- 03-12-2009, 10:09 PM #51
I'll go ahead and jump on the MMS bandwagon. And while I'm at it, it would also be nice to be able to forward text messages. In lieu of that (or better yet, in addition to that) copy & paste that can be used in every app with text would be swell. Anything else (and I'm sure there will be at least a few other goodies that nobody outside of Apple even thought about) would be icing on the cake.
- 03-12-2009, 10:34 PM #52
- 03-12-2009, 11:00 PM #53
- 03-12-2009, 11:05 PM #54
On ATT plans, there appears an item on the bill (a free item) called MMS OptOut. Its mostly a book keeping entry to tell their system to intercept MMS messages sent to the phone and put them on a web page, and then send you a link to the page.
So the question becomes, if MMS should show up, will ATT have to remove that before MMS will work?
Does Rogers have an equivalent thing?
Will ATT charge for MMS beyond what they do for SMS
- 03-13-2009, 12:48 AM #56
- 03-13-2009, 05:17 AM #57
I hope they get a proper bluetooth stack especially rSAP so i can get traffic on my tomtom without having to switch to my bold. As a side note Swirly started working for me yesterday. Wonder if this has anything to do with testing begining on 3.0 with mms.
- 03-13-2009, 06:26 AM #58
- 03-13-2009, 06:44 AM #59
- 03-13-2009, 07:22 AM #60iMore Newbie
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Oh they're good aren't they....
It's funny cause just this week I was starting to get bored of the iPhone and have been researching alternatives. Alternatives such as the HTC Touch Pro 2, the Palm Pre, and the Nokia N97.
Each one has it's own flaws though and essentially wouldn't fit into my current setup of Mac, Apple TV, Mobile Me, etc. So I think this announcement is pretty good timing.
As for the software though I have a few comments:
(in no particular order)
1. Calendar App - Week View
I'd love to have Week View, in Landscape mode on the iPhone.
2. SMS App Updates
Landscape keyboard, I think Apple would be foolish to miss this out this time. Especially after ATT's (even though I'm in the UK) recent survey of what we'd all like this MUST have been mentioned.
Also within this I'd like to be able to "Tap & Hold" on a message so it spins around and I can see some additional details about the message. For example date / time that the message was received, this normally gets lost in the thread. The number it was sent from (in case your friends / family have more than one number). and finally I'd like to know if a sent message has been received - Delivery Reports.
Seems like a pretty good idea, especially if you have a MacBook, or MacBook Air, and need mobile internet access for a specific application. Also I think this would come in the handy when you are traveling with the (yet unreleased "iTablet" - lol) - I wonder though if you will be able to share your WiFi access or just cellular access??
This is for the Mrs. I'm not really fussed on this but she would like it. I'm pretty anal about keeping my first HomeScreen with all the included Apple Apps (as well as Remote).
5. Bluetooth File Transfer
Been proved this week to be possible so why not?
I rarely used it on previous phones and haven't really missed it on the iPhone, but it could be handy for a new ringtone I suppose
And while I'm venting (although not directly related to software) I was really disappointed when Apple announced in Jan that they would definately NOT be including a hardware keyboard. Sucks.
Still I'm really intrigued as to what will be announced next week. Any thoughts on if the announcement will be recorded and made available to watch afterwards like last years??
- 03-13-2009, 08:49 AM #61
Well, I won't bother repeating everything already mentioned, so I'll just add something...
I'd like to be able to tap and hold the little scroll bar, that appears to the right, so I can just drag it on very long pages without having to swipe my finger fifty times. Maybe it could be made to remain visible for a few seconds longer in order to drag it, rather than quickly disappearing after removing the finger as it does now.
- 03-13-2009, 08:49 AM #62
Well since i'm an iphone user and all (despite me moving to the Pre eventually), i'll give an honest opinion:
MMS (will be funny to listen to those praise this after saying they didn't need it.)
Tethering (mainstream users may not have a clue what this is. Expect at&t to insanely charge for it)
Turn by turn software (just a hunch)
Video recording (should be simple enough to do)
Stereo BT (obviously for more sales even though i don't think it adds much for most users)
Minor tweaks here and there to look different.
That's about it. Hard to speculate on any hardware coming but should be beefed up in processor & memory if apple wants to include multitasking NEXT year. I think they need more time as they have to tread carefully there. Lots of things could go wrong and they need to keep the UI simple as possible.
And i think 4.0 OS with multitasking will not be possible on original iphone or iphone 3g. But will on this year's iphone and next year's iphone forcing the upgrade.
- 03-13-2009, 08:53 AM #63
- 03-13-2009, 08:57 AM #64
Even without 4.5 the BlackBerry OS is more of a true smart phone than the iPhone. Don't get me wrong--I love my iPhone. I just wish it came natively equipped with true "smart phone" features.
- 03-13-2009, 09:01 AM #65
- 03-13-2009, 11:54 AM #66
Also, for the few friends I have without email on their phones, I just ask for their carrier, look up the gateway (this is where copy/paste would be helpful), and save that it as an email address in contacts. After that, I just send to that email address. Yes, it's much more trouble than using MMS, but I see it as just biding time until all phones do email out of the box. The fewer phones that support MMS, the better.
- 03-13-2009, 12:08 PM #67
- 03-13-2009, 01:31 PM #68
MMS, I must agree, I rarely use. I find it annoying, to the point I have it disabled in my cell service. But it is still a tool that works (almost) everywhere. I always prefer email or IM for sharing images live, so I wouldn't cry if Apple never added it to the iPhone. But there are some people I know who adore MMS. *shrug*
- 03-13-2009, 02:07 PM #69
Guess I'm the only business nerd on these forums, but the only thing I miss about my WinMob phones is the ability to carry a handful of Excel spreadsheets as reference. I also miss the synchronization of outlook notes. Think I'll ever see this functionality on my iphone?
- 03-13-2009, 02:09 PM #70
- 03-13-2009, 02:22 PM #71
- 03-13-2009, 02:26 PM #72I also miss the synchronization of outlook notes. Think I'll ever see this functionality on my iphone?
Other than that, the only thing I really, really want is an updated "home screen". Not really needed, but would just be nice for a change of pace.
The MMS, cut and paste, tethering stuff......could care less.
- 03-13-2009, 02:28 PM #73
- 03-13-2009, 03:57 PM #74
- 03-13-2009, 09:18 PM #75
I can see them using VoiceOver on the iPhone, for the iPod function and maybe even turn-by-turn. Push notification is still a dream, but it'd be a nice, pretty, fluffy dream. And I personally wish for voice-dialing, what with all the hands-free laws in California. Giving us an updated lockscreen would be pretty awesome, but a major winner for me. Although, it would keep me from pulling out and unlocking my phone so often.
As for Cut and Paste, I can see where it'd be useful, but the occassions are few and far between. Personally, it's one of those, "That's a nice feature, but I'll rarely use it."