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Ever since Apple released the iPhone on June 29, almost everywhere I look they are praising it as the best phone in existence. How can all those people overlook the fact it has a non-user-replaceable battery that when it dies you can’t use your phone unless you have USB battery or charge it at the end of the day? Even worse, when the battery completely dies and refuses to charge you have to send it back to Apple and pay $79.95 plus $6.95 for shipping for a replacement. Compare that to the average Windows mobile or Palm OS smart phone that have affordable, over-the-counter replacement batteries. The only thing revolutionary about iPhone is the use of multi-touch display technology. Other than that, iPhone is another average smartphone with an expensive price tag.

Many other users have found their own way to express their iPhone hate… I guess there are some sane people out there.

You may call me an Apple hater… that is far from the truth. I have been interested in Apple machines since I used Macs in school. In fact, I am ordering my first modern Mac soon :).

  • techguy

    You said “almost everywhere I look they are praising it as the best phone in existence.” Ah, doesn’t that tell you something? Wake up dude! I guess all the fuss is over nothing. And you also said: “iPhone is another average smartphone with an expensive price tag.” What about the iPhone is average? Please don’t mention the battery replacement thing again. Talking about battery replacement is like complaining you won’t buy a new car cause you’ll have to eventually replace the tires? Replacing the battery will be for most people a one time thing they probably won’t have to do for a long long time. Ok so the iPhone isn’t revolutionary but what about all the patents Apple filed? What about all the attention by the press and columnists who are praising this thing? What about the ability to watch full length movies on your phone and search the net with a full blown browser over wifi? You may not be an Apple hater but you definitely have a problem giving credit to where credit is due.

  • techguy

    You said “almost everywhere I look they are praising it as the best phone in existence.” Ah, doesn't that tell you something? Wake up dude! I guess all the fuss is over nothing. And you also said: “iPhone is another average smartphone with an expensive price tag.” What about the iPhone is average? Please don't mention the battery replacement thing again. Talking about battery replacement is like complaining you won't buy a new car cause you'll have to eventually replace the tires? Replacing the battery will be for most people a one time thing they probably won't have to do for a long long time. Ok so the iPhone isn't revolutionary but what about all the patents Apple filed? What about all the attention by the press and columnists who are praising this thing? What about the ability to watch full length movies on your phone and search the net with a full blown browser over wifi? You may not be an Apple hater but you definitely have a problem giving credit to where credit is due.

  • Peter W.

    I would rather just go about it myself. Read up on how to disassembly the iPhones yourself. If you are worried, unlike me about how to do it, check these guys out, they offer do it yourself guides to iPhone Repair. Good luck

  • Peter W.

    I would rather just go about it myself. Read up on how to disassembly the iPhones yourself. If you are worried, unlike me about how to do it, check these guys out, they offer do it yourself guides to iPhone Repair. Good luck