iphone first thoughts.

Yeah, so I’m behind the curve.  All you other uber-geeks out there have had the iphone since it first came out, waiting in line for the chance to get the “latest and greatest” apple product released to the world.

So, these are my first thoughts… after one day of usage.
1. The battery life isn’t the greatest.  Admittedly, I was using it pretty heavy throughout the day, but if you were truly using this as a “tool” and not just a phone, you would have to charge it at some point during the day.
2. I just tried to add a contact from an incoming call.. not intuitive, you touch the number and it dials.  Fantastic, but what if I want other options, like save to contacts?  Oh, yeah, there’s this little arrow over on the right next to the number, you touch it and then you get the options… did I mention it was little?  I gots paws, not dainty little fingers, I’m not some emo punk that doesn’t eat.. oh, wait, I’m going into a rant..  NEXT
3. So, it’s an apple, it just works right?  Where’s the manuals?  I mean, just working doesn’t exclude the necessity for documentation right?  I think this is a problem with apple (ok, not just apple, most software/hardware).  You have a product and you assume everyone is going to automatically know how to use it?  I don’t think so.  There seems to be lacking the documentation on how to modify the product to suit your needs.  Instead, the depend on the public (read hackers) to create the documentation for them.  It’s my phone, I should be able to modify it how I want.

I’m sure there’s more, but that’s all I’m writing right now.

By Mark

I work in IT and ride Motorcycles. I do one to support the other.