I bought my iPhone exactly a year ago during W3C Technical Plenary Meeting in Boston. After those twelve months, here's what I think of my iPhone:

  • good hardware quality : I often keep my iphone in my pockets, sometimes with coins and even keys. Not a single scratch.
  • I wonder how I've resisted using a Motorola Razr or a Windows Mobile-based phone. I don't stand those beasts any more. In particular Windows Mobile. I love my iPhone.
  • I'm not happy with firmware 2.0 and 2.1 ; for some unknown reason, launching an app became slower and slower. My iPhone sometimes needs 10 seconds to show the list of SMSs or make the list of phone contacts active and clickable. I have enough memory on all partitions, this is not the root of the problem.
  • the loudspeaker is ridiculously weak... When my phone is in its belt holster and I wear a sweater and a jacket, I can't even hear it ring.
  • the spellchecker is extremely annoying ; touching a suggestion should accept it instead of refusing it ! I often end up with a text corrected by the spell checker that is absolutely not what I had in mind. Most people I know here in France disable the spellchecker.
  • why do I need a cable to sync with iTunes when my iPhone has wifi ?
  • the proprietary jack headphone/microphone connector is a pain.
  • Safari crashes far too often. Safari on the iPhone is a really cool browser but it's really too easy to crash. Last time I made it crash, I only tried to move to landscape mode while a trivial HTML test page was not entirely loaded yet...
  • I still miss my iPod's clickwheel.
  • the quality of the builtin camera is absolutely miserable.