About 2, 30,000 iPhones are being activated on a daily basis, globally. Or so Apple claimed, back in September 2010. The annual updates in 2010 saw the iPhone 4 arrive along with an updates iOS4. However, despite the hardware and software refresh, the iPhone still has its share of issues. Mind you, that has not affected its popularity one bit!
· Micro SIM requirement:
To work an iPhone 4, you will need to chop your existing cellular SIM card to fit the iPhone 4. Despite local Johnnies gladly doing it, the problem this raises is that there is no way you can go back to using another phone without facing a hassle.
· Signal problems remain:
The Antenna-gate literary turned into a PR disaster for Apple. The fact that they refused to acknowledge a problem with the phone and actually blamed the users for holding the phone all wrong, was precious. After offering free cases, Apple announced that it is a software issue and will be resolved soon. A couple of OS updates later and people haven’t reported serious improvement.
· Lack of expandable memory:
16GB or 32GB – make a decision and stick with it. No expandable memory slot available.
· Battery cannot be replaced:
The battery is sealed in. The users are not expected to access the battery. Head to the service center for any battery issues. Quite inconvenient.
· Lack of widgets:
The iOS4 does not like Widgets. While Android is merrily showing off its widget capabilities, Apple decided the iPhone doesn’t need it.
Syncing to the iPhone is a pain. Why should you ‘sync’? Whatever happened to good old drag and drop?