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  1. Rene Ritchie's Avatar

    Scene: Steve Jobs takes the stage at Macworld and explains why there's STILL no cut/copy and paste on the iPhone.

    Best caption will get used and credited on the front page!

    So what's Steve's excuse?! Caption away!
    11-21-2008 03:24 PM
  2. jamesus's Avatar
    Me fail Inglish? Dat's unpossible!
    11-21-2008 03:44 PM
  3. sethclifford's Avatar
    "Because I said so, ok? Remember when I took out the floppy drive? Nobody's crying about that now, are they? I didn't think so. The next person to bother me about this copy and paste thing is getting this remote shoved right in his iHole".
    11-21-2008 04:25 PM
  4. Stevie No-Wonder's Avatar
    Well, first of all... he'd never bring up the subject. But if he did...

    "... so other than no cut/copy/paste, we think this is the best iPhone update yet! Isn't it great?" (receives usual applause)
    Last edited by Stevie No-Wonder; 11-21-2008 at 04:47 PM.
    11-21-2008 04:41 PM
  5. reyza's Avatar
    "Cut and paste is a thing of the past. Now, instead let me introduce to you to its replacement... <insert incredibly amazing, revolutionary invention here>" /end keynote.
    11-23-2008 06:16 AM
  6. MrEClass's Avatar
    "Imagine...completely remembering everything and then typing it all out somewhere else."
    11-23-2008 06:03 PM
  7. Dalekkiller's Avatar
    "What's so great about the latest update for the iPhone?
    We've done away with the traditional cut/copy/paste and many other features that Apple considers to be outdated. With the next update we will be bringing out a new, psychic firmware that will intuitively know what you want to do with everything and words will fly around your iPhone into exactly the right place at the right time.
    We will, in fact, be doing away with the need to ever touch your phone except to charge it up. This update will be rolling out very soon along with our new line of flying pigs".
    11-24-2008 08:37 AM
  8. EmEuS's Avatar
    lol @ Dalekiller. Thats was awesome.
    11-24-2008 08:56 AM
  9. Dalekkiller's Avatar
    What you don't know is that I am Steve's mind.
    11-24-2008 09:07 AM
  10. BB-fan's Avatar
    "We don't need no cut/copy/paste...we are introducing a revolutionary alternative. With each iphone purchase you get an ipen! Paper is not provided."
    11-24-2008 09:22 AM
  11. cjvitek's Avatar
    Cut and paste? We don't need no stinkin' cut and paste.
    11-24-2008 03:29 PM
  12. MrP's Avatar
    "hear the one about a certain Berry picker making a touch-screen "iPhone Killer"! (sarcastic suprise) What's that? It sucks?!
    I know now shut up about copy and paste I'll throw it at ya when I'm good and ready!"
    11-25-2008 04:05 PM
  13. MrP's Avatar
    "now with the latest update your iPhone can cook, clean and drive your car...cut and paste to follow in a future software update..."
    11-25-2008 04:08 PM
  14. Frozen001's Avatar
    "Silly user Cut and Paste is for kids"
    11-26-2008 07:48 AM
  15. CubanCorona's Avatar
    "Copy and paste functionality might compromise our ability to protect you by monitoring all text moving between iPhone applications. It's all in the SDK license agreement. I like reading your personal emails."
    11-26-2008 08:22 AM
  16. coreymol's Avatar
    And one more thing!
    Cut and paste... What? oh I am sorry my time is up thank you folks see you all right here next year!
    11-26-2008 08:50 AM
  17. PootahPootah Solo's Avatar
    because you want it
    11-26-2008 09:56 AM
  18. Deathscaller's Avatar
    "we have included the new cut/paste feature on the Iphone, your just not looking hard enough."
    11-26-2008 12:00 PM
  19. Mav#IM's Avatar
    One more thing: it was brought to my attention that some of you wonder…ahem...after all these years...why iPhone does NOT have copy-paste functionality. For those of you who are familiar with the iPhone gestures paradigm I have a simple answer. (Steve shows everybody a finger causing commotion in the crowd. Rene leaves, offended ).

    Steve continues: and for the rest of smartasses out here, you will have a 2-hour discussion with our experts on the topic. (Steve calls on the podium Apple senior VP brass and leaves humming "cut and paste, what a waste…la-la-la-la-la...").

    On a more serious note, the above "finger gesture" should start making more sense if you read iPhone Human Interface Guidelines

    In the part named Support Gestures Appropriately, there is a following text:

    "However, fingers have one major disadvantage: They are much bigger than a mouse pointer, regardless of their size, their shape, or the dexterity of their owner. In the context of a display screen, fingers can never be as precise as a mouse pointer. Additionally, there are some actions users can take with the combination of a mouse and keyboard that are difficult to replicate using fingers alone. These actions include text selection, drag-and-drop operations, and cut, copy, and paste actions.

    Fortunately, you can meet the challenges of a finger-based input system by having a good user interface design. For the most part, this means making sure your layout accommodates the average size of a fingertip and by finding alternatives to drag-and-drop and cut, copy, and paste. It also means responding to finger movements with the actions users expect."
    11-26-2008 02:12 PM
  20. iPhireman's Avatar
    "Cut and Paste? I've been working too hard on the new iShirt. Check it out, it's camouflage!"
    Last edited by iPhireman; 11-26-2008 at 02:48 PM.
    11-26-2008 02:45 PM
  21. ErnieA's Avatar
    Well because those G1 bastards at Google beat me to it. Thats why...moving on!
    11-26-2008 08:17 PM
  22. Bela's Avatar
    Our cut and paste feature has now be outsourced ... just go to our apple stores and a Genius will call and have whatever you want pasted placed in our customer service cue. Disclaimer *accent not included*
    11-26-2008 09:00 PM
  23. Nick9283's Avatar
    no copy and paste for iphone
    11-27-2008 02:47 AM
  24. wayneo's Avatar
    Apple did say that it wasn't at the top of their priorities.
    11-27-2008 03:27 PM
  25. WindRyder's Avatar
    It violates the copyright laws. Besides it was an MS invention.
    11-29-2008 03:35 PM
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