allsteve:freitasm:JoeBloggs: Interesting, I thought the claim to fame was that the device was so stable and reliable. I suppose it's not better in that regard than any other device.
Seriously, there is no computer that runs with no problems at any point in time. This is no different.
What's different is the ability Apple users have to "let go" some of the problems - the same problems that would make them jump up and down if it was another platform.
Some call it a "Halo Effect"...
OK I'll bite. Yes I'm a Mac fanboy, I switched on Mac OS X Tiger and haven't been back. Before then I have used Windows XP and started out using DOS to Windows 3.1 and the rest of the MS family including SBS etc. Aso I have used Debian for servers and played with Gentoo on the desktop. There is a reason for Apple users ready ability to "let go" of problems. And no it is not called the "Halo Effect" this usually refers to iPods leading consumers onto the Mac platform. No what your refering to is not the "Halo Effect", most would call it "Drinking the Kool-Aid".
The willingness of Apple users to forgive issues is tied to the way the system handles errors, if a function doesn't work, it usually just doesn't work.. no cryptic error no slow down no lost data usually no system crash (when there is it simply restarts) just kaput nada nogo doesn't happen. I can accept that, this is life, life has problems too, some things don't work. On windows I get a slowdown, followed by a cryptic error, then a crash resulting in data loss. In linux who knows, but I know I'll spend the next day/week/month/lifetime on Google trying to figure out just what happened and how to fix it.
Unfortunately I don't know anything about the iPhone 2.0 issues, I can't afford to get one thanks to Vodafone.
Got one Mauricio, they cant resist it can they :-) Ok next.....