Two weeks later I am *still* trying to get my iPhone working again. The Genius Bar did not appreciate my calling the neverending iPhone reboot cycle??The White Apple of Death.
The folks at the Genius Bar told me — and I quote — “solar rays” have corrupted my iPhone’s OS install so kiss all my data since the last sync goodbye and reinstall everything from scratch. REALLY?! That “data” would be all the photos from the second half of my road trip. Yes, data loss still freaks me out.Soon I will do an iPhone factory re-install and post details of our On the 10s Tour of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida, without my photos. Luckily Joyce uploaded some to Flickr. So here are the top five reasons why I’m moving off iPhone as soon as Sprint makes the HTC Evo available. People have asked me why it’s not a top ten list, and then answer is that AT&T only deserves half a list: 5. Random iPhone crashes that have now happened a half dozen times that lose photos of once-in-a-lifetime phenomena such as a road trip.
4. Facebook iPhone app crashes often, hangs often, and photo uploading fails 80% of the time. At least.
3. Camera is slow and takes fuzzy photos, and the iPhone Photo app doesn’t let me make albums or move photos around. Useless!
As Jon Stewart says, “If you want to break down someone’s door, why don’t you start with AT&T? They make your amazing phone unusable as a PHONE!”
1. So let’s start with AT&T.??iPhone forces you to use AT&T, which drops phone and Internet service often??– frequently enough to be maddening and craps out on Maps at precisely the wrong navigational moment.??
In short: iPhone sucks as a phone, and it sucks as a camera, too. And if I don’t need those things, and I still want the apps, the iPod Touch (or iPad!) is better. And then get a phone that works well as a phone (and as a camera!).
Meanwhile, enjoy Joyce’s??fail whale??and breathe in a zen-like fashion…
Lesson learned yet again: never put anything important on iPhone, never take important photos with iPhone, and upload any photos I care about to Flickr immediately because Facebook is no help whatsoever. Thanks for the FAIL, iPhone + Facebook + AT&T!