Tuesday, September 25, 2007

The iPhone is not a PDA

Apple has made a BIG logical error with the iPhone. It is designed as an iPod with a phone, not a cellphone with an iPod, which makes it unusable for professional use.
In short: The iPod has no data input device and contains no original data. It only stores copies of data from the computer it syncs with. The iPod therefore requires no backup. It is only the computer that requires back-up. If the sync corrupts the data on the iPod, just overwrite it at the next successful sync with the correct data from the computer.
The iPhone has a data input device and does contain original data, i.e. all entries in the Address Book, Calendar, Notes etc made since the last successful sync. The iPhone therefore requires backup, in order to protect that data if the sync fails.
When the 3G version will be available in Europe, I will buy one anyway and hope that Apple have fixed this very serious flaw.
(One possible option: if Skype will port to iPod touch, that has WiFi capabilities, there’s no real need for an iPhone.)


Blogger Vipin said...

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8:53 AM  
Blogger Josh said...

I think you've made a big error assuming they are trying to sell it to business.

They've appropriately decided a product can't be all things to all people and have chosen to target the market that their product line has historically done well in... consumer's looking for portable entertainment devices.

8:48 PM  

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