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Good: Touchscreen functionality
Bad: Basic phone functionality missing
Comment: Although it's revolutionising mobile phone industry with touchscreen technology. What it lacks far outways its qualities.
1. Great touchscreen technology. Very responsive with lots of trendy functionality: layout changes according to orientation of phone (horizontal, vertical), zooming in, newspaper article focus etc.
2. Lots of cool applications available via Apple site.
3. Possibility of using iskype to make calls abroad(see disadvantages below).
5. Fantastic graphics/resolution.
1. Lack of wi-fi is unforgivable in this day and age.
2. No MMS - a very basic function on all other phones.
3. Inability to forward txt messages - a very basic function on all other phones.
4. Restricted to O2 network in the UK which is one of the worse networks as its availability UK wide is very limited is certain areas.
5. Although Apple has iSkype, because phone is locked to O2, this is not available via O2 and therefore cannot be used.
6. Having to send your phone away for a replacement battery is ridiculous! Who wants to part with their phone for a week or two till battery is replaced. Why have to pay to replace it when we're perfectly capable to replace it ourselves.
7. Again because locked to O2, when abroad you get charged (quite a lot!) for receiving emails, despite internet being 'unlimited' on any plan.
8. Inability to access your Hotmail account (Yikes!!!)
9. GPS only shows where you on a map (uses Google). It does not give directions or have any arrow indications of where to turn etc.
10. Lack of copy and paste - again a very basic function on other phones.
11. Inability to take videos but plays them really well.
12. Synchronising calendar/contacts is a nightmare!
That's my two-pence worth!
Comment: BEST PHONE EVER AND BEST OS EVER CREATED.
The software is like a dream, it's just like movies.
Bad: no bluethooth
Comment: if you need bluethooth that isthe only fault.
lust buy it
Good: Browser, apps
Bad: Lacks some basic functions like sending contacts via sms
Good: Touch Screen
Bad: Lack of simple features
Comment: An amazing phone. Okay, granted, it doesn't have video calling, or media messaging - or advanced bluetooth features :(
But what it DOES have, it excels at providing.
The touchscreen is STILL the most advanced available on the market (Blackberry Storm, being released over a YEAR after the iPhone, is the only thing that could beat this now), and the music player is simply the best around.
Complain all you want - but Apple make clear the features that aren't available - if you want media messaging and video calling so bad, get a different phone.
Good: Great phone, usability ace, push mail for yahoo mail excellent - love it
Bad: Unable to forward text, no MMS, unable to cut and paste
Comment: Despite the things that I don't like I still think that this iPhone is the best I have ever owned.
Good: GPS function, 3g connection
Bad: Battery life, keeps crashing
Comment: Great phone, best touch screen I have come across.
Good: Interface, Usability, Pool of Applications in App Store, Games
Bad: No Documentation facility, No Copy Paste, No incoming calls when using internet
Comment: iPhone, iPhone, iPhone......buzzy all around. I would say I also trapped into the iPhone world. I was using PDA having all basic functionality and quite happy with it. I took an 18 months upgrade contract with O2 iPhone and paying for numerous good features on the top of sending and receiving calls.
As soon as I started using iPhone I disconnected from the world. How?
When you are using any application on iPhone that uses internet, all your incoming calls will go on voicemail on O2 non 3G network. This is the problem with non-3G network which O2 mostly have. That’s the most annoying flaw of iPhone. There are many blogs on Apple’s site for this issue but Apple.
Another importing thing is Documentation. You do not have any application to perform this job and no Cut-Copy-Paste facility. I’m pretty sure that when you have Internet handy all the time in your hand you would definitely need this feature.
I have numerous LIVE examples with me;
I was waiting for my father outside the mall as decide to meet at 5pm. I was browsing internet to pass the time at the same time my father was trying to reach me but he couldn’t because all the calls were going to voicemail and I didn’t receive the voicemail until I totally stopped browsing internet. We both were waiting for 1 hr. unnecessarily just due to this stupid flaw.
These are two basic feature of any advance featured mobile. I would say we buy mobile for sending/receiving calls and for any other bolts on you pay more for them. As that’s why you have iPhone for, to enable your life easy else could have gone for any cheap mobile. But NOT receiving calls when using internet is something overriding basic feature of the phone. Is that Right?
Good: Email, 3g, gps
Bad: iTunes, autotext, battery life, no viwer for MS office docs.
Comment: I was initially impressed but after 1 month, things are starting to niggle me. The keyboard isn't much good for us sausage fingers although I have realised I wasn't misspelling everything, it was autotext changing my words to the suggested words when the space bar was pushed! And you can't switch it off. You can't get ringtones for it in the UK yet so you are stuck with the installed efforts. A lot of the 3rd party apps are US only - not apple's fault. Beware updating your computer OS as iTunes sees it as a different pc and de-authorizes it. Then when you sync your iPhone, all your purchases are removed from the iPhone. They are re-installed once you authorize the pc, but the data & settings are gone forever. And you can only authorize 10 times in the first 12 months (2 x 5 authorizations). The 2 megapixel camera is good enough for a phone, if you want a good camera then use a camera not a phone. I had a number of docking stations that I used wit my iPod, the iPhone won't charge on these but does play - the usb leads are not interchangeable either. The battery is not to good, I have to charge up everyday, though a laptop would only last a couple of hours. But these are all negative points. I like my iPhone eve with its niggles, and I am sure Apple will update the software to make it better. I look forward to the release of the 32gb version!
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