Why I hate the iPhone (but will be getting one)
Posted by onlydarksets on June 27, 2008
EDIT: I forgot to include the web in my list of uses. Fixed.
EDIT: Added tethering – only available with jailbreak.
I’ve used Windows Mobile (and PocketPCs) for about 7 years now, and I’ve grown accustomed to certain features from a portable device. My uses are primarily email, web surfing, scheduling, task management, music, and video, so it’s nothing too out of the ordinary.
Three of my biggest complaints are being addressed with the v2 iPhone:
- Exchange support
- Sanctioned third-party apps
Still, though, there’s a lot to be desired:
- No dedicated Send/End button (apparently pushing the top button ends a call, which is better than nothing)
- No home screen replacements (a la Pocketbreeze or phoneAlarm)
- No profile switching (like phoneAlarm)
- No voice dialing (Voice Command)
- No tasks (seriously, how has this been overlooked?)
- No A2DP (BT car stereo)
- No local storage for email attachments.
- No subscription music service.
- No background applications.
- No tethering (w/o jailbreaking).
Nonetheless, I’ll be at the Apple store in 2 weeks to buy the new iPhone. Why? Because I’m tired of:
- Rebooting my stupid phones daily
- Watching the stupid hourglass/swirly-thing
- Not being able to save any attachments or downloads (Smartphone)
- Not being able to do anything without the stylus (PocketPC)
- Web “light”
I dunno, maybe I’m going to be equally disappointed by the limitations of the iPhone, but I’m ready for a change after 7 years.