I just love how rumors seem to start. All of the rumors about the next update to the iPhone seem to come from a single post on “Howard Forums”:http://www.howardforums.com/showthread.php?t=1191647 so who knows what is true or how much gulp Apple might make us pay for this update. I sure hope they remain customer friendly. What he says makes some sense to me, they jammed the iPhone out fast to make the June date with just enough, but they want to sync it with the Leopard release. Here is an excerpt from the original post plus (my comments):
# There will be a build in file browser like the new finder in leopard for sorting through files _something I wish the Blackberry really had_
# There will be a disk mode _it is crazy that they don’t have this, everything should look like a hard drive_
# The reason that there currently isn’t a file browser + way to save files from web is because there isn’t a file browser on the phone, and they wanted to release the same one that’s gonna be in the upcoming leopard OS, complete with coverflow.
# There will even be a special version of “iWork” so you can show your keynote presentations _wow, that would be very neat_
# So anyway a FULL file browser is coming so you can browse just like windows mobile explorer only in the cool way leopard’s file browser is
# Full spotlight like search is coming too
# Widescreen keyboard support will be coming in every app, not just safari _this is really, really important, the soft keys are just too narrow_
# Copy & Paste, Select Text is coming too (clipboard) _probably the feature I miss the most compared with Blackberry_
# Also mail will see an upgrade so you can add accounts without doing so through itunes.
# Most of the delays in this is because iTunes is the App Windows & Mac users are familar with for iTunes, so Apple didn’t want to do a bad interface that had a file browser hacked into iTunes. _sounds lame to me, more like, they had to ship_
# When Leopard FINAL release comes out, plugging in the iPhone will pop open a special window in the finder that has areas for dragging all your files like a file explorer only more advanced and designed specifically for the iPhone, it will make sure that it works so iTunes knows how much space is for data, and how much is for “iTunes” stuff. _makes sense that with Leopard, the phone’s interface isn’t a standalone app_
# Apple will be putting iChat on the phone, very, very soon, before Leopard.
# Real Applications are coming to the phone shortly.
# These are all updates that will be software based for the iPhone you already have, so give it a little bit of time. In the meantime enjoy the features it already has.
# Oh and also there will be Photo Sharing, just like in iPhoto how you can check an option to let other people on the network view your photos.
# He said .Mac account would eventually sync your accounts to the .Mac server as well from the phone, and so forth.
# Simplified File sharing when on WIFI networks through bonjour (auto ip discovery) is coming, so once the file system software is up, your buddy in the same room will be able to navigate to his file browser > Network, and grab a file off your phone that you are sharing.
# Ringtones will be coming very, very soon. _hard to believe you can just connect any MP3 to a ringtone a la the Curve_
# The Camera Software will get upgraded soon to have stabilization (software based)
# Flash is coming eventually, it’s just a matter of handling it in a way so when i page has dozens of flash apps running at the same time the page doesn’t slow to a crawl, so they have to take the Adobe flash and make some customizations, including for security.
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