1. Jeremy's Avatar
    Excited much?


    Sneak peak on March 17th...

    iPhone 3.0 is coming - iPhone Blog

    ***Changing this thread a bit... what do you expect to see out of OS 3.0?

    - MMS
    - Tethering

    Are two features we almost positive will be included...
    Last edited by Jeremy Sikora; 03-12-2009 at 02:01 PM.
    03-12-2009 12:57 PM
  2. jamesus's Avatar
    Let the rumor mill/speculation begin!!!
    03-12-2009 01:12 PM
  3. Poptart4's Avatar
    This is music to my ears I cannot wait!
    03-12-2009 01:14 PM
  4. Jeremy's Avatar
    Let the rumor mill/speculation begin!!!
    This is just making me lean towards no major hardware revision... which is not a bad thing. It is all about software in my opinion.
    Last edited by Jeremy Sikora; 03-12-2009 at 01:57 PM.
    03-12-2009 01:15 PM
  5. jamesus's Avatar
    This is just making me lean towards no major hardware revision... which is not a bad thing. It is all about software in my opinion.
    As much as I would love to have a hardware bump, I can also deal with not spending $500 in a few months!
    03-12-2009 01:30 PM
  6. Leanna Lofte's Avatar
    This is just making me lean towards no major hardware revision... which is not a bad thing. It is all about software in my opinion.
    Naw, I'm not gonna rule out hardware changes yet. They did it like this last year. Announced and gave sneak peaks about 2.0 in the spring then announced 3G in June a few weeks before it was released.
    03-12-2009 01:31 PM
  7. JustinHorn's Avatar
    This is just making me lean towards no major hardware revision... which is not a bad thing. It is all about software in my opinion.
    I disagree. This is currently Apple's hottest product and with completion from the Pre and others starting to creep in they will want to crush them before they can get a footing. Yes, the software alone could make a really big difference, I just don't think that will be all.

    Also, they did a big 2.0 update along with the iPhone 3g so I think we'll see both.

    Guess we'll find out soon enough
    03-12-2009 01:31 PM
  8. Jeremy's Avatar
    Naw, I'm not gonna rule out hardware changes yet. They did it like this last year. Announced and gave sneak peaks about 2.0 in the spring then announced 3G in June a few weeks before it was released.
    Yeah, but everyone knew that hardware changes were something that had to be done and I said major hardware changes. To be clear I never said any...

    Either way it does not really matter much to me. I have a pile of cash ready to go if need be.

    Buckle up... it's going to be crazy...

    (And Dizzy, you always disagree with me.)

    Just updated... 3.0 to include MMS and Tethering via bluetooth and usb!
    Last edited by Jeremy Sikora; 03-12-2009 at 01:58 PM.
    03-12-2009 01:47 PM
  9. jamesus's Avatar
    Yawn for MMS. Yea for tethering!!!
    03-12-2009 02:27 PM
  10. JustinHorn's Avatar
    (And Dizzy, you always disagree with me.)
    LOL

    Just updated... 3.0 to include MMS and Tethering via bluetooth and usb!
    I wonder how valid this BGR rumor is. They have missed a few things lately, like the walmart $99 iPhone.
    03-12-2009 02:28 PM
  11. sting7k's Avatar
    I'd like a task manager that allows you to select ~5 apps to keep running in the background and kill apps that are running and you want to stop (such as safari or the iPod).

    Also, wireless radio manager on the home screen so I don't have to go into the settings and then 2-3 layers deep to turn off WiFi/3G/Bluetooth. I always used the radio manager on my WinMo phones heavily, and lots of phones had one touch access to said manager.

    Copy/paste would be nice.

    Wireless sync, either over Wifi or bluetooth. If the Zune can do it why not the iPhone?

    TBH, MMS and tethering are 2 things I will never use. To me tethering with the iPhone completely defeats the purpose of owning an iPhone. You have the internet, tunes, email, games, and nearly elevendy-billion other things you can do with it. Why would you still want to carry around your laptop just to hook up your iPhone so you can go online? It's so nice when I go to the airport now, while everyone is pulling their laptops out and emptying their pockets I just put my iPhone in the tray and that's it, I'm ready to go (as soon as I can escape all the people who ask me about how I like my iPhone and not having to carry on a bag and tons of crap.)
    03-12-2009 02:45 PM
  12. jscholz22's Avatar
    Forwarding of sms would be nice.
    03-12-2009 02:54 PM
  13. cjvitek's Avatar
    With the tethering, would you have to pay for a separate data plan?

    I would love to be able to send/receive ringtones.

    Chris
    03-12-2009 02:56 PM
  14. taroliw's Avatar
    Um, if they're ready to announce, the functional and design specifications are very likely fixed. Might still be in late coding or early testing... but I'd expect beta by time of announcement.

    There are lots of things I'm sure we'd all like to see... but those are well documented now. I'm more inclined to just wait patiently for the announcement, then again for the release, and then again after that for the jailbreak to be ready. Oh... and I thank the jailbreak (and the lovely developers that write around the (currently) draconian SDK) for taking alot of my angst about waiting for new iPhone OS releases away. I can do today all the things I really want/need.

    If Apple finds it's way to improving things then great... yay even. But I'm tired of being anxious and peeing myself every time they hint at a release. I am waiting to see if it's something really worthy of making my heart beat faster.
    03-12-2009 02:57 PM
  15. Rene Ritchie's Avatar
    I don't use MMS, I'd probably use tethering if it was inexpensive enough.

    Even cut and paste is a rare thing I notice lacking.

    Give me some basic Push Notifications or Background Processes. Do I really want Tweetie to show 27182718 new tweets? Not sure, but I wanna try!

    Also, better notifications. Both Android and Palm Pre have improved notification systems. Apple could kill at that.

    And Mobile iChat -- just so Chad will stop beating up on Dieter over it!
    03-12-2009 03:07 PM
  16. jasonact's Avatar
    iPhone OS 3.0 and new SDK? Yes!

    MMS support? NOOOOOO!

    MMS is an archaic technology, and the sooner it dies, the better. I was hoping that by the iPhone avoiding it, Apple could lead the push away from MMS in favor of mobile email. If this rumor is true, that would be a step backwards, IMO.

    What I really want to see is limited multitasking, which is very possible, and video recording, which is unlikely. If I get those two, I'll be set.
    03-12-2009 03:19 PM
  17. cre8tivspirit's Avatar
    What about some of the cosmetic perks we jailbreak for?

    I for one would love to be able to theme my phone without having to jailbreak it. Don't get me wrong, I appreciate everything that the jailbreak guys do for iphone but being able to theme it is something I shouldn't have to jailbreak my phone for.
    03-12-2009 03:26 PM
  18. JustinHorn's Avatar
    MMS support? NOOOOOO!

    MMS is an archaic technology, and the sooner it dies, the better. I was hoping that by the iPhone avoiding it, Apple could lead the push away from MMS in favor of mobile email. If this rumor is true, that would be a step backwards, IMO.
    My thoughts exactly
    03-12-2009 03:30 PM
  19. jamesus's Avatar
    With the tethering, would you have to pay for a separate data plan?
    Almost 100% there will be an additional charge.

    Software changes I would like to see:

    1. Better overall Exchange support (Tasks, calendar invites, etc)
    2. Better handling of notifications (snooze reminders, etc)
    3. Push notifications
    4. Better power management
    5. SBSettings type control for phone/bluetooth/wifi
    03-12-2009 03:31 PM
  20. JustinHorn's Avatar
    Does anyone think we could see background apps? I think it would explain the pull of push from the beta and then no mention of it.
    03-12-2009 03:34 PM
  21. icebike's Avatar
    Those thinking that Apple needs new stuff to crush the Pre are on the wrong track IMO.

    All they need to do is release those things that the hardware can ALREADY do, but have been denied because the man on the Pedestal says "NO". Video cam, MMS, Bluetooth File Transfer, Push for Apps, SMS forwarding, and the rest of the things that the jail breakers do on apple's own hardware.

    THAT BEING SAID: I wish they would do a limited release ONLY. Give this new version only to people who have had problems in the past and have contacted Apple Support. Joe WorksForME need not apply, those guys muddle thru anyway.

    Maybe if they did just a little bit more testing the Apple forums would not be filled with 1000 post threads about how the new release bricked phones, killed batteries, etc.

    The update process has always been RISKY. Way too risky. Each new update sees hundreds if not thousands of users rushing to the apple store for replacement phones. For a company that flaunts its "user friendly" in every commercial, their update track record is abysmal.

    I suspect 3.0.2 might be a solid release. 3.0.0? Not so much, if history is any guide.
    03-12-2009 03:34 PM
  22. jasonact's Avatar
    Does anyone think we could see background apps? I think it would explain the pull of push from the beta and then no mention of it.
    I think that's almost a given. Apple doesn't just announce something and then never follow up. When they delayed Push Notification, I think it was because they ran into major problems and had to rethink the plan. 3.0 will almost certainly address it in some way, and I'm guessing that's a way to run a limited amount of background apps.
    03-12-2009 03:41 PM
  23. Nellybelly333's Avatar
    Copy/paste
    MMS...

    I would be happy.
    03-12-2009 03:59 PM
  24. ptb6744#IM's Avatar
    I am actually looking forward to MMS.. I really hope its in there. Also, I would like to allow apps to run in the background, and have push notifications. Tethering is not something I would care to much about and I don't think too many ppl care about that.

    I would just like MMS, Background-running apps, push notifications, and copy/paste.
    03-12-2009 04:29 PM
  25. haplo53's Avatar
    I would like more cross-functionality between Calendar and Maps/Safari. If you have something typed into the "location" field of an event in Calendar, you should be able to touch it and have that location open up in Maps.

    Likewise, if you have something typed into the URL field of an event in iCal or on MobileMe, you should be able to see it in the corresponding event on Calendar, touch it and have it open in Mobile Safari.
    03-12-2009 04:32 PM
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