What the iPhone OS 3.0 update might really mean
Posted 14 March 2009 - 03:00 PM
What I'd like to see is CUT and paste, especially in Mail so that it's easier to edit mails (and to delete extraneous stuff like if it's an email with a lot of back and forth stuff). Running apps in the background would be great (so I could listen to one of my radio apps while checking email or surfing the Web), but that might have to wait for an actual new iPhone with better memory management (I frequently come up with low memory issues on some apps if I haven't turned off the iPhone in some time). Hadn't thought about Landscape mode for Mail, but that would come in handy especially with some of the email newsletters I get. Flash compatibility (outside of YouTubes) would be good, but that's probably more an Adobe problem than an Apple one right now. And I hope that current apps will continue to be compatible with the new 3.0 OS, so I don't have to wait around for developers to post updates for all my current apps.
Posted 14 March 2009 - 04:48 PM
The subscription idea for apps is a good one. However I don't think Apple knows how to do subscriptions thru iTunes... not to mention how to charge their fair cut for a subscription .
But this can be worked out.
One option, for some apps would be to charge for content if the content is perishable (news, sports scores, etc.)
Posted 15 March 2009 - 04:49 AM
Posted 16 March 2009 - 05:48 AM
- Multimedia messaging capability
- Text forwarding
- More comprehensive mass texting capabilities
- Landscape format for texting
As you can see, most of my hopes are text-driven, but in my mind, being that I own what is supposed to be the ultimate mobile computing machine (outside of a full-blown computer) these seemingly minor features should have already been included. I am by no stretch of the imagination a developer, code writer, or anything that comes close to even touching the development process of a product like this, but I can imagine it's not really that hard. If I can send music from my desktop wirelessly to a receiver in another portion of my house, text forwarding seems a bit simple to me.
Posted 16 March 2009 - 07:46 AM
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