1. veegee1's Avatar
    the iphone has gone through both some subtle and dramatic improvements since 2007. It remains the best all around phone/pocket computer/email device out there, but if I were to say just one worst thing about it, it would have to be that Apple seriously needs to give the native operating system of the iphone some much better, more professional and more choices for ringtones. That goes equally for text and email tones. the ones which come native on the iphone are pitiful compared to blackberry and the ones which come native on the iphone are most unprofessional. Yes, I do understand that the app store has myriads of choices for ringtones and some of them are darn good, but for such a professional device such as the iphone, they really need to work on more native, professional sounding ring and text tones. Other than that, I can't say enough good things about the iphone.
    03-24-2012 11:58 AM
  2. ladyc0524's Avatar
    Although I love my 4S....I do have a wish list.

    1. Notification light. My phone is on vibrate when I'm at work. I never hear/feel...then finding out a missed a call an hour earlier.

    2. In the next iOS I would like to be able to set reminders (w/ alarms) to emails....like in Outlook.

    3. Bigger screen

    4. The ability to customize text messages....color, font, background pic & to be able to see the profile pic rather than just the name of the person you text/that texted you.
    This!!!!^^^
    03-24-2012 12:06 PM
  3. bcm262's Avatar
    everything via itunes,only able to sync to 1 pc and price
    03-24-2012 02:27 PM
  4. cheech73's Avatar
    just 2 maybe 3...

    1)notification LED light a blackberry
    2)power widget like on android
    and maybe a 4 inch screen
    03-24-2012 03:04 PM
  5. FendrGuitPlayr's Avatar
    Siri isn't 100% accurate.

    ...but I still like the phone.
    03-24-2012 06:33 PM
  6. Fixxy's Avatar
    Fragility. Jony invests so much time and effort into the design of something that people cover up with a case.
    03-24-2012 09:06 PM
  7. Heckler's Avatar
    Love the phone but...

    -Calendar is abysmal...seriously, how could a calendar this cumbersome actually come from Apple?!?
    -really, really, REALLY needs a notification light / system (sorry...BB convert)
    - Did I mention how awful the calendar app is?
    03-24-2012 10:45 PM
  8. carolmurr's Avatar
    It doesn't have a message light like my Droid had. I like seeing the light as notification, not just a sound that you may not hear.
    03-25-2012 01:05 PM
  9. iRetired's Avatar
    I guess the only bad thing I can think of is that there are too many cases available for my iPhone 4S. It is really hard to choose one that protects it but shows the fabulous industrial design at the same time.

    Decisions, decisions...

    Also, I love the fact that it is not screen-printed/branded like so many other phones with the carrier's name and logo. Is that a bad thing?
    Last edited by iRetired; 03-25-2012 at 02:56 PM.
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    03-25-2012 02:53 PM
  10. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    I guess the only bad thing I can think of is that there are too many cases available for my iPhone 4S. It is really hard to choose one that protects it but shows the fabulous industrial design at the same time.

    Decisions, decisions...

    Also, I love the fact that it is not screen-printed/branded like so many other phones with the carrier's name and logo. Is that a bad thing?
    I agree on both aspects here iRetired. On cases I've narrowed down the fact that I prefer my LP, defenders or speck candy shells.

    Now....as for the carrier/mfg being printed on the phone itself -- I'm SO HAPPY the iPhone is not branded in that fashion(on the front). I can honestly say that is one thing that always erked me when I was using a blackberry. Gee...I had no clue it was a blackberry and that Verizon was my carrier for it LOL
    03-25-2012 04:14 PM
  11. somedayz's Avatar
    Hmmm...I can say several things, sadly, but I think it all comes down to lack of customization/personalization (compared to Android or BlackBerry). For example: there's no option other than a "bubble" to view text messages. Why isn't there an option to view the message on the entire screen versus about 2/3 of it? Only ONE email "icon" and no "new message" indicator. I only use 2 email accts on my iPhone, but during the week my work emails are A LOT more important than personal emails. If I could even assign different tones for the different email accounts it would be helpful. And the lack of a "new message" indicator is frustrating, especially since I cannot separate emails into different icons. I need to know is when a new work email comes in. I think it's asking a lot to keep up with how many unread emails you have to know if the little number icon changes to know if you have new email (if you don't hear the tone, it's on silent, you're away from it, etc). While on email - it would also be nice to "mark messages unread." I'm sure this is just habit but when a message is new, I know it still needs action on my part. Also, after reading and deleting a message (with the message open), I prefer to go back to my Inbox versus automatically opening the next message. Almost every employee in our organization has the "read message" notification turned on. So, they get a notification you've read the email when you might not have. Finally, you cannot (easily) insert a picture or any other object in an email. The only solution I've found is to leave the email, find the attachment - copy it and paste it in your email. That's a lot of steps for a simple attachment!

    While the iPhone does have shortcuts to ease with typing, the technology is extremely limited; and ultimately ineffective. The shortcut must have 2+ characters. On all my BlackBerry devices, I had extremely helpful shortcuts setup that helped enormously with typing (''r' -> 'are' 'u' -> 'you' etc) I also had shortcuts setup to easily insert punctuation and other symbols (question mark, exclamation mark, ampersand). Not only did it insert them easily, it automatically backspaced, inserted the symbol, then forward spaced.

    If there are solutions to any of these concerns, PLEASE help me! I've read through the manual and searched each specifically, but can't find any fixes! I guess I just feel like there should be more functionality for what we pay for these phones!
    03-26-2012 03:05 PM
  12. GingerSnapsBack's Avatar
    While the iPhone does have shortcuts to ease with typing, the technology is extremely limited; and ultimately ineffective. The shortcut must have 2+ characters. On all my BlackBerry devices, I had extremely helpful shortcuts setup that helped enormously with typing (''r' -> 'are' 'u' -> 'you' etc)
    You can set that up in the settings - general - keyboard. I've got mine set up to correct common mistakes such as fonna getting corrected to gnna and il gets corrected to I'll.

    I set it up like I did with my Storm2. The words I commonly mistyped due to rushing or not looking down at my keyboard were used.

    One gripe I have is with Siri. She doesn't put punctuation in. When I get her to dictate a text or something for me, it looks like one big run on sentence.
    03-26-2012 04:38 PM
  13. iVazz's Avatar
    One gripe I have is with Siri. She doesn't put punctuation in. When I get her to dictate a text or something for me, it looks like one big run on sentence.
    She never graduated high school.




    Sent from my iPhone 4s using Tapatalk.
    03-26-2012 05:17 PM
  14. dbcooper227's Avatar
    iPhone CALENDAR appointments from 1. calls into calendar 2. email into calendar

    using exchange 365 (cloud) as center post to multiple iPhone and devices (Mac and PC) using calendar driven exchange.

    we need to do 2 things from the iPhone or I am stuck using Blackberry

    1. push calls into calendar as appointments (where calls notes are modified by user and time is used)
    2. push emails into calendar as appointments (again later modified by user)

    must be exchange365 and iPhone 4

    thanks

    DBCooper@foxman.com
    03-26-2012 11:06 PM
  15. somedayz's Avatar
    You can set that up in the settings - general - keyboard. I've got mine set up to correct common mistakes such as fonna getting corrected to gnna and il gets corrected to I'll.

    I set it up like I did with my Storm2. The words I commonly mistyped due to rushing or not looking down at my keyboard were used.

    One gripe I have is with Siri. She doesn't put punctuation in. When I get her to dictate a text or something for me, it looks like one big run on sentence.
    Thank you so much NobodyListens! I've set up some auto correct items. The problem is "The shortcut must contain at least two characters." Therefore, I cannot set up shortcuts for things like changing "r" to "are" and "u" to "you" and "w" to "with." I can, however, set up things like "bc" to "because." I guess I'm just old and set in my ways, but I just can't seem to send abbreviated text messages!! What I miss most is the auto puncutation and symbol shortcuts!
    03-27-2012 10:19 AM
  16. radamo's Avatar
    No Bedside Mode. Coming from BB Tour 9630 and Bold 9650 being able to dock the phone and turn off all notifications except the phone and then re-activate all other notifications at once is something that I miss.
    I agree, this is big one.
    RA
    03-27-2012 11:11 AM
  17. Jessicalt1's Avatar
    I came from a Droid so I miss my bigger screen. They could def make the screen bigger without making the phone itself bigger. There is no reason I have a home button the size of an M&M. Also, the ringtones drive me nuts. Why do I have to edit it, sync it with Itunes twice, and then assign? I can't just edit and assign?! Other than that, I actually really love the phone.
    03-27-2012 12:45 PM
  18. TurboTiger's Avatar
    Thank you so much NobodyListens! I've set up some auto correct items. The problem is "The shortcut must contain at least two characters." Therefore, I cannot set up shortcuts for things like changing "r" to "are" and "u" to "you" and "w" to "with." I can, however, set up things like "bc" to "because." I guess I'm just old and set in my ways, but I just can't seem to send abbreviated text messages!! What I miss most is the auto puncutation and symbol shortcuts!
    What I do is have it set up so that every short cut is the same letter three times.
    ccc is call me
    mmm is on my way
    And this is the most important one:
    rrr is Please remove my email address from the body of this message before you forward it. Thanks

    For me it's easier to tap the same letter three times rather than some combo of different letters.

    Yes if you do the math, I can have a max of 26 but I only have about 5 now.

    Good Luck
    03-27-2012 08:46 PM
  19. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar

    One gripe I have is with Siri. She doesn't put punctuation in. When I get her to dictate a text or something for me, it looks like one big run on sentence.
    Laura, idk if you know this, but with Siri you have to actually 'speak' the punctuation you want.
    Ie. I want this meeting at seven pm Period Will you please call John about it question mark.

    And then she will insert what you ask her to
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    03-27-2012 09:33 PM
  20. GingerSnapsBack's Avatar
    New gripe - I can't jb this iOS yet.
    03-28-2012 09:51 AM
  21. Rocket_Girl's Avatar
    Hmmm...I can say several things, sadly, but I think it all comes down to lack of customization/personalization (compared to Android or BlackBerry). For example: there's no option other than a "bubble" to view text messages. Why isn't there an option to view the message on the entire screen versus about 2/3 of it? Only ONE email "icon" and no "new message" indicator. I only use 2 email accts on my iPhone, but during the week my work emails are A LOT more important than personal emails. If I could even assign different tones for the different email accounts it would be helpful. And the lack of a "new message" indicator is frustrating, especially since I cannot separate emails into different icons. I need to know is when a new work email comes in. I think it's asking a lot to keep up with how many unread emails you have to know if the little number icon changes to know if you have new email (if you don't hear the tone, it's on silent, you're away from it, etc). While on email - it would also be nice to "mark messages unread." I'm sure this is just habit but when a message is new, I know it still needs action on my part. Also, after reading and deleting a message (with the message open), I prefer to go back to my Inbox versus automatically opening the next message. Almost every employee in our organization has the "read message" notification turned on. So, they get a notification you've read the email when you might not have. Finally, you cannot (easily) insert a picture or any other object in an email. The only solution I've found is to leave the email, find the attachment - copy it and paste it in your email. That's a lot of steps for a simple attachment!

    While the iPhone does have shortcuts to ease with typing, the technology is extremely limited; and ultimately ineffective. The shortcut must have 2+ characters. On all my BlackBerry devices, I had extremely helpful shortcuts setup that helped enormously with typing (''r' -> 'are' 'u' -> 'you' etc) I also had shortcuts setup to easily insert punctuation and other symbols (question mark, exclamation mark, ampersand). Not only did it insert them easily, it automatically backspaced, inserted the symbol, then forward spaced.

    If there are solutions to any of these concerns, PLEASE help me! I've read through the manual and searched each specifically, but can't find any fixes! I guess I just feel like there should be more functionality for what we pay for these phones!
    A few tips - you can do MOST (most, though not all...) of these things or at least make them easier:
    To mark unread: You can mark any message "unread". In the message itself, to far right near subject line, look for the word "mark". Click on link, choose option to mark message as unread. You can also flag this way IF this feature is a part of the host email account. The features that come through into email on iPhone are driven by the email client rather than the iDevice.

    Filtering work emails from others: In the email menu, open only the work email account (instead of 'all inboxes") ... inbox will then show only work emails. It will push the others, just not show them until you open those inboxes or revert to "all inboxes".

    The auto-advance problem: In email settings, scroll down to "Preview". Click for options...set to NONE. This will remove the preview panel that auto-advances to next unread message. Nobody will think you've read an email until you actually have opened it yourself.

    Notifications: You can adjust notification settings to see first two lines of a new email on the lock screen and in the (pulldown) notification panel. These only open or show a message as "read" if you then click through from the notification to the email message. A good way to preview & filter to choose which messages to open as they arrive.

    Hope this helps a little!
    03-28-2012 01:02 PM
  22. PalmPrePlusPwns's Avatar
    sometimes when im outside on a sunny day, I pull my phone out of my pocket and look at the screen, only to have the sun's rays reflect of my retina display and have them blasted into my own retina causing momentary blindless as walk into a pole... but its only happened 3 times.
    03-28-2012 02:17 PM
  23. leanaf82's Avatar
    My biggest gripe has been with MMS sent to multiple recipients I keep forgetting that I am also replying to every one the MMS was sent to. That can cause some awkward situations. Coming from android I miss having a native voice guided turn by turn navigation.
    03-28-2012 02:54 PM
  24. GingerSnapsBack's Avatar
    Laura, idk if you know this, but with Siri you have to actually 'speak' the punctuation you want.
    Ie. I want this meeting at seven pm Period Will you please call John about it question mark.

    And then she will insert what you ask her to
    Did not know this. I'll try it to see if she types what I want her to do.
    03-28-2012 03:02 PM
  25. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    Did not know this. I'll try it to see if she types what I want her to do.
    Ok great LMK how you do. Speaking the punctuation also works when your dictating a text/iMessage too (when your actually in the message app to reply instead of typing)
    03-28-2012 07:53 PM
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