1. Jeremy's Avatar
    So we all know what to expect with iPhone OS 3.0... but what features, if anything, would you have liked to have seen Apple squeeze in?

    I know most of you will say video recording so that is a given. Anything else?
    04-05-2009 02:27 PM
  2. lagmefragme's Avatar
    The ability to customize the lock screen with various types of info (like intelliscreen)... without jailbreaking.
    04-05-2009 02:55 PM
  3. Leanna Lofte's Avatar
    Something similar to SBSettings to quickly enable/disable 3G, wifi, bluetooth, airplane mode and brightness. I'd be happy with an "app" with only these settings.
    04-05-2009 03:09 PM
  4. JustinHorn's Avatar
    Even with spotlight, I would still want an easier way to organize apps on the iPhone, like through iTunes.

    The other thing that would be very useful it to allow 3rd party background apps. Yes, push is nice and works for certain type of apps, but there are some (radio apps) that need to be able to run in the background. I'm holding out hope for a surprise in the 3.0 to allow background apps possibly with a new 3rd gen iPhone.
    04-05-2009 03:23 PM
  5. Allyson Kazmucha's Avatar
    I thought 3.0 was supposed to add video recording?

    Or is that just still speculation at this point still?
    04-05-2009 04:32 PM
  6. Leanna Lofte's Avatar
    I thought 3.0 was supposed to add video recording?

    Or is that just still speculation at this point still?
    Just speculation. Apple announced voice recording, but not video. There have been "signs" in the 3.0 code stuff (sorry, don't know the lingo ) that video recording is coming, but probably with a new iPhone.
    04-05-2009 04:34 PM
  7. JustinHorn's Avatar
    Just speculation. Apple announced voice recording, but not video. There have been "signs" in the 3.0 code stuff (sorry, don't know the lingo ) that video recording is coming, but probably with a new iPhone.
    Yeah, I think there is a good amount of stuff hidden away in the beta (and maybe more stuff not even in the dev beta) that will be available to use only on the latest 3rd gen iPhone. Just like MMS will work on the 3G, but not on the 1st gen, they could make the 3.0 software support video recording and background apps on only the latest hardware.
    04-05-2009 05:07 PM
  8. Allyson Kazmucha's Avatar
    Just speculation. Apple announced voice recording, but not video. There have been "signs" in the 3.0 code stuff (sorry, don't know the lingo ) that video recording is coming, but probably with a new iPhone.
    Hmm, that's disappointing considering it's obvious the iPhone can support video now, as you can download cycorder and programs of the like.

    I hope that's included for at least the 3G.
    04-05-2009 05:21 PM
  9. lagmefragme's Avatar
    Something similar to SBSettings to quickly enable/disable 3G, wifi, bluetooth, airplane mode and brightness. I'd be happy with an "app" with only these settings.
    I'd be for this one as well.
    04-05-2009 06:07 PM
  10. Txdogs's Avatar
    This may seem silly but I'd simply like the 'home screen' to be whatever picture I choose with 4 apps below it, basics such as phone, email, contacts, SMS. Then flip the screen to all other apps.
    04-05-2009 06:09 PM
  11. Jeremy's Avatar
    Hmm, that's disappointing considering it's obvious the iPhone can support video now, as you can download cycorder and programs of the like.

    I hope that's included for at least the 3G.
    The original iPhone can handle video just fine as well. Either Apple thinks its simply not good enough to put out there or they are holding off on purpose to add it to new hardware only.
    04-06-2009 09:41 AM
  12. shutter's Avatar
    This is what I think about the video, apple knows the camera can do video, but they don't want the crappy camera doing it, if it's gonna have their name on it. it's gonna have a better camera with a better electronic shutter that can do a better frame rate and more MP.
    04-06-2009 01:07 PM
  13. Stevie No-Wonder's Avatar
    I would like to have seen some very simple things added rather than MMS and A2DP Support...

    ToDos in Calendar and Sync'd with MobileMe: A third party app would cause me more unorganization right from the start. So, I'll never buy one.

    Mail "Junk" filters and Flagging: Need I explain?... Ughhh.

    Access to "Recent Call List" While Having Someone on Hold: Why is every other phone app feature available except this one?

    More Sound Settings: This one is trivial, but would still be useful in situations.

    I could go on, but I won't.
    04-06-2009 01:43 PM
  14. Freiteez's Avatar
    I like all the features 3.0 will have. If the next iphone just gets video i probably wont upgrade. I want apple to surprise me with some crazy features on the next hardware update. Something unexpected
    04-06-2009 02:02 PM
  15. sting7k's Avatar
    Wireless radio manager on the home screen.
    04-06-2009 02:31 PM
  16. Duvi's Avatar
    Access to "Recent Call List" While Having Someone on Hold: Why is every other phone app feature available except this one?
    Hit "Add Call" and then select "Recents"
    04-06-2009 03:33 PM
  17. icewingdog's Avatar
    1. some method of application/folder organization without jailbreaking

    2. remove the stupid "fix" for location services and make it easier to turn on again!!!
    04-06-2009 03:40 PM
  18. Duvi's Avatar
    Blackberry Messenger - with BB connect.


    Seriously... Video recording + Editing. I didn't use the vid recorder, but just having it would be good.
    04-06-2009 04:43 PM
  19. remlle's Avatar
    I would have to say my most needed addition to the Iphone software is smart dial. I am so used to that with my PPCs that its hard to get away from with the Iphone. I love dialing the name using the keypad and it makes using the phone easier. this would be my number one gripe with the phone.
    04-06-2009 04:54 PM
  20. shollomon's Avatar
    Some small stuff missing:

    1) Spell check as you type in email.
    2) Multiple signatures in email.
    3) Let us select our own colors for calendars.

    Big stuff that stinks that they'll never change:

    1) Give us "conduits" like Palm had so we can manage our music, addresses, notes, etc with programs of our choice.
    2) Give us access to the iPhone file system. I'd love to edit the hosts file to block ads.
    04-06-2009 05:01 PM
  21. klynn's Avatar
    ability to mark entries (calendar, contacts, notes) private, like on PalmOS
    04-06-2009 05:27 PM
  22. Stevie No-Wonder's Avatar
    Hit "Add Call" and then select "Recents"
    Thanks, Duvi. I've never needed to add a call so it didn't ever occur to me to press it.

    I'll scratch that one off my list now.
    04-06-2009 05:29 PM
  23. gludington's Avatar
    Background processes.
    04-06-2009 08:13 PM
  24. Duvi's Avatar
    Thanks, Duvi. I've never needed to add a call so it didn't ever occur to me to press it.

    I'll scratch that one off my list now.
    No problem.

    Also... thought of a new one! The ability to password protect certain apps on the phone separately: Photos, notes, SMS/MMS, etc. I believe Samsung does this on their regular phones. I like to be able to allow people to use the device without worrying about what section of the phone they're at.
    04-06-2009 09:18 PM
  25. jamesus's Avatar
    The ability to customize the lock screen with various types of info (like intelliscreen)... without jailbreaking.
    +1
    Something similar to SBSettings to quickly enable/disable 3G, wifi, bluetooth, airplane mode and brightness. I'd be happy with an "app" with only these settings.
    +1
    Even with spotlight, I would still want an easier way to organize apps on the iPhone, like through iTunes.
    +1

    My addition would be Exchange Tasks support.
    04-15-2009 04:08 PM
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