Since Friday, I’m the official “iPhone User” at work. So it wasn’t long till someone here found an article entitled “50 reasons to back off of the iPhone” and sent it to me to hear my opinion about it. So I took all my Monday evening and commented on each of the author’s complaints.It’s in German but for the sake of completeness, here’s my response: 50-Gründe-widerlegt
Some of his points were simply wrong, others utopistic but with some he was totally right. That’s why I decided to wrap up the discussion and compile the iPhone users’ wish-list. Don’t get me wrong, personally I’m really satisfied with the iPhone, so this should just be an inspiration for Apple’s roadmap 😉
In no particular order:
- Copy & Paste / Clipboard
- Calendar alarms should recur until acknowledged by the user
Currently, honestly, it’s too easy to miss them.
- Calendar event search function
“When was that dentist appointment again?”
Ok, not a killer feature but would make sense in some cases.
- (More) direct File system access
To save mail attachments or use the iPhone as a USB Drive (just like iPods)
- Syncing of Notes
- Video recording
Ok, might be enabled by 3rd party Applications but should be an out-of-the-box feature, shouldn’t it?
- Add landscape support in more apps
For some people, it’s more comfortable to type in landscape mode (bigger keyboard), so why would that feature by reserved to Safari?
- Option to always show today’s calendar events on the home screen
- Bluetooth stack should be more open / extended
The iPhone should handle standardized Bluetooth devices like sound devices, other cellphones, computers in general etc.
- Realtime – Synchronization
As long as the iPhone is connected to the Mac (/PC) through wire, changes on the Computer should be instantly reflected on the iPhone and vice versa. So if my iPhone has been connected for a few hours, I shouldn’t have to click “Sync” before disconnecting it to ensure that the data I have changed while the iPhone was connected is synchronized.
Digg if you agree 🙂