your opinions are great, and a good read. I think you are missing some points for Apple, as many of the problem spots I would actually say are about on par with all other phones on market. You seem to concentrate and mention that its a fault of iphone, when in fact most faults you mentioned are a fault of the mobile industry or the telecom. very few (if any) of your problems are specific to iphone alone)
which brings me to......if i understand you correctly, you think 99.99% of phones on market are shit, because they are not open source and fully customizable with BTO options up the ying yang. thats a very niche market, that unfortunately not many business will try to do considering it will be costly and difficult to profit off of. I'd love to see the day, but until then I can certainly find the ability to compromise.
while your opinions are 100% valid, my point is that people like mengfei try to flame wars against iphone for no reason. they classify the iphone as some status symbol, when it is nothing more then a hot new phone. Just like the pre was hot for a short while, and the Droid is hot for a while, and the next _____ phone will be hot for a while.
the iphone continues to be hot because it is offering things that others do not yet...an app store. others are trying, but it just hasnt caught enough steam yet to take charge. time will tell if MS or Google can build a new store with more devoted developers and better offerings. so far...it hasnt happened.
Other then the app store, the iphone performs like 99% of the smartphones on market, with all similar shortcomings and problems. also it comes down to preference of physical or touch keypad. one is not better then other, it is just personal taste. therefore to single out the iphone over these industry wide problems seems a bit dubious. if the iphone was the only one that had display problems with a % of units, OK...but they all do. Pre, HTC, SE, etc...all had manufacturing problems at some point or another with a % of units, because its the nature of manufacturing. and when you are selling close to 100 million units WW, you are bound to get some of those units noticed.
anyways....my "rant" is now over. i love the iphone, but do get frustrated with some of the problems. but when i use my friends Droid and Pre, and look at others in marketplace, they all have similar problems with customers all similarly complaining. To me,.....the iphone offers more then others with the app store alone. but if someone can actually post some great reasons why i should consider another phone instead....i just dont see it yet.
for this...i will be red blobbed and considered a "fanboy" by anyone who just enjoys flaming against people who like apple products.