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  • 8 Reasons Why I Hate My iPhone 5

    Not really, but I regret upgrading from my Verizon based HTC Incredible to the iPhone 5. If you are on the fence between and iPhone 5 and a Samsung S3, consider reading this post.

    Iíve been an anti Apple fan boy of sorts for the duration, but have gradually been sucked into the Apple eco system. I really like my iPad (3) and my ďrecliner laptopĒ is an old MacBook Pro. I have found the process of making calls on my Incredible (power button, swipe, call) very trying and thought an Apple device would do a much better job with many usability issues.

    The 8 reasons are:

    1. Voice recognition. Iím a terrible phone typist and like to utilize voice recognition for email and text messages. Android is far better at transcribing my random babblings. Siri does a fine job with ďcall dan cellĒ, or ďtext harryĒ, but thatís about it. Siri seems to understand ďF*ck You SiriĒ and gives an interesting response. My money says itís in the top 5 of all phrases uttered to Siri.
    2. Camera. Iíve taken 20 pictures thus far, none of them good. I see much better photos from my wifeís HTC Thunderbolt and my friendís iPhone 4s. Iíve seen the purple flare problem even when it didnít seem like the sun should be a factor. I can accept that issue, given it appears on other phones, but my pictures are fuzzy.
    3. Data Plan. Verizon forced me off my unlimited plan. I shouldnít be using much data as I do zero video and minimal audio streaming, but Iíve gotten a warning message two months in a row that Iím nearing my Verizon threshold. (Yes, I fixed the wifi bug immediately, but still got a warning this month.)
    4. Photo Sharing. I canít run Photo Steam on my MacBook Pro as a later version of Mac OS X is required. I decided to bite the bullet and pay $20 to Apple to upgrade to Mountain Lion, which annoys me. I found out that my 5 year old (2.16 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo) is not upgradable to Mountain Lion. Ironically Photo Stream runs nicely via iCloud on my Windows 7 machine.
    5. Maps. I bet you are tired of hearing about this one. Iím dependent on voice based navigation. I really miss google maps. I find the best alternatives, MapQuest and Nokia Maps unsatisfactory.
    6. Cost. Itís not a $200 upgrade. Add in tax, $30 upgrade charge, cheap case and voila, itís $300. I get that the S3 would be the same.
    7. App installation. Oftentimes when I try to press the ďINSTALL APPĒ button I need to press a half dozen times. The problem comes and goes. I donít know if I have a flaky screen or something else is amiss. It seems to help if I kill all the apps that I am not using, but this, too, is annoying. Iím sure it will work fine if I take it to the genius bar or the Verizon store.
    8. Password. Apple has forced me to use a secure password (upper and lower case, number, special character) which is hard to type. I donít install apps in bunches, I install them periodically Ė and need to type in the d*mn password every time. Google still lets me use my old, lower case only, password.

    So, I lied. I donít really HATE my iPhone 5, but if I had to do it over gain Iíd get a Samsung S3. Surf to Mike's Blog.

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