Well Engadget fired a shot across the bow today…Editor in Chief Joshua Topolsky wrote up a well-reasoned rant on why his iPhone is a poor business tool.
Personally, I agree with many of his points. One of the reasons I walked away from my first-gen iPhone after a year and a half was because it boggled my mind that I couldn’t get a simple alarm on my tasks. Of course, now I can, if I don’t mind having my tasks bounce between servers (and as long as I have a decent AT&T signal).
I’ve said for a while now that Apple does not want the iPhone/iPod Touch OS to become a PDA OS. It makes no sense why Apple Unless you use the most hacktastic approach possible.. Or why Bluetooth has finally opened up, but not to a hardware keyboard. Because everything that needs to be typed should be done virtually, apparently.
Before you jump all over me, I am an Apple fan. I am writing this on a MacBook, and I plan to buy a new MacBook Pro soon. But my MacBook is not one-size-fits-all. Is the iPhone a great phone? Yes. Is it perfect? Far from it. Does it work FOR ME? Absolutely not. And apparently not for poor Josh either.
So did anything in the Engadget rant ring true for you? Or are they just being haters? Sound off below!