Mobile devices, Planets and the Human Condition

My Love - Hate relationship with my iPhone

, posted: 25-Jul-2009 13:35

I got My iPhone 2g around 18 months ago,

since then, for the most part, its been a great phone.

I've enjoyed using it, and its been incredibly robust.

those that have met me in real life have seen the cracks in the screen and dents in the body.

but there are a few things that just irritate the hell out of me.


Ok, the browser isnt bad, it works reasonably well,  and I enjoy the multiple window feature.

with one glaring exception.

and thats the HORRID refresh feature. I mean seriously.

for instance. I'll click on a picture from a fully loaded webpage, it'll take me to a new window where that picture loads.

I'll check out said funny picture *hehe* then I'll go back to my previous window.

WITHOUT WARNING, prompt or reason, 4 times out of 6 it will decide it needs to refresh the page.

WHY! APPLE WHY!  who thought that was a good idea?? I had the page fully loaded. It WAS  STILL LOADED when I opened the window.


I'm sure its not as frustrating if you are on a 3G or 3Gs, and I don't even mind when I am on WiFi.

but when I am browsing out and around town, and using godawful dialup speeds I DONT WANT ANY

you hear me ANY automated refreshing. I WILL CHOOSE WHEN I WANT TO REFRESH. ARAARARARAGH!U

it really really gets me wild.
5 minute breather. ok calmed down.

ok, so that is the thing that pisses me off the most. more than anything else on my iPhone.

Other related posts:
a Few good, legal and handy ways to listen to music online.
Some thoughts on Twitter, facebook and the dot com bubble burst.
Razer Mamba. fantastic.

Comment by mattyboy2, on 26-Jul-2009 13:37


I'm a new iPhone user having recently forked out for a 3GS. What pisses me off is a similar issue you mentioned, with youtube. You wait and wait for the fucking clip to buffer and you watch it all the way through. But then when you want to watch the same clip from the beginning again the fuckin thing buffers all over again!

Obviously a ploy by Apple to make you use more data so pay more in  data charges!


Comment by mike, on 27-Jul-2009 17:12

This is probably because Mobile Safari has a small available cache and as it downloads the big picture it clears the cache of the prior page, hence the need to refresh.

Do you notice this on all or only certain sites?

inane's profile

New Zealand

I'm a professional Geek, and also in my own time, I am likely to write about all manner of things on this blog.
Of late I haven't updated this place much, but I need to do some revamping and dust off the cobwebs a bit. so thats what I'll do. going to aim for a minimum of three times a week updated here to begin, then perhaps head towards every day!

Who knows! 

but for now I hope you enjoy what you read, and that I aid the constant novelty and stimulus to your brain that the internet provides us all, in a way nothing else can!

I am likely to comment on everything here, but my current topics of choice are

*Mobile Devices
*general and specific ramblings
*Dvorak Keyboard

Mobile devices and more

Page copy protected against web site content infringement by Copyscape

^^ lol don't know what that is!

Recommended Reading

- Thought Powered Game Controller - Braingate - Technology to read your mind! - Bugatti Veyron top speed (Video) - Top Secret Classified Study - Colossal Squid Caught - How to Dump an HTC Apache ROM - how to dump an HTC Harrier Rom - Unlocking Apache Extended Rom part 1 - Unlocking Apache Extended Rom Part 2

My most active entries

How to Dump an HTC Apache ROM ...
(20-Aug-2006 17:38, 34038 views)
iGoogle? new look to googles ...
(2-May-2007 11:04, 31112 views)
How to easily obtain a list of...
(21-Feb-2007 11:35, 27964 views)
Velociraptor was a Turkey!?...
(24-Sep-2007 12:46, 26011 views)
Gamo PT-80 Pistol....
(12-Jun-2007 22:10, 25374 views)
Google Chrome; download and ch...
(3-Sep-2008 08:25, 23065 views)
High powered rifles, no licenc...
(13-Oct-2008 20:24, 22624 views)
Unlocking your Extended Rom PA...
(4-Jul-2006 09:29, 22592 views)
Guide to unlocking the Apache ...
(29-Jun-2006 12:24, 22115 views)
Pyramids at Giza vs. Pyramids ...
(28-Dec-2006 12:30, 19092 views)

You Tube !

Site Meter