Replying to tomasfgt...1) why (or can you) not use the keypad in horizontal mode?? I'm thinking you could have bigger on screen keypad and use thumbs.
There are some apps you can use it in landscape mode, but it should be available in every mode. This can be added with a simple SW update via iTunes.I tried just using my thumbs (like on my blackberry to type a message) and for some reason way too many mistakes. not sure what it was. However, when I used it with one finger it was fairly accurate but slower and a little less convenient than the blackberry thumb method.
Th consensus is that your accuracy will improve and you'll be typing faster than with a plastic-keyboarded smartphone within a few days.2) additional multitouch options: I really didn't like the mechanical volume on the top left. somethose i thought that should be a multitouch type surface. In fact, on each edge should have a multitouch surface for sliding or clicking, in addition to the screen. even though the blackberry is old tech, the thumb wheel is pretty good at quick navigation.
I disagree. I want to be able to adjust the volume or turn the ringer on/off without looking at the phone while it's in my pocket. To make a virtual volume control Apple would have to clutter the top of the display with another option that is always there but used only sparingly.3) wasn't sure if you record video on the camera? If not why not? i wonder if they could put a reverisible type camera (like on a clie i had, but i'm sure that would look tacky) to do im video as well as cameria/video.
You can't. Maybe it wasn't ready or maybe it's part of the AT&T deal (but I can't see why) or maybe Apple didn't want to add it for certain reasons, like using the free PR from an iPhone update that now adds support for full motion video at 640x480 resolution, for example.
I think once Apple and AT&T can get into 3 or 4G will will see an iPhone with a second, front-facing camera. I expect this revision is a couple years off.4) too many clicks for somethings...so apple should revise the number of clicks to get to a major feature
I've read a few complaints about that and some of those may be able to be fixed in a SW update.5) web browsing is nice and renders a normal site pretty good; i'm thinking there should be a view size % (like you have in excel and word, show doc at x% scale) instead of constanly using the thumb and forefinger to enlarge and shrink. that trick gets old after a while
I don't like the percentage option. MobileSafari can no only utlilze the the spread and pinch function but it's intuitive that if you double-tap on a section of text or an image in either portrait or landscape mode it will auto-enlarge to fit the screen. I think that solution is decades about the archaic one used in MS Office.6) Option for a stylus? What about if you just want to take notes. In fact is there a paint type program availalbe or due.
As I understand it, a typical stylus won't work because the iPhone isn't like your typical touch-screen. It doesn't register pressure against a membrane it registers electrical charge from your fingers. I guess a simple device could mimic a human digit but this would be awkward for a multi-touch display unless you are proficient in the use of chopsticks.
I just don't see a need for a paint program on the iPhone.7) Speed on doingin some things (like cover flow, shricnk/enlarge webpages, etc) seem relatively slow (faster than a normal phone, but they this is so much like my computer that i'm comparing against that). process upgrade in the works? Even opening some websites using the wifi in an apple store seemed much slower then what it should be; i shudder to think if it ran straight EDGE.
Apple has had a good reputation with Mac OS X that each new version is better optimized than the last. I think the iPhone's OS X will also follow this rule, if not more so. The device reportedly has a low-power 620MHz ARM processor. To compare this to your home PC with a full GPU and such just isn't very fair. For a cell phone or iPod it's very responsible.8) So where's and when does 3G come to town??
No one knows. There are too many factors that have to be determined to make a decent guess.9) For as pretty and sharp as th screen was, how about the screen surface extending the full front and not leave the .5 edges to the speaker / ear piece (can't that be built into the aluminum bezel?). Use the full area for screen display.
I think that the speaker needs to be on the front. I've never seen a phone done differently. I think the screen is big enough as it is and it allows for a future upgrade to maintain that style and add a front-face camera. Who knows, maybe it will be a full display front in future iterations.10) have concerns about battery life. with as thin as it is why not sell a slighl thicker version with longer battery life (20-25% more) and maybe a 60+ gig mini hard disk.
If you add a HDD you would have to add a larger battery to maintain the current battery life. As it is the battery life is very good. I think the Blackberry Curve is the only one that outlasts in certain tests. Even though it's smaller than other phones it is quite a bit heavier due to it's density. I think a Flash based cellphone is the right way to go when it come to reliability, speed and power consumption. It's generally excepted that the 6G iPod will mimic the iPod, use OS X and have at least 100 GB HDD, multi-touch and wireless capabilities.11) speakerphone was too low at full volume, and speaker itself for music had a tinny sound (yes i know use a headset). i use the speakerphone (for biz) with others in a room for a quick conf call.
How was the call? I assume that the speakers aer optimized for voice calling ot music.12) was there a kind of finder app to switch through open apps? i used the button in the front to go to the main menu which was time consuming..
Time consuming to hit the Home button? I don't think I follow you. Look at it this way, 16 apps are always running. If you switch from Safari to take a call and then check the weather they are always working.13) GPS..if you have google maps why not have it?? speaking of which, the renderin of google maps, even in using apples wifi, was slow.
GPS will take space, cost money and suck the battery life like the Energizer vampire. GPS phones do not last very long before recahrging. I've heard--but have not tested--the use of Google Maps to give turn-by-turn directions works out quite well with EDGE. That is a low-energy solution that will work out well for 99.9% of the people. If you do a lot of driving, planning to sail around the world or are finally taking that trip to Antartica I suggest you invest in a dedicated GPS system. I'm quite happy with my TomTom.14) i'm waiting to see the quality and depths of apps or widgets come out. the only concern is how much space is there, and the speed and memory needed to run them at the speed i would expect.
The OS apparently takes 700MB. Widgets are typically only a few hundred KB but they can be several MBs, like Flight Tracker.wdgt.After all, they are only JS and HTML. This still pales in comparison to the 4 or 8GB capacity of the iPhone. There are 4 free spaces on the iPhone's home screen. I hope to see free widgets for things like currency and unit conversion, tracking flights and a translator for frequent travelers. These just seem like a must to me, but I expect to see many more converted for the iPhone's interface. I would also like to see a way to reorganize the icons to best suit the user and have the ability to create home screen folder for things like multiple widgets.
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