Five Reasons Not To Buy An iPhone 3G – Really?

So I’m surfing the Internet when I find a site in which the author makes a bold statement about how lousy his iPhone 3G experience has been, plus he cites 5 reasons why nobody should upgrade from the original. But wait. I just read that Apple has sold over one million iPhone 3Gs, so is this just an isolated unhappy user?

Since I personally don’t own an Apple iPhone 3G, I am going to have to rely on your expertise to comment on this story. The author states:

1. AT&T’s 3G network sucks.

2. The battery life on the new iPhone sucks.

3. Wi-Fi is becoming more ubiquitous and will continue to become more ubiquitous over the next two years.

4. When you upgrade from your old iPhone to a new 3G version you no longer get any free SMS messages.

5. $10 more per month for the new iPhone’s data plan is a rip off.

The author states at the end of his rant:

So there you have it. My advice? Only upgrade if you break your old phone like I did. Otherwise stick with your first generation iPhone.

Like I said, I don’t have an iPhone 3G nor do I even have the iPhone original so I really can’t comment about the authors opinion about whether these issues exist or not. But I can make an observation. If the author actually dropped and broke his original phone, and he was happy with the original service, why didn’t he just buy another original? I’m sure he would have been able to find out some information before buying the new iPhone 3G from someone who had owned one.

Just my two cents. What do you think? Does the author have some valid points or is he just blowing smoke?

Comments welcome.


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