IT Management Slideshow: 10 Things to Hate About the iPhone

By Tony Kontzer  |  Posted 11-04-2009

10 Things to Hate About the iPhone

Network Lock-in

AT&T or nothing? In a lot of places, it's hard to tell the difference.

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Walled Garden

Only Jobs-approved apps, and only via the App Store. How un-Internetty.

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Bum Battery

Many 3GS owners have to charge their devices every day, spurring the Los Angeles Times to dub the 3GS' disappointing battery the "iDrain." Ouch.

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Weak Camera

One would expect the iPhone to have the most advanced cell-phone camera around. One would be very wrong. Better now than before, but still not great.

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Dock Incompatibility

3G models don't fit in the older iPhone's dock. This is like coming home with a new baseball glove and discovering it only has room for four fingers.

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Overheating Handsets

Some iPhone 3GS users have reported white casings on their phones developing brown burn marks. Apple's response? It cautioned users against operating the 3GS on hot days.

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Buggy Visual Voice Mail

Users report not being alerted to messages for days, inability to access voice mails by clicking from voice mail lists.

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Uneven Apps

Many useful, many less so. Example: a gardening app fails to tap the GPS to provide regionally-appropriate planting tips.

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So-so Phone

Maybe one of those app developers should write something to improve call quality.

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Smug Users

You bought a cool phone, people, you didn't build it. Get over yourselves.

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