5 Reasons Why I Have a Love-Hate Relationship with My iPhone


HATE:  The application icons are a pain to move around if I need to rearrange them onto a new page.  I end up successfully dragging them, but I always manage to screw up the order of a bunch of them along the way.   Very frustrating!

LOVE:  The iPhone applications blow my mind, especially when I consider how many of them are actually good for costing just a buck or two…or my personal favorite, nothing.  No complaints there.


HATE:  Every time I update my phone and sync it, my contact pictures and names get changed to reflect whatever my fiancée has on his phone (the ones that we have in common, I mean).  We have tried to prevent this from happening many times, and it keeps doing it.  I finally gave up and just rolled with the changes…if anyone knows a surefire way to keep this from occurring, please let me know!

LOVE:  Every time I update my phone and sync it, it’s like I’m getting a brand new phone.   I love seeing updates on iTunes!  When I upgraded to 3.0, all of the changes made me feel like I had just gotten a new iPhone.  And now, of course, I don’t know how I lived without the Copy/Paste and Search functions!


HATE:  It randomly forgets my WiFi networks and I have to set them up all over again.  What’s up with that?  Those passwords and WEP keys aren’t easy to memorize…

LOVE:  It has an awesome range for WiFi, so I can use the internet from a decent distance when it actually does remember the network.


HATE:  The screen gets fingerprints on it so easily.  I feel like I spend more time wiping off the glass than I spend actually on the phone!  (I know the 3GS has a fingerprint-resistant screen, but they should have had that on the original iPhones)!

LOVE:  There is a wide variety of high-quality cases for the iPhone.  Granted, my options would increase even more if I had a 3G or a 3GS, but I’m happy with the choices available for mine.  I am partial to the iSkin because it’s very protective for klutzes like me…but I also like the colorful hard plastic ones that you can get in stores.


HATE:  It gets HORRIBLE reception, and it consistently drops calls even when it claims to have full bars.  (I realize this isn’t the iPhone’s fault, but I can’t switch carriers for better service since AT&T has a monopoly on it right now).

LOVE:  It does so many other kick-ass things that I just can’t stay mad at it for long!

Jill Tooley

Jill has been obsessed with words since her fingers could turn the pages of a book. She’s a hopeless bibliophile who recently purchased a Kindle after almost 6 years of radical opposition, and she loves stumbling upon new music on Pandora. Random interests include (but are not limited to) bookstores, movie memorabilia, and adorable rodents. Jill writes for the QLP blog and assists with the company’s social media accounts. You can connect with Jill on Google+.


  1. Mike

    I couldn’t agree more, I was the same way with my iPhone. I couldn’t handle AT&T anymore so I switched to Sprint and the Palm Pre and I love it. There are a couple things I miss with the iPhone, and the main one was the abundance of apps. Luckily Palm has been releasing a lot lately though, so that’s very cool.

    • admin

      I’ve heard great things about the Palm Pre, and while I’m not exactly an AT&T fan boy, I’m an even lesser fan of Sprint’s service/network. I’ve been trying to break away from the office to try Motorola’s/Verizon’s new Droid phone, but I haven’t got a chance to yet. Free turn by turn navigation with street view… Kind of hard to beat, but then again, I only live 3 miles away from my office and rarely get out! :)

  2. Pearle Dillashaw

    I’m not amazed at all that Steve Jobs and his tyrant of a company have already hit 10 billion applications for the iPhone company and when the new year creeps around the Apple app purchase ratings will likely top the 1 trillion point. Round-about estimates view that stock in AAPL will increase to around $550 a share by then, crazy!

  3. Paul

    Will not repeat with a iPhone it sucks all of the above. Plus I fixed my double contacts every time I upgrade the software. It sucks Apple and Verizion

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