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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  1. Here is the REAL reason Apple wasn’t there:

    From the day of the announcement, the shell-shocked industry tried to downplay the iPhone with statements like, “Yeah, we’ll have a $200 copy that does the same thing in 3 weeks”

    Why would Apple give the industry more time to TRY and COPY the iPhone’s features?!?!

    These guys are desperate to try and reverse engineer HALF of the iPhone’s features (Look at the CRAP MS is trying: ) It’s funny and pathetic.

    Anyone angry at Apple is just upset that it will take them longer to rip off REAL innovative ideas.

    MW: schools: Apple SCHOOLS the industry again!

  2. Hora is right – the novelty will eventually wear off. Probably as soon as version 2 of the iPhone is released.

    Agree with iScott – I know where NOT to go for tech news.

    My wife and I are each getting an iPhone. Fortunately we’re already with Cingular. And for what it is worth, we have not had any problems with Cingular. I realize this may not be true for everyone – but we’re very pleased with Cingular (ATT)and are looking forward to the iPhone. (Oh and new monitors from Apple too.)


  3. HA! What a self-important ass! So Apple has insulted the ENTIRE INDUSTRY!?! Now they’ll never get invited to any parties 🙁

    Gundeep needs to pull his head out of his ass and take a look around. The iPhone is going to rock the “entire industry”. Poor old Gundeep might just be the last to know.

  4. iPhone will quickly get outdated and is mostly a fad…

    Lets see…. isn’t that EVERY phone on the mareket?!

    Evidently, now it is just for iPhone, but the latest Chocolate, Razor and BlackBerry look set to stand the test of time.

    A. Don’t click and give this guy hits.
    B. Watch him look really, really, dumb come June – five-years from now.
    C. Watch this guy buy an iPhone and love it.

  5. Not that it really matters, but “Hora” in my language means someone (usually a female) who does certain things for money. Maybe kind of fits this guy ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”wink” style=”border:0;” />

  6. Gundeep Hora,

    You ignorant Gundeep!!!

    Perhaps Apple felt that it would be better to have a product that was shipping before being in your sacred trade show CTIA.

    Was it not better to have the CEO of AT&T touting it or is he just wasting
    his time with a “Temporary novelty that will eventually wear off.”

    The FCC Chairman might differ with you as well.

    But you are the Great Gundeep of the award winning CoolTechZone
    web site are you not?

    Lets just see what happens to your beloved CTIA show after June.
    I wager the new name will be MacWorld Wireless.

    Just a great gundeep thought.

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