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FUD = Fanboi Ulimately Delusional
Authored by: mnb on Jan 16, '07 05:16:59PM
I've been a Mac fan since the mid 80s and even worked at Apple for a while. I'm still a Mac user. So to accuse me of spreading FUD when I bring up valid points is absurd:

Yep. People walk around with spare cell phone batteries in their pockets so they can swap them out when they forget to charge the phone up the previous night. FUD #1.
Under heavy use, the batteries won't last a full day. I can drop my cell phone to under 50% in medium use in a single day and it's not a phone known for short battery life. It doesn't play video. Having a spare battery, either on you or at home for a quick swap is invaluable. REALISM #1

How do you know? You haven't used one before. FUD #2.
Watch the keynote. It's big, it's many actions just to get to a number. Now, yes, the interface may change to make this easier before release, who knows. Steve sure didn't one hand it, and I've worked on enough devices and UIs to know that it's not going to be very comfortable with this. REALISM #2.

Ditto with clamshell phones. Gotta flip the clamshell up to access the phone. First accessory out for this will be a clamshell cover. FUD #3.
Should someone be able to come out with one that works well and is comfortable to hold, then I'd be fine with that. Doesn't exist. You're speculating, I'm not. REALISM #3

How do you know? You haven't used the product. You're going off of rumors. FUD #4.
Do your homework. Steve's on the record about this. REALISM #4

I'm glad you're jazzed about the iPhone. I think it brings alot of creative ideas to the market. I think if you buy 1.0, you will become rapidly disappointed with it in that it needs further refinement as a PHONE. When that comes, I'll be happy to jump on the bandwagon. But I'm not going to be a fanboi that's blind to reality.

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