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BigMeatballDave 09-17-2012 11:01 PM

8 Things the iPhone 5 Still Can't Do
 
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/8-thin...-can-t-do.html

In terms of specs, performance, and features, the iPhone 5 is Apple's best to date. This doesn't mean it's as good as it could be, however.

There were a few egregious omissions from the keynote presentation features that we not only want in our iPhone, but that we feel are overdue.


NFC for mobile payments

Instead of building NFC into the iPhone, Apple would rather have you use its Passbook system, which lets lets users store tickets, gift cards, boarding passes, and the like.

It can handle some (but definitely not all) of the tasks that you might use NFC for. For example, you can't use Passbook to wirelessly send money to a friend via PayPal.

NFC also lets you beam content between devices just by tapping them together. Samsung's Galaxy S III takes advantage of this feature.


Swype
An improved texting solution on the keyboard, like Swype

Swype is something of a mainstay on Android phones. Instead of tapping out your texts letter by letter, you can drag your finger over them without lifting it. The end result is that you get your message out much more quickly.



SD card support for extra storage

We'd like to be able to extend our device's storage capability beyond the 64 GB maximum. History suggests that external SD card support isn't going to be in a mobile Apple device any time soon.



A 128 GB option

The iPod Classic offered users 160 GB of music and video capacity. Many people (ourselves included) had no problem filling it right up.

Now that the iPhone is an easy replacement for your old iPod, we'd love to be able to carry the same amount of content around with us without having to pick and choose what stays at home.


Non-proprietary dock connection

We've never understood why our iPhones can't use a standard USB port and a standard USB cable to sync. Now the iPhone 5 introduces a new micro-dock connection requiring the use of its own special cable.

If you want to use your old sync cables, you have to buy this $29 adapter.



A micro-HDMI port

Once again, if you want to get video off of your phone, it requires the use of a special adapter. (Unless you buy a $99 Apple TV.) The Kindle Fire HD and several Android phones use a micro-HDMI port, letting you run a cable straight from your tablet to the television.

This makes it easier, better, and more affordable for the user.



Replaceable battery

The battery life on the iPhone 5 has seen some nice improvements, but for the power users who are glued to their phones all day, it won't suffice.

We'd love to be able to carry an additional fully-charged iPhone battery that we could pop in whenever the first one bites the dust.


While we're at it, better battery life!

The iPhone 5's battery life is about the same as the iPhone 4S'. Yes, it has a bigger battery, but the new 4G LTE radio and bigger screen use up a lot of that extra power. We wish Apple had included a better battery in the iPhone 5 like the one on Motorola's Droid Razr Maxx. The Razr Maxx can last several hours longer than the iPhone 5.

L.A. Chieffan 09-17-2012 11:03 PM

IPhone 5 pre-sales top 2 million in 1 day

http://www.heraldnet.com/article/201...709179804/1005

BigMeatballDave 09-17-2012 11:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by L.A.Chieffan (Post 8923724)
IPhone 5 pre-sales top 2 million in 1 day

http://www.heraldnet.com/article/201...709179804/1005

Yep.

A lot of lemmings in the world today...

Fish 09-17-2012 11:09 PM

FYI... Swype for iOS...

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BigMeatballDave 09-17-2012 11:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KC Fish (Post 8923742)
FYI... Swype for iOS...

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Awesome.

Not an Apple feature.

Fish 09-17-2012 11:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dave (Post 8923754)
Awesome.

Not an Apple feature.

No, but most of what I do on my iPhone wouldn't be considered an Apple feature per say. That's the point of jailbreaking. No different than rooting.

L.A. Chieffan 09-17-2012 11:56 PM

lol, if you have to jailbreak to get all the good shit then why overpay for a limited device in the first place?

Fish 09-17-2012 11:57 PM

Same reason Android users choose to root.

L.A. Chieffan 09-17-2012 11:58 PM

I have Swype and its not rooted. WINNING

BigMeatballDave 09-17-2012 11:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KC Fish (Post 8923846)
Same reason Android users choose to root.

You can get free apps without root.

BigMeatballDave 09-18-2012 12:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KC Fish (Post 8923846)
Same reason Android users choose to root.

I root to flash custom roms and themes.

I like to tinker. You just can't do all that on an iPhone.

Fish 09-18-2012 12:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dave (Post 8923869)
I root to flash custom roms and themes.

I like to tinker. You just can't do all that on an iPhone.

Well of course you can. That's exactly why I jailbreak. You should see the themes that jailbroken iOS is capable of....

AustinChief 09-18-2012 12:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KC Fish (Post 8923895)
Well of course you can. That's exactly why I jailbreak. You should see the themes that jailbroken iOS is capable of....

I'll have to agree here. Yes you can do more with rooted Android phones but only marginally so.

htismaqe 09-18-2012 07:11 AM

I still can't ****ing believe I had to install iTunes on my PC and Goodreader on my iPad just to move ONE FILE from the PC to the iPad.

Deberg_1990 09-18-2012 07:14 AM

you mean they dont wash your dishes and clothes yet?

heh, the expecatations placed upon these smartphones now is getting ridiculous.

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