Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Apple iPhone Announcements Fail

Tim Cook's first announcements as CEO of Apple has to go down as a bit of a miss.

I don't think that there was anything announced in iOS5 that we hadn't already seen and essentially the only news of consequence about the iPhone 4s is that it breaks Siri for the rest of us.


Okay, there are iterative upgrades to the hardware that are all very nice but not a reason to dump the iPhone you just bought. Perhaps the deal with Verizon was that the phones they had wouldn't become obsolete in a matter of months. Perhaps of most use to Verizon users is that the 4s is a world phone (the Verizon iPhone 4 is CDMA only which essentially means US only). However, given the exorbitant rates that Verizon charges for overseas usage, it's not that big a deal. What happens if I put a SIM from a Japanese carrier in a phone tied to Verizon - which protocol controls the phone? Do I get to choose?

And the Apple web site after the announcement.... I've never seen this before.

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