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10-26-2008, 12:48 PM #41
All I see here is a bunch of complaints, minus one or two posts. You know if you are that fed up, and you want the features yourself, you have two choices, build it yourself, learn the code, and release. Two, get a job with apple in the r&d group, and begin your scortch of comments and blasting, and then develop and code and release. Because either way, you may be the consumer, but the company still only has to put out what they want. If it doesn't sell then they scrap or try something new.
Thats about as much say in a company's product release, dont like it, dont buy it, they company will change. You bought it, knowing what it DIDNT do, so stop crying already
10-26-2008, 02:02 PM #42
Never the less, really how difficult is it anymore to read house numbers? How hard is it to be able to figure out what lane of traffic you should be in? Do we live in such an age where we can't navigate on our own without having to rely on a gadget?
Yeah i'll admit, it's nice to have and pretty cool too see a little blue dot telling me where on the purple line I am, but I lived for many years going places with notes scribbled on a piece of paper and then finally getting out of my car and looking around at house address to find the blue house next to the red brick building 2 houses down the left side of the road.
Street views would run just about as well as cooliris runs. Yes it runs, but it is no where near polished enough where it is as useful as it could be.
Imagine driving along, listening to streaming radio or your ipod feature, and while using google maps and then trying to enable street view so you can figure out which lane to turn into.
You'll miss it entirely trying to get it to update in something that resembles real time.
And yes you can disable text messaging. You have to seriously complain about it but you can disable the feature entirely.
Now as far as the cost, I certainly agree. I just watched a video saying that if you added up the cost of the text messaging, that 1 meg worth of messages would cost upwards to 1200 dollars. I agree that is absurd. Yet here it is, that we still blindly and stupidly pay for it.
Lastly, 30 days is not nearly enough time to get used to the quirks and nuances that come up. Yes great, i could sit on my *** and do nothing but blindly stare at my phone and just run through every feature there is, but until I actually use it in real life then I have no idea what I would need or not need.
90% of the things on it I don't use. I personally could live without the iPod feature. I am not impressed by it, and wouldnt want to risk mucking up my phone while I am Biking after i endo down a large hill cause I wanted to listen to MP3's.
The video feature? Meh, cool, but it's a toy. I watched a movie or two on it converted it down with Winavi and then loaded it up just so i could say that I did it. But so what? Its a selling point that Apple has constantly used to say "look what we can do".
Photos are nice, emailing is very nice, wifi, 3g and full HTML browser VERY nice.
Apps? Cool when you have some time to cool or when you don't have a drummer to jam with...
But again i go back to this: Fix what is needed. Horizontal Keyboard for email, Correct the nonexistent push/fetch, and incorporate mms. Flash would be nice also.Herp a derp a derp a doooo!
10-26-2008, 02:19 PM #43
10-26-2008, 05:39 PM #44
Well lets just hope that Android's sales biting into Apple's profits, the retirement of Jobs, and the increased competition provides enough impetus for Apple to start implementing these features. Until that time Cydia provides me with the BASIC functionality that should have been there originally, albeit at a price.
10-26-2008, 07:50 PM #45
Steve jobs Retiring?
Bill Gates is the one retiring, Steve Jobs will stay with apple until the day he dies.
The day Steve Jobs is no longer with apple is the day Apple will no longer be Apple.Herp a derp a derp a doooo!
10-26-2008, 07:53 PM #46
10-26-2008, 08:06 PM #47
google street its not needed. How about gps direction and the push server? How about a bigger screen space for safari or landscape texting? Anything else let the app store do there job.
10-27-2008, 10:12 AM #48
they must done this cos it was easy instead of doing something actually really useful!
10-27-2008, 12:38 PM #49
i think this is pretty cool..
BUT WHERE IS THE VOICE GUIDED TURNS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
10-27-2008, 04:36 PM #50
10-27-2008, 11:27 PM #51
Comprehensive iPhone 2.1 FAQ:
10-28-2008, 12:56 PM #52
I once prayed to God for an iPhone, but quickly found out He didn't work that way...so I stole an iPhone and prayed for His forgiveness.
A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself. - Josh Billings
10-28-2008, 08:27 PM #53
great. so creepers and stalkers have handheld access now.
10-28-2008, 09:11 PM #54
well, they had there hands on it for a while ,
10-28-2008, 09:41 PM #55
I'm a pessimist.
Maybe Apple are just looking out to see what people want most, waiting until demand for it becomes (even more?) inelastic, and then give it out when the time comes for a new iPhone; that way they can actually get money when they release their software update.
At their keynote, they'll refer to it as: "One of the great new features packed into the sleek and poweful iPhone".
People will cheer, Apple will yet again unsheath the mighty and undefeatable Hype Trap, and consumers will fall into it and buy yet another contract.
I don't expect anything significant to arrive until 3.0 / G3 iPhone.
Oh let's not forget- Software update 3.0 for iPod Touch is only $10. -_-
10-28-2008, 10:14 PM #56
10-31-2008, 10:20 AM #57
this is pretty cool i guess. but i prefer FORWARDING, and MMS. is that so hard to ask or is it that hard to do.
10-31-2008, 12:58 PM #58
10-31-2008, 08:33 PM #59
copy/paste, forwarding text messages, adding more attachments in emails & video of course. I hope anything from here comes in the new update honestly..