..Can you here me now? …Can you hear me now? …Good!
I like Apple. It’s the best computer manufacturer — no question. My primary machine is a MacBook Pro, and we have several iPods in my house.
I also love the iPhone. It’s a game-changer in mobile computing. It’s well-designed — beautiful, actually. Its user experience is brilliant.Â The iPhone also has rallied a huge third-party application-developer community — which has advanced the device’s entertainment, utility and overall value, exponentially.
But a great phone? The iPhone is not. I don’t care if it’s the iPhone, or compatibility with the network it runs on. The fact is that calls with iPhone users are more difficult to carry out. Even when reception is good, iPhone call quality seems to be relatively weak.
Case in point: Among four calls I received this morning from iPhone users, three of them dropped and one had poor reception that required a voluntary hangup and callback.
If you need to speak with me and own an iPhone, please do me a favor: just call me from a landline.