Cut Jobs and avoid an Apple new year

24 December 2009

The boss suggested we do something about Gizmodo's guide to the best alternatives to every Apple product. We refused. Everyone knows Bitterwallet is pro-Apple and we'd rather set our own hands on fire than deny it. However, after a year of battering you soundly around the head with the faintest rumours concerning new Apple products, there are still some unenlightened readers in a tiny minority that think there's more to life than the App Store.

Bitterwallet - Gizmodo guide to alternative Apple products

If you've got your eye on the Milestone as your next handset (the UK equivalent of the Droid) or want to blow your Christmas wad on a laptop other than a MacBook, then pop over to Gizmodo, you grinning idiot.

[Gizmodo]

10 comments

  • Ian M.
    so bitterwallet is a "CONSUMER HACKS, TIPS & NEWS FROM THE TRENCHES OF THE UK DEAL COMMUNITY" site, yet is pro apple, a company which enforces strict pricing on its products, so that retailers cant have price wars. Also, spec for spec the products tend to be more expensive?
  • Kevin
    The problem with your issue Ian is that often Apples are just the better product. Yes they might be a hell of a lot more expensive, theres lots of things wrong with the company but really it's often the better product overall. And that's what is important. If you want people to have the best products, and (if you're thinking about the bias on shows like The Gadget show) you will be telling the existing market about additions for products they already have. The app store for example, how many millions of people use it? How many people now have an iphone? You can't ignore the impact it's already had,
  • Ian M.
    more expensive doesn't always necessarily mean better. Im not ignoring the fact of the iphone being popular,thats a fact that cannot be overlooked, but another fact that cannot be overlooked is people getting them just because they are a iphone, when there are better speced phones out there,the milestone for example. I guess the point i'm trying to make is that just because its a apple doesn't mean its the best, it may in your book. whereas, for other people who have a different set of norms and values the case will probably be different
  • Mike
    We have had no end of problems with reception at work (also 2g/ 3G switching) and people get a Blackberry, which does the job, no problems. Taking their iPhone from them is like ripping a baby from its mother, they even want it over something that works properly in our area. They are a good portable computer, but they are not a fantastic phone, before the iMob starts, yes O2 coverage is rubbish, but other phones cope. The stuff is expensive and good quality (well most of it), but sorry there is better stuff out there and software wise a lot of it is open source and so free. There is a lot of style speaking here.
  • Richard
    I think that Bitterwallet were perhaps being a teency bit sarcastic with this post guys...
  • Kevin
    I know ;) But it's a good point though that you CAN find that an Apple product does a much better job than other manufacturers products. No product is perfect at everything, Blackberrys for me have a much smaller screen, fiddly keyboard, looks a lot less 'swish'. 3G has got better for the iphone but I never use it, theres no need to really! All comes down to what you want. For work a Blackberry is great and an iphone wouldn't be. We have abysmal phone reception for all networks at work so that sort of thing comes down to where you live, thats nothing to do with the phone, thats the network. And where did I say more expensive is better? I said in this case the better product just happens to be more expensive.
  • Simon A.
    Kevin said 'The app store for example, how many millions of people use it? How many people now have an iphone? You can’t ignore the impact it’s already had' I agree just look at windows
  • Tony M.
    I switched to iPhone in the summer not because the phone was the best but the App Store has redefined what we expect a smartphone to do. Yes we have iPods, iTouches and a 24" iMac at home but those too came about after experiencing choosing Apps for the original iPod Touch. There are many phones with better hardware but the ease of use from my iPhone assures me time after time I've made the right choice. I could say more but some folk decide to dislike products to be fashionably awkward. You know who you are...!
  • t-bone
    ITS A SHAME THE IPHONE IS MORE OF A FASHION ACCESSORIE THAN A PHONE, JUS MY OPINION, YES ITS SOLD MILLIONS BUT THE AMOUNT OF PEOPLE WHO KNOW HOW TO USE IT, OTHER THAN AS AN MP3 PLAYER. APPLE HAVE A BRILLIANT MARKETING TEAM, THATS THERE STRENGTH. LOOK AT IPODS ,HOW THEY MAKE YOU INSTALL ITUNES, I H8 THAT.
  • Rolly
    iPhones are great, (with the exception of the rubbish camera) but I do think Apple Mac computers are incredibly underspecced pound for pound compared to PCs. You can build a quad core i7, with high quality components for under a grand. The same money buys you a very basic spec iMac. The iMac does look very beautiful, so I understand why theyre more expensive, but I just wish they'd stick better hard drives and processors in these things, they're charging enough for them! Sometimes I go in the mac store and think "yeah I could get one of these" but when i look at the price and the rubbish spec of the ones under £1000, I just end up thinking.... why? Sure if you have £2000+ to spend on your computer they probably make good sense. But even then the spec is suprisingly poor.

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