Its obvious to oalvarez if the iPhone does not have it its an unimportant feature, but if iPhone does have it, its great.
For example, I understand in the browser you cant:
set a home page
chose font size
switch the loading of pictures of (important on an GPRS/edge device)
In the e-mail client you cant:
force it to only donwload a portion of the e-mail
force it to not download attachments.
I bet oalvarez does not think these (simple) features are important in any way.
- 07-14-2007, 02:29 AM #777
- 07-14-2007, 09:05 AM #778
-i think it's silly that one doesn't have the choice of setting a home page (or not). as a user i also know that any web address i might want to frequent regularly is contained in my favorites area. again, one should be able to set a home page.
-font size in a browser: upon being dowloaded the entire web page fits on the screen. would i want to be able to make it even smaller or bigger (hence not being able to see certain portions of the page) automatically? not sure. one can do that by shrinking or expanding the page with their fingers. if i've understood you correctly, i personally haven't found a need for it.
-switch the loading of pics on a page: i think that one should be able to choose whether they want to increase download speeds by omitting pictures. having said that, i personally like to view the images on the web page and i have found the EDGE speeds to be acceptable more times than not. again, one should be able to choose.
email related items:
since i use it for personal use (home email, no work whatsoever) neither one of those matter to me. as for attachments, i think that one might have to set outlook to download the attachments automatically in order for the handheld to be able to see them. in all honesty, i'm not sure. should one be able to attach an item to an email, from the email screen? yes, absolutely.
i'll even add one of my own: one should be able to minimize the keyboard prior to either cancelling or completing typing. there is no way to do this. i find that it hides portions of the screen that one might want to access before actually sending the message.
i have answered your areas of concern, and honestly. if the iPhone doesn't have certain features that does not make them unimportant.
now, back to my question:
is it really all that difficult to tap the screen to get the vital "incoming or outgoing" call information? and how much time does that actually take? i make and receive calls, i know if i have spoken to that person or not. if it's a missed call it's in red.
is it a truly important feature that it is missing or are some of you simply nit-picking it to death as you have?
- 07-14-2007, 09:22 AM #779
- 07-14-2007, 09:33 AM #780
again, it is NOT ommitted! the calls are labeled incoming or outgoing but you have to tap on the call to get that information. the information is there. i'm simply asking if having to tap the screen is all that difficult or time consuming. someone said it would save a lot of time. how much time?
the information is there in this case, it is not missing some expected capability.
- 07-14-2007, 09:47 AM #781
As to your seemingly important "time" metric: If I can do something one-handed, instantaneously, with a glance, on one phone and another phone requires my full attention for a few seconds (and probably 2 hands), then I would have to label that time difference thusly: AN ETERNITY!
- 07-14-2007, 10:09 AM #782
- 07-14-2007, 10:10 AM #783
- 07-14-2007, 10:12 AM #784
- 07-14-2007, 10:14 AM #785
- 07-14-2007, 12:07 PM #786
- 07-14-2007, 12:35 PM #787
- 07-14-2007, 01:32 PM #788
- 07-14-2007, 03:18 PM #789
Let me put it another way, would it be nice to go into, say, an Apple aficionados site and start saying they don't know what they're talking about because they don't use Treos? We use Treos here, but we can still have an opinion about something we've chosen not to use.
- 07-14-2007, 04:35 PM #790
- 07-14-2007, 05:03 PM #791
- 07-14-2007, 05:10 PM #793
Bob calls me, per se, and I speak to him, then go about my business. If I want to know what time he called me later on, I can easily see it because I know he called me. Because I picked up the phone.
I could understand if it didn't say missed calls, but if I spoke to the person, whether they called me or I called them, I usually know the difference.
- 07-14-2007, 05:11 PM #794
- 07-14-2007, 05:14 PM #795
You are not wrong in your statement, and that 95% stat has nothing to do with that.
Serious iPhone texting flaw
Here is something I just figured out today, and I'm not sure if it's been mentioned before but I find it to be a serious problem with the iPhone. Apparantly, it doesn't take very much to fill the SMS inbox, and the phone will prompt you to delete some previous messages because the inbox is almost full. I decided to ignore those prompts, thinking since the phone has 8GB of space, it must be able to cope. Big mistake. If you ever let the iPhone's SMS inbox get "full" (whatever full means, since the phone has so much space), it clogs ALL phone functions. You will not receive any further text messages until you clear out old ones, and you will not receive any voice mail. I learned this the hard way after missing calls, voice mails, and text messages from a friend who needed a ride to the airport this morning. There's also no way to set how much space you dedicate for text messages. This is a potentially serious flaw in that if you text quite a bit, and don't think to delete old conversations, your phone will choke up on new calls/voicemails/texts.
I've been fine with ALL the other compromises the iPhone forces you to make, but I think above all it will be this flaw that could make me sell my iPhone. My BlackBerry could keep texts from the previous 6 months and not have to delete them, I have had the iPhone barely 2 weeks and it's already got its memory filled with texts? That's beyond ridiculous.
He's an interesting post, and I dont know if his interpretation is true or not, but the reaction of the other posters in the thread is rather scary (basically amounting to "Why do you want to keep so many texts in any case"). Its almost as if a Borg-like Applologist group think is going down there.
- 07-14-2007, 05:31 PM #797
- 07-14-2007, 05:34 PM #798
- 07-14-2007, 06:03 PM #799
Overall I've been amused by this thread, but this is just plane wrong
MacBook Pro - Intel Core2Duo 2.2GHZ, 2gig ram, 120gig 5400 hd, iNvidia 8600 128mb VRam, $1999
Dell - Intel Core2Duo 2.2GHZ, 2gig ram, 160gig 5400 hd, InVidia 8600 256mb VRam, $1375
So lets see, $600 dollars more for a Macbook Pro, weaker video card, smaller harddrive, crappy 90 day warranty vs 1-year for the Dell, and that's with a display and battery upgrade to match the MacBook.
And this is for the pricy Dell (compared to HP and others).
The "Apple tax" is even more obvious with desktops.
Edit: Sorry, about 25 pages behind, still catching up. Just broke rule #1, read entire thread before posting.
- 07-14-2007, 06:38 PM #800
Apple Tax....sounds so harsh...how about "Privileged User Assessment".
It sounds much nicer.
Fanboys love to claim Apple and PC prices are comparable, but that is just plain hogwash.
The same is true with all their products and software.
But maybe that is why their stock is at 130 and others are lower...