So now that I have played with my iPhone 3g all I can say is WTF!?!? Apparently Apple doesn’t want you to use your iPhone to listen to music via Bluetooth. Why the he’ll would they not include all the Bluetooth profiles? The only profile available is the headset profile. You aren’t allowed to sync with your apps of choice, but you can sync with Apple’s choices…sigh. Nothing but Apple can run in the background, in other words you can’t do anything truly useful like instant messaging. You can however choose to receive them as SMS because AT&T can make money that way. It is like Apple wants their customers to jailbrake their iPhones so that they can get what they payed for. Why would a company do that? Do they honestly believe that their shit is so good that people will just live with a device that can do much but can’t because their overlords forbade it? I can live with having to use AT&T even though they have horrible coverage where I live (iCall, save me!), but having my phone crippled because some jackass thinks it provides a future upgrade path that Apple junkies will jump on at the mere mention of an improvement to the current “OS” is something that I have a real issue with. I paid for my iPhone and I want what I paid for. There are plenty of other software imposed limitations that should also be done away with, but I am tired of bitching for now.
My advice to anyone thinking about purchasing an iPhone is be prepared to be on lockdown or be prepared to “liberate” your iPhone from your Apple overlords. I am still on the fence but if Apple turns a deaf ear as it did after the first version then I won’t have to make a choice, Apple will have made it for me. Think different my ass, this reeks of the same bullshit corporations have been dishing out since they had shit to dish out.
Apple is the new Microsoft.