iPhone Bugs, Flaws & Wishlist

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by bj3949, Jul 1, 2007.

  1. bj3949 macrumors 6502

    Jun 30, 2007
    iPhone Bugs, Flaws & Wishlist


    -song title shows up on lock screen when song is not playing
    -Inability to choose day to start week on in Calendar like you can do in iCal
    -need ability to use an aiff or mp3 file as a voicemail greeting
    -inability to view companies in Contacts list when contact person is filed with company
    -inability to rearrange order of World Clock cities
    -inability to rearrange order of Weather cities
    -inability to create custom mailboxes in Mail
    -iPhone should have a sync button as well so user can Sync from iPhone
    -In Calendar, repeating events should not show up on days prior to current day
    -In Calendar, ability to "swipe delete" a message in list and month view
    -In Photos, ability to simply rotate a photo
    -typing a message on MySpace is a nightmare because of the inability to scroll in a text window within a page. try it.
    -inability to move events in Calendar
    -idea to have left-handed based iPhones
    -inability to email or surf web during a phone conversation
    -AT&T’s EDGE cellular network: "pretty slow"
    -Making calls can be a 6 step process if phone is off.
    -just halfway decent internal speakers for listening if you set the thing down
    -iPod games are not compatible with iPhone?
    -No way to copy/paste or highlight text, are you kidding? Every smartphone does this.
    -Voice call quality good, but not great
    -Can't record video, are you kidding? Basically every phone does this today.
    -Songs can't be set as ringtones yet
    -can’t download songs or movies from itunes directly from phone
    -memory is not expandable, No SD card slot
    -no GPS, but close
    -no SmartTyping for Safari, for looking up contacts, and just in general the phone doesn’t remember what you’ve typed in the past. It’s not smart at all in that regard.
    -No Microsoft Office, no “Significant” 3rd party apps
    -Isn’t the speaker & mic on BOTTOM of phone pretty useless when in dock? Don't know about this one.
    -iPhone’s internet should run on AT&T’s fastest web technology, NOT EDGE
    -“true” world phone? Close.
    -8GB is an amazing accomplishment for a phone, but a huge downfall in “iPod world” when iPods are up to 80GB and counting now
    -"runs on Mac OS X" is a pretty much false, can’t install or open OSX apps, can't store/save files or edit, no folders, it’s a very limited version of OS X, it’s not “OS X”
    -Calculator should have sounds for typing numbers like keyboard does
    -inability to delete all Trash messages at once (Empty Trash)
    -In Mailbox window, each folder should show message count
    -in Mailboxes window, user should be able to swipe finger on Trash row and then press Empty button on far right (just like user can swipe to delete a message in Inbox)
    -ability to video chat like in iChat
    -Settings for other apps missing (Calendar, SMS, Maps etc..)
    -in Settings, Mail should come after Phone if you want to keep in order of home screen
    -wallpaper should still show at approx 50% opacity when iPhone is charging
    -when user is faced with a text line that is too long for iPhone’s screen, for example, a long email Subject entry, it should either give user more lines or give user a pop-up box showing all the text
    -need backspace button desperately
    -when selecting a Safari bookmark it should open as a new page or give you the option to
    -inability to control-click a Safari link to open link as a new tab or page
    -keeping your finger on back or forward button should give user sub-menu of history
    -Safari missing AutoFill feature
    -All apps should have “text-to-Speech” feature (where text is read to you by Computer Voice
    -Syncing issue with moving a repeating event as a one-time occurrence
    of your choice – Apple should investigate the company Cepstral at www.cepstral.com for some of the best quality text-to-speech technology out there)
    -ability to reorganize home screen apps' icons
    -no iChat, which means no instant messaging, just text messaging
    -no wireless sync
    -if Safari on cpu is Safri on iPhone, why not have iPhoto and iCal on iPhone?
    -no way to have a backup battery or two; Apple would actually make more money if they sold batteries
    -Speakerphone and Vibrate are weak / Phone volume in general is not loud enough at all
    -speaker gets easily covered when holding the phone in landscape mode, speaker should be on back of phone like a Treo, but much better quality than Treo and iPhone’s current quality (design flaw? Maybe…)
    -No voice memos, voice dialing or call recording (voice recognition is just a must. Hands down.)
    -Lacks video output to a TV (surprised they didn’t add this, at least on the dock)
    -No disk mode
    -iPhone can't be used as a wireless modem for your laptop
    -Keyboard hardly rotates when you want it to, if at all
    -Notes from iPhone doesn’t show up on computer (what I mean is there’s no way to edit the notes on your cpu and then sync/update it to your iPhone)
    -Safari does not support Java, Adobe Flash, stored passwords, streaming audio or video, Windows Media files (except for some QuickTime videos) -- almost defeats purpose of “real internet in your pocket”
    -Mail landscape view doesn’t work (landscape view should be “everywhere”)
    -No Mark as Read feature for Mail
    -no flags for important messages in Mail
    -Can’t send media through SMS text
    -Inability to send a single text message to multiple contacts
    -.net, www. button in keyboard would be cool
    -Date doesn’t show, except for the Calendar Icon sorta shows you the date
    -Calendar should work a lot more like iCal (colored event categories missing, landscape view missing, to-dos missing, ability to tap time to create event, month view should be in landscape mode with your events showing up on each day like in iCal and then user would just zoom in with finger tapping just like in Safari to view/edit event)
    -Calendar not syncing correctly with iCal (at least for me using a Leopard seed)
    -Can’t custom resize video or zoom in or create still
    -Keyboard doesn’t rotate (landscape view should be “everywhere”)
    -Notes doesn’t rotate (landscape view should be “everywhere”)
    -needs a file browser to be able to open docs and images that you've synced to your phone.. somehow.. (isync support?)
    -A file system needs to be apparent so you can easily do things like attach multiple files in an email
    -gets scorching hot if left on bed while you’re using it
    -Alarm doesn’t allow an alert message to attach with alarm (reminder) (except in iCal this might be possible)
    -Weather app on home screen should change sun/moon/cloud images & temperature for your primary city without having to open the actual app, similar to how currently Calendar icon changes date without having to open app
    -no Empty Trash function for e-mail and voicemail and more
    -Bring back the white menu bar!!!! (we want to Save, Copy, Paste, Open, Undo, Print, Undo etc…)
    -Printing app needed
    -tapping on menubar time should show you date at all times
    -inability to assign song to Alarm
    -inability to delete photos in Photos except for your Camera Roll photos
    -inability to move photos to other albums in Photos
    -inability to delete photo albums in Photos
    -inability to add new album in Photos
    -can’t send files via Bluetooth. Bluetooth is basically useless right now because it’s only purpose is to use a headset and to see other Macs
    -email is “non-landscapable” (landscape view should be “everywhere”)
    -no free rotate in Move and Scale mode or anywhere for that matter (with photos)
    -inability to add music to your slideshow
    -iPod Cover Flow doesn’t show custom-made album artwork (.jpg,.png, .tif, etc)
    -can’t log in to your YouTube account via YouTube app
    -No undo, especially when editing your Contacts makes it a nightmare; Stuff should not be "completely deleted" until user is actually "done" editing.
    -Add Field entries made under Contacts editing should be stored so user can easily use the entry again in the future
    -Contacts need a default Comments or Notes label
    -In Contacts, user should be able to move/sort/arrange custom labels to their liking
    -option to hear sounds every time you press a button, not only keyboard, and the ability to assign the sound of your choice should be offered in Settings
    -sometimes certain photos won’t show up (ONLY) in “Add Photo” mode when editing Contacts, you just get a black screen
    -iPhoto should not come to front of screen when syncing (it does for me in a Leopard seed I’m using)
    -Ability to check for new mail every minute, not a minimum of 15! (at least every five minutes)(if it drains too much battery for user, then that’s the user’s choice)
    -Option to keep current screen on when phone is locked for a certain amount of time, like a Treo
    -Wallpaper slideshow and video capability (if it drains too much battery for user, then that’s the user’s choice)
    -entering two new addresses or places to go to in Maps is a nightmare
    -maps should have different colored pins for destination point and starting point shown on the SAME map screen, a lot more user friendly
    -external volume button should reverse up/down controls when in landscape mode so that left is softer and right is louder, makes more sense
    -Cover Flow for tv shows and movies not available currently
    -Smiley Faces for SMS texting would be a nice touch
    -only texting & email have text suggestions, it should be everywhere as a preference
    -iPhone should ask user if you would like to add new number to your Contacts after a new phone number has been dialed
    -User should have ability to landscape video not just photos
    -preview on inbox mail should have a clickable arrow to hide and show message preview
    -long song titles in iPod don’t scroll left to right to see whole title (old iPods even used to do that)


    -black-colored dock
    -lyrics for ipod
    -no engraving on back like iPods offered
    -Can’t scan (wouldn’t that be cool?)
    -would be cool if had guitar tuning capability
    -mic should act as 2nd speaker when not used as mic (if possible)
    -camera has no flash, zoom or true self-portrait mirror (Apple logo on back should be a flash!!! Seriously. It should light up like the back of a MacBook only when in use to save battery life. Back of phone should be a mirror for self portraits and for doing your make-up etc…)
    -place additional camera on front of phone for video chatting
    -Talking Language Translator

    If Apple thinks that they can intentionally leave “key” features out of the iPhone just to make us think that the iPhone2 is a “significant update”, then Apple isn’t the company I thought it was. Make your phone the “best” it can possibly be for the time it comes out. Don’t leave out “standard” smartphone technology that will make people think twice about trashing their Treo or Blackberry. Adding true GPS or upgrading the internal memory is a different story, but things like the inability to copy and paste, the inability to record video, and the inability to use voice dialing should definitely not be issues with iPhone’s release, especially due to the fact that Apple had more than six months to test the thing. I really hope Apple fixes a lot of these “flaws” immediately or else iPhone won’t be as successful and as respected as it could have been.

    Just trying to help. Please forward this to the appropriate iPhone Development department.

    Thank You

    Brian Judah
    Proud ADC Member
  2. iwork4ispot macrumors member

    Jun 20, 2007
    I'm sure the next generation iPhone will be much better. I'm purchased a Samsung Blackjack as I'm an AT&T subscriber. It has 3G and has WAY MORE features, way more. And it's productive, I'm not going to jump on the band wagon to get an iPhone just now. I'll way for version two. I need a phone that is productive and works for me, iPhone just doesn't cut it right now. Its an iPod with a phone feature thats all. $600 not worth it, $200 MAX; YES.
  3. SkyBell macrumors 604


    Sep 7, 2006
    Texas, unfortunately.
    Reaching for the stars, are we?
  4. DoFoT9 macrumors P6


    Jun 11, 2007
    nice wishlist doovie, took me a while to load the page its that big!!!! haha jks. some of those ideas would be really good, like the guitar tuner :)
    is it tru that you must pay for your ringtones for like $0.99 off itunes?? if so that really sucks..... tsktsktsk. neways. its a pretty good unit, and apple sticks to their normal 'firing hot' standards, which is not bad in winter.
  5. Cybergypsy macrumors 68040


    May 16, 2006
    Central Florida!
    LOL Mac people tend to be anal......myself included... However I saw the ad, said if it did 10% of what i saw i would be happy.... bought 2 and am really happy :)
  6. bj3949 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 30, 2007
    No question about it. I'm really happy with the device. It's by far the coolest cell phone EVER, but what I'm really happy about is it's future. At this point, it is easily arguable that it is the "best" cell phone out there or smartphone; by iPhone2 or hopefully not iPhone3, I know it will be hands-down "the best". Way too many flaws right now.
  7. bj3949 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 30, 2007
  8. TonicAngel macrumors regular

    Jan 1, 2003
    That's what I want to know. I have a blackjack right now and I spend a lot of time trying to get it to "work" and do what I want. It frustrates me to no end. I want to know what the heck is so great about a blackjack over the iphone. I thought I would be thrilled with a blackjack and I was... for the first two minutes until I couldn't find what I was looking for and spent 4 hours trying to get it to be synced to my mac. :mad: Even now, its still hit or miss when syncing... which is an issue since I have to go on vacation and have to use it to tether to my mbp for school.
  9. linsam macrumors 6502


    Jul 3, 2007
    Irvine, CA

    ...for an incredible amont of valuable information! Your constructive input is really appreciated by all of us who are "waiting" to see if the iPhone can really replace our PDA's. By the sound of things, it looks like the answer is "not yet." I am excited to get an iPhone, but will sit tight awhile longer.

    Thanks, again, for all your :apple: iPhone input!
  10. jthrasher macrumors member

    Mar 27, 2002

    How's that crack pipe?

    The iPhone kicks the blackjacks ass in SO many ways. There is no comparison.
  11. gdesalvo@umail. macrumors member

    May 1, 2007
    update your list...iphone does these things

    Go buy a laptop...nuff said
  12. joshcali macrumors newbie

    Jul 4, 2007
    is there any other smartphone out there that does NOT have copy paste?
    palm, windows mobile, blackberry

    they all have copy/paste. I agree (and feel) that not having copy/paste in a smartphone is odd to say the least.
    (for me it's flat out ridiculous to not have this feature in a phone that has e-mail)

    also... just highlighting text!!!!
    I want to be able to highlight and delete a section of text without having to hit the delete key 100 times.
  13. Synchro macrumors member

    Nov 11, 2005
    London, UK
    Selecting/copying text

    It's not like Apple hasn't been here before - Newton's gestural text editing features were excellent, though some of them might not work quite as well with fingers. It's really simple to select arbitrary bits of text, cut or copy them, delete them, also insert text into existing text, clipboard worked between apps. The same worked with things other than text too, so you could link an address book entry with a reminder very easily. I spy a user interface designed by marketing people rather than user interface people.
  14. bj3949 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 30, 2007
    keep going. you only responded to a 1/5 of my list. i'm curious to see what else you have to say.
  15. Me1000 macrumors 68000


    Jul 15, 2006
    the only flaw is the lack of a santa tracker!
    :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

    you cant expect someone to dedicate a day pointing out your inaccuracies!
  16. rwdebes macrumors 6502

    Jun 28, 2007
    iPhone limitations.

    whats the biggest limitation on iphone for you ?

    for me:

    - no ringtones ( i expect to use my musics or any mp3 file as ringtone )
    - no flash support.
    - cant save pictures that u receive by email and use them as wallpaper or in contacts list.
    - i want to be able to edit the HOME as i want ( i dont need stocks and notes there) and replace with any widget i want. ( this would be sick).
    - Camera is really OK.
  17. coolbreeze macrumors 68000


    Jan 20, 2003
  18. Halsey12 macrumors regular

    Jan 1, 2006
    That will probably change when Leopard comes out with the new mail program.
  19. Cleverboy macrumors 65816


    May 25, 2007
    Pocket Universe, nth Dimensional Complex Manifold
    NO file browser.
    NO upload/download of files.
    NO GPS receiver support via Bluetooth.
    NO stereo support via Bluetooth.
    NO file transfer via Bluetooth.
    NO support for Bluetooth other than headset.
    NO ability to use media directly from the Internet (e-mail, wallpaper,etc)
    NO drag-and-drop media support in iTunes.
    NO diskmode when attached to PC.
    NO "mouse-down" event support in browser.
    NO media descriptions/lyrics in media browser.
    NO midi file support in Quicktime.
    NO new ringtone support in any way.
    NO gaming options by default

    I have no problem with any of the limits we KNEW about.
    It's the limitations that were NOT known that irk the bejesus out of me.
    Some of these have completely flattened my ability to push out new apps I wanted to release. At this point, I'm kind of taking it slow. Here's hoping they're working like mad men to fix this collection of minor dissappointments.

    It's also truly disturbing that the Notepad is a dissembodied app, with no syncing to anything on the computer side. It backs up its data in iTunes, and is completely unavailable otherwise. I'm just happy the backup can "restore" it, when restoring the firmware to factory condition.

    Other than that? I can't stop raving about it. ;)
  20. rwdebes macrumors 6502

    Jun 28, 2007
    anyone expect anything that i said to became reality ?
  21. itsallinurhead macrumors 6502


    Apr 23, 2007
    Southern California
    If the Apple on the back lit up that would be trick.

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