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Most Over Rated Missing iPhone Feature
Curious as to what everyone thinks is the most over rated missing iPhone feature?
For me it is copy and paste... Yes I said it. Seriously I understand how at times someone may use it but I've always had it on WM phones and never really used it. Have it on my Bold now - never use it. So for all the people complaining about it, I wonder how often they use it... hmm
Ok, I'm not done... MMS also. MMS is horrid. Inter-carrier transmission of these things is just awful. The carriers themselves don't even handle the routing of these messages. They hire a 3rd party company out. That's why when you call to complain your buddies are not getting pictures you send or vice versa - the polite customer service people tell you it's your friends service, not yours... they are clueless because they can't do a thing about it. So here is what would happen. iPhone would get it... then you send pictures to a friend with Verizon - they don't get it and then the complaining about pictures not be delivered at all or 6 hours later starts on the forums... I can see it now.
Feel free to vote for more than one thing.
Last edited by Jeremy Sikora; 02-04-2009 at 01:50 PM.
- 02-04-2009, 01:43 PM #2
I agree with you on both (even though I did not keep the 3G for now, I may return in June ). I have personally used C&P once in the past two years. And why, oh why, people scream so much about MMS I will never understand. If I really have a need to send a pict to someone off my phone, I email it.
- 02-04-2009, 01:59 PM #4Moderator
- 1,305 Posts
I think they are all over rated, but I picked copy and paste.
In order of least importance...
Copy and Paste
Most of what you need it for is taken care of in other ways by the iPhone. Would it be nice to have, yes, isn't it important to have right now, NO!
MMS is complete crap and hopefully in 10 years will be a distant memory as everyone will have moved on to smart phones with push email.
Turn by Turn would be "neat", but not that important. If you can't follow written direction or a dot on a map you need a lot more help than turn by turn.
- 02-04-2009, 03:26 PM #5
- 02-04-2009, 03:51 PM #6
Well, copy and paste is available if you are jailbroken and although I have it installed, I used it ONCE. I also don't understand all the fuss about MMS. Do you really wanna pay a dollar for every photo sent?
Turn-by-turn, on the other hand, would be very useful. I can see myself using it on weekly basis, but I am happy with the current GPS performance right now.
- 02-04-2009, 04:12 PM #7
I voted for MMS. I can't tell you how many times I've sent an MMS to someone on another carrier only to have them get it 3+ hours after the fact, whereas if I email them a photo, it's there right away. With more and more people getting smartphones, email is the way to go. A lot of people say lack of MMS on the iPhone is a dealbreaker, but in all honesty you don't need it.
- 02-04-2009, 04:18 PM #8
I went with copy and paste. I have only been in about 2 situations where I wished I had it.
I agree that email is better than MMS, BUT there is still a HUGE (majority) of people who don't have email capabilities on their phone. I only have a handful of friends who have email on their phone (the ones who have an iPhone). The inconvenience of the "alternative" is annoying and nearly impossible to keep up with. Not to mention, some people get LOTS of email coming in every hour and don't necessarily instantly check it the moment a new one comes in. They are probably more likely to immediately see a MMS.
- 02-04-2009, 04:21 PM #9
- 02-04-2009, 04:34 PM #10
I was going to say MMS, but I said turn by turn directions, simply because I don't feel that it is a missing feature. Maybe it is just me, but I still view turn by turn as an extra, not as something that should automatically be included. Maybe it is from years of using TomTom as an extra of my PDA and Treo.
Last edited by Jeremy Sikora; 02-04-2009 at 10:12 PM.
- 02-04-2009, 07:16 PM #12
I am going to be switching over from a BB 8800 with no data... I am pretty much sure that there will be very little I will be complaining about.
In terms of the C/P situation... I do use it now and then on my BB when people ask me for someones number.
MMS? My old phone doesnt take pictures... How could I complain?
- 02-04-2009, 07:35 PM #13
- 02-04-2009, 08:24 PM #14
- 02-04-2009, 08:27 PM #15
- 02-04-2009, 08:42 PM #16
- 02-04-2009, 10:09 PM #17
Cut and Paste all the way! I had a Treo 700P and a 755P. I kept D2G up to date with all the latest versions as soon as they came out.
Not once did I use Cut/Paste! I did not use D2G all that much. If I ever had to manipulate Docs I would always wait until I got back to my Laptop. But that was just me.
- 02-04-2009, 10:48 PM #18
iPhone: on the web, find an article I think BadAsh will enjoy, hit the + button, hit mail link, tap in his address, send.
On cut/copy/paste phones during Round Robin: on the web, find article I think BadAsh will enjoy, curse crappy browser rendering of article, try to figure out what combo of trackball, touchscreen, stylus, and menu/keyboard buttons invoke cut and paste, fiddle to select URL, exit browser, hunt around for email, wait for send/receive to finish, choose new email, fiddle to paste url in body, add email address, send.
Apple tried something different with the iPhone. It doesn't always work the way cut/copy paste would, but in certain situations, it's much more elegant.
- 02-04-2009, 11:02 PM #19
- 02-05-2009, 08:02 AM #20iPhone Nanite
- 9 Posts
I went with C&P, from my previous phones I rarely used it, and i cannot recall a time when it was absoultely essential because i was copying a complicated web address or something, and not just out of lazyiness.
I think you guys in the states must get a really REALLY raw deal with MMS, If it was handled better, and was reliable, I don't think you'd hate it so much. Different in the UK, it's now pretty reliable. I have no complaints with it.
- 02-05-2009, 08:26 AM #21
- 02-05-2009, 08:33 AM #22
I would have to say MMS for sure. I can't even count how many cell phones I went through in the 4 years before I got my iPhone. But I can count exactly how many MMS message I sent in that time; zero. They charge even more for those things than SMS (which I use a lot). And it's a total waste of money since MMS is just email the carriers run.
The iPhone is actually the first phone that I've sent pics on, using email since it's free and easy. I don't do it very often but I do get quite a few sent to me now, I prefer getting them in email because then I can also get the pic onto my computer much easier.
TBH the other features are also not all that important to me. I don't have much need for copy/paste as I'm not really a user to gets something that I need to send to someone else. My car has a GPS unit already built into the dash, I have no issues with Google Maps.
- 02-05-2009, 08:41 AM #23iPhone Nanite
- 7 Posts
I am using AT&T service and have been waiting for some time for the SwirlyMMS app to work with AT&T with no issues. But recently I started using my email to send and receive pics. The only hassle is you first have to ask all contacts what service they are using and the pics don't come in instantly since you are using email.
I live in an area where 3G is not available. Cell service and texting work just fine. But if I want to check my email or get on the internet I am pretty much screwed unless I am at home or work where I have WiFi access.
I know MMS is overated for most people but it would be nice to instantly receive or send a photo like some of the bottom line camera phones!
- 02-05-2009, 08:48 AM #24iPhone Intermediate
- 133 Posts
In order of annoyance...
MMS, A2DP support, and copy/paste.
Although, I've never had much of a use for copy/paste, I would use it in rare situations if I had it. But I would never, ever, under any circumstances want to send an MMS, or listen to music with wireless earphones... even if I live to be 1,000 years-old.
Last edited by Stevie No-Wonder; 02-05-2009 at 01:29 PM.
- 02-05-2009, 09:04 AM #25iPhone Newbie
- 13 Posts
The only times i have wanted C&P was pasting a URL into an RSS reader. If the iPhone handled RSS feeds natively (button on safari window) then i wouldn't have needed it at all. Still, clippy is quite good and does everything you would want from it. If Apple was posititoning the iPhone as a true smartphone (sync and edit desktop docs) then we would have to have had C&P. It wasn't so we don't.
Turn by turn? Come on, its a phone, not a sat nav.