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

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?

Written by Peter Chubb

Peter has been writing on Product-Reviews since 2007 and in that time much has changed for him, like his hair having more grey than brown now. He loves gadgets and cars, and gets excited when big events come up, such as CES and the big auto shows.

Contact Peter Chubb: peter@product-reviews.net

He started out working in a factory and dreamed of the day when he could become his own boss; That happened back in 2002 and he has never looked back since. Things have changed so much on the Internet in that time, but he has adapted well.

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Comments

  • 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)

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