I know this post probably means I won’t be working with Apple anytime soon, but I’ve come to terms with that. I’m not buying the next generation iPhone, and here’s why:
1. I can’t place a normal voice call on ATT from the middle of Manhattan, and Steve Jobs wants me to believe I can make a bandwidth hogging video call. It’s impossible right now.
2. iMovie crashes on my Macbook twice a month and it takes hours to render video. I have a hard time believing it will be any easier on a smaller screen with less processing power.
3. The screen is around six inches wide in landscape mode. I can’t type a text message without predictive text coming to the rescue now, so I imagine precision editing will be impossible.
4. HD video and images sound great, but it can sometimes take several minutes to get a 1 megapixel image to upload on ATT, who, incidentally, timed their bandwidth cap announcement to provide a major counter-bummer to the excitement of iPhone week.
I’m sure that many of you will disagree and that Apple will still sell millions of them this month alone. But I won’t be one of the people in line. Instead, I’ll just check another day off my calendar until my ATT contract expires.
As a communicator, how do you envision using the new features to improve your work flow?