Bugaboos with the iPhone - list em here

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by StolenPhone, Jun 30, 2007.

  1. StolenPhone macrumors newbie

    Jun 27, 2007
    Found a few tonight.

    1) Wireless only supports WEP/WPA/WPA2...but not Enterprise. This means no User ID...it only takes a password. This means it won't operate in many corporate environments that operate on a 802.1X security standard. I also run a WPA Enterprise setup in the house off my Linksys with radiusd server on a Fedora box...no iPhone wireless for me in the house :-( (Yeah I know I'm a geek...but I'm a secure geek)

    2) IMAP does not look like it supports IMAP IDLE or Push email for account outside of Yahoo. Notice the email setup auto check has Manual, 15m, 30m, every hour...none of these should be an option for push email...it should be based on a full time connection using the IDLE protocol...BAD APPLE..BAD BAD! I run my own IMAP server that supports IDLE. The iPhone did not automatically receive email...I had to manually retrieve it or let the timer check on its interval to receive it.

    3) IMAP is not allowing you to set up your Sent or Drafts folder. I run IMAP with DOVECOT. The default "Sent" folder is "Sent". So does the iPhone mail app. But it thinks my "Sent" folder is different from theirs. Most email apps allow you to choose your "Sent", "Inbox", and "Draft" folders. This does not. This will be a real issue for people running email outside of Google and Yahoo.

    4) This isn't a bug, but a nit pick. Transfer of movies and music is horribly slow. I guess welcome to Flash memory. Something we can deal with but its awful after coming from an iPod ;-) I can live with this as annoying as it is.

    5) Headphone adapter is specific to the iPhone and not standard. Its done for the mic. But they probably could have made it so most headphones will work, but they didn't. Get ready for expensive adapters to use your $150 in-ear canal headphones you bought on your iPod and just love :-(
  2. Sbrocket macrumors 65816


    Jun 3, 2007
    Where's the 802.1x? So much for getting on my campus network. :( :(
  3. clickclickw00t macrumors regular

    Jun 28, 2007
    Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't flash memory faster than regular HD memory?
  4. TheAnswer macrumors 68030


    Jan 25, 2002
    Orange County, CA
    I believe it's faster to read but slower to write...so the slowness comes when putting stuff onto the flash memory.
  5. StolenPhone thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 27, 2007


    "Some quick research over at Tomshardware shows the fastest 3.5 inch IDE disk of today averages about 60 MegaBytes per second sustained throughput be it read or write. By comparison, the fastest flash drives achieve a very respectable 23 Megabytes per second write speed with 30MB per second read performance. This means flash will need to triple in speed in addition to keeping up with normal improves that will occur in performance to surpass hard drives in every way. "
  6. bradleyland macrumors newbie

    Jul 6, 2007
    The folder mapping thing works well if you have a Mac running Mail.app, but if you're using a PC, you'll have to go in and map them manually.

    * Tap Settings, Mail
    * Tap the account you want to map the folders form
    * Tap Advanced
    * Drafts, Sent, and Deleted will be listed under "Mailbox Behaviors"
    * Tap any of the above to map it to an IMAP folder on the server

    Mac users, if your ISP or webhost supports IMAP, I'd strongly suggest you check it out. Email sync on the iPhone with IMAP and Mail.app on your Mac is just awesome. You can set Mail.app to store your Drafts and Trash on the server. This will keep the mail in sync with your iPhone all the time (wirelessly), and will allow you to access your mail from any webmail interface you might have available.

    Check out Dan Ruben's guide for setting up the special folders (drafts, sent, etc) in Mail.app.


    As StolenPhone posted above, fast hard disks are faster when it comes to overall throughput, but flash memory has better seek times for random data access. This only matters if you're accessing files at different locations on the physical platter though. Most modern file systems work very hard to avoid this sort of thing. It becomes more of a problem with concurrent access.

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