On the day of release, I bought an iPhone. We all know the great features; thus let’s talk about the annoyances.
It crashes and gets sluggish a lot. Especially Safari crashes a lot and the contact list at one moment took 10 seconds to get responsive. Over time random crashes in all applications appeared. Rebooting it, actually, seems to have solved it (for now).
Wifi is unreliable. Sitting right next to the router it’s still a game of chance whether it will load a website properly or just time-out. This often leaves me disabling Wifi, and using HSDPA instead (which is our 3G), which has a terrible coverage. Outside reception is great, but even inside a building near a window, it only shows one or two “pips”. This again, often leaves me disabling 3G in favor of the (slower) but the more reliable GRPS (?).
I use iTunes on Windows in VMWare to sync my iPhone, which works great for the music. For the other stuff, like contacts and photos it just does not work. Syncing with google contacts or the windows address book just doesn’t work on windows. There isn’t even any support for calendar syncing for windows. I still have to look intro a free exchange compatible server. (Anyone?)
T-Mobile in the Netherlands seems to have trouble with the administration of all new subscriptions. Billing information and visual voicemail still don’t work.
(Nevertheless, it’s a great toy)