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!