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There’s One Thing That Can Slow Apple’s iPhone Growth
As I start to look at getting a mobile device, I have watched the pros and cons for each with great interest. Today was the coldest day of the year in NYC so far — with the windchill -4C. Will we see a slowdown in Apple (AAPL) iPhone growth during the winter months? Check out this post from David Polinchock on the NY Tech Meetup mailinglist:
You can tell that the iPhone was developed by people who live in California! I guess they never thought that people in cold climates would buy it and then they would have to take off their gloves to make it work. Even finding a phone number is that much more difficult with gloves on. Anyone else having this problem? Has anyone seen any solutions?
And then some of the replies:
- It’s just a limitation of how the screen works — same reason you can’t use a stylus on it. Pretty sure "it’s a feature, not a bug", so just learn to deal with cold hands.
Heh! Little wonder that Nokia (from Finland, a plenty chilly place) hasn’t gone the touch-screen route.Your best bet is to go to a runner’s supply store and buy "ipod gloves".
No offense William, but cricket gloves won’t cut it in an NYC winter. (in response to above bullet)
Naw, seriously… this is the fashionable way to go
Top of my head -they should make the covering/top panel of the phone -like a stove top heat generated when needed?!
Get those mitts with the fingers cut-out
You can get those mitts made with fleese-type material -great outdoor stores. i have a pair -now, i need a touch screen phone
Why differentiate: What about a Uni-Sex Finger… or just "THE Finger" by Jove…
You can always find a shelter while walking around in the city to get your hands naked for a few min anyway!
Heaven forbid apple provide something as practical and gauche as a <cringe> stylus. oh right, form factor.