New iPhone 2010: Is it anti-technology?

By Peter Chubb - Jun 4, 2010

The new iPhone 2010 should be announced at WWDC this Monday, Apple fans will be waiting in anticipation to find out when they will be able to get their hands on the latest smartphone. However, Alan Ng recently wrote a post saying that the next iPhone is over hyped and lists ten reasons why not to buy. One of those reasons is because the iPhone is anti-technology.

This is certainly a bold statement – one that deserved a closer look. We would like to point out that it was not Alan who made this statement, rather his source – the Telegraph. They start by saying that when Apple first launched the iPhone it was cutting-edge technology, now it seems that Apple is holding out on us.

Most smartphones allow you to use it as a shareable Wi-Fi hotspot – something that Apple does not. It is not that they cannot do it; it is just down to economics. We hope that Apple will come to its senses soon and give the customers what they want.

Another reason why the iPhone or rather Apple is anti-technology is because of iPod and iPhone docks. If they did not push hotels to supply these docks then there would be more Wi-Fi radios hitting the market. It is for this reasons that not enough new technologies are hitting this market.

Do you have any other reasons why the iPhone is anti-technology?

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  • Drew

    Video call over the 3g network came out, I dont know like 8yrs ago… iphone4 can only just do it now over wi-fi only.

    Massive bluetooth restrictions- anti tech

    Unable to upgrade the os without buying awhole new handset- anti tech

  • Martin Hill

    I wouldn't give any credence to arguments based on that shoddy Telegraph blog post.

    This is the same blog post that said don't buy the soon to be released iPhone because:
    – it doesn't have multitasking – it does
    – Instant messaging apps don't notify unless they are running – even the current iPhone has been doing that for at least a year with push notifications
    – battery life is terrible – yet Android phones with uncontrolled multi-tasking are FAR worse
    – Developing for iPhone costs money – Is he serious?
    – Charges for satnav – there are free iPhone GPS solutions
    – iPod docks hold things back – yet they have led to a renaissance in the capabilities of everything from HiFi systems to car integration, to portable glucose monitors
    etc

    The argument about wifi hotspot sharing, something that has only just in the last few weeks been added to the latest Android OS release which can only work on the latest Android phones puts the lie to the statement that "Most smartphones allow you to use it as a shareable Wi-Fi hotspot".

    We don't even know if that feature is one Apple will add shortly anyway.

    Considering all the technologies that Apple has pioneered with the iPhone and before it with the iPod over the years makes it ridiculous to assume that Apple will sit on its laurels and not continue to improve the iPhone hardware and software.

    Anti-technology my foot!

    -Mart