After a week of using the iPhone 6 Plus, Adrian Kingsley-Hughes explains where it excels and falls flat, and the changes he'd like to see Apple make.
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While Android dominates as an operating system, the Apple iPhone continues to be the smartphone of choice in the U.S.
I was reading the post Apple: iPhone jailbreaking violates our copyright by CNET's Tom Krazit. If Tom's post is correct, it reminds me a bit of the saber rattling that the SCO Group used early in its campaign to assert ownership of UNIX.
I give listeners my last word on my iPhone ownership over the last two weeks in MobileTechRoundup show #104. Kevin asked some good questions and there are definitely reasons to like the iPhone. We had a listener email about what non-camera options were available and after hashing it over we realized there really are not that many choices available for people, but our recommendation is for a sound device. James discussed issues with GPS on the BlackBerry 8830 and questioned what in the heck Verizon is doing. We all have Skype on our Nokia N800 devices and James and Kevin even used Skype without a WiFi connection using iSkoot.
I just passed 10 days of iPhone ownership after waiting in line for 24 hours and then posting my first and second impressions of the device. I was quite excited about the iPhone after finding out that the AT&T data plan was reasonably priced and gave it an honest evaluation. Although the iPhone is priced the same as high end smartphones, I tried to resist comparing it to the Windows Mobile and S60 operating systems since they blow the iPhone out of the water in terms of functionality and the iPhone is more of a high end feature phone with iPod functionality. So looking at it as a high end feature phone, I have to say the iPhone falls flat when it comes to mobile phone functionality and features. The free mobile phone you get when you sign up with your carrier has more functionality and performs better as a phone than the iPhone.
While Apple has dismissed Cisco's iPhone trademark suit as "silly" and many in the blogosphere have questioned whether Cisco meets all the requirements of iPhone trademark ownership, Cisco stands firm.
In the continuing saga of the Cisco/Apple battle over the "iPhone" name, two trademark lawyers duke it out over whether or not Cisco's ownership of the mark is in question. Did Cisco do what it takes to keep the name?
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