Back in July, 2008 when the iPhone 3G was launched, Steve Jobs said that "software" is what makes the iPhone stand out from other smartphones. No one has any issue with this statement. However, it doesn't mean that the iPhone is a real "Jesus" phone as some bloggers prefer to call with no issues. The dos and don'ts in place while using the iPhone has made many iPhone lovers sick and tired. The latest move from Apple to make jailbreaking the device as illegal has invoked anger not only with users but with other competitors too. The battle would go on.
That aside, there are some bad things about the device, or better say something related to the device. Durability is the main issue throughout. Here we go:
1. The dock cable does not last as long as other mobile cables. The white cable as you must have observed is really soft. The bottom line is, it is moulded from the cheapest rubber product in China. If you are a frequent traveler and always carry around your charger and the cable be sure the connector is going to last not longer than six months. It also gets dirty very fast, being white. You need to wash it sometimes, strange! Look at the image.
2. The headset is made from the same rubber quality as the dock connector. The rim that keeps the earpiece intact is very easy to snap. Once the rim is gone, the inner steel plate and the magnet would pop out every time you plug in the headset. The covering also is very vulnerable to wear and tear. You also need to wash the headset once in a while to keep it white and to maintain the Apple look.