Apple’s UK iPhone launch event

engadget covers the UK lanuch of the iPhone on O2.

They’ve basically brought the iPhone straight over from the US, there’s no modification to it. O2’s edge network is only 30%, that’s a kicker, so it’s down to GPRS then when you’re outside of that coverage.

This is a great product, but the technology in it is old. Europe has moved on to 3G and 3.5G networks and this device in terms of technology is about two years behind. The interface is light years ahead but it’s a real shame about the overall package.

I can only see that there will be a road map of devices already laid out to hook people into upgrading and swapping out working devices for the latest and greatest. It’ll be the same strategy that has worked so well for the iPod, generation after generation with people buying two or more of them.

Technorati Tags: , , , , , ,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s