1. Microcosmos's Avatar
    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 11:09 PM
  2. Kryckter's Avatar
    Copy and paste of course
    03-12-2009 11:34 PM
  3. icebike's Avatar
    Flip the silent button before you take the picture, then flip it back on.
    Scuze me while I go find a two by four to whack myself over the head. :o

    Of course!!
    03-13-2009 12:00 AM
  4. icebike's Avatar
    MMS Question:

    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 12:05 AM
  5. Jeremy's Avatar
    MMS Question:

    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
    If they do charge more for MMS, I don't want it... but I doubt they will. MMS on Blackberry plans have unlimited messages and that includes sms and mms.
    03-13-2009 12:10 AM
  6. taroliw's Avatar
    OK... here's one... one that captures a lot of what people have already said.

    Apple? Want to something worthy of the 3.0 label? I have just one request:

    Make the jailbreak unnecessary.
    03-13-2009 01:48 AM
  7. ppennza's Avatar
    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 06:17 AM
  8. Jeep14's Avatar
    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.
    A2DP as part of the Bluetooth stack is key for me. The Gym is just awful after 2 years of using my BT headphones.
    03-13-2009 07:26 AM
  9. ppennza's Avatar
    Does anyone know if SAP would be required for them to implement bluetooth tethering if that rumor is true
    03-13-2009 07:44 AM
  10. parishyoung's Avatar
    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.

    3. Tethering
    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??

    4. Theme's
    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 08:22 AM
  11. Stevie No-Wonder's Avatar
    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 09:49 AM
  12. cardfan's Avatar
    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 09:49 AM
  13. JustinHorn's Avatar
    Well since i'm an iphone user and all (despite me moving to the Pre eventually), i'll give an honest opinion:
    The Pre hasn't even been release or really shown off and you already know you are going to switch to it before seeing the iPhone 3.0 OS? Not saying the Pre won't be a decent product, just find it strange to see someone so behind the Pre at this early stage.
    03-13-2009 09:53 AM
  14. scaliasphone's Avatar
    The same reason tons of people on Crackberry download leaked roms? Or shop in the Crackberry store?

    No phone is perfect. No Blackberry, no Windows Mobile phone, etc...
    I couldn't disagree with you more on this issue. Other than full QWERTY portrait mode in OS 4.7 for the Storm, the 4.5 betas were the only bootleg OS's that added a new feature set (full HTML email, video recording, tweaked browser, playlist support, etc.). The multiple versions of OS releases were tweaks with zero new features (exluding the 4.6 for the Bold with the useless visual VM icon) downloaded by beta-whores (I include myself in that category). God bless Crackberry, but the majority of those apps, especially post-4.5, are kinda crappy.

    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 09:57 AM
  15. scaliasphone's Avatar
    After the "event" on the 17th was announced yesterday, I have heard several radio news spots stating that the announcement on the 17th equates to a brand new iPhone this summer. I think they are jumping the gun on that.
    03-13-2009 10:01 AM
  16. jasonact's Avatar
    You also forgot to mention that it's akin to burning money. It costs next to nothing for the carriers, but they charge insane rates for it. Why would I pay for MMS when email is free?

    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 12:54 PM
  17. jasonact's Avatar
    MMS (will be funny to listen to those praise this after saying they didn't need it.)
    I never use SMS. All of the people I used to send MMS to before I got an iPhone either now have phones with email or I have their gateway email-to-MMS addresses in my contacts, so I don't see that happening for me.

    Tethering (mainstream users may not have a clue what this is. Expect at&t to insanely charge for it)
    Mainstream users know about tethering. The grandma at the end of the block who just got rid of her rotary may not know about tethering, but she is neither a "mainstream" user nor an iPhone user, for that matter. Majority of iPhone users know about tethering. (BTW, I don't expect to use this either because I don't have a laptop.)

    Turn by turn software (just a hunch)
    This would be cool, and I think there's reason to think it could be included in 3.0.

    Video recording (should be simple enough to do)
    This is #1 on my want list, but I doubt it will be included in 3.0. A guy can dream, though.

    Stereo BT (obviously for more sales even though i don't think it adds much for most users)
    This would be great, but Jobs has said that the Stereo BT technology isn't mature enough to give the kind of audio quality and reliability they want on the iPhone. After having used various Stereo BT in the past, I'd have to agree. Now if Apple has somehow fixed this concern and include it in 3.0, that'd be great.
    03-13-2009 01:08 PM
  18. taroliw's Avatar
    I never use SMS. All of the people I used to send MMS to before I got an iPhone either now have phones with email or I have their gateway email-to-MMS addresses in my contacts, so I don't see that happening for me.
    Intersting how people still interchange SMS and MMS. Not /really/ the same thing but OK. As for SMS, I still find I use it a lot. Why? No, it's not technically superior. But like vi, the postal service, and the good ol' hardwired telephone... when all hell breaks loose they still work. And SMS is ubiquitous, including feature phones (still vastly in the majority) as well as smartphones. There are several people in my contacts with whom I can only converse with via SMS when I'm remote. Amongst my friends, I'm still the geeky standout where it comes to running Twitter, IM, Facebook, etc on my phone. Maybe they'll catch up, maybe not. But there's no pressure to while SMS still exists and feature phones support little else.

    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 02:31 PM
  19. BrotherNov's Avatar
    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 03:07 PM
  20. JustinHorn's Avatar
    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?
    You could work around the excel by emailing yourself PDFs. I know iPhone opens PDF and word doc, but not sure about excel.
    03-13-2009 03:09 PM
  21. jamesus's Avatar
    I also miss the synchronization of outlook notes. Think I'll ever see this functionality on my iphone?
    I use Notebook from Appigo. Syncs with free service Toodledo for notes. You could also use NotesSpark. Yes it is not a native functionality, but I find I use these services more than Outlook Notes with my WM phones.
    03-13-2009 03:22 PM
  22. tony2979#CB's Avatar
    I also miss the synchronization of outlook notes. Think I'll ever see this functionality on my iphone?
    This is a big one for me. Whether I should or not....I have half of my important info on those notes and would LOVE to be able to sync them with 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 03:26 PM
  23. jamesus's Avatar
    The more I think about it, an updated Lock screen with the ability to show Calendar, Weather, etc. would be nice. (Native of course. I already use Intelliscreen for this.)
    03-13-2009 03:28 PM
  24. JohnH59's Avatar
    This is a big one for me. Whether I should or not....I have half of my important info on those notes and would LOVE to be able to sync them with 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.
    If you sync via Exchange, you can get iMNotes. It syncs Outlook Notes wirelessly and works great.
    03-13-2009 04:57 PM
  25. thebrain2u's Avatar
    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."
    03-13-2009 10:18 PM
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