Today, if you didn’t know, is “Tech Blogger Solidarity Day”. To honor the occasion I just made up, I’m going to do what everyone covering Apple in the last week has done: complain about things not currently a part of the iOS 5 update. I’m sure more will come to me, but because I have the 3-item minimum for a blog post, I’m going for it.
There are times I know that I’m not going to answer my phone. If I take the step of silencing my phone manually, I will forget to switch it back, thereby losing every subsequent call until I do (related complaint: my Gillette Fusion Power ProGlide vibrates more strongly than my iPhone 4). I should be able to silence my phone through Settings and I should also have an option in Calendar like “silence phone for this event?”
Touch is nice, but for those among us with sausage links for fingers, it’s about 50% accurate when it comes to double-tapping a word in an email. And when you want to insert text and your cursor “sticks” to a word, spellcheck automatically ignores the inserted typing.
Touch is not the best way to maneuver through text. It’d be nice to have some keyboard-based way to do it. I don’t know how, but I’m here to complain, not solve problems (this being Solidarity Day and all).
A Less Invasive Game Center
All the obvious critiques of Game Center aside (Ping Center? Too soon?), at least it stays out of your face when you’re playing a game. Except if you’re on a train, in a car, or on the subway. Then Game Center is furiously trying to reconnect when a signal becomes available or you’re being passed from tower to tower, thereby fucking up my Tiny Wings mojo with second-long stutters. Please make Game Center butt out of my in-game experience. It can always try again when I’m not in the middle of a game requiring some timing.
How about you? Feel free to attack Apple’s inadequacies – or lampoon my pithy complaints – in comments.