What do you NOT want on the iPhone?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by TheSpaz, Jan 5, 2009.

  1. TheSpaz macrumors 604

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    With all the talk about what people want in the iPhone... Apple is VERY good at giving us stuff we never asked for. So what does everyone NOT want in the iPhone and perhaps we'll get it.

    I'll start. I do not want a landscape homescreen.... that would make the iPhone very awkward to hold and it would look pretty dumb.

    Anyone else?
     
  2. SwiftLives macrumors 65816

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    I don't particularly want coffee on my iPhone. But that's just me.
     
  3. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    I don't want those Charms and what not, dangling from my iPhone...:p
     
  4. barkomatic macrumors 68040

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    I don't want multi-colored iphones. They'll look cheap.
     
  5. kas23 macrumors 603

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    I agree.

    It's hard to tell what I wouldn't want because I never owned a smartphone before. I know I wouldn't want the exclusion of cut and paste. :D
     
  6. TheSpaz thread starter macrumors 604

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    Very funny Frank, very funny!
     
  7. notintheleast macrumors 6502

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    This may sound silly, but I don't want anything having to do with Kanye West on the iPhone. That guy is everywhere and I'm sick of him.
     
  8. Rojo macrumors 65816

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_2 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/5G77 Safari/525.20)

    Well I still don't want Stocks on my phone! Let us get rid of it Apple! (Or at least allow us to hide it).
     
  9. nickph17 macrumors newbie

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    Stocks

    I would not not like the ability to hide/remove the standard apps.
     
  10. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    They should just throw all the standard apps in the "Restricted" area meant to protect kids.

    It's kind of an odd way to do it, but it would give the ability to hide them without adding another item in the settings.
     
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  12. fishmoose macrumors 68000

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    I don't want flash, the only way I would ever want flash is if we can turn it off.

    Flash makes my MacBook run hot so I can't imagine what it would do to the iPhone.
     
  13. baleensavage macrumors 6502a

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    I'll second that! No more Stocks! :D
     
  14. Rojo macrumors 65816

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    That's actually a good idea. I just looked, and the setting is simply called "Restrictions" -- not "Parental Controls." So it's not really THAT weird. Besides, they have an option to hide Camera there, for companies that don't allow employees to have camera phones -- which isn't about protecting kids. Might as well include all the stock apps!
     
  15. Tokiopop macrumors 68000

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    I don't want Stocks or iTunes app on mine. Or cheap chavy music! Metal all the way :D:D:D
     
  16. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    While we agree with everything, I just wanted to comment on this: I DO think the camera is in there because of kids. Depending on the age, you wouldn't want your kid sending photos to strangers all day. I imagine that's the major use.

    Sure, some corporations will make use of the feature, but I think that's secondary. If Apple REALLY cared about them they'd sell non-camera versions directly to large companies.
     
  17. cellocello macrumors 68000

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    Not now, and maybe not during 2009 (or 2010), but I think Apple will eventually release a "Corporate compliant" device.

    No camera, physical keyboard, weird security standards and protocols, etc and all that wacky stuff stodgy old 55 year old government workers and old time CEOs demand.
     
  18. anjinha macrumors 604

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    I do not want a removable battery or a physical keyboard,
     
  19. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    Certainly possible. They held onto the 'e-Mac' for awhile as a school-only device.

    I can certainly see many modifications being done for this market, yes.

    Except this. Not a chance. It just woldn't be the Apple way to go backwards on something like this.
     
  20. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    Ohh, good one. I agree. And I get pretty terrible battery life!

    Still, I don't think the trade-offs are worth it. I'll buy an external charging-pack if I really want one.
     
  21. cellocello macrumors 68000

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    hahaha, ya I hear that man.

    I don't see Apple going backwards either ... but I bet there's some tasty Fortune 500 Blackberry accounts the iPhone Sales Team would kill to have.

    But ya, I don't see a keyboard either (but still maybe). Now, a tablet on the other hand .......


    ;)
     
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    Now there's a guy who makes a joke and hopes it'll make people laugh.



    I'm thinking long and hard but can't think of a thing I wouldn't really want on the iPhone that seems logical. If the things I hear about the Storm's screen are true, I don't want a screen that you have to click. Some people say it makes typing slower because you have to push with enough force to click the screen. I never have any trouble typing on the iPhone's screen, and the clicking noise is enough feedback for me.

    I'm not a big fan of the front camera, but it wouldn't be a deal-breaker.
     

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