Hey, I would LOVE to eat my words! It I eat my words, then we all win!
The reason I feel this way, (and granted I've been a Mac user since my first Apple IIC), is that It feels like Apple is putting it's own commercial interests in front of the overall usability of the phone.
YouTube is my main example. That was a great app for their marketing team to exploit, but in the world of smartphones, I guarantee more businesss users would like copy/paste, multiple calendars, the ability to edit MS office documents.
For a generation 1 phone, The GUI is above and beyond what it could have been. But the absence of so many ESSENTIAL functions is disheartening and takes away from the true potential of the iPhone.
My guess is that Apple will release major software updates that will parallel major hardware upgrades.
That's my opinion...and again...I hope I am wrong, I just cant help be [FONT="]pessimistic[/FONT].
Well said. don't mind the apparent Apple fanboys. The iPhone is lacking in a lot of areas, regardless of what anyone says.
I feel there are three kinds of people on this board.
1) The first-time smartphone users. These people wont find any flaws with the iPhone, because this is their first smartphone, and does a ton more stuff than their previous phone did. First time cell-phone users also apply.
2) The people who have come from a previous smartphone (Treo, BB, etc). These are the people who are saying the iPhone lacks certain critical features (copy/paste, better calendar, to-do's, synced notes, etc). The iPhone does
pale in comparison to these phones on the feature list.
3) The Apple fanboy. Even if these people know a certain area is lacking, they take the denial route and defend the phone against any person talking bad about it.
Unfortunately, I feel this forum is filled with types 1 and 3.