Yep, as much as this gadget is loved and much anticipated by many, there is a select group of people on this earth who are not pleased with the way the new Apple iPhonelong nails. The touch screen technology that is used with such touch interface gadgets like the iPhone relies on capacitance technology which allows the device to interpret the touch or gestures of the fingers that is tracked and interpreted as commands by the microprocessor. All this is possible with high-speed microprocessors that does the interpreting and action seemingly without delay that is made possible by today’s high-speed microprocessors and microelectronics.
The problem has drawn much discontent that women with long nails have peppered the Apple website on the problems suggesting the inclusion of a stylus with the design. Apple has relied that there are several aftermarket stylus out on the market that would work with the iPhone and that the market share of women with long nails that do need assistance is negligible in their design of the popular device. Apple is yet to release an official statement on the matter but initial signs are that they are not planning any major re-design of the product to accommodate “long-nailed” people in the near future.
The release of the 3G iPhone has been quite a delayed reaction on the part of Apple for the capability has been available for quite sometime on other carriers and cellphone manufacturers. Good luck iPhone into the realm of 3G, and for those who have long nails, do consider this before getting the latest gadgets and gizmos for manufacturers can’t accommodate all factors in their design which is usually bound by trade-offs of pro’s and con’s.