I LOVE my iPhone, but I wish it had....

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by iMacZealot, Oct 23, 2007.

  1. iMacZealot macrumors 68020

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    >built-in stability in Safari. It crashes about once a day for me, often times even when I'm not playing music.
    >the ability to display my SMS logs faster
    >a louder Mail sound --- the one they pulled from the desktop Mail is way too faint.
    >Pending Alerts - something I miss from my old Sidekick.
    >showed Groups instead of All Contacts when selecting Contacts from the Phone app.
    >the ability to show multiple Mail accounts in the same inbox--- it's tedious to switch back and forth.
    >showed photo titles in the Photos app.
    >ToDos---- my actions are task oriented, not event oriented. Note Pad isn't fun to put ToDos into.

    That's about all I can think of. Other than those, I'm more than ecstatic with my iPhone. It is by far the best phone I've owned.

    What's your list?
     
  2. boss1 macrumors 6502a

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    I have my list but before I post it I just wanted to let you know that I'm borrowing one of yours from your list. I hadn't really realized the tedious task I had been performing for 9 Mail accounts until you brought it up!


    I too wish all my emails showed up in one list, vs having tap all the way back and then all the way in to each mail account for new emails.
     
  3. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    I wish it had the following items:

    ToDo - I need to keep track of the things I have to do.
    eReader - I love to read books on my Palm T|5 and would love to do so on the iPhone's wonderful screen.
    MyBible - I would like to keep the NIV version with me.
    Games - Anything from Astraware. They have great games!
     
  4. hexagon macrumors member

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    I wish I could uninstall the useless Stocks application.
     
  5. mashinhead macrumors 68020

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  6. ellsworth macrumors 6502a

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    Ha!
     
  7. Drumjim85 macrumors 68030

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    huh ... never noticed that...
     
  8. ljones macrumors regular

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    A delete all button for deleted items in Mail.

    Yea, Stocks is a waste of screen space.

    Ringtones freeness is a given.

    SPAM FILTERS for Mail.

    Text msg counter. All cell phones allow for personal tracking of minutes and texts without logging into ATT. I'm over by 100!

    Ability to limit the amount of data pulled down from a email. just enough for a preview, give me the option to pull down more if I have the feature enabled.

    Ability to have checks on mail be automatic during certain hours. like WORK hours since I won't be looking at my phone while I'm sleep. just a waste of battery life. Thats why i have it set to manual now. oh, and the spam filters would cut down on the BS alerts from mail if those were included.
     
  9. BornAgainMac macrumors 603

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    Parallels VM feature to run Palm, Blackberry, and Windows Mobile on it. Then perhaps have Amiga OS, Apple IIe, Commodore 64, and maybe some of the old consoles like Sega, Intellivision, Atari.
     
  10. Drumjim85 macrumors 68030

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    Shouldn't your email server take care of that and not the device you're checking it from???
     
  11. Roy Hobbs macrumors 68000

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    You can do this.
    Click the GROUPS button at the top left of the Contacts screen.
     
  12. ljones macrumors regular

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    It grabs most, and it marks some that it is not sure about with a tag in the subject that i can filter and move to another folder for review when i fill the need to cleanup the folder.
     
  13. chr1s60 macrumors 68000

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    As far as mail and alert sounds go, I think Apple will eventually give a software update allowing us to change the alerts, similar to how they did with text message alerts.

    The phone does show groups of contacts in the Phone app.

    I think throwing all emails into one inbox would be a huge mess. I have 3 different accounts that I use for 3 different things(school, personal, work) and I know a lot of other people are the same way. If I got everything in one inbox it would be confusing.

    With Safari some crashing should be expected. People see how advanced the iPhone is and because of that seem to forget that it is a phone. This is not a notebook computer, though it is similar, the iPhone does not have anywhere near the power or stability and this is why Safari tends to crash from time to time.

    I would like MMS, widescreen keyboard in mail, SMS, and Notes, and a copy/paste option.
     
  14. Drumjim85 macrumors 68030

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    ya, but the first screen that appears isn't groups (even when thats the last thing selected) ... thats what the OP was referring to...
     
  15. pilotError macrumors 68020

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    offline page viewing
    open link in new window

    and of course some of the stuff mentioned above...
     
  16. gceo macrumors 6502a

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    MMS - I'm sick of typing in codes to see a pic.
    Multi SMS - easy to implement. It should have it.
     
  17. LarzStarz macrumors member

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    Rotate Picture
    Empty Mail Trash
    Slingbox Viewer
     
  18. alywa macrumors 6502

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    If all goes well, you'll want it someday ;).

    -Use it all the time
     
  19. atari1356 macrumors 68000

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    the ability to use a bluetooth keyboard
    syncing of notes (with ability to edit them on the computer)
    to do list (although vitalist.com iphone web app works very well, and can publish to iCal too)
    lots of 3rd party apps... but I'm not hacking mine, I'll wait for the Apple SDK
     
  20. yoman macrumors 6502a

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    Your wish is granted.... : )

    Dial *3282# (*DATA#) for texts
    Dial *646# (*MIN#) for minutes
     
  21. vanmacguy macrumors 6502a

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    A call timer. I'd like to know how long each call was.

    Cheers.
     
  22. gceo macrumors 6502a

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    YES!!! I always forget to mention this simple little thing that is missing. Thanks.
     
  23. ljones macrumors regular

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    Thanks, now I see i'm 112 over.
     
  24. iMacZealot thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I would think they would've done alongside the advent of text ring selection, but I still have hope.

    As many of you have pointed out, YES, I know that the Phone app displays groups, but when you first select Contacts, it shows ALL your contacts, not (for example) the last group or contact you opened. I don't want to see and sort through Aunt Sally and every other of my cousins everytime I call my friend.

    What I'm saying is that Apple should give us a choice. People like you use all your accounts for different purposes, but I'm in the process of transitioning over from my legacy addy (that I've had since 2004) to a new one, so I never know who sent me what and to where.

    Sure, I understand that. Safari is by far the best mobile web browser I've used in all my PDAs and mobiles in the last eight years. I can understand the iPod cutting out while loading a page, but even when it's not? That needs some work.

    I forgot about that, too. I wish the widescreen keyboard was in more than just Safari, but I guess that the insertion line and the title bar would make texting in widescreen nearly useless.
     
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