- 03-20-2012, 11:53 AM #1
- 03-20-2012, 12:17 PM #2
I saw this. Iphone isn't necessarily poorly design, it's elegant and luxurious. The problem is that it is very fragile (much like apple products) and once you drop it, it's broken, so in a way it is incorrectly designed. Big words though from Nokia who have yet to release a smartphone.
03-20-2012, 01:13 PM #4
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It's important to note that the headline is completely inaccurate.
The Nokia guy says that "Apple’s user interface on the iPhone is “poorly designed” and convoluted." And makes some points to that effect. He says nothing about the actual handset design.
Unfortunately it's a deliberately inflammatory article title designed to get page views from the angry apple mob.
- 03-20-2012, 01:36 PM #7
huh? you been living under a rock for the last 10 years? Nokia has not released a smartphone yet? ROFL! comment like that make me lose hope in humanity.
as for the Iphone having a poor design , that's true out of ALL the phone out their its probably the worst .. doesn't mean it doesn't look good.
but looking good and having a bad design are 2 different things.
few things about the Iphone that are *bad*
1. no edge glass protection, this is horrible : drop it once and your lucky if it dint shatter the glass.
2. horrible antenna placements causing allot of reception problems ( and sorry but software cant fix this crap even doh they claim it did )
3. 3.5 inch screen lol terrible. specially when most people want 4 to 4.5 ( according to the latest statistics)
4. no LTE witch is gona hurt , believe it or not.
5. Its made by Apple! lol j/k
the Iphone is FAR from perfect! not saying its BAD , but it does have poor design, mind you will probably find just as much if not more *POOR design* on the Nokia 900,.
- 03-20-2012, 01:40 PM #8
- 03-20-2012, 01:53 PM #9
well thats your opinion ,
but ALL windows phone right now compete with Apple . noT because FANboys are addicted to apple that its not competing.
the only reason apple is soo good is cause of its fanboy base for apple products.
im sorry but the Iphone is a HORRIBLE phone! the only thing that makes it good is the APPS
when was the last time you saw an apple commercial that talks about something else aside from all the apps they DID NOT MAKE or their new useless camera? lol
oh yeah Iphone is great! cause of the devs.. not apple.
- 03-20-2012, 01:58 PM #10
Oh I definitely think that Windows 7.5 is a lot better than Apple, that's why I'm here on wpcentral. However, I do think that they have very nice screens (though not durable), very good cameras, a smooth operating system, yes, lots of apps, luxurious design, and passable product support.
There are many problems with Apple products of course, which I don't want to waste my time listing. But Yes, my opinion differs from yours in that I don't think that Apple is completely incompetent.
- 03-20-2012, 02:10 PM #11
Phones from other manufacturers, esp. HTC, Motorola, and Nokia, have hordes of critical issues 10x worse than iPhone issues that are never even addressed! Battery life, reception, GPS, serious OS issues. etc. Find me a phone where I can only make 4 complaints about and I'd buy it in a snap.
The biggest issue I have with the iPhone will always be the price followed by the display size. There's some serious pent up demand for a 4" iPhone.
Last edited by Sentimentgx4; 03-20-2012 at 02:22 PM.
- 03-20-2012, 02:51 PM #12
- 03-20-2012, 03:54 PM #14
if I Grab my buds Iphone and play with it some more im sure at 100% i can find ALLOT of things about it that I dont like..
#6 cant remove battery = worst bleep ever! I hate that . but again it doesn't matter for 80% of the people out there. I understand that.
Ive never had a problem with my Samsung Focus Rev1.3, does that mean its a save bet? **** NO!!!!
the only safe bet about Iphone is that its the same generic boring UI as the last 6 years. and the only innovation they have done is a better camera and screen. it has just as many problem as other phones.
One thing you should all learn from cellphones is: its NEVER a safe Bet. no matter the phone or OS.
one guy had a bad experience with a DOA WP and say im never going back to WP . if that client would have had a non-defective phone he might still be with WP and saying im never gonna back to Iphone.... ALLOT of factors come into play with this stuff.
in the end they are good. simply depends on what you wanna do. and a morality of sales now a dayz is from EAR TO MOUTH! so if all you WP users keep pushing Iphone like you say you do , then stop compla9ning about WP not selling cause your partially responsible.
would Catholics be Catholics with out Jesus spreading the word.
Would Muslims be Muslims with out Mohammed the profit Spreading the word.
Would Jews be jews with out Abraham .... probably not.....
So spread the holy WP love instead. much more productive :)
Last edited by Se1fcr3ation; 03-21-2012 at 11:14 AM.
03-20-2012, 04:36 PM #16
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I love the "the road from the kitchen into the dining room is always through the front door" quote. That is exactly how I feel about iOS and why I have really appreciated WP.
As for the usual quibbling in the posts above me, the fact of the matter is that the we all need to be aware of the strengths and weaknesses of each OS. If someone likes social networks, Office, or Xbox Achievements, lead them toward Windows Phone. If someone likes to tinker with settings, send them to Android. If someone wants something that is going to have tons of apps and has really high build quality, then send them to iOS.
- 03-20-2012, 05:37 PM #17
Apple OS + Apple Hardware = Safest Bet. The only other safe bet is WP/Google OS + Samsung hardware, I think; but, Samsungs tend to be more expensive and have awful build quality. Also, everyday consumers do not know which hardware manufacturers are good or bad. WP and Android's quality and brand name are basically diluted by incompetent OEMs.
Microsoft has actually tried to solve the problem by mandating SoCs, screen resolution, MP in camera, etc.; but, to no avail. HTC Surrounds are still bricking for no apparent reason.
Last edited by Sentimentgx4; 03-20-2012 at 05:42 PM.
03-20-2012, 05:48 PM #18
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- 03-20-2012, 08:52 PM #20
- 03-21-2012, 01:05 AM #22
I consider the operating system to be the underpinnings, and the user inteface what people really tend to love or hate.
iOS has a rather stable OS. Same as Windows Phone. Few people can say the same for Android.
As far as User Interface, iOS is not bad, Android is horrible, and Windows Phone is the best. The WP interface just ties everything together much better. Things make sense. Plus, the fact that it is just plain beautiful steps it above others.
My humble opinion, of course...
And sorry BlackBerry and webOS users, for not including you.
- 03-21-2012, 01:40 AM #24
Been using the 4S for a few months and like it quite a bit. Use my Omnia 7 as a media player.
WP is a great OS, and when more devs jump on board so it can continue to evolve, I will definitely be a phone force to reckon with.
IOS vs WP, WP wins hands down for ease of use/speed of getting into contacts, email and keyboard for sure.
Sent from my Samsung Omnia 7, the official WP of WeeBears everywhere, using Board Express
03-21-2012, 05:05 AM #25
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I am not sure I would say the iPhone was poor in deisgn either in OS or Hardware. Yes it has faults but it is not poor. Some poor design decisions driven by styling yes but those same decisions drive sales so they may be poor on one level but good on another.
Apples issue for me is they simply are not worth the money thats the biggest issue. I also think the Nokia style is as good and in some respects better than the current Apple design. I also think the 7.5 OS is streets ahead in key areas against Apple but they do have lots of commendable features too but I would give it to the Windows Phone again.
Apple have got themselves in a bit of a rut the next Apple phone will almost certainly be an LTE device with a larger screen but this forces apple to produce two distinct models besides simple GB variants. Contrary to popular belief LTE is not a major issue for the majority of the world at least not yet and probably not for a couple of years. Its home market is however slightly obsessive about this feature. The other is screen size whereas some will want a bigger screen a lot will not.
It will be interesting to see how they go about this and how much the design changes. I think if they want to stay top of the heap for smartphones they are going to have to produce a price which does match its perceived design value which may mean comprimised which will probably mean it will not happen.