Think before you buy iphone 3g!

I planned to buy an iphone 3G when it will launched in Kochi(India). But When I got this mail, I think I have to think again. Those who doesn't know about the non features of iphone 3g...just read on...and Decide.

Following is the mail I got from one of my friend.

People planning to buy a iPhone ... Please go through this first

!!! BEWARE OF BUYING iPhone 3G!!!

Friends.....those of you in India planning for iPhone... THINK TWICE BEFORE MAKING A DECISION... The short comings of iPhone are endless...

No video calling,

no AD2P on the Bluetooth,

CAN'T share ANY (mp3, images,videos....) files via bluetooth,

can't use as a wireless modem, (you pay ridiculous data charges to activate internet on your phone, but cannot connect it to your PC and browse when you are at home)

no copy and paste,(cannot copy a part of a.... say.... email & send it....have to type it out yourself)

no 3.2 or 5 megapixel camera,(the 2MP camera it carries is worst camera i've ever seen..... photos look like they have come out of a VGA camera)

no video recording with camera,

no front camera,

no flash.

no JAVA support

No physical keyboard (BELIEVE me! this alone is a dealbreaker...touch keyboard as good as it looks...once you use it then only you come to know about the importance of having a hard keypad)

No 3G network yet in why pay for expensive 3G phone if you cant use its 3G services ... so, for India, iPhone 2.0 is no better than its first version

No removable battery. (You cannot change battery. Have to send it to apple outlet.. Come on now!!!!...This is not an iPod. Its a bloody phone. You cannot live without phone for 2-3 days)

No haptic feedback and

cannot send MMS,

can't use as external storage device (16 GB of utter time you go to your friend's house & find some interesting songs, movies, etc...sorry you cannot connect your '16 GB' phone and share it!!!! Apple apparently has a solution.. " BUY MUSIC & MOVIES FROM iTUNES STORE "..... Give me a break will you APPLE!!!)

no FM radio,

can't use your mp3 files as ringtones,(This is heights man!!!)

cannot insert any other SIM card….

completely tied to iTunes... Connect to your friend's iTunes & you risk erasing everything on your phone.

list goes on & on & on….

We Indians are used to these features. Most of our phones already have these features. & we cannot do with out them.... i mean can you imagine paying so much for a phone with which you cannot transfer files via bluetooth. what age is this ...STONE AGE???

Some features may be activated by jailbreak.. But why the hell should you risk losing your warranty after paying so much.

And want to add third party softwares??.. YOU HAVE TO BUY THEM FROM iTUNES STORE ONLY!!! . (Shell out more money). Apple is a bloody control freak. Dont surrender your freedom to it.

Its good for american market (who have no idea what mobile freedom/choice is) which is in stone age compared to asian/european markets. When they want to buy a phone, they have to go to network operators and buy only those phones that are available on that network. & stick to that company till their contract expires. You want to change carriers? Not before paying damages, & buying another phone on the other network again.

On the contrary, we in India have so much freedom. We go to handset shops & buy which ever phone we like. Then go to carriers.. checkout the plans & buy SIM. Dont like the plan or rival carrier came up with a better plan???? EASY . just remove & replace the SIM.

Apple are trying to IMPOSE THEIR MODEL ON US riding on the hype iPhone has created in the US (yes it was a flop in Europe .thats why Apple never talks about its sales in Europe).

Dont fall for the subsidized price of iPhone... CHECKOUT THE DATA PLAN ATTACHED TO ITS SIM ..they will recover the cost through ridiculous data plans. Bill might come to around Rs 2500/month.(ATLEAST AMERICANS PAY THAT MUCH)

Let me clear one thing though.. iphone is the best looking phone (its touch interface is nothing like you have ever seen ), & best browsing experience out there no doubt .... (& others are fast catching up..check out the android demo at Google IO 2008).... BUT AFTER A FEW DAYS IT ALL COMES DOWN TO FUNCTIONALITY...

Those of who buy it... You will be most happy for atmost a week... & then, MARK MY WORDS...YOU WILL START REGRETTING IT!!!

My advice...WAIT FOR HTC DREAM!! (powered by android). Still not convinced by all means go for iPhone...

So friends lets spread this info to all our friends and help them in making a wise decision.... & those of you who have bought unlocked versions already please share your experiences with others



well , iphones for a lay user. i did buy one , and apart from the new-gadget-happiness, software wasn't worth it. Note it , its the software thats crappy.Theres everything in the hardware.Bloody APPLE took pains to restrict many of the features-blocking the bluetooth transfer in BB firmware etc.I guess APPLE did it to keep iphone in media attention by introducing each of the disabled software features in upcoming firmwares.


Stereo Bluetooth will be supported. The hardware is there. It has to be enabled.

The data plan costs the same irrespective of the device.

Sharing mp3s and movies is illegal. In any case there are apps that enable your iPhone to be a wireless flash drive.

You want video calling but no data plan. What sense does that make?

There is a successful proof of concept for copy and paste. Besides, how many phones support this?

If windows mobile phones are tied to activesync, why can't iPhone be tied to iTunes?

Granted the camera can be of better quality.

Why care about mms when u can send email?

By chaneling everything through iTunes, apple is ensuring integrity and security.

No doubt there is room for improvement, but tell me which phone has it all?

Finally, you have got to be FREAKING KIDDING by calling the iPhone a stone age device.

And FYI, Apple must be doing something right. They are now worth more than Google.


you have accepted everything and have tried to convince readers..

but still

after reading all these lacks, thrs no one in india who will buy it..