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Notifications are intrusive
Whenever you get a text message or an email, a little banner appears at the top of the display. It blocks out buttons and is difficult to work around. And even when you have your phone locked, some of the message is displayed, even when there is a passcode lock enabled. Anyone can pick up your iPhone or iPad and read something they shouldn't. Notifications need to be better.
Why is it so difficult to get to Wi-Fi, 3G, Bluetooth settings?
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To access basic features, like enabling Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, you have to exit your application and jump through a bunch of settings just to get to a simple switch, or connect to a network. Jailbroken devices already offer a simpler feature -- why can't Apple include something in the drag-down notification center instead?
Location awareness is great, so long as you remember to keep it turned on
Location-based services are very useful, particularly if you need to 'geofence' around a certain area so when you leave work, or home, or anywhere else, you can be reminded to "get milk" or "pick up the kids from school." But when location services are disabled to conserve battery, they no longer work. This major flaw in design could mean millions of users are forgetting to pick up milk on their way home.