This is the iPhone's most annoying "feature" and it seriously needs to go
posted by Chris P. / Mar 18, 2015, 7:35 AM
It has to do with the way the iPhone structures its internal memory for the camera roll. You know, the DCIM folder that you have with most modern devices that have a shooter attached to them. With most devices, like ones on Android, it's one folder for all the images, and all images within are sorted by the date they were taken on. Not so with the iPhone.
On an iPhone, you get a new folder created for every 100 photos you took. Note that we say 'took', not 'have', so even if you deleted older pictures, this logic will still apply mercilessly. The result? If you're a trigger-happy photography buff and have shot thousands of images on your iPhone since you last set it up, you can easily end up with tens of folders, even hundreds! Worst of all? This is the type of cryptic names they get:
Notice that these alphanumerical tags give no identifiable information as far as we can tell, so you can't apply some logic to distinguish between what's new and what's old. And, no, you can't sort the folders by date, as they all have identical 'last modified' dates. Even worse, there's no separate folder for screenshots, of which we take many, so you have to hunt them down manually every time you need to download images to your computer.
What a mess! And we're not alone in our displeasure with this 'arrangement'. Sure, you could use iTunes, but that's not an ideal solution – after all, iTunes is a relatively heavy piece of software (doubly so on older machines) that needs time to sync up with your phone, and it is possible that you're trying to upload images on a different machine that doesn't have iTunes on it installed.
Apple, this needs to go.
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Noone cares about folder structure anyway, isn't it?
posted on Mar 18, 2015, 7:39 AM 0
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I care, but I don't have this problem on Android :D Plug, copy, paste, é basta !
posted on Mar 18, 2015, 7:40 AM 64
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"Apple has always prided itself with the amount of Polish work that goes into their products" I thought Apple products were made in China? In all seriousness, the proper way to write the sentence is: "Apple has always prided itself with the polish of the work that goes into their products" It's subtle but important. PA must really be struggling for authors.
posted on Mar 18, 2015, 8:34 AM 13
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as much as i disagree with grammamatically destroying an article for the fun of it.. this is a good point. although i think it's a new standard with instant uploads these days because news is circulated completely differently than it was even 5 or 10 years ago.
posted on Mar 18, 2015, 3:04 PM 1
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@Phooey506 "'Apple has always prided itself with the amount of Polish work that goes into their products' I thought Apple products were made in China? ... PA must really be struggling for authors." Poor writing is PA's bread and butter. They simply don't care. It's not like PA is a legitimate tech website; they just copy and paste from other tech outlets. What do you expect from the same people who can't conduct a simple display luminance test.
posted on Mar 18, 2015, 4:29 PM 2
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The iPhone itself is a annoying phone!
posted on Mar 18, 2015, 7:41 AM 31
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No one forces you to use it. Oh and you are also an annoying person!
posted on Mar 18, 2015, 10:04 AM 2
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Just install PwnTunes from Cydia and you're good to go. Honestly, anyone using iPhone without jailbreak is just stupid.
posted on Mar 18, 2015, 11:16 AM 1
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I disagree. Anyone who uses an iPhone period is just stupid. Anyone who jailbreaks an iPhone is classically stupid. Now to be fair, I was once both stupid and classically stupid. I had an iPhone 4 and 4S. In fact I still have my iPhone but I only still have it because it support iPod Out and the iPhone 5 forward doesn't. A very useful feature in my car, that Apple dropped for no reason whatsoever. I got sick of jailbreaking, having to save the blobs or flobs or whatever they were called so I could always go back to an older OS. I got sick of updates that fixed nothing, but were done just to break the jailbreaks. I bought an Android because I get al the benefits of an iPhone. No jailbreak required and I get more on top of it. Jailbreaking is stupid. It makes the phone run like crap, it freezes, its very laggy and is all the more reason to ditch.
posted on Mar 19, 2015, 2:53 PM 0
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That means most iphone users are stupid? What now that apple has made jailbreak virtually impossible on IOS 8.13 and 8.2? Going forward, jail breaks will become increasingly more difficult. Soon all iphone users will be stupid I guess.
posted on Mar 24, 2015, 4:39 PM 0
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