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iPhone Ramblings

This is TOTALLY going in my blog!

OK, so I was quoting Barney from HIMYM but the sentiment’s the same. 🙂

I’ve just plugged my iPhone into my PC again and guess what? Its telling me its never seen it before and that it’ll sync but only once its wiped my phone.
Annoying? Muchly
First time? No!

It seems every time I plug the thing in, iTunes decides its brand new (or stolen) and wipes it AGAIN! I’d use another bit of (official) software but Apple won’t let me. Thanks a lot.

You can probably guess, I don’t think I’ll be getting an iPad!!

ARRRRG! 😀

What’s Missing : The Snag List

OK, favourable iPhone comments done, maybe it’s time to look at some shortfalls. No more Mr Nice Guy!! 🙂

Galleries
Whenever I save an image, why doesn’t the software ask where I want to put it?!? You can only create new galleries in iTunes, why? You end up with the Camera Roll being full and then you’ll never guess what? You can’t move photos at all, you’re stuck with them where the iPhone dumps them.

Copy/Paste
Nice but not consistent across apps. Windows had this in it’s first version pull your finger out Apple!!

Stylus Support
Where is it? You could lob loads of graphics and handwriting apps on the thing, make typing more accurate, loads of things!! Too afraid to look like an ipaq perchance?

I know I’m being terribly unfair to the iPhone, its a brilliant piece of kit and I really enjoy using it. I just feel that future versions would be improved if they could just take a look at the issues mentioned above. Oh and good luck with the iPad Apple!

That’s it, I’m done for now! 🙂

A Week in the Life of an iPhone

Well, I’m a week into owning an iPhone and I have to once again admit that I wasn’t quite prepared for the impact owning such a capable smartphone has had.

I was prepared for the novelty of owning a smartphone, I just hadn’t thought I’d be using it for anything other than wasting time. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve been fiddling with the thing practically constantly when I have a bit of spare time, it was using it as a completely integrated device that took by surprise.

I’ve been using it to tap out quick emails at work (work based emails I might add), planning and confirming train times and blogging (I’m typing this on the iPhone while riding the train in fact!).
These were functions of the device that I’d been aware of but never really thought I’d be using quite as much. This thing’s going to have paid for itself through saved time and usefulness in no time at all.

My only reservation would be battery life, it’s not bad but it could definitely be improved. We’ll see how that plays out I guess.

Now if I could just stop people pulling my leg about selling out and getting an iPhone… 🙂

The iPhone Cometh

Well, it arrived and to be honest, I’m very pleased with it so far. The phone itself is quite impressive but for me, it has to be the apps that make this thing.
Just as an example, I’m typing this post on the iPhone WordPress app, it’s so easy it’s funny!

I’m off to play with this thing a bit more. 🙂

The iPhone Countdown

No, that’s not an Apple sanctioned rewrite of the 80s Europe classic, the title’s just there to point out that the iPhone 3Gs comes out in Vodafone UKs stores tomorrow morning. Having pre ordered mine, I’m presumably able to pick it up on its release date so tomorrow’s the day when I join the legions of people who own one.

Just a couple of things (there always are with me):

Vodafone’s stores opening early
Well, yes. They’re opening early for a Vodafone shop but that’s hardly early for anyone else. 08:30 in the morning you say?!? My goodness! Are they in another time zone? 🙂

What kind of rush are they expecting?
The 3Gs has been available on pretty much any network you like except Vodafone for a few months now, is there really going to be a mad rush to get your hands on one? I’ll let you know when I’ve got mine!

Is the hype about the phone really justified?
I know people are a little disappointed with the battery life but what’s an iPhone really like to live with? Again, I’ll give mine a try and let you know what I think.

Beyond those minor concerns and questions, I think I’m in danger of enjoying the iPhone. Maybe. 😀