2008-01-02

iPhone

What a piece of work is iPhone, how noble in reason, how infinite in faculties, in form and moving how express and admirable, in action how like an angel, in apprehension how like a god.

Hamlet was one of the first people to get an iPhone but I was only 6 months behind! Scientifically speaking, it rocks.

Using elementary set theory, I will describe precisely every way in which it rocks, by articulating the complement.

{How the iPhone rocks}c
  1. No Copy/Paste. Well, no text highlighting in general. These are essential tools, and I feel handicapped without them.
  2. No GPS. This doesn't sound so bad to most people, ("why do I need to know exactly where I am?") but once you start playing around with the contacts and google maps then you realize you'd want some sort of functionality of "how do I get from HERE to there?" Basically, putting in GPS would have made the iPhone the closest thing to a URAT* modern society has to offer.
  3. Needs a search filter on Contacts. As fun as it is to flick my contact list to scroll through them all, I would like some sort of shortcut to get to a specific person.
  4. EDGE is slightly slow. But frankly, it works just fine for most of my needs. Even downloading stuff from YouTube isn't bad with it. I sometimes even turn off Wi-Fi to go to Edge when the network signal is weak.
  5. Calendar only syncs with Outlook 2003 or 2007 on Windows. I would much prefer it to sync with Google Calendar directly. You can access Google Calendar through the web, of course, but I want to use the iPhone calendar "without all that tedious mucking about in hyperspace."*
  6. Headphone jack is recessed. This is so the curved edge of the iPhone is still curved, and it actually protects the structure of the headphone jack, the internal card, and the plug. But it also means all standard headphones wont work without an adapter... $25.
  7. No 3rd party apps -- yet. Sure I can go through Safari to do web-based apps, but that's an inherently bulky way of doing things, and what did I just say about mucking about...
  8. No direct interaction with files -- yet. I can't see the files I have on there ("the files are in the computer"*) or do anything with them, such as saving a picture off the internet, deleting songs, editing tags, editing documents.
That's it. And essentially, most everything will be great when Apple puts out their Software Development Kit (SDK) and lets Google work their magic. Google people are SMRT*.

2 comments:

Natalia said...

I agree with you for the most part except that the new triangulation thing wipes out the GPS comment you made, and I never have a hard time finding contacts because I only have like 50 on here.

noreen said...

nerds. all of ya.