I was at a family gathering today and during the 1.5 hour drive home I got to thinking-- Apple puts so much thought and good ideas into their products. But why the fuck did they not put those good thoughts into the iPhone? I've been working in the IT corporate world for almost ten years now. I know how things work-- numerous meetings for everything. And I'm sure there's even more meetings when a physical product is being produced. All the meetings involved in making the iPhone means they purposely chose all the bad features. And I don't mean lack of MMS or GPS or whatever. They chose to have minimal iCal features. They chose to have a recessed headphone jack. They chose to have the volume controls only control the ringer and no other alerts. I could go on and on with this paragraph without ever mentioning something 99% of people complain about. I just don't get why they chose to NOT make it do the basic things every smart phone should do. They could've easily done it AND made the phone innovative. How can a company do just about EVERYTHING right with all their products then release something this poorly planned? Just doesn't make sense.