Yes, I know that I just praised the iPhone from Apple as being a great phone. In fact, it is the best phone that I have ever owned and I have had quite a few.
However, the management of application icons leaves a lot to be desired.
First of all, it is not possible to name the different screens. So while it is possible to congregate all of your games onto a particular screen, there is no way to name this screen and jump instantly to it.
Second, whenever you update an application to its next revision (and at this early stage, this happens a lot) the icon will jump back to the earliest possible spot. This means that when you do an update, the icon forgets where you first put it (as in the games screen described above) and sticks it on the very first screen of the phone. If there are no more open spots on that first screen, it puts it on the second screen (and so on). This makes it tedious to reorganize your applications as developers work out bugs in their early versions.
If this was Microsoft, I would expect this bad behavior. Microsoft regularly rearranges my Start menu when I do a patch to it or upgrade their Office application. I hate it but I expect the idiots in Redmond to treat me like an imbecile. Apple though is the king of cool interfaces, but as I have said before, software should not act smarter than me.
I am not the only one that feels this way, I hope that Apple is listening to this complaint.
APPLE – PLEASE GIVE US SOME WAY TO BETTER MANAGE OUR APPLICATION ICONS. YOU ARE BETTER THAN THIS.
I am done with this topic for now but I reserve the right to rant more on it someday.
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