Category Archives: Cell Phones

Don’t neglect your iPhone, or else… :-(

I did not use my iPhone4 for a while (since I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 now, which I like much more), and when I wanted to “revive” it recently as a music player I found that it had burst (no, I didn’t drop it, it was just lying around on my desk):

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20130927T100257-IMG_0107Obviously the battery had swollen…

I immediately called the Apple dealer closest to my home and told them about it. They said it’s normal for a battery to burst if the device hasn’t been used for a while. They said I could buy a new iPhone 4 for a “mere” 190 EUR… 🙁

If you Google for this issue you will notice that it’s pretty common, still Apple cares a sh*t about it… I’ve never seen such major battery issues on any mobile phone I’ve owned before — and I had many!!!

Thanks, Apple. This is what you get when you buy from a “premium” manufacturer…

Needless to say that I will never buy an iPhone again…

“Call Forwarding” setup on iPhone – what a stupid user interface design…

I’m using call forwarding a lot on my iPhone — every day after I left the office I forward calls to my voice mail, and next morning I cancel this forwarding. Also, in periods where I’m on-call I forward calls to my fixed line as soon as I arrive home, and I cancel this forwarding when I leave home so that I can be reached on my cell phone again…

Ok, here’s the thing I’m complaining about: When you want to enable call forwarding, you need to move the Call Forwarding switch from OFF to ON. This immediately enables call forwarding without giving you the chance to enter the number you want calls to be forwarded to. So if you’re frequently changing call forwarding destinations a lot as I do you will often end up setting a wrong destination for a short while until you have clicked the Forward to field and updated the destination phone number.

And, what’s really lame, you still cannot select a number from your phonebook as the destination, you have to manually key in the destination number — I already complained about that two years ago, and Apple still hasn’t fixed this in iOS 6.1.3. Unbelievable for the self-proclaimed leader in usability, Apple! My first cell phone 15 years ago could do that already…