cost all good reason. For me the reason I won’t ever get one is the Apple’s wireless partner. AT&T was possibly the worst partner for Apple ever. I was with Cingular long ago and had nothing but trouble. Verizon, Sprint or Helio would have made a little more sense.

  6. I had Cingular as my wireless provider about 5 years ago and they weren’t bad… but they weren’t great. Our company currently uses Alltel and I couldn’t be happier with coverage… customer service isn’t always the best, but that’s where most, if not all of the wireless companies fall down.

  7. I think Nicholas summed it up best, “Price, size and cost all good reason.” I don’t have any experience with ATT, but no phone carrier could worse customer service than Verizon.

    On a side note, I noticed your last sentence about shopping for an Digital SLR. My wife is a photography major in college and we were leaning toward Canon at one time. However, a few weeks ago the Canon Digital Rebel D300 we took on vacation suddenly quit powering on (the first day of course!!!).

    We replaced the batter, tried a new compact flash card, and ensure all latches were properly closed, but nothing we did would get the camera to work. After some research on some forums, Digital Rebels tend to quit working after 10,000 or so pictures.

    Additionally, the photographer my wife works with has had to send her Canon’s back a few times for repair and she has extremely nice cameras (e.g., 20D and 5D).

    We do own a Nikon point and shoot (Cybershot, if I’m remembering correctly) and haven’t had any trouble with it. As of right now, if we ever save up enough money for a digital SLR we’ll most likely go with Nikon. Just my two cents…

  8. I think Nicholas summed it up best, “Price, size and cost all good reason.” I don’t have any experience with AT&T, but no phone carrier could worse customer service than Verizon.

    On a side note, I noticed your last sentence about shopping for an Digital SLR. My wife is a photography major in college and we were leaning toward Canon at one time. However, a few weeks ago the Canon Digital Rebel D300 we took on vacation suddenly quit powering on (the first day of course!!!).

    We replaced the batter, tried a new compact flash card, and ensure all latches were properly closed, but nothing we did would get the camera to work. After some research on some forums, Digital Rebels tend to quit working after 10,000 or so pictures.

    Additionally, the photographer my wife works with has had to send her Canon’s back a few times for repair and she has extremely nice cameras (e.g., 20D and 5D).

    We do own a Nikon point and shoot (Cybershot, if I’m remembering correctly) and haven’t had any trouble with it. As of right now, if we ever save up enough money for a digital SLR we’ll most likely go with Nikon. Just my two cents…

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