- 06-27-2007, 11:17 PM #76
A2DP, at the very least, should definitely be on this device. I can't see how that is even debated. It will not hurt sales, I reckon, but for apple to advertise it as "the best ipod we've ever created," that statement should be backed up with some new audio features. Not just UI features.
Apple has always stuck to the less is more/simpler is better philosophy. I at least agree with the latter.
- 06-27-2007, 11:19 PM #77
- 06-27-2007, 11:26 PM #78
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- 06-28-2007, 01:26 AM #80
Remember, if the iPhone can not do it, oalvarez didn't want to do it in the first place and he's glad those lame features are not there.
Don't ask why there aren't features that you'd expect in a "5 years ahead of it's time" smartphone, you're not allowed to ask, even rhetorically. Don't question Jobs, he knows what you want and that's the end of it.
If you do, you're an iHater. No more discussion, forum closed. :thumbsup:
Edit: Speaking of features...lol
LED? Obviously there is none and I'm glad not dumb blinking service LED (Sprint disabled those too).
But for notifications? How do you know you have new email, sms, or voicemail? Besides powering on the device, no other visual notifications? Does anyone know?
For the knowledgeable consumer all these omissions are worrying. The American M:Metric survey says 35% of people with > 1 Megapixel camera phones took videos. Thats not an insignificant number. I guess swishing around the OS is supposed to compensate for that missing functionality.
- 06-28-2007, 06:05 AM #82
- 06-28-2007, 06:24 AM #83
I'm surprised it won't capture video too. But then there's no expandable memory so maybe that's why. Video can easily eat up all storage space, if you don't watch how long you're shooting. Another oversight to have no media card slot, IMO.
- 06-28-2007, 06:49 AM #85
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- 06-28-2007, 11:55 AM #90
The features that appear to be missing in the iPhone that I most care about is the search function (both in contacts, calendar, email, etc.). Given Apple's championing their "spotlight" search function, you'd think they'd understand the value of search. I also hope that they have a universal spell checker and dictionary, both of which I find very useful in my Palm 700p (using 3rd party apps).
On the plus side, I think it would be a genuinely new function to be able to show family and friends relatively high-def photos and home movies from my phone. It expands the concept of the wallet photo to new heights.
Finally, the iPhone brings a new level of slick new design to the cell phone with a new type of ease of use that will propel all to be more innovative in designing smart phone-type devices, both at the hardware and software level. Regardless on your take of whether it's been over-hyped or not, there's little question that it will have a positive benefit on the industry as a whole.
- 06-28-2007, 11:59 AM #91
Much more interesting is what it does and doesn't have and whether Apple ran out of time and so was unable to include some features.
A2DP. Apple could easily have added A2DP to iPods but hasn't (yet) and I don't think they're are very convinced of its value. (As a matter of fact I'm not either: it degrades sound quality, drains the battery more quickly, and means you have another device to charge).
Video recording. Agreed. Truly bizarre that it's absent and reasonable evidence that things have been omitted in a rush to meet a deadline. I'd imagine it will be added very soon, possibly with YouTube upload built in to the app.
- 06-28-2007, 12:14 PM #93
- 06-28-2007, 01:16 PM #94
FWIW, IMO, it seems from the first reviews that what they have done they've done rather well but there are some big omissions. Probably better that way than to have a larger number not so well done apps and features.
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