“Pet Peeve” is a noun defined by Merriam-Webster as
a frequent subject of complaint
The IPhone has many top-notch things, but it has been the subject of many complaints. Although the 3G version of the IPhone has been released late last year, it still created several quips from most of its users (like myself).
Listed below are the most common “annoyances” the “Jesus Phone” had and have (unless you install some 3rd party applications; which most of them are still on its beta stage):
5. Why can’t I delete a single number from the call log? Nokia’s low-end models can do it, why not Apple’s kickass phone? Not that I’m hiding anything (Hi Baby!).
4. Why can’t I forward text messages? I mean, I receive forwarded silly messages from a lot of my friends, and I can’t return the favor. So I’m stuck with sending a friend – who’s celebrating her birthday — with a simple “Happy Birthday” greeting, instead of that Neruda poem my mom sent me when I turned *18* a few months ago. Another thing is that you can take good photos with your iPhone, but you can’t share it via MMS. You can e-mail it though, but it’s just not the same.
3. A giant meteorite lands in front of you, but for some reason it doesn’t kill anybody around. Everybody’s whipping out their cam phones and start taking videos of this once-in-a-lifetime event. Your iPhone stays in your pocket. Why? Because it can’t record videos. Yup, you heard it right. iPhone might let you connect straight to YouTube, even view movies and an episode of Lost on it, but you cannot take your own videos. Ironic, isn’t it?
2. iPhone does not have a user-accessible file structure, which is why you can’t download anything from Web sites and you can’t save e-mail attachments (except photos).
1. Why can’t you call from iCalendar automatically? I sync my Calendars from my Mac to my iPhone. Everybody does. I usually have events that involve a callback to a client, or a training or seminar conference call. With my old Treo, calling people from your calendar was as easy as highlighting the number. With iPhone, you have to go traditional: you get out a pen, hold your iPhone with one hand and then copy the number down on paper, then go out of the iCal and then call. This feature would have won the iPhone more fans, especially people like me who totally mix numbers up.
What makes this my number one peeve is that iPhone users have been asking Apple for this simple feature since it came out. And more than two years later, still nothing.