- 07-02-2008, 08:41 AM #2
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- 07-02-2008, 02:01 PM #5
yeah that drives me nuts. I held out for the 3G iphone because i knew that i would be kickign myself if i only had the first version and then they dumped a new addition on everyone i would feel lame because i wasnt up to date. But even with teh 3G i feel like im goign to get shafted because when christmas rolls aroudn they'll roll out a new higher capacity model, with something special for christmas. thats the 1 big thing the drives me nuts about apple. Even if you buy somethign the DAY it comes out, you have to think to yourself that in a few months your going to have a second rate item.
- 07-02-2008, 02:32 PM #6
I wouldn't mind so much if they allowed simple things like being able to SMS a YouTube link. I thought they would have incorporated that, since it's a simple money making feature for them. I don't always want to email a link to someone because their iPhone might check for their email at too long of an interval to be effective.
- 07-02-2008, 02:33 PM #7
- 07-03-2008, 11:11 AM #8
To able to copy and paste, you will need the ability to highlight the section of text or number that you want to copy. Can the current iPhone do highlighting?
Secondly, once you highlight something, you will need menu commands to tell the device to copy, then go to your destination app to paste. As far as I know, the iPhone does not have menus.
Edit: I should say that I am a BB users and have little experience with the iPhone.
- 07-03-2008, 12:24 PM #9
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- 07-03-2008, 07:09 PM #12
All it takes is ONE Fortune 500 Company (remember all those CEOs in the WWDC video) or Disney!!! for that matter to say... no, we will not be fully integrating your product due to the lack of cut and paste OR we no longer want to use your product because it is too inconvenient without cut and paste... I think cut and paste will come shortly thereafter.
- 07-03-2008, 10:11 PM #13
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- 07-04-2008, 12:18 AM #15
Apple is obviously holding this functionality in reserve for a future release of the iPhone's system software. This isn't something that would be hard for them to do, they're keeping it from us on purpose so that they can release it with much fanfare later on. Kind of silly if you ask me. I talk with my brother about this all the time (he's got an original iPhone), he's convinced that they want to keep you just happy enough that you'll buy the product but not so happy that you won't also buy the next one to get the latest and greatest.
- 07-04-2008, 03:51 PM #16
- 07-04-2008, 05:07 PM #17
Never really noticed C & P on any other phone. I think my old centro had it, but been using a Sony w580i and used the feature to copy a text message. Kinda nice. Would love to see it implemented on the iPhone. I could see using it way more on an iPhone.
- 07-05-2008, 12:22 AM #18
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- 07-05-2008, 12:48 AM #20
i'm saying it will be a month....
- 07-05-2008, 12:51 AM #21
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- 07-05-2008, 03:48 PM #24
Im curious myself what they are holding back. I hope we are surprised my something we did not know on july 11. I would bet they have something in store for a new update or maybe they will have copy and past available in the apps store on release day.
- 07-05-2008, 04:34 PM #25iPhone Newbie
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I think that what's holding them back is simply that it's hard to implement in a user-friendly way, and they don't want to put it on the iPhone unless they feel it's perfect. Because once they put it on there, they can't take it off, and they can't change it, because people will get used to it. Jobs is such a perfectionist, and the iPhone is absolutely his baby—he doesn't want anything on there that isn't "the best."
I'm not holding my breath for c&p in 2.1, either. I don't think we'll see it at all in 2008, personally.