1. lindawittsell@yahoo.com's Avatar
    What are the 3 biggest drawback of iPhone according to you ??
    04-20-2009 08:49 AM
  2. DRLyman's Avatar
    1. Battery
    2. No turn by turn spoken GPS like Garmin has for the BlackBerry phones ( I use it on my Storm and it is great)
    3. Bluetooth isn't loud enough
    04-20-2009 09:10 AM
  3. Nellybelly333's Avatar
    I will leave out everything that will be fixed by this summers update. For me that basically takes care of my biggest problems.

    1) Battery
    2) Quiet speakerphone
    3) Battery
    04-20-2009 09:26 AM
  4. sting7k's Avatar
    1. Battery
    2. Battery
    3. No disk mode
    04-20-2009 09:30 AM
  5. Tunnelrunner's Avatar
    To echo what others have said, 3.0 will fix what's been missing (voice TBT GPS, copy/paste, etc) but the one Achilles heel continues to be battery life. The iPhones "kryptonite.". I haven't heard any rumors/news yet for fixing it, but that doesn't mean there aren't any.
    Last edited by Tunnelrunner; 04-20-2009 at 10:02 AM.
    04-20-2009 09:41 AM
  6. zhelf's Avatar
    battery
    no blinking light to indicate new message
    04-20-2009 09:50 AM
  7. vanishingvision7's Avatar
    1. Battery.
    2. Vibrate is way too weak in my pocket.
    3. New version rumors that are making me want to ditch the old one.
    04-20-2009 10:48 AM
  8. jamesus's Avatar
    1. Battery (I use the phone too much...which is why I just ordered a battery case)
    2. Lack of Exchange Tasks support
    3. Configurable reminder settings (snooze, vibrate, etc).
    04-20-2009 01:34 PM
  9. lagmefragme's Avatar
    1) Battery
    2) Lack of an nice/customizable home screen/lock screen to summarize weather/news/calendar/tasks (without having to jailbreak)
    3) Lack of Exchange Task support
    04-20-2009 03:04 PM
  10. Satanic Goat's Avatar
    1. Battery
    2. Speaker not loud enough
    3. Poor Camera
    04-20-2009 03:45 PM
  11. Kainz15's Avatar
    1. Battery
    2. Maybe this is just me, but more memory would be nice
    3. AT&T
    04-20-2009 04:38 PM
  12. mullrat's Avatar
    1. Battery
    2. Multitasking
    3. Notifications
    04-21-2009 11:42 AM
  13. Hook Man's Avatar
    1. Battery
    2. Lack of multitasking
    3. Camera
    04-21-2009 11:54 AM
  14. JustinHorn's Avatar
    A lot of people here have mentioned battery. While I do agree this would be nice, the iPhone is actually one of the better 3G phones as far as battery life so I don't think it's a drawback until there is something better to replace it.

    I remember reading something about Apple buying a battery company or something like that. I have a feeling the 3rd gen iPhone will have a better battery.

    For me the only thing lacking that hopefully we will see in 3.0 or 3.0/3rdGen is background tasks. "Push" is great for some apps, even better than running in the background, but some things need to actually run in the background to be useful.
    04-21-2009 02:20 PM
  15. Jeffdc5#IM's Avatar
    1-Battery
    2-Its the only phone i have that is awful on at&t network i wonder why?
    3- multitasking why can't it its annoying having to jailbreak it to use backgrounder so i can stream xm radio and use tweetie wtf apple this is a consumer phone!!!
    04-21-2009 02:56 PM
  16. Allyson Kazmucha's Avatar
    Hm, 3.0 fixes my biggest pet peeves. They previously would have been:

    1) copy/paste
    2) Text issues (deleting single texts, forwarding texts - does 3.0 allow you to forward texts?), and obviously MMS
    3) Push notifications

    I was never really too concerned about Push e-mail, yes it would be nice, but I can live w/ out it. I more want notifications for my IM and apps like Tweetie, so that'll be nice.

    My new ones would probably be:

    1) video not supported on iPhone 3G with 3.0?
    2) I guess battery? i never really have an issue w/ the battery, i have a car charger and I charge my phone every night. I don't really understand why people complain about having to charge it every night. I don't think it's that hard to just plug in a phone. If you're out of town, fine, buy a car charger.
    04-21-2009 04:16 PM
  17. CorvZ061's Avatar
    1)no video
    2)camera quality
    3)no images past lock screen.
    04-21-2009 04:33 PM
  18. c0mpguru's Avatar
    1. Like others have said: Battery
    2. Background Tasks.
    3. Wish it had a badge or something to let users know if there is a calendar event on a certain day. For example, if today is the 3rd of the month and I put a reminder in the calendar for the 4th of the month, the calendar app shows up how it is now. When the 4th comes, there should be a badge to let us know there is something on the calendar for today.

    Other than those, OS 3.0 will be really good for us come summer.
    04-21-2009 11:04 PM
  19. lostonbroadway's Avatar
    I haven't had mine for long, but the 3 big drawbacks I saw immediately were

    1. No MMS... just the idea that this isn't possible baffles me, but I am assuming there is a very good reason?
    2. No video recording... this also seems like a no brainer nowadays.
    3. Battery... I have to say it does last a fair amount considering how much I use it, but charging it every night is already getting old and I am only on week 3.
    04-21-2009 11:15 PM
  20. JustinHorn's Avatar
    3. Battery... I have to say it does last a fair amount considering how much I use it, but charging it every night is already getting old and I am only on week 3.
    Why is charging overnight while you sleep a problem? I had to charge my old SLVR (not a 3G phone) every night.
    04-22-2009 12:52 AM
  21. Duvi's Avatar
    Hmm... It's really hard.

    Battery? Always near a charger (home, car & work)

    1- Maybe background processes: only for turn by turn gps. everything else can be pushed.

    2- Speakerphone: In my house, the fan can't be on. In the car, can't be doing more than 80 (there I can never use the speakerphone ).

    3- User created sounds/ringtones for Mail & SMS.
    04-22-2009 01:42 AM
  22. Allyson Kazmucha's Avatar
    Hmm... It's really hard.

    Battery? Always near a charger (home, car & work)

    1- Maybe background processes: only for turn by turn gps. everything else can be pushed.

    2- Speakerphone: In my house, the fan can't be on. In the car, can't be doing more than 80 (there I can never use the speakerphone ).

    3- User created sounds/ringtones for Mail & SMS.
    Ooh, that last one is a good one. Yeah I wish I could make the mail and SMS personalized. You can if you jailbreak, but I don't jailbreak by choice. Not worth having a laggy phone.
    04-22-2009 01:48 AM
  23. sting7k's Avatar
    I have to edit mine and go with better ringer profiles and more customization for different ringers. The ringer profiles are what I miss from my old Moto phones of yesteryear.
    04-22-2009 08:01 AM
  24. stclark81's Avatar
    1. Battery
    2. Weak vibration (I sometimes miss calls because I can't feel it in my pocket).
    3. Can't run apps in the background (in my case, Pandora or MLB At Bat).
    04-22-2009 08:08 AM
  25. sonola777's Avatar
    The iPhone has some glaring weaknesses that could easily be fixed by apple.

    1. Notifications

    With the introduction of the PNS its gonna be an absolute nightmare having to deal with a million pop ups from twitter, RSS feeds IM's etc. A solution would be to look at the way the G1 and Pre handle notifications and follow that route.

    2. Battery Life

    The iPhone has easily one of the worst batteries I've ever used! I constantly have to carry my charger with just in case I run out of juice. Better battery life please!

    3. Camera/Video Recording

    This is one of the most obvious weaknesses of the iPhone, how apple managed to mess this one up, I'll never know?! The next iPhone needs at least a 3.2 mpx camera (5 in my dreams) and video recording with better control over the preferences and quality of the image your about to take.
    04-22-2009 08:55 AM
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