I guess I just don't understand why Apple doesn't quit being dumb and do it. It's something people have been begging for, and their current notification system is weak, ever since push notifications. I also have never liked how the phone only dings once when you get an email, and you can't customize that noise to be any louder, or be a different noise. For some people (like me), e-mails are pretty important (more so than a text - who most of those come from friends, where e-mails come from work and my boss, lol) - I'd like to have an easier way to see my e-mails.
I love the iPhone and I won't use a different phone, but I just wish the notification system wasn't so poor. Most of my complaints are wrapped around that. Just give me an LED or SOMETHING Apple. If they'd do that, I would at least see I have missed something. Hopefully in new hardware. I'm really hoping, like I said, some features were not announced or given to developers yet as it would out features of new hardware. I'm not quite sure how a new notification system would out new hardware, but I'll keep hoping.
Yeah, hopefully their new super awesome notification system has some tie-ins with their new super awesome OS-integrated iChat application, so they can't reveal it yet??
And yeah that's why I sadly need my phone to be jailbroken, and will probably still need to come 4.0. Notifier and lock-screen info apps are a beautiful thing, however I wish Apple would get on the glanceable information train and realize it's NOT a bad thing!
Along with that theme, they desperately need live info on the weather and clock icons! They can do it for the calendar, why not the clock and weather? It's so stupid to have fake, static weather info on the icon.. If you won't give us widgets atleast give us some kind of live icons..