iPhone 4 Not Apple’s Vista: What about Windows Phone 7?

By Peter Chubb - Oct 20, 2010

Do you remember last June when Microsoft’s Kevin Turner said that the iPhone 4 was Apple’s Vista? Well I am quite certain that he is now feeling a little stupid after Steve Jobs announced that the iPhone 4 has sold in record numbers.

Turner made that comment after all the issues that Apple had with the iPhone 4 over the antenna issue, as he assumed that Apple would have issued a recall. Saying that a rivals product would be as bad as Vista, certainly shows how bad the OS was – even worse when it comes from Microsoft themselves.

Apple’s Q4 2010 earnings were certainly impressive, mainly helped by sales of the iPhone; 14.1 million of these smartphones were shifted in that three-month period. MG Siegler from TechCrunch said that these strong sales have now pushed them past RIM with smartphone sales in the U.S.

I love my iPhone 4 and have always purchased the new model every time they get released, but I just feel that my excitement for the device has dwindled since the antenna issue. I always use a bumper and still have issues with my signal – the 3GS had much better reception wherever I went.

Do you think that the iPhone 4 is seen as a step back from the 3GS?

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  • Oliver

    Worth pointing out that in the speech Peter references Kevin Turner attributes the iPhone quote to a headline and article he read in ZDNet, rather than making it directly himself – oliverro@microsoft.com.

  • inaccurate title

    Um, what does this have to do with windows phone 7? Looks like an iPhone article to me.

  • Phil

    The iPhone 4 is art, it's beautiful until you have to place an ugly bumper round it in order for left handers like me to make a call. Big jobby arrogantly said the phone is fine, it's the customers who are stupid in holding it wrong, he is a wise man indeed. I was going to get one (I have a iPhone 3G at the moment) until he said this. So, the comment stands, the iPhone 4 is Apple's Vista (Vista desktop and Aero were also beautiful but the O/S buggy and incompatible with most things) and Apple's iPhone 4 needs a bumper (or Big Jobby would not be giving them away).

    Live with it, we all make mistakes

  • Phil

    The iPhone 4 is art, it's beautiful until you have to place an ugly bumper round it in order for (left handers like me to make a call). Big jobby arrogantly said the phone is fine, it's the customers who are stupid in holding it wrong, he is a wise man indeed. I was going to get one (I have a iPhone 3G at the moment) until he said this. So, the comment stants, the iPhone 4 is Apple's Vista (Vista desktop and Aero were also beautiful but the O/S buggy and incompatible with most things) and Apple's iPhone 4 needs a bumper (or Big Jobby would not be giving them away)