iPhone dominates in consumer satisfaction.
** Included will be a "why bother with GPS on a smartphone because it uses too much data" comment...
There is really no reason, stats speak for themselves.
Bad Iphones 4G out of the box, with bad antenna's, hey a bumper fixed it. Bad 4Gs with over heating problems out of the box.
So Apple better have good consumer satisfaction. And Apple is making carriers staff one hell of a customer retention department.
I never heard of those model iPhones.
I know what your talking about though but never experienced those problems myself with either of the 4 or 4S I have experience with.
Nice seeing you posting here. You've been somewhat infrequent of late.
It may have been in a different country, but the public (AKA Consumers) in the UK decided that her majesty the queen would prefer to see a dog act rather than a amazing operatic duo.
Consumers often are clueless, though they do have money to spend.
Some things do indeed speak for themselves. smh...
I went from an iPhone 3G, then 3GS, then 4. About that time, I switched to a Windows Phone. I now use the iPhone 4 as my primary GPS unit. It's not an active phone now; just an iPod Touch type thing.
I never had the antenna issue with my 4; and it was one of the first ones. Whenever we take an Apple device, whether it be an iPod Touch, iPhone, iPad, Mac; to the Apple Store; the service is always top notch.
Speaking from the Android side of the smartphone room...well, Android works best for me but it may not work best for others. I'm not a Smartphone Operating System Fundamentalist by any means (and if someone were to proffer me a very cheap or free iDevice I wouldn't turn it down).
Different strokes for different folks and all--I like to customise and tweak so Android works for me, I've a good friend who prefers iDevices, we still talk and happily share suggestions on nifty apps that have been ported to BOTH major operating systems .
(The two things that make iDevices less desirable to me is--of all things--the software keyboard and autocorrect functions. On Android, I have the choice of stock, Swype betas, or Go EX Launcher Keyboard--all of which tend to give me less fits than trying to type on an iPhone. Otherwise, it's six of one and half a dozen of another--BSD base versus Linux base, walled market versus open bazaar.
(And frankly I wouldn't want iPhone OR Android (or really, Windows Phone or RIM/Blackberry either!) to go away because competition keeps everyone honest and gives incentives to improve stuff. But then again, I also don't treat my choice of smartphone OS as a religious writ )
As for those who harp "OMG YOU HAVE TO HAVE A DATA CONNECTION TO USE MAPS OH NOES!"...that hasn't been true since at least Windows Mobile 5.0, and--especially with newer smartphones and tablets--the big issue is whether the *particular manufacturer and/or cell-phone company provide ROMS that explicitly link GPS functionality to the phone or wifi radio being turned on*. And thanks to class-actions, this is becoming FAR less common than it used to be when the two big players were Blackberry and WinMo 6 (Verizon used to be notorious for this but pretty much got slapped out of it via lawsuit, and same for AT&T; Sprint and especially T-Mobile have been pretty good at selling phones completely unencumbered).
It's likely to be even LESS of an issue in future, what with shipped ROMs and functionality shifting much more to manufacturers; Apple does this already, and Google has given the word that with the expansion of the "Nexus" program to just about every major Android manufacturer they expect phones to be shipped fully functional.
If folks can't seem to accept that "store-on-device" mapping programs have been out for smartphones since the days of early versions of iGO for Windows Mobile, I don't expect folks to catch up until they play with a smartphone with fully-functional GPS program with "store-on-device" maps.
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