No need for prewiring as they are blue tooth so they are pretty much universal. Ford Sync, heard of it? I can BT my TP and play music right from it but my co worker has to plug in his iphone to play music. Hell, he has to plug it in anyways cause battery life barely lasts a full day for him. Even my boss rags on the iphone and including my execs. They all hate the battery life but need to be in the "cool exec tech clic"
I could give two shits less about the preteens/teenage buying the iphone. Hell, atleast 85% of apple's market are blind sheep. Lets see business world stats. Blackberry vs WM vs Apple and see how many businesses actually use the iphone. BB will prob come out on top on that.
and nice joke about across all generations 99%. I guess you are a Sony Fan Boi too.
Or mommy and daddy bought you a puter for Christmas.
OMG, YOU HAVE TO PLUG IT IN SOMETIMES???? Let me get this straight, you are claiming that bluetooth connected smart phones running stereo output to head units doesnít drain batteries? HA, that is a joke, bluetoothing stereo KILLS batteries on smartphones (I have buddies with different smartphones and bluetoothing universally kills batteries), thus if you are going any considerable distance you would want to plug the phone into a charger, which begs the question, why not have hardwired music/charge capability, oh yeah, thatís right, cause nobody supports those other devices. Secondly, jailbroken iPhones have complete bluetooth capability, so if you are stuck on not plugging in the option do not do so is there. Third, hard wired not only charges the phone, but it also provides better sound quality then bluetooth. Lastly, you mentioned one car that comes with that capability, I can give you quite a few that come standard iPod ready and even more that offer optional iPod/iPhone interface kits from the manufacturer. Not to mention the TONS of aftermarket radios that offer it and easily installable kits to retrofit older cars to iPod capable. About the battery life, my 3GS doesn't do badly at all. Been off the charger since 6:30am and I have 81% battery life. By the time I get out of here at the end of the day it'll be around 65-70%, on my drive home where god forbid, I have to PLUG IT IN!!! it'll get up to about 95% in the 25mins it takes to get home, then I plug it in when I go to sleep and it usually has 70%+ charge. But wait, when I do go out of town and need extra battery, I take my InCase PowerSlider which offers me an extra 150% battery life and just looks like a bulky iPhone case. Do they make a PowerSlider for whatever POS you keep talking about (please donít tell me you mean the LG TP phone, hardly comparable to what we are talking about here). On a final note, as far as applications they work on all generations with a very few exceptions that rely on GPS which the first gen did not have. And I'd like to see where you get your 85% blind sheep stat from, if you are going to try to come off as knowledgeable at donít resort to completely unfounded statistics please.
Lastly, I donít even like Apple, matter of fact the only Apple thing I own is my iPhone, but it really is a great phone when jailbroken, and I have buddies with the Pre, Curve, MyTouch, and even Nokia's top line smart phone. They all have something about them that turns me off, the iPhone is a really great package.