Apple’s iPhone is rapidly proving itself as the handheld computer that’s also a cell phone. Here’s a Top 10 list of mostly minor annoyances from Macworld. Numero uno on the list is, you guessed it, AT&T:
As iPhone users outside the United States begin to enjoy tethering and multimedia messaging services (MMS), AT&T’s exclusive hold on the iPhone angers existing customers and may be irritating Cupertino as well.
Another annoyance that is more our fault than the iPhone is the battery. Amazingly, if you use the cellphone, listen to music, watch videos, play games, browse the web, the batter doesn’t last as long.
The workaround: Turn Wi-Fi off when you’re on the road. Turn 3G off when using Wi-Fi or turn off Wi-Fi if you don’t need it. Turn down screen brightness as much as possible.
Besides in inability to run applications in the background, an annoyance is bred of success. There are over 65,000 apps in the iTunes App Store. That’s good, right? Except that browsing through the apps and categories is a sheer, mind numbing pain.
The workaround: Use an app to browse the store, such as App Miner, which builds lists of apps that go on sale—including paid apps being given away—and lets you create a “watch list” for discounts.
Annoyances? Yes. But iPhone users love their phones more than BlackBerry users.