Sunday, August 24, 2008

How Apple could have made the perfect phone

The iPhone 3G is the best phone ever; right? In terms of having excellent Wi-Fi, GPS, Safari browsing, emailing and iPod the iPhone is first class but these outright features haven't kept everyone happy. The iPhone 3G is really well made but it could have been made a lot better than it is. Keep reading this post to hear my problems with the iPhone that when fixed would lead to what i would call the perfect phone.

1. Lacks certain features:

One of my greatest problems with the iPhone is not what it has but simply what it lacks. The iPhone doesn't have MMS, a copy and paste function, GPS, a camera that takes video (or great pictures) and quite a few other things that we have grown to expect standard in every mobile phone.

2. Camera hardware and software needs work:

The camera on the iPhone is below average 2MP phone standard. Although i agree Apple can't make every feature on the iPhone exceptional i believe to make the perfect phone all aspects of the phone need to be above average. If the iPhone had a slighly better camera and actually came with decent software it would lift the overall standard of the iPhone a lot. The iPhone has no flash, auto-focus, digital zoom, photo correction application or adjustment options in size.

3. Battery life needs to be improved:

Apple went to a lot of trouble with the iPhone 3G to improve battery life (3G uses a lot more than 2G) but the iPhone still doesn't have very good battery life if you use it as the "everything" device it is marketed to be used as. Most users say that it needs to be charged daily if you make a dozen calls, send a few texts, listen to a few hours of music and access the 3G network for email and Safari use. Although a lot of people are happy to charge the iPhone every day one wonders if like the iPod battery after a few months use it would last hardly as long as at the start.

4. Finger prints are a real pain:

Fingerprints on the iPhone are a real problem; most people will find it really hard not to get fingerprints on it and it needs cleaning often not to become a uPhone (Ugly Phone?).

Apple is new to the mobile phone business and the iPhone 3G is a good phone but with a little extra effort and perhaps some customer feedback the next iPhone model could be the best mobile phone ever made-as the iPhone 3G was hyped up to be.

Although the iPhone 3G does lack certain things and needs some improvement, i do not want to give the impression that the hardware or software has any sort of widespread faults on the iPhone 3G.

For those wanting the latest Australian iPhone information; including the latest pricing and sale figures... stay tuned for my next post!

Cheers, Lachlan.

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