IT & Network Infrastructure : iPhone 4, Windows Vista Share 10 Remarkable Similarities

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 2010-07-21 Print this article Print
iPhone 4, Windows Vista Share 10 Remarkable Similarities

iPhone 4, Windows Vista Share 10 Remarkable Similarities

by Don Reisinger
At Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference July 11 to 15, Chief Operating Officer Kevin Turner told attendees he believes Apple's iPhone 4, with its antenna problems, could be that company's Windows Vista. Turner was referring, of course, to the issues faced by Microsoft after its Vista operating system failed to deliver an experience that customers had hoped for. Turner's comments were certainly interesting, and they undoubtedly will make some wonder if he's right. After all, there are parallels that can be drawn between the two releases. Depending on what Apple does to address the iPhone 4 antenna issue beyond offering a free case, the iPhone 4 could turn out to be just as big of a problem for Apple as Vista was for Microsoft. Let's examine some of the similarities between Windows Vista and Apple's iPhone 4.
Don Reisinger is a freelance technology columnist. He started writing about technology for Ziff-Davis' Since then, he has written extremely popular columns for, Computerworld, InformationWeek, and others. He has appeared numerous times on national television to share his expertise with viewers. You can follow his every move at

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