The lovely and lady-about-town Mrs. Borepatch was incommunicado today, despite having her iPhone. The reason is a rare but significant Apple iOS design failure.
She'd gone into the configuration menu to make sure that the phone would ring if someone called. Knowing that she'd never hear a buzzing phone if it were in her purse, she wanted to set it to "ring" - silent mode OFF.
But the switch on the phone was set to SILENT MODE.
So where's the Apple design fail? The menu let her set the configuration and didn't tell her that the phone would never ring because the switch was overriding the software. So why is this an Apple design fail?
Because she blamed her iPhone. I got called ten times and it never rang? You see, she remembered setting the SILENT MODE = OFF setting. And still it didn't ring.
Quite frankly, Mrs. Borepatch is right. This is an Apple design fail.
Note to the Universe in general and Apple design teams in particular: you can learn a lot from this picture. Just sayin'.