Five things to love and 5 things to hate about Apple’s iPhone 3G

“Like many other technology junkies, I waited in line on Friday to get an iPhone 3G. By now, you’ve probably seen other reviews (here is PC Magazine’s and also those from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times and USA Today), so I just thought I’d give some personal experiences,” Michaal J. Miller blogs or PC Magazine.

Here are five things Miller really likes:
• The new applications
• Faster browsing
• Integrated GPS
• Wonderful music/video player (iPod)
• Safari Web browser

More love here.

Here are five things Miller hates:
• The Hype About Speed
• The lines to get one
• The iTunes installation (Windows)
• The Camera
• Limited options

More hate here.

32 Comments

  1. One of his problems with the iPhone is STANDING IN LINE TO GET ONE???!!!

    The in-store activation was required by AT&T;because AT&T;is paying Apple a subsidy no matter where you buy the iPhone, not because Apple was jealous of the lines at AT&T;stores. I’m sure Apple would have loved to have sold twice as many iPhones with no lines, but when supply (of iPhones, floor space in stores and sales associates) is far less than demand, lines form.

    If you didn’t want to stand in line, wait a week, moron. I think you probably saw the line as you were walking up to it, and you could have avoided the line by buying one this weekend instead of last.

    That’s not a feature, limitation, or anything else except bitching for the sake of bitching.

  2. The iTunes installation == Windows? No, you misunderstand. It is very Mac like. The single icon is a package. The package contains all the necessary files to run the application. Also Mac like is the uninstall – hold icon until it wiggles, then click the X.

  3. Boo-hoo. Someone had a blog to fill. That’s the problem with blogging; some people feel compelled to post something, even when they’ve nothin’.

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  4. Ah Wingsy… The thing i LOVE about the iPhone is that it doesn’t beep at me continuously until i respond to a message or missed call … The HATED Motorolla was so annoying the way it beeped incessantly.

  5. Seriously, people need to get over the excessive idolization and glorification of the iPhone. It may just be the best phone on the market, but it is a long, long way from perfect. Few if any of the countless other phones on the market bring together the level of ease of use and functionality that the iPhone does, however this does not mean it isn’t curiously missing some of the most banal functionality present in many other such devices.

    In addition, just because someone points out what he thinks is missing, doesn’t mean he’s an idiot, it just means that he sees room for improvement, of which there is much.

    I pretty much agree with SP above, on what he sees missing. I’d sure like to have video recording on mine, but it’s not a deal breaker.

    I also want MMS, but that’s not a deal breaker.

    I don’t understand why we can delete multiple mail messages, but not multiple text messages… still not a deal breaker, just peculiar.

    I’d like to connect the iPhone to my computer and be able to drag files back and forth the same way I can with an iPod.

    The iPhone may be running an abbreviated version of OS X, but it is so protected from me, I don’t really care. I can’t use it. It could be Windows Mobile underneath for all I care as long as the presentation and functionality was the same.

    If this is OS X, why am I limited to only one type of video playback from the web?

    Why do I have to connect to a freaking iMap server to create a folder? Just create a folder and store stuff… I’m not asking for the oil supply and demand problem to be solved by the iPhone, but I would like to store documents there, and maybe even (gasp) password protect those documents.

    At this point in time, the iPhone is a great phone, but the people calling it a new computing platform are more than a bit ahead of themselves.

  6. Yeah really, give me a break with all of the hoopla about camera phones.

    One poster says, “The thing I hate about the iPhone is that it is all anyone writes about anymore.” Really, I want to hear more talk about the iPod Touch. Who give a crap about another annoying phone that saps me of my monthly life’s blood. Jeepers, you’d think nobody’d ever heard of a telephone before.

    Let’s talk about hand held computers – You can tell you grandkids you saw the first ones hit the market.

  7. So let me get this right. A reason is to hate the phone itself are the long lines that result from the phone’s wild popularity.

    Actually, the ‘hate’ part is probably some writer’s trick to get people to read the article.

  8. Things I hate about iPhone:
    – No MMS
    – No multiple processes (like two apps open)
    – Price ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”raspberry” style=”border:0;” /> (I personally thing is a little overprice even from Apple)

    The rest I love it…

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