1. timebomb16's Avatar
    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.
    Surprise . . . . were sold out :/
    07-07-2008 01:10 AM
  2. mullrat's Avatar
    I think that they are waiting for a solution from third party manufacturers. I mean you cannot have a word processing program without cut and paste. I'm sure there are developers working on it as we speak. This is the way apple is approaching a lot of their software problems. Do it the google way. Open source and "borrow" peoples ideas. Cheaper more efficient.
    07-07-2008 02:26 AM
  3. Mihai's Avatar
    I don't think the cut and paste it is a must on a mobile phone. It would have been a good idea to incorporate this feature, but I can do without it.
    Sooner or later, we'll see cut & paste on iPhone, that's for sure.
    07-07-2008 07:18 AM
  4. whmurray's Avatar
    C'mon, guys. Cut'n'paste is why I have been waiting for 3rd party apps. Cut'n'paste is the difference between a phone and a computer. Even if Apple cannot figure out how to do this, ten thousand independent developers can. I expect three or four competing 3rd party cut'n'pastes on the first day the iProgram store is open.

    Incidentally, I am concerned that will not happen this week. While this is really a bigger event than the 3G, there is no hype. 2.0, the store, then 3G.
    07-07-2008 08:51 AM
  5. BB-fan's Avatar
    Surprise . . . . were sold out :/
    Haha now thats funny! I really think we will see the copy n paste in the apps store sometime.
    07-07-2008 09:00 AM
  6. dstrauss#IM's Avatar
    I don't think the cut and paste it is a must on a mobile phone. It would have been a good idea to incorporate this feature, but I can do without it.
    Sooner or later, we'll see cut & paste on iPhone, that's for sure.
    I would disagree - cut & paste is even more important on a phone. I don't want to type the great American novel on my phone, I want to make quick replies, short edits, clip "stuff" for inclusion in an email. All require SYSTEM WIDE cut & paste, not just Docs to Go or PocketInformant putting it in there product.
    07-07-2008 10:17 AM
  7. timebomb16's Avatar
    I don't think the cut and paste it is a must on a mobile phone. It would have been a good idea to incorporate this feature, but I can do without it.
    Sooner or later, we'll see cut & paste on iPhone, that's for sure.
    i don't think that apple would allow ten different ways to do something on their product (by different developers) they're all about uniformity
    07-07-2008 12:29 PM
  8. hobyphone's Avatar
    i don't think that apple would allow ten different ways to do something on their product (by different developers) they're all about uniformity
    I agree. In fact, it could be really interesting to watch what happens with this feature when programs like that do start coming out. Will Apple hurry up to get c&p on the iPhone before they approve any programs that want to use it, then make everyone use that API, or will they let 10 different ways to do c&p pop up, then choose one and make everyone conform?
    07-07-2008 03:01 PM
  9. GaryUSC's Avatar
    I don't think the cut and paste it is a must on a mobile phone. It would have been a good idea to incorporate this feature, but I can do without it.
    I must also disagree. Cut and paste has always been a feature in every PDA I used in the past 5 to 6 years. From the HP iPAQ to the Treo and now BB's. And it is a very handy feature to have and perfect for road warriors using their smart phones as an computer.

    IMO, Apple definitely has the technical resource to implement copy and paste on the iPhone. Why they are not doing it is anyone's guess. I suspect its another one of those "it's a Steve thing".
    Last edited by GaryUSC; 07-07-2008 at 03:38 PM.
    07-07-2008 03:34 PM
  10. whmurray's Avatar
    I must also disagree. Cut and paste has always been a feature in every PDA I used in the past 5 to 6 years. From the HP iPAQ to the Treo and now BB's. And it is a very handy feature to have and perfect for road warriors using their smart phones as an computer.

    IMO, Apple definitely has the technical resource to implement copy and paste on the iPhone. Why they are not doing it is anyone's guess. I suspect its another one of those "it's a Steve thing".
    I would argue that cut'n'paste is even more important on the iPhone where typing is more difficult than on a keyboard. It may be simply that I am old and that I drink but I find it difficult to cache something on one screen in my head and then type it on another.
    07-07-2008 04:13 PM
  11. whmurray's Avatar
    i don't think that apple would allow ten different ways to do something on their product (by different developers) they're all about uniformity
    Does this "uniformity" require that no two 3rd party apps can implement a choice between them?
    07-07-2008 04:15 PM
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