Browsing through all the initial iPhone reviews, I’ve come up with eleven things Apple’s handset is missing. Not that the iPhone provide users with the bad experience — it’s just that the following items are something that I’ve expected to see implemented on Apple’s handset. Let’s start:
- iPhone doesn’t support Cut/Copy/Paste. It’s like typing on a touchscreen isn’t hard enough, once I typed something I can not copy/paste it?
- Stereo Bluetooth (A2DP) is not supported. Most people wouldn’t notice this as they will end up with Apple’s stylish yet mono-sound Bluetooth headset.
- MP3 files can’t be used as a ringtone. Even feature phones can do this…
- Adobe Flash is not supported in Safari. This was almost expected, as only very few of the latest Nokia smartphones (N95, E90) actually support Flash Lite
2.12.0 in their Safari-based browser.
- Can’t record video – Camera is just for photo taking?
- No MMS – You can email your photo if you want, but not send it via MMS? This will certainly be fixed for the European launch, where users are more into MMS.
- No removable battery. Just like an iPod…
- No edit of Word and Excel documents – you can only view them.
- Direct iTunes access. There’s a WiFi and you can’t connect directly to the iTunes?
- Instant Messaging. You’ll end up using the web-based IM solution like meebo. Hopefully, they will optimize it for iPhone.
- Games. I’m not much into gaming myself, but the iPhone doesn’t have a single game preinstalled. Why?
The good thing about it is that Apple will most probably be rolling out periodic updates — meaning most of the mentioned things could be fixed. Can’t wait!
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