What bugs you?
There are tons of threads with people kissing their iphones ****. Having converted to the 3GS from a long history with Sprint/Palm, I find myself rather disappointed in a few little things that actually irritate me quite a bit...
1) Not being able to add/change sounds for text messages and other events is HUGE. Can't believe it's been this long without it. But seeing as how you just finally got copy/paste and MMS is still nowhere to be seen, I guess that's not surprising.
2) The fact that there are however many thousands of apps.... yet there seems to be like 3 that are of any real use.
3) Not being able to do much "personalization". For instance a background behind the icons, not just on the unlock screen. Or at least a change of background color.
Don't get me wrong, I have been really enjoying my short time with this phone. The 3GS brings many things that the device should have been doing for years now which is why I finally switched. But these little nick-knack things, particularly the test message tones, are driving me nuts!
How about you?
- 07-03-2009, 10:27 PM #2iPhone Intermediate
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Sounds like you need to jailbreak, my friend!
Those who were upset with the lack of personalization offered are usually the ones that jailbreak or hack their iPhones. Look up the term and see what other people have done to their iPhones. I think you'll find what you're looking for and more.Jailbreaking the iPhone is like dipping iOS in Android sauce - DELICIOUS!
- 07-03-2009, 10:30 PM #4iPhone Intermediate
Jailbreaking the iPhone is like dipping iOS in Android sauce - DELICIOUS!
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I want to, just need to make sure I learn about the risks and mistakes not to make. And so far every time I go start researching, I see "don't jailbreak the 3GS just yet" so I think there's still a little learning curve going on out there in jailbreak land.
Looking forward to checking it out though.
As for Palm, the Pre was an amazing step forward for the troubled company, but also took several steps backward. One of which was the same problem that bugs me so much with iphone. Even less sound personalization than we are seeing here. I don't get why we're evolving backwards.
Guess I should just be happy my white 3GS hasnt overheated as many seem to be doing. I stream Pandora all day while checking mail, texting, and surfing and it doesnt seem to get hot at all. Guess I should shut up while I am ahead. :-)
- 07-03-2009, 11:14 PM #6
- 07-03-2009, 11:27 PM #7iPhone Intermediate
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I am sure not all people will be totally happy with the iPhone. After using more than 30 phones over the years, the 3G was the best one I found until I picked upthe 3GS. Yesterday I pop my sim in the Tytn 11, which has many of the features mention, I found it unbearable to use now that I have been using iPhone for a year. Until something becoome the next better phone, guess I am stuck with this one.
- 07-03-2009, 11:43 PM #8iPhone Elite
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Why is it that important to change SMS tones? I don't understand the obsession with this. I see so many people complain about it all the time, but I honestly see no purpose to it o___O..
And no you shouldn't jailbreak yet, but it's coming very soon so you'll be able to do all that stuff and more. At least with iPhone there is always jailbreak.
- 07-04-2009, 12:00 AM #10
- 07-04-2009, 12:58 AM #11iPhone Beginner
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iTunes, having to use iTunes to add any photos or data takes 5 to 10 times as long as if you could simply drag and drop. adding photos is the worst. removing any data is equally obnoxious. no mulititasking, not being able to change sounds as already mentioned..
Sadly phone manufactures do not design phones with me specifically in mind, so the iPhone will do for now....
- 07-04-2009, 01:15 AM #12
You're REALLY over generalizing with the following:
The Pre has what? 20 or so apps and are still keeping the SDK close to the vest? Going to take a long time to get a good number of apps up there that way.
- 07-04-2009, 01:31 AM #13
Yeah best thing for you sounds like a jailbreak. Always depends on your needs.
For me, I like quick and short text tones, so the default is just fine with me for SMS. I do wish I could customize the email sounds though.
Either way, you CAN have the functionality you want, you just have to jailbreak. Hey, nothings perfect
- 07-04-2009, 01:31 AM #14iPhone Newbie
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i have yet to run into anybody that has a phone that can do half the stuff my 3g can. people go nuts when i have lunch with my mom at the hospital and stuff. pretty neat phones. jail breaking it makes it the ultimate phone! i hope to get my 3gs next month. the video camera rocks compared to cycorder!
Yes the pre has 20 or so right now... but that's 20 more than the iphone had at launch. Also, to be honest the ones I use most often (Pandora, Fandango, etc) are on both phones. Plus you have the emulator to bring in all the old school palm apps (some of which are way better than the garbage apple lets hit the iphone store).
Duuuude, that email sound is perfect for a SMS sound imo. Subtle but noticable. After jailbreaking the 3GS, that is possibly one of the sounds I will use for SMS.
Yea dude, the video on the 3GS is really nice. I catch myself filming dumb crap just for kicks. I've got videos of my dog taking a dump, me browning ground beef, and forklifts running around at work.
Last edited by gregg37; 07-04-2009 at 08:51 AM.
- 07-04-2009, 09:13 AM #16
Seeing as other iPhone users haven't been offended by your comments, I'll add that the biggest thing I'd like (which I posted a separate thread about a few days ago) is a recently-used apps list. I used Hi-Launcher on my Treo to get a quick pop-up of recently used apps when I pressed-and-held the phone button. I can get by without real mulitasking, but I would like a quicker way to jump between apps I'm using.Now THIS is the future of smartphones.
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- 07-04-2009, 12:22 PM #20iPhone Newbie
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so you're telling us you looked through zillions of apps and found three useful? you've checked every single one? who cares what the iphone had at lunch? when the vette launched it only had a 6 cylinder. thats not stopping the vette now is it? i don't know man you might as well just go back to your awesome old phone then instead of complaining to us about your phone.
- 07-04-2009, 04:09 PM #21
The lack of personalization is what bugs me. Also, whatís the deal with pic messaging? I donít understand why you have to email a pic to send it to someone. Sorry for the rant. Other than that, I'm happy I switched to ATT and the iPhone! Once a stable JB comes out for my 3GS, that's what Iíll be doing.