Apple's iPhone has many great features, but its shortcomings are just too big to ignore. Here then, is a list of the iPhone's 50 biggest failings, found while I was testing the device to exhaustion.

Actually, there are 52, but I whittled it down as far as I could.

(If you want to focus on what's good about Apple's hybrid mobile phone and iPod - and there is plenty - read PC Advisor's review of the Apple iPhone.)

  1. Touchscreen imprecise; can't adjust for parallax (finger/screen offset)
  2. Web apps cannot download, upload or store data
  3. Web pages cannot be saved for offline viewing
  4. Cannot browse iPhone's folders by any means
  5. No Flash, Java or native application support
  6. Mail viewer HTML image display, JavaScript can't be disabled
  7. Yahoo push email did not deliver immediately in tests
  8. Proximity sensor did not answer calls in tests
  9. Extremely strong radio frequency interference
  10. Enclosed speaker is too weak for speakerphone and voicemail playback
  11. Operation of interactive websites awkward
  12. Two-year commitment required for US activation - no word on the UK
  13. No voice dialling; full hands-free operation impossible
  14. No VoIP support for Wi-Fi
  15. No A2DP (Bluetooth stereo) support
  16. Battery not user-replaceable
  17. Memory not swappable or expandable
  18. Quality of camera is comparatively poor; focus distance limited; no digital zoom; cannot capture video
  19. No voice-record capability; iPod add-on did not function
  20. No TV out
  21. Safari doesn't try to reformat web page for convenient viewing (like Windows Mobile IE's one-column view)
  22. Device does not operate in landscape mode in all applications
  23. Battery drains rapidly with Wi-Fi use; no transmit power setting
  24. Substantial delay for new voicemail notification
  25. Will not accept existing SIM card
  26. No external mute button
  27. Slow rendering of zoomed HTML content
  28. Slow JavaScript interpreter, no mouse events hamper Web 2.0 apps
  29. No streaming audio/video support
  30. No full-screen view in browser; large button strip always present
  31. No edit-in-place in Settings; each line of text is a separate entry page
  32. Onscreen keyboard is large, opaque; obscures underlying interface
  33. No text select/copy/paste
  34. No rich text editor
  35. Vertical/horizontal scroll regions too narrow; trip underlying controls
  36. Feeling for home button can delete email (trash button is bottom centre of display)
  37. No file upload limits use of online document viewers
  38. Not addressable as USB storage
  39. Phone audio quality below par
  40. No over-the-air sync options
  41. No third-party software
  42. Spelling errors are not flagged in text
  43. Cursor positioning inside editable text is difficult
  44. Cannot download content for offline playback except through iTunes
  45. No Bonjour support for iTunes, web sharing
  46. Headset jack not phone standard
  47. iPhone pairs with MacBook Pro Bluetooth, but offers no supported services
  48. No master inbox covering multiple mail accounts
  49. Chat substitute uses expensive SMS (web alternatives available but don't signal on incoming chat invite)
  50. Fewer slideshow transition effects than video iPod
  51. No musical ring tones
  52. No exposure control in camera, very slow shutter creates blurry images

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