I wouldn’t do any of my friends justice, if I didn’t at least voice an opinion on Verizon’s announcement of the iPhone 4 being available for preorder on the 3rd, and in stores on the 10th. Let me explain where I feel they may have missed the boat, once again.
In true Apple fashion they allowed Verizon to release a non-LTE iPhone 4, just as the original iPhone was released only to be used on Edge. Even though LTE is already out, Apple put themselves in a position (once again) just so they could have an announcement this summer of a 4G device on both networks. Brilliant, or greedy and lazy? I choose the latter.
Apple did so awesome bringing us a new device, with new innovation and a new way to communicate. They brought the brilliance of Apps. However, now that they’ve had the lead for so long, they’ve become lazy and are counting on their past success instead of pushing to innovate once again. The lead has dwindled, and has been surpassed by the dominance of Android in 2010. So now what? Should they have released a 4g phone instead? I really think so, and I know that with the release of the 4 4G Android phones coming out in March, it will be interesting to see who jumps on either side. I personally still am hesitant to get too excited about the Droid Bionic, just because it lacks a keyboard. I think I should get over that, you know with it being the highest-spec device coming out on Verizon and all.
I’ve tried to keep this as unbiased as possible, just because I truly do appreciate what Apple has done for us gadget geeks. Once Apple announces an LTE iPhone my opinion may change, but we’ll just have to wait until the summer.
Will any of you jump on the Verizon iPhone bandwagon?
How do you think iOS will compare to Android this year? The next 3 years?