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Thread: iPhone Sets Guinness Records
05-15-2011, 06:41 PM #41
05-15-2011, 08:16 PM #42
what would you guys be saying if the psp had cell phone capabilities? is the computer a gaming console if it can do word processing and spreadsheets? is the ds a graphics tablet since you can draw on it? who cares if the iphone is or is not a gaming console. to outsell handhelds TAILORED for video games, is pretty impressive. leave it at that. and it isn't about the phone itself, it is about the developers. jesus christ.
Last edited by kenpura; 05-15-2011 at 08:16 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
05-15-2011, 08:20 PM #43
05-15-2011, 08:21 PM #44
that is why i didn't dismiss the tablet as a computer. i just pointed out the difference in potential
05-15-2011, 08:26 PM #45
Comparing iPhone sales to a gaming device sale is ridiculous. They serve two different purposes.
05-15-2011, 08:27 PM #46
did you even read my post?
05-15-2011, 08:31 PM #47It's a multi-function device
This discussion really demonstrates how much trouble some people (including Apple) have in getting their head around the concept of a multifunction device. For example this is what I use my "iPhone" for, in order of frequency:
- To Do
- Weather forecast
- Train timetable
- Alarm clock
- Web access
- Street directory
Every iPhone owner could make a similar list (with many variations in content and order). This demonstrates to me that "iPhone" is clearly a misnomer; it does a lot of other things (and in my case "Phone" barely makes the top-ten of the functions I use).
IMHO Apple should have just used the single brand "iPod" for the devices currently under the brands "iPod" and "iPhone". Note that this is the approach Apple used for the iPad (i.e., they released an iPad with 3G, not an "iPadPhone").
The corrollary to the above is that it makes perfect sense to include iPhone in sales statistics for "phones" "gaming systems", "cameras", "alarm clocks", etc., etc., because it does all those functions. The fact that is not dedicated to any of these functions is irrelevant, because it is competing directly with dedicated devices in those categories.
05-15-2011, 08:32 PM #48
05-15-2011, 08:33 PM #49
05-15-2011, 08:34 PM #50
not at all.. whatever you think i am implying is your own perception of what i was trying to say.
05-15-2011, 09:08 PM #51
Somebody needs a nap!
05-15-2011, 09:18 PM #52
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05-15-2011, 10:16 PM #54
05-15-2011, 10:54 PM #55
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05-15-2011, 11:34 PM #56
I know that the iPhone has better games than a damn Atari. Which is a gaming system.
05-15-2011, 11:36 PM #57
05-16-2011, 12:04 AM #58
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05-16-2011, 12:13 AM #60
When you can play games like Modern Warfare 2 with anything near the ease that you can play it with on the real gaming consoles then come back and we'll talk. Try playing a complex game like that on your iPhone and it turns into a joke real fast.
Playing Fruit Ninja, Angry Birds, and iShoot does not magically classify the iPhone as a "gaming system". It is just a device that has the ability to play games.
Using your fingers to constantly perform actions through the screen itself gets in the way and reduces reaction times, accuracy, and the overall experience in general.
That's about the time you'll start to miss your console.