iPhone is a revolutionary product that has just changed the way people tend to use cellphones in their daily life. This is my personal opinion don't consider me an apple fan boy or whatever but before i got my hands on an iphone ive gone through other products too such as samsung, nokia, sony ericsson. It depends on the user which cellphone suits them, for me im a teenager i demand quality music, something that helps me around social networks just in a few clicks, a good camera and all these requirements are covered by the iPhone. Before i was getting the iphone i had doubts whether should i opt for Android by HTC such as the desire though it was a cheap option and had higher specification it just did not offer what i wanted such as quality music or a good camera i mean it has a 5mp camera but all the colours are washed out and it records in .3gp which compromises on video quality while iphone saves it in .mp4 which is a more user friendly format before i carry on i should make one thing clear there is no thing such as perfect there is only near perfection..having higher specifications doesnt mean its better i mean does having 1.2 Ghz processor make a real big difference on android rather than having 1ghz - the apps all do one function - how the application operates and loads may only differ by a few seconds or maybe apples apps are faster since they are optimized not trying to be a criticizer but thats the way how i feel anyways i stumbled on a post which may make a few people avoid the iphone and i just wanted to answer not everything comes OUT of the box
No Flash support in the web browser: Yes there is now, there is an app called Skyfire - it supports flash and its officially approved by Apple thats why you can get it in the app store and its a big step for the iphone
No true multitasking for all applications:
So what if its not true multi tasking, do you really need that? i mean isnt it enough that you play music and press the home button and it continues playing music what else do you want, real multi tasking which will decrease ur battery life quicker and do the same operation?
No quick switches for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or 3G on the homescreen: Heard of Jailbreaking? Go to cydia and install Sbsettings
No social networking integration in the contact list:
Comming in iOS 5, and u can go to facebook and sync ur contacts they get all their display pictures and quicklinks to their social network profile in ur contacts.
No lockscreen or homescreen info widgets or plugins:
Comming in iOS 5, we talked - they listened now just show a little patience.
No new ringtones or SMS tones:
You obviously never used an iphone have you? Google how to add a ringtone to your iphone for free of cost - you just need a few clicks in itunes and ur set to go, not a lousy bragger that oh it cant do this and that everything has its pros and cons
SMS,email, and calendar tones are still not customizable:
Thier customize able ever tried going into settings?
No proper file browser or access to the file system:
Jailbreak, Cydia and install iFile - its not proper but there is a logical reason for that so its not open for everyone and there are least threats for the iphone, ever wondered why hasnt there been a malware exploit in the iphone and there is in android?
No USB mass storage mode:
Jailbreak, Cydia and install usbdrive
Screen has no vibrating haptic feedback:
Wtf is that suppose to mean? it shows the feedback perfectly what are you racist?
No Bluetooth file transfers to other mobile phones:
Jailbreak, Cydia and install celeste (bluetooth transfer works to any phone!)
Contacts lack a swipe-to-delete or mass delete feature:
So would it kill you to open the contact and click edit and delete, do you know why they didnt swipe to delete? Coz you can accidently delete contacts and in the end ud blame apple for the dumb feature however i do agree on the mass delete feature but there is a substitute in the settings and click erase all personal content
No SMS/MMS delivery notifications:
Jailbreak, Cydia and install bitesms
No smart dialing (but Spotlight is a somewhat of a substitute):
Hold down your home button and voice control will open and just say Call John and then tell me if thats smart or not
No DivX or XviD video support and no official third-party application to play that:
No pain no gain - nothings perfect pal you gotta make sacrafices - jailbreaking has been declared legal so there is no harm dropping over to the cydia store.
The whole iPhone is too iTunes dependent and you’re also limited to syncing particular types of content only with ONE computer:
Do a little googline before you blame a feature, i find itunes really helpful - it automatically backsup all my pictures, videos, contacts, settings without me doing the hassel each time i connect it and lets say if my iphone had to be restored coz it wouldnt boot up, all i hav to do is restore the backup file itunes made and wollah no loss of data and you can sync other media to your iphone without the use of itunes from any other pc without loosing ur music by other 3rd party software which barely is 2mb such as sharepod
Everything has pros and cons dont be a critic, just appreciate things and having higher specifications doesnt make it a better phone if it cant operate the way it should? I mean whats the point of a graphics card in an android if the smartphone platform doesnt get good games such as GTA or infinity blade etc..
hey everyone be careful with the free apps. most of free apps are link to paid apps. before you download free apps make sure it's 100% free and always free. my aunt got charged $400 this month from her visa card.
AnonD-252, 03 Aug 2011"like secure and controlled areas", I guess you would love to live in China or would... moreNo I like to live in America in good neighbours, with security and excellent services,
and iTunes is a good example of that, reason why Apple market share is increasing dramatically, because millions and millions of people choose Apple on their free will.
AnonD-252, 03 Aug 2011It is not possible to watch full-lenght flash movies and you depend on Skyfire-servers to be a... moreOk. Looks like the flash isnt so usable then. I noticed on this site that the review of the sgs and iph4 being compared, that they managed to somehow convert a movie to iphn( i forget how they did it now).
Jake, 26 Jul 2011U ve just listed few features that are not available on iPhone. But i can show you hundreds of... moreExactly! Those complaining can barely spell, let alone afford an Iphone. Sorry guys but it's the truth! You can tell who really has one...even if you do and your talking negatively about it, you obviously don't know anything about technology! Or CLASS!
Anonymous, 31 Jul 2011Because quality people like " secure and controlled " areas, AKA iTunes , simple p... more"like secure and controlled areas", I guess you would love to live in China or would have loved to live in Sovjetunion where it is/was very "secure and controlled" and no freedom at all to do anything other then what the people with all the power have decided was safe enough for you to do?
AnonD-13788, 03 Aug 2011I don't have an i phone...but to all those that would enjoy watching flash video; it is possib... moreIt is not possible to watch full-lenght flash movies and you depend on Skyfire-servers to be able to watch any flash!
phone man , 01 Aug 2011Wow the iphone 4 rocks!!! you can make phone calls and stuff plus you have a camera which doub... moreI don't have an i phone...but to all those that would enjoy watching flash video; it is possible if u download skyfire browser.
Rhythm, 01 Aug 2011Does anyone know when the IPhone 5 is coming out? The exact date please.September 12 at 10 AM San Francisco time
trees, 02 Aug 2011presently you cannot transfer or receive files via bluetooth with the iphone 4
You can download the app here :
iphone cant really shared photos,music, videos or anything thru bluetooth.
I guess all the features are good enough but there is a lack of RADIO. Along with it it would definitely be a fully complete package...The bestest...
Sudhir K. Gopalan
presently you cannot transfer or receive files via bluetooth with the iphone 4
OH MY GHOSH !!! iphone 5 is coming out soon; september. smpen0r. can you send anything through bluetooth to other phones beside iphones?
Does anyone know when the IPhone 5 is coming out? The exact date please.
AnonD-15989, 01 Aug 2011Pls i want to find out if you can actually send and recieve files and applications through blu... moreThere's an app called bump, you can download it for free on the app store. With this app you can share apps, songs and foto's with every other iPhone 4 user that uses this app as well. Hope this helps you out, i'm not sure if you can really share trough bluetooth with iPhone 4.