Features I’d Like to See in iPhone OS 4.0

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So here’s the day: WWDC 2009 keynote, and we’re discussing iPhone OS 3.0.  But there are still some major things I think are missing from the iPhone.  Here they are, in no particular order:

Wireless Sync
Apple is the king of “no wires.”  They did everything wireless first.  But the iPhone still needs a wire to sync.  They have the perfect syncing technology already: Bluetooth.  Why not permit syncing over Bluetooth? I don’t any limitations on why you can’t sync over wifi, let alone Bluetooth.  This seems like a no-brainer.
New Springboard
How we’ve made it to 3.0 without a better way to manage our apps, without even folders, is a mystery. It’s imperative, especially as iPhone owners install more and more apps, that there is a better way to manage and access apps. It’s time for a re-thought Springboard.
File Management
Seems awfully odd that I carry 8GB of disk space on my hip but can’t carry a single document without emailing it to myself.  It’s time to permit some storage of files on the device.  Older iPods allowed “disk use,” why can’t the iPhone? And if not, at least a manner of loading the files through iTunes would be appreciated.
Background Apps
The chants have been loud and plentiful. We want to run apps in the background. It’s not fair to say it will chip into battery life: we understand that. Let us run down our own devices as we wish, okay?

4 comments

  1. I agree with you, expect on the wireless sync. The iPhone sync is very data intensive, and short of NOT syncing media files, it’s not a realistic solution (with either wifi or the much slower bluetooth). Syncing just emails and calendar would be doable, but then people would get pissed. It’s a better business decision to not have it at all.

  2. I agree with you, expect on the wireless sync. The iPhone sync is very data intensive, and short of NOT syncing media files, it’s not a realistic solution (with either wifi or the much slower bluetooth). Syncing just emails and calendar would be doable, but then people would get pissed. It’s a better business decision to not have it at all.

  3. Eugenia, why do you think it is not possible? I totally agree with the author that wireless Sync is more than just possible!

  4. Eugenia,

    You’re incorrect. Microsoft Zune can sync wirelessly, Blackberry devices can sync wirelessly, Windows Mobile devices can sync wirelessly. To be honest, the argument about “draining the battery life” is not used here. Maybe we should also turn off WiFi on all our laptops because it’s data intensive? LOL

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