iPhone perfection? Nah. Why so long to fix the most obvious complaints, and just where is that Verizon iPhone already. The iPhone got so many things right from the start that it revolutionized the entire cellular industry and (despite continual unsubstantiated claims otherwise) dominates the smartphone market. But ask iPhone users (or non-users) whether they think the device is perfect, and they’ll instead rattle off a typically short yet biting list of original sins which Apple got wrong off the bat and then took too long to fix or still hasn’t. Here are the most popular iPhone sins, which may or may not be in any particular order, depending on your point of view.
Verizon iPhone: If you build it, they will come to AT&T, or so Apple must have thought. Some did. Some have made it clear by now that they never will. Four years later, Apple is just now finally about to fix the Verizon iPhone sin, orso we think. That’ll still leave the Sprint iPhone sin and the T-mobile sin, but there’s always the year after.
Orientation lock: Many early iPhone users were downright dizzy thanks to a hyper active autorotation and no way to turn it off. After three years of this generally being the number one complaint among existing iPhone users, Apple finally grudgingly added the option to turn the cursed thing off, but only through a buried five step process. Apple’s sin here is that it’s still too proud of its autorotation, being almost as averse to an autorotation-free iPhone as it is to a Verizon iPhone.
Email: The iPhone has had a great email client from the start, so long as you only had one email address. Having two email accounts on your iPhone was a downright nightmare. Thankfully, Apple fixed this sin fully with the release of iOS 4.