I don't know what it is, but every time the latest iGimmick comes out I get a bit miffed. Especially because the stuff they seem to produce isn't that great.
slimmer than last year's 3GS model - the firm has also invested plenty of time into changing how we chat.
Every iPhone 4 features a second camera on the front so you can see - and be seen - by the person you are speaking to.
Called FaceTime, it's a truly revolutionary advance in technology. Video calls are nothing new, but in the past they have relied on the 3G mobile network which often led to shaky pictures on screen and stuttering audio. It also worked out very expensive.
FaceTime only works if both people have an iPhone 4 and each caller must be connected to a wireless internet signal. But that means it will cost nothing to use if you're at home or hooked up on the high street to free Wi-Fi.
So, you can video call people with your camera that's on the front. Wow, I had this
back in '06 and it was hardly cutting edge then. Only thing is, both people must have an iPhone, oh and you've got to be on Wi-Fi. So really, what's the point? Is it really that revolutionary?
As I walked in to work today there was easily 200 people outside the Apple shop all waiting to bust the doors down, about another 75 round the corner at the O2 shop. But my main gripe is a lot of these people don't have a clue. A girl in my office got one a few weeks back. In her words, "I just have to have an iPhone." Since she got it she doesn't know how to sync it to her computer and put songs and apps on, so really she has it for nothing more than the name.
Don't want this to sound like and anti Apple rant, (though I am pretty anti Apple lol) because they do produce some decent stuff and so long as their around it means competition and competition means that rivals will strive to produce better products.
I guess I just dislike the whole idea of Apple as a brand name, rather than a computing company that serve a purpose.
Any of you guys plan on picking one of these up? If so, what's the appeal to you?