Five Things I Hate About My New iPhone 4S
I’ve had a fair amount of access to previous iPhone models through friends and work related projects. But until now I’ve never had an iOS device as my daily driver. As a Sprint customer I’ve managed to shuffle through a few Android phones over the years before deciding to make the big switch. Now with two full weeks as an iPhone 4S owner under my belt, I’d have to say for the most part I enjoy the 4S, but there are definitely some things that I miss about Android. With that said I’ve listed the five things I hate about my new iPhone.
Though it’s no big deal for some, I still do miss having Flash support when on the go. Apple has stated the HTML5 is the future of the web and for the most part I agree, but there’s still quite a few places playing catch-up. I knew this could be a potential issue, but I didn’t expect to miss it as much.
iOS is a very tamed and restricted platform and in such a controlled environment widgets are a no go. I understand in some cases they may be taxing on resources, but at least give it to me as an option.
On a daily basis I receive several attachments via email. Yes, a decent amount of them are viewable with my iPhone 4S, but there’s no out of the box method for saving them directly to my phone. The only option for viewing non-photo attachments is to view them directly in the email they were sent from. I’ve seen instructions for workarounds, but again we’re talking out of the box.
It may sound petty to some, but I really do miss having a flashing light that screams “Hey, you missed something!” I’m no engineer, but something tells me adding a small notification LED to the iPhone 4S’ design wouldn’t have hurt anything.
One of the major focal points of iOS5 was cutting the cord. But if you’re an iPhone owner, you’ll still need to use iTunes at some point. Apple has a reputation for making brilliant software, but my experience with iTunes has made me want to pull out what little hair I have left. The software feels extremely outdated and clunky.
Perhaps you’re in the same boat as me, or maybe you’ve made the switch and have other complaints. Being completely honest, I still enjoy owning an iPhone. But considering that there are a lot of eager Sprint customers contemplating making the switch, I wanted to share a bit of my experience so far. Make no mistake about it, the iPhone 4S is an awesome device, but just be sure you know what you’re getting yourself into if you decide to make the switch.