Most Evident Reasons Not to Own an Apple iPhone


True, the new Apple iPhone is a groundbreaking phone. There’s a lot to love and brag about it! The astounding easy-to-use touchscreen interface… amazing video playback… a big, bright, high contrast, high-resolution display… and a web browser that is as good as any you’d use on a desktop computer. Wow! That’s the best of any smartphone available in the market.

Apple also has done a great job telling the entire world how good it is to own an iPhone. For those interested in keeping up with the Jones’, the iPhone is a must have item this year and probably next year too. The question is… does the Apple iPhone really live up to the hype? Is the iPhone really worth top dollar? Here are the most evident reasons not to own an iPhone.

The first reason is the price. Definitely, an iPhone is such a powerful device but owning one would really cost you dollars… big time!. The average price for an iPhone is between $200 – $300. That is a lot of money for a phone. With this price, absolutely… some people would think that it is a luxury item as there are phones that offer similar features,such as Blackberry or Motorola Q, both also have Internet and email capabilities, also. If you are looking for touch screens and music, there are hundreds of phones that will suit these requirements without having to shell out so much money. You definitely noticed that the iPhone’s advertising is geared toward teens and young adults, come on…does a teenager really need a $300 worth phone?

The second most evident reason is the battery. Yes, you cannot replace the Apple iPhone’s battery. If that battery dies, you are out of luck. Apple decided that soldering the battery to the unit was preferable than offering a proprietary battery or any standard cell phone battery. Busted battery means buying a new Apple iPhone and that means more money for the Apple company. Apparently many users did not realize this as Apple made no effort to make this common knowledge. Just imagine yourself paying for another phone after 24 months, which is the average life of a cell phone battery… really scary!

Third reason would be the Internet access. Although the Apple iPhone is labeled as having the most amazing Internet capabilities, there are many shortcomings to its browser. You cannot make a “quick” Internet probe using the iPhone. The browser’s search capabilities are severely lacking, which makes finding what you want on the Internet somewhat difficult and time consuming.

Memory… yes, this is another most evident reason not to own an iPhone. You have the choice to purchase an 8 GB or 16 GB iPhone. How can Apple brag about the iPhone that it has a 3.5-inch screen where you can watch movies and also has great external speakers but you cannot load it up with all your favorite movie clips and sound? When you use up all of your available space on the iPhone, your options are to delete or transfer old contents to another device like your PC or Mac. Pretty obvious… iPhone’s limited storage capacity is part of the Apple’s marketing strategy. Urging people to buy a separate MP3 player, such as… what else.. the iPod.

The fifth reason is the service provider. You are limited to AT&T’s cell phone service packages for the iPhone if you wish to use it. These packages are expensive as they all include data and Internet. AT&T has no incentive to change their iPhone service pricing because they have exclusive rights to provide service to the iPhones. This has led to a great number of hacked iPhones on the market that can be used on other networks. As long as Apple and AT&T’s agreement stays exclusive… expect hackers.

The Apple iPhone doesn’t have cut and paste. This is another most evident reason not to own an Apple iPhone. This one is truly hard to understand. Apple brings out one of the world’s most advanced smartphones in terms of user interface, and somehow forgets to put in cut and paste… probably the only smartphone that doesn’t have it.

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