1. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    I don't think I'd like an iPhone with a stylus. I remember using one on the Treo, and hated it...

    Would it be far fetched to think that OS 4.0 will be advanced enough to think the 4G iPhone will have a stylus, ala the Newton?
    12-21-2009 09:18 AM
  2. ctt1wbw's Avatar
    I think it would be awesome to combine to Newton with iPhone. The handwriting recognition was fantastic, plus you could actually draw on the paint apps instead of using your finger.
    12-21-2009 09:43 AM
  3. whmurray's Avatar
    The iPhone of the "future" will be in my tooth or dentures. The display will be virtual, probably in my glasses or contacts. I will scale by opening or narrowing my lids, move the cursor with my eyes, and select with a double blink.

    Of course, one reason for locating it in my mouth is to facilitate two-way voice communication. After all, it is a phone.
    12-21-2009 09:54 AM
  4. applejosh's Avatar
    In the future, there will be no phones. Only software upgrades and add-ons that you can purchase for the chip that is implanted in your head at birth. Robo-telepathy is the future.
    12-21-2009 10:39 AM
  5. whmurray's Avatar
    In the future, there will be no phones. Only software upgrades and add-ons that you can purchase for the chip that is implanted in your head at birth. Robo-telepathy is the future.
    Agreed. Will we call it myPhone, Google, or Mother?
    12-21-2009 05:43 PM
  6. TeknologeeFreak's Avatar
    Briefly, from some of the other features that are appearing on new handsets, I would like to see or rather expect to see on the 4G iPhone; Without a major handset design change ( I think the iphone is sleek and elegant ), I do think a big leap will be made to the UI. The functionality is already in place with the iphone, theres no handset ive encountered that can match the fluidness that iPhone OS presents. When I say fluid, I mean the responsiveness of pinch to zoom, and the way things fluidly move in the os....Now, people want things the way they want things, GIVE US CUSTOMIZATION STEVE!!! Android OS, great layout, not perfect or the best, but widgets, different home screens, etc really appeal to me as features I would like to see on the next iPhone OS UI. Did I mention FLASH support??/
    Hardware features I think are a good possibility are.....Better camera capable of HD resolutions, A FLASH, front-face cam for video conferencing, 64gb and 120gb models, and HD screens....Thats just my 2 cents.
    12-22-2009 09:47 PM
  7. Xtremeyouth1's Avatar
    I think that Apple actually has the interface and look down but what we will begin to see is a difference in capability. For instance an HD tv or radio tuner built in, imagine being able
    to watch local programming live in HD. Imagine the Hulu app finally coming live or just the ability to stream your iTunes library as a native app. The possibilities are endless, you could have live video chat with a front facing camera or have a native app that tracks all your facebook, my space, IM, text etc with instant push notifications. With 4g tech and better battery life what WONT we be able to do?
    12-31-2009 01:05 AM
  8. whmurray's Avatar
    I think that Apple actually has the interface and look down but what we will begin to see is a difference in capability. For instance an HD tv or radio tuner built in, imagine being able
    to watch local programming live in HD. Imagine the Hulu app finally coming live or just the ability to stream your iTunes library as a native app. The possibilities are endless, you could have live video chat with a front facing camera or have a native app that tracks all your facebook, my space, IM, text etc with instant push notifications. With 4g tech and better battery life what WONT we be able to do?
    Do not forget that Apple has a partner.

    One can hardly imagine the reaction of the "steaming pile of failure" to this post? Services that bypass us? How do we get our money? How do we carry the load? How do we prevent the users from using these capabilities? How do we support the users? How do we get the users to support themselves? The list is infinite.

    It is less difficult to imagine what they are telling Apple. "Not no but hell no!
    Not now, not yet, not ever!"
    12-31-2009 08:48 AM
  9. zeagus's Avatar
    The carriers are becoming a lot more resigned to their fates as "dumb pipes" and ATT is the one who didn't say hell no to Apple if you'll recall - VZW is the comapny of "hell no" and locked down Wi-Fi and GPS (I know they don't do it any more, but they were the last holdout, so pardon me for not rushing into their ***** arms). As far as iPhone 4.0, I am hoping for better notification management, better app organization, faster proc/more ram, higher res screen, new battery and I expect 64GB due to recent changes in memory denisty from the usual suspects. I expect some minor style changes, but nothing huge. 128GB will be the generation after 4 .
    01-04-2010 10:00 AM
  10. redbeard's Avatar
    Front facing cam, at least 5mp rear camera with flash/image stabilization/macro/higher quality video recording, much higher resolution screen, better processor, more RAM, vastly improved notification system, improved OS, categories, and customizing.

    NEEDS at least that just to keep pace with the competition, remember, 2010's phone will have to make do until 2011, so it has to be incredible to stay on top as the competition is taking no breaks.
    01-04-2010 10:09 AM
  11. zeagus's Avatar
    Oh, yeah, I left of better cam, that's a given I think .
    01-04-2010 10:47 AM
  12. iquinn's Avatar
    In the future, there will be no phones. Only software upgrades and add-ons that you can purchase for the chip that is implanted in your head at birth. Robo-telepathy is the future.
    Hate to admit it but I kinda think that would be cool. LOL
    01-04-2010 11:18 AM
  13. whmurray's Avatar
    The carriers are becoming a lot more resigned to their fates as "dumb pipes" and ATT is the one who didn't say hell no to Apple if you'll recall - VZW is the comapny of "hell no" and locked down Wi-Fi and GPS (I know they don't do it any more, but they were the last holdout, so pardon me for not rushing into their ***** arms). As far as iPhone 4.0, I am hoping for better notification management, better app organization, faster proc/more ram, higher res screen, new battery and I expect 64GB due to recent changes in memory denisty from the usual suspects. I expect some minor style changes, but nothing huge. 128GB will be the generation after 4 .
    [If your comments about carrier "no" was addressed to me, I was suggesting that, while AT&T did say "yes" to the iPhone, it really does resist the kind of features that Zeagus was suggesting. They see them like tethering and Sling. While they may be no more resistant than other wireless carriers, they are the one's that count for the iPhone and they do resist applications on the iPhone that they tolerate on WM. That said, I will keep my 3GS when I buy an iPhone LTE on Verizon. GSM coverage may not trump LTE speed but I need it.]

    My first personal hard-drive was the size and weight of a cobble stone, cost $3000, and held 10 megs. Megs!

    64G is a lot of storage. Storage/per dollar really does double every year. That said, data expands to fill the storage available to put it in.
    01-04-2010 11:36 AM
  14. TeknologeeFreak's Avatar
    Some of the kids?

    By looking at some of the stuff some of the kids here want for the next generation of the phone is not much.
    This thread is a example
    http://forum.theiphoneblog.com/iphon...-overhaul.html
    01-04-2010 01:58 PM
  15. iGeorge's Avatar
    I would love to see a feature to make the springboard turn with accelometer!
    01-07-2010 04:38 AM
  16. dreamylynda's Avatar
    no matter what iphone will be in the future, i guess iphone should keep pace with the competition, faster speed ,better wireless service, more function..etc
    2010 wil be a year of fierce competitions for smart phones.
    01-07-2010 06:22 AM
  17. Lady Kaede's Avatar
    @whmurray: Geezers unite! Most of my coughing at "improvements" is the result of my watching how things have *already* improved over 25 years ...
    01-08-2010 01:11 PM
  18. whmurray's Avatar
    @whmurray: Geezers unite! Most of my coughing at "improvements" is the result of my watching how things have *already* improved over 25 years ...
    Lady, I do not know what you see when you look in the mirror, but from where I stand you look more like a puppy than a "geezer."
    01-08-2010 03:45 PM
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