CoolTechZone: ‘Apple iPhone nothing more than a temporary novelty that will eventually wear off’

Apple Store“I have to ask one question from Apple, if I may. What’s up with the sheer arrogance in regards to iPhone? Yeah, you know what I’m talking about. The lack of presence at last week’s CTIA tradeshow was purely disgusting and an insult to the entire industry. Sure, I guess I can understand the magical feel you are going for, Steve Jobs style, but to barely showoff the iPhone at the wireless industry’s largest tradeshow was downright pathetic,” Gundeep Hora, CoolTechZone’s Editor-in-Chief, writes.

Hora writes, “It’s great that you are quite possibly the only company to pull off something like this successfully, but it doesn’t make it any less annoying. Not to mention, Jobs, didn’t your PR people recommend you to show off the iPhone at CTIA? Personally, I wouldn’t be too arrogant at this point, especially considering the fact that the iPhone is going to be nothing more than a temporary novelty that will eventually wear off.”

“Had you let the industry (press, analysts and competitors) experience the iPhone throughout CTIA, maybe you may have realized the idiocy behind the $599 price tag, and the phone’s lack of usefulness. Clearly, it’s not designed for business users, and very few average consumers, mainly teenagers (the seemingly obvious target market of the iPhone), will have the budget to invest in a ludicrously priced cell phone,” Hora writes.

Full article here.
Waaa! Apple didn’t show up at a show featuring outmoded tech that suddenly looks hopelessly dated! Apple insulted the entire wireless industry! Waaa!

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76 Comments

  1. Gman hit the nail on the head. These hacks and flacks are used to getting the freebies from the other guys to play with. Being left out drives them nuts. What’s the point of being a tech writer if you don’t get the gadgets to play with before everyone else. Being the kid stuck outside the candy store looking in the window is a new experience for these bozos.

  2. Took a look at the site and read one of the Blackberry reviews.

    I think this is a blogger who sells link space. That means they generate funds by making lots of noise and by saying great things of the phones that they review (paid for?? ). So, Apple did not let you review a phone, wahhh wahhhh, name calling will get you nowhere.

    ne

  3. Trade shows are designed businesses to hook up with other businesses. Apple already has all the hookups it wants right now. Without a finished product, and the iPhone is not yet finished, Apple’s appearance at this show would have been counter productive. This guy, and all the other whiners, are pissed because the iPhone was the only reason they made the trip to the show this year.

  4. Didn’t they say the car, talkies, TV, etc were all novelties that would wear off? Hmm, I would say the iPhone is in very good, longstanding company.

    BTW-teenagers?!?! I am a long way from being a teenager and I really really want an iPhone – but I resolved to make myself wait until 2G (I want a new MacBook Pro this year). whether or not I keep that resolution is entirely up for debate.

    MW: Second, I would love to buy an iPhone the second it is available

  5. It’s a lot like the fact that Apple doesn’t make a presence at E3 or most of the other Expos (save the NAB which they frequently use to appeal directly to the industry)! They march to their own drum and don’t feel the need to pander to everyone that organizes a gathering of potential purchasers.

  6. Sometimes the things that make you want them the most are the things you can’t immediately have. Yeah the whole bit about not show it off might be maddening, but think of it as foreplay. Half of what makes sex great is good foreplay. Everything else just sort of “comes” naturally into place.

  7. Vendors show up at CTIA to sell their phones to Telcos. They get to show off their new wares to Telcos from all over the planet in one place at one time.

    What could be better?

    Apple has Telcos coming to Cupertino to beg Apple to let them carry the iPhone under Apple’s conditions and to offer to share their iPhone revenues with Apple.

    Mohammed does not need to go to the mountain when the mountain is coming to Mohammed.

    No need for arrogance CoolTechZone. Not conceited, convinced.

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