1. glenada's Avatar
    A poster from Howards Forums:

    I met with my buddy from Apple for Coffee today, I told him I loved the interface, and all the great subtle little features it has that makes it so easy to use. I then told him I really, wanted a File System Access so I could store files, download images from the web, and generally carry around data, not just load it up from iTunes..

    He said Apple IS absolutely BUILDING this, and it will come in a software update no later than when Leopard ships in two months (there will be updates before this)

    Here is what he said:

    * There will be a build in file browser like the new finder in leopard for sorting through files
    * There will be a disk mode
    * The reason that there currently isn't a file browser + way to save files from web is because there isn't a file browser on the phone, and they wanted to release the same one that's gonna be in the upcoming leopard OS, complete with coverflow.
    * There will even be a special version of "iWork" so you can show your keynote presentations
    * So anyway a FULL file browser is coming so you can browse just like windows mobile explorer only in the cool way leopard's file browser is
    * Full spotlight like search is coming too
    * Widescreen keyboard support will be coming in every app, not just safari
    * Copy & Paste, Select Text is coming too (clipboard)
    * Also mail will see an upgrade so you can add accounts without doing so through itunes.
    * Most of the delays in this is because iTunes is the App Windows & Mac users are familar with for iTunes, so Apple didn't want to do a bad interface that had a file browser hacked into iTunes.
    * When Leopard FINAL release comes out, plugging in the iPhone will pop open a special window in the finder that has areas for dragging all your files like a file explorer only more advanced and designed specifically for the iPhone, it will make sure that it works so iTunes knows how much space is for data, and how much is for "iTunes" stuff.
    * Apple will be putting iChat on the phone, very, very soon, before Leopard.
    * Real Applications are coming to the phone shortly.
    * These are all updates that will be software based for the iPhone you already have, so give it a little bit of time. In the meantime enjoy the features it already has.
    * Oh and also there will be Photo Sharing, just like in iPhoto how you can check an option to let other people on the network view your photos.
    * He said .Mac account would eventually sync your accounts to the .Mac server as well from the phone, and so forth.
    * Simplified File sharing when on WIFI networks through bonjour (auto ip discovery) is coming, so once the file system software is up, your buddy in the same room will be able to navigate to his file browser > Network, and grab a file off your phone that you are sharing.
    * Ringtones will be coming very, very soon.
    * The Camera Software will get upgraded soon to have stabilization (software based)
    * Flash is coming eventually, it's just a matter of handling it in a way so when i page has dozens of flash apps running at the same time the page doesn't slow to a crawl, so they have to take the Adobe flash and make some customizations, including for security.
    * Anyway, enjoy the great mobile phone for now, and look forward to all the great stuff coming really, really soon. I can't WAIT for the new file browser so I can store stuff on this device!!
    * Just remember Windows Mobile has been out or a long time, even everytime a new WM phone comes out all the apps that are supposed to work, have to be tweaked or don't fit on the screen or some bullcrap, so realize this is just Apple's very first OS release for mobile Phone. Apple has lots of treats instore for all of you.



    I probably missed a few things, so if you have questions about features that will be software updated, ask because I only typed what I could remember right now, and we talked about quite a bit of stuff!!!!
    07-09-2007 06:51 PM
  2. mikec#IM's Avatar
    A poster from Howards Forums:

    I met with my buddy from Apple for Coffee today, I told him I loved the interface, and all the great subtle little features it has that makes it so easy to use. I then told him I really, wanted a File System Access so I could store files, download images from the web, and generally carry around data, not just load it up from iTunes..

    He said Apple IS absolutely BUILDING this, and it will come in a software update no later than when Leopard ships in two months (there will be updates before this)

    Here is what he said:

    * There will be a build in file browser like the new finder in leopard for sorting through files
    * There will be a disk mode
    * The reason that there currently isn't a file browser + way to save files from web is because there isn't a file browser on the phone, and they wanted to release the same one that's gonna be in the upcoming leopard OS, complete with coverflow.
    * There will even be a special version of "iWork" so you can show your keynote presentations
    * So anyway a FULL file browser is coming so you can browse just like windows mobile explorer only in the cool way leopard's file browser is
    * Full spotlight like search is coming too
    * Widescreen keyboard support will be coming in every app, not just safari
    * Copy & Paste, Select Text is coming too (clipboard)
    * Also mail will see an upgrade so you can add accounts without doing so through itunes.
    * Most of the delays in this is because iTunes is the App Windows & Mac users are familar with for iTunes, so Apple didn't want to do a bad interface that had a file browser hacked into iTunes.
    * When Leopard FINAL release comes out, plugging in the iPhone will pop open a special window in the finder that has areas for dragging all your files like a file explorer only more advanced and designed specifically for the iPhone, it will make sure that it works so iTunes knows how much space is for data, and how much is for "iTunes" stuff.
    * Apple will be putting iChat on the phone, very, very soon, before Leopard.
    * Real Applications are coming to the phone shortly.
    * These are all updates that will be software based for the iPhone you already have, so give it a little bit of time. In the meantime enjoy the features it already has.
    * Oh and also there will be Photo Sharing, just like in iPhoto how you can check an option to let other people on the network view your photos.
    * He said .Mac account would eventually sync your accounts to the .Mac server as well from the phone, and so forth.
    * Simplified File sharing when on WIFI networks through bonjour (auto ip discovery) is coming, so once the file system software is up, your buddy in the same room will be able to navigate to his file browser > Network, and grab a file off your phone that you are sharing.
    * Ringtones will be coming very, very soon.
    * The Camera Software will get upgraded soon to have stabilization (software based)
    * Flash is coming eventually, it's just a matter of handling it in a way so when i page has dozens of flash apps running at the same time the page doesn't slow to a crawl, so they have to take the Adobe flash and make some customizations, including for security.
    * Anyway, enjoy the great mobile phone for now, and look forward to all the great stuff coming really, really soon. I can't WAIT for the new file browser so I can store stuff on this device!!
    * Just remember Windows Mobile has been out or a long time, even everytime a new WM phone comes out all the apps that are supposed to work, have to be tweaked or don't fit on the screen or some bullcrap, so realize this is just Apple's very first OS release for mobile Phone. Apple has lots of treats instore for all of you.



    I probably missed a few things, so if you have questions about features that will be software updated, ask because I only typed what I could remember right now, and we talked about quite a bit of stuff!!!!
    Wow. Maybe I should run out and buy one, and wait for these fun features.

    You should keep this list and check off each time one is fixed/added
    07-09-2007 06:55 PM
  3. MacUser's Avatar
    Very nice list... It would be awesome if only half of it came to fruition.
    07-09-2007 10:16 PM
  4. braj's Avatar
    Very nice list... It would be awesome if only half of it came to fruition.
    Wouldn't it be awesome if all of it did?
    07-09-2007 10:28 PM
  5. MacUser's Avatar
    Wouldn't it be awesome if all of it did?
    Well, yeah! I didn't want to let myself get caught up in the euphoria.

    Actually, I suspect we WILL be getting more functionality when Leopard releases. How much? That's anyone's guess.
    07-09-2007 10:29 PM
  6. AnteL0pe's Avatar
    It's a nice wish list, but seriously is anyone buying the "my buddy from Apple" line? Come on.....
    07-09-2007 10:36 PM
  7. oalvarez's Avatar
    i for one am not. will believe it when they're made available for download.

    until then i'm satisfied.
    07-09-2007 10:45 PM
  8. vinman's Avatar
    i for one am not. will believe it when they're made available for download.

    until then i'm satisfied.
    Yeah, not calling glenada (or "poster from hofo") out as a troll - at all - it's just that we've all been taken in by that line before by too many others. Jeez, with the exception of enabling 3G and gps, that's basically THE list we've all been begging for plus a few extras! :thumbsup:

    Man, I can think of at least one iPhone hater who will probably lose sleep hoping this list is bogus...
    :stick:
    07-10-2007 12:36 AM
  9. adjmcloon#IM's Avatar
    What about the abysmal calendar app? I wonder if they will offer support for multiple categories. What about MMS?
    07-11-2007 11:13 AM
  10. whmurray's Avatar
    It's a nice wish list, but seriously is anyone buying the "my buddy from Apple" line? Come on.....
    Oh, you just have a sour taste in your mouth from all of the hype and rumors on Treo Central. This is a brave new world.
    07-12-2007 03:05 PM
  11. whmurray's Avatar
    Wouldn't it be awesome if all of it did?
    It would be awesome if any of it did.
    07-12-2007 03:07 PM
  12. vinman's Avatar
    Well, it's looking less and less like an accurate report. Appleinsider has now retracted their article regarding this. Appears several web "wires" got wind of this story and reported it as fact. Now all of them are scrambling trying to undo the yet to be verified report. Lazy troll reporting!

    Like I said, this list is almost too good to be true. Still hoping at least some of the listed features will be addressed...
    07-12-2007 03:41 PM
  13. AnteL0pe's Avatar
    Oh, you just have a sour taste in your mouth from all of the hype and rumors on Treo Central. This is a brave new world.
    This world is nothing new to me, I've been an Apple user since my Apple ][e which i got in 1983. The rumor mill surrounding Apple products is incredible in vastness as well as its distance from reality. I've actually never read any of the rumors over at TC regarding the iPhone.
    07-12-2007 04:27 PM
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