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A List of iPhone Disappoinments

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I found this list via Digg.  What I have always loved about Apple’s design philosophy is how they make products more useful by taking features away (e.g. no on/off button on an iPod).  It creates a simpler product that performs cleanly.  Whether or not the design of the iPhone is successful will be determined in the next year or two.  As far as the list of disappointments, there are certainly some valid issues on there, especially the issue of whether or not the keyboard will be usable.  But I think some items don’t need to be addressed.  For example, take these two:

2. There is no file browser on the device at all. Data must be organized (if at all) in the appropriate application.
3. The camera is a simple application that has ONE button: the shutter. Pictures come out okay on the device, but nothing too fancy on a monitor, especially if it was an attempt at a macro shot.

Are these things that I really want to do from a phone?  Now, certainly some people will want to manipulate files and use advanced camera setting on their phone, but I’m willing to be most people won’t.  Particularly with cell phone cameras, I think most people just want to point, click, and take a snapshot.  Just because more features can be added doesn’t mean that they should be added.  To each his own, but give me the simple approach.


Written by Scott

July 1, 2007 at 12:44 pm

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