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I want them to fix smart playlists. Right now they are riddled with crippling glitches and bugs that broke my entire system. Playlist techniques I have been using since I had a 3rd Gen iPod no longer work on an iPhone.

It's pretty pathetic that Apples flagship portable device still to this day cannot handle smart "live updating" playlists AT ALL.

Beyond that I really would like to be able to lock out screen rotation on an app-by-app basis. Specifically in the iPod app. I hate coverflow view and I never use it. Let me turn it off, because it really gets in my way.

I want profiles and I want the phone to switch between them on a timer.

M-F: 9am to 6pm = WORK PROFILE... No goofy ringtones. Every call just gets a beep.
From MIDNIGHT to 7AM = SILENT PROFILE... The phone does not ring
Every other time = default settings

And give me a button to quickly toggle between them.

As well as a button to quickly toggle between 2G and 3G

I would like to be able to passcode protect certain apps. Anyone who picks up my phone can thumb thru my email? Blech. I know I can protect the whole phone with a passcode, but I find that kind of annoying also. Let me lock my mail.

I want to be able to use multiple pictures for my wallpaper. I should be able to set up a folder of pics and have it cycle between them.
post #162 of 218
The iPad is a mega couch computer... Watch NCAA finals while surfing...

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I want them to fix smart playlists. Right now they are riddled with crippling glitches and bugs that broke my entire system. Playlist techniques I have been using since I had a 3rd Gen iPod no longer work on an iPhone.

It's pretty pathetic that Apples flagship portable device still to this day cannot handle smart "live updating" playlists AT ALL.

Beyond that I really would like to be able to lock out screen rotation on an app-by-app basis. Specifically in the iPod app. I hate coverflow view and I never use it. Let me turn it off, because it really gets in my way.

I want profiles and I want the phone to switch between them on a timer.

M-F: 9am to 6pm = WORK PROFILE... No goofy ringtones. Every call just gets a beep.
From MIDNIGHT to 7AM = SILENT PROFILE... The phone does not ring
Every other time = default settings

And give me a button to quickly toggle between them.

As well as a button to quickly toggle between 2G and 3G

I would like to be able to passcode protect certain apps. Anyone who picks up my phone can thumb thru my email? Blech. I know I can protect the whole phone with a passcode, but I find that kind of annoying also. Let me lock my mail.

I want to be able to use multiple pictures for my wallpaper. I should be able to set up a folder of pics and have it cycle between them.

Wow ort those are some good suggestions for forgetful people like me that forget to turn phone to vibrate for certain regular times! I hope you submit them to Apple, as I am too.
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post #164 of 218
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2) Not keen on WiFi sync, and BT sync is a definite no go. It's slow enough as it is with syncing. I'm really hoping for USB3.0 and the next iPhone to handle those faster USB data rates.

I'm more thinking... if I plug my iPad (or iPhone) into it's charger, wherever that is in the house, it'd be nice to have the wifi do a sync at some stage (in the background.

I keep my iPhone dock next to my bed. An iPad might be positioned as a photo-frame when not in use, living in the kitchen or near the TV remote. I'd prefer to avoid plugging into my computer (except to sync fast!)

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4) Making the iPod app work more like iTunes looks like something they don't want to do. It would be nice though.

I'm more interested in iPhoto. My friend who wanted the iPad (without computer) wanted to load her photos onto the iPad, and organise into albums to watch. There's no facility for that... imported photos all go into the single folder until synced to iPhoto.

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6) If the iPad with an A4 can load and play 720p video hopefully the next iPhone will too, if it gets the A4.

The iPhone is already capable of outputting regular video, but doesn't allow apps to use it.

The iPad is capable of decoding 720p, and can output 1024x768 vga, but doesn't do component output at 720p? It's not about the A4's power - it's just not offered. This just seems odd.

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8) That would be nice. I bet an app could do that, too. Just pop it on when you are at a place taking photos.

There are a few apps that do this. You turn them on every time you take a photo. You get home and load the photos and iPhone data together, it integrates GPS co-ordinates. THEN upload to iPhoto.

Just a little too convoluted at present.
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Originally Posted by bkerkay View Post

Okay, how about this? This compares iPad, iPhone 3GS and Nexus One.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/3633/a...han-snapdragon

Decent comparison, but Anand what's his name, throws in the usual moronic commentary on the side:

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Either way the one thing we can be sure of is Apple's A4 SoC is much more like a 1GHz Cortex A8 rather than anything more exotic. Good work Jon
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I should note that while the performance improvement is significant, it's not earth shattering. Despite the early reports of the iPad being blazingly fast, I found it just "acceptable" in my limited time with it thus far. I'll go into greater detail in my full review later.

He got a 10-20% advantage over the Nexus one in the browser tests, and a whooping 37.6% one in the javascript tests, I don't know what more "exotic" or "earth shattering" he was expecting, and how come something that surpasses the best of the competition by that large a percentage is just "acceptable".

But I guess it's the same with all specs oriented tec pundits. If they are on the payroll of the said reviewed company a 5% gain becomes huge news, if they are not a 20% one becomes just acceptable. He was raving about the new intel chips that get arguably no more than 10% gains over the predecessors, and suddenly a 20% gain is just acceptable? Maybe if apple hadn't made him buy the ipad and instead offered it for free...
post #166 of 218
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... By nature of design Atom is faster than ARM, not just the clock speed, either. ...

This is simply not true. In fact you have it almost precisely backwards.

The *only* way in which the Atom can be considered faster than ARM is by comparing the clock speed, which as anyone can tell you (and you seem to agree), is not a reliable comparison to make between two different types of chips.

In every side by side comparison of real processing power (boot times, calculation times etc.), the ARM chip beats the Atom every single time. This is established fact, whatever you may believe.
post #167 of 218
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1) I made mention of folders and smart folders. The pages are just too tedious. This is especially true on the iPad. I've found myself using the search feature for the first time.
2) Not keen on WiFi sync, and BT sync is a definite no go. It's slow enough as it is with syncing. I'm really hoping for USB3.0 and the next iPhone to handle those faster USB data rates.
3) I haven't printed in so long so that would have likely never crossed my mind.
4) Making the iPod app work more like iTunes looks like something they don't want to do. It would be nice though.
5) Along with better MM integration I'd love for them to adopt a slick system like Dropbox. That works like a Mac app/service should work. Apple has a lot of catching up to do there.
6) If the iPad with an A4 can load and play 720p video hopefully the next iPhone will too, if it gets the A4.
7) This is one I definitely forgot and especially true for the iPad, which is more likely to be a "family" device.
8) That would be nice. I bet an app could do that, too. Just pop it on when you are at a place taking photos.
9)That would be great. Wiping personal data but not the OS so that you can leave the callback message.



Looking over the chip in the iPad 802.11n looks like a possibility this year.

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The ability to view encrypted PDF's
post #168 of 218
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Originally Posted by ort View Post

I want profiles and I want the phone to switch between them on a timer.

M-F: 9am to 6pm = WORK PROFILE... No goofy ringtones. Every call just gets a beep.
From MIDNIGHT to 7AM = SILENT PROFILE... The phone does not ring
Every other time = default settings

And give me a button to quickly toggle between them.

As well as a button to quickly toggle between 2G and 3G

I would like to be able to passcode protect certain apps. Anyone who picks up my phone can thumb thru my email? Blech. I know I can protect the whole phone with a passcode, but I find that kind of annoying also. Let me lock my mail.

I want to be able to use multiple pictures for my wallpaper. I should be able to set up a folder of pics and have it cycle between them.

The profiles idea is great. That was one of those trends Apple bucked. One that I wanted but eventually forgot about. It's still one that I'd like now that you mention it.

I'm not sure about the 2G/3G toggle. Back when the iPhone 3G came out I would have loved it but I never change from 3G now and I am not sure that is a common enough to now warrant easier access to that function.

Password protecting certain apps is a unique idea. I've never even heard of that, do any phones offer it? The problem I see is that it may be more granule that Apple typically likes for their consumers. I think a more natural option is to have a global passcode with an option for a guest account with limited access. For the iPad I'd like to see users, as previously mentioned. The only problem I see with users is that to make sure it's running well the user has to logged out, essentially off for that user, for all intents and purposes. This might be okay for the iPad, but not the iPhone, the first consideration of the iPhone OS family.

You've been a member since early 2009 but only have 4 posts. You should post more often, you have good ideas.
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post #169 of 218
The iPhone Dev site is offline now (likely being updated).

I believe it is too early for some 4.0 info to come up (since it would certainly leak before the event), but, who knows...
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post #170 of 218
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Thanks. I was looking for something objective, based upon current netbooks.

If your impression is that your shiny new iPad is better than the old netbooks, then there's nothing I can say.

Except that I was hoping for facts instead of impressions.

Nah, your just being pedantic.

If you know anything at all, you know the kind of objective tests you are asking for are few and far between as well as difficult to do given that each platform uses different chips and operating systems.

If you've actually used a variety of these devices yourself you would also know that in general an iPhone blows any Android device out of the water in terms of percieved responsiveness and speed. Nokia's phones are a distant third. Additionally, if you are reading this thread you are also aware that everyone who has used the iPad and most reviews state quite specifically how amazingly fast it is and how it makes the iPhone look slow in comparison.

So the original statement, that you've wasted several posts whining about and asking for "proof" of, is a perfectly normal, and perfectly reasonable statement to make, but as per your usual modus operandi, you want to make a big deal out of asking for "proof" that you know isn't going to be available in an effort to "win the thread" and make the other guy look foolish.

Maybe if you concentrated more on contributing to the debate instead of trying to make others look bad, people might like you more.
post #171 of 218
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Originally Posted by BUSHMAN4 View Post

Hopefully OS 4.0 is based on a fast chip like the IPAD

Talk is out that IPHONE 4.0 will be out before WWDC. Could make sense, since this year WWDC is already 2 weeks late and if APPLE wants to see new IPHONE sales in it's second quarter earnings it would have to be available in store by mid june. Keep in mind that IPHONE sales drop considerably in anticipation of the new model.

What about power consumption? If I understood correctly, iPad has huge dual battery pack inside. There is no even remotely way to fit comparable size into iPhone.

That being said, I'm not feeling my iPhone is lacking speed (and I did compare it recently with Nexus One which should be fast beast). In addition, Apple was always less about raw performance, and more about how available performance is utilised.

I'm hoping for revisioned and improved GUI rather than more horse powers... \
post #172 of 218
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Originally Posted by Prof. Peabody View Post

This is simply not true. In fact you have it almost precisely backwards.

The *only* way in which the Atom can be considered faster than ARM is by comparing the clock speed, which as anyone can tell you (and you seem to agree), is not a reliable comparison to make between two different types of chips.

In every side by side comparison of real processing power (boot times, calculation times etc.), the ARM chip beats the Atom every single time. This is established fact, whatever you may believe.

I made a very general blanket comment, and we both know that it's never that easy and that you can alway delve deeper. Eveything I've read says differently than your statement. From what I've read, the Cortex-A9 may be the first ARM to best Atom in raw processing power, but Atom still has the Intel magic with core chip features over ARM.

Processing speed is a metric that needs to be accounted for, too. Now, if we account for power usage Atom is a highly inefficient for the performance and if we do speed tests using the same clockspeed chips Atom will lose, but those were't part of the initial discussion.

If you have stats that ARM is besting Atom in every test using please post some links because it means I need to get up to date on this.
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post #173 of 218
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His link said nothing about the point you advanced.

I would have been surprised had you come up with any cites.

As I would have been surprised if you actually looked any of this easily found info that I gave you.
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post #174 of 218
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Yeah, they are going to pull those ms phones out of their asses 4 years too late.

It's pitiful how the windoze crowd still hope MS will somehow make the vapourware that is the courier (another inspired name; fedex and ups are expected to be the main competitors it seems) materialise out of thin air from all the mock ups for this event...

Maybe you have fetish for girlie hygiene products, but I personally do prefer Courier to iPad. Inspired name it isn't. And who cares? I'm going to use it, not to call it out loud around the house.

Courier is promised before the end of the year, but we'll see if they will deliver. Likewise Windows Phone 7. I'm betting there will be oversized Zune HD as well, a different tablet from Courier concept (which is not tablet but, er, booklet anyway). Considering iPad and incoming Android tablets, I'd really be surprised if MS doesn't follow the same path.

Considering 4 years being late, that is nonsense. How late was Apple with iPhone..? How late was Apple with Intel based hardware? One do have good product or don't, previous involvement in that specific market segment (or complete lack of it) is hardly important.
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I don't understand how anyone could think Apple won't give this update to existing iPad users for free.

It is free for all iPad users.
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Maybe you have fetish for girlie hygiene products, but I personally do prefer Courier to iPad. Inspired name it isn't. And who cares? I'm going to use it, not to call it out loud around the house.

Courier is promised before the end of the year, but we'll see if they will deliver. Likewise Windows Phone 7. I'm betting there will be oversized Zune HD as well, a different tablet from Courier concept (which is not tablet but, er, booklet anyway). Considering iPad and incoming Android tablets, I'd really be surprised if MS doesn't follow the same path.


Hey, I'm a Windows user myself, and really happy with Win 7, but I wouldn't think too much of a CG demo. Anybody can do that. I bet if Apple want to do CG demo they can easily do one that beat Courier hand down. Remember how Surface look great on CG demo? And now where is this great product?
In fact, when Microsoft resorted to CG tactic it make me more suspicious, not encouraging.
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Originally Posted by Josh.B. View Post

Do you still claim this is true?

"Netbooks have more performance on paper than the iPad. They have at least 1GB RAM and an Atom CPU over ARm with a faster clock rate, but the reality is they are slower for doing pretty much every comparable task before of the OS and app overhead."

Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, & yes, for the items you quoted.
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Hey, I'm a Windows user myself, and really happy with Win 7, but I wouldn't think too much of a CG demo. Anybody can do that. I bet if Apple want to do CG demo they can do one that beat Courier hand down easily. Remember how Surface look great on CG demo? And now where is this great product?
In fact, when Microsoft resorted to CG tactic it make me more suspicious, not encouraging.

I agree with you completely. CG demo was only a concept demo, not necessarily anything that will be delivered with real Courier at all. Not unlike concept cars, where final product usually don't look much like concept(s).

I expect that real Courier will be based on Win Phone 7 OS, with some optimisation for dual screen approach (I presume that much will remain). It might even turn out to be better in real life than what concept promised, or it might be complete douche - we'll see. But dicing MS out just because you don't like them - plain silly. They did some very nice things recently, in fact all their recent products - Win 7, 2008R2, HyperV... are quite good. And Win Phone 7, likewise, looks promising. Big companies often have a lot of inertia, but my opinion is that MS has managed to start moving away from their old ways and we will see a bit different MS in the following years.
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So, I assume that having put up with incredibly dull discussions about why iPhone is crap because it doesn't have multi-tasking, we'll now no doubt have incredibly dull discussions about why they implemented it incorrectly. Or it hurts the battery life. Or it still fails to get you a girlfriend whilst you bang on about multi-tasking!

Exactly. Whine about multitasking...soon they'll whine about the multitasking drain on the battery.
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The Courier will be the iPad DS
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Did I miss anything?

More than any of these I hope and pray that they add Notes.app syncing to MobileMe.

It beggars belief that they can sync Mail, Calendars and Contacts over the air, but not have Notes syncing in the same way.

Annoys the hell out of me that something so simple and yet so valuable hasn't been done.
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More than any of these I hope and pray that they add Notes.app syncing to MobileMe.

It beggars belief that they can sync Mail, Calendars and Contacts over the air, but not have Notes syncing in the same way.

Actually, To Dos are broken pretty much across the entire Apple line.
They should fix this one at the same time.

iCal To Dos can't be divided into projects, can't include subtasks, and can't even be printed by themselves on a sheet of paper. In the meantime, I know no-one besides Steve Jobs that emails themselves To Do items so they can be stored in their Mail.app Inbox.
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Actually, To Dos are broken pretty much across the entire Apple line.
They should fix this one at the same time.

iCal To Dos can't be divided into projects, can't include subtasks, and can't even be printed by themselves on a sheet of paper. In the meantime, I know no-one besides Steve Jobs that emails themselves To Do items so they can be stored in their Mail.app Inbox.

yep, agree. Emailing to do items to yourself is just an absurd workaround.

I use Notes for my To Do lists (and much else besides) on both my Mac and my iPhone, and to not be able to keep them in sync (even over USB!) because I've made changes to the note on both my Mac and my iPhone since the last wired sync is laughably bad in 2010.
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post #184 of 218
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Originally Posted by Josh.B. View Post

Except that I was hoping for facts instead of impressions.

No your not, but hey whatever makes you feel good. As others have tried to point out, the magic of the iPad is it's more than the sum of it's parts. If you stopped obsessing over features, benchmarks and other such things and picked one up, your questions would be answered.
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2) Not keen on WiFi sync, and BT sync is a definite no go. It's slow enough as it is with syncing.

My iPhone and now iPad charge for at least 8 hours every night. Elves could appear and tap out each byte in binary morse code and they could finish syncing in that time frame. The whole "wifi is too slow" argument is irrelevant. 802.11n is faster than USB 2 anyway and g may be too I'm just to lazy to go look it up and confirm it at the moment.

And I have a sneaking suspicion that even at g speeds I could sync an empty 32 GB iPad or iPhone overnight easily. It's just a crap argument. Palm pushes out OS updates over cellular for crying out loud...

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I'm really hoping for USB3.0 and the next iPhone to handle those faster USB data rates.

I just wish they wouldn't have dropped firewire

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3) I haven't printed in so long so that would have likely never crossed my mind.

The requests for printing from something that is so portable and specifically designed to be a display device are a little ironic.

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5) Along with better MM integration I'd love for them to adopt a slick system like Dropbox. That works like a Mac app/service should work. Apple has a lot of catching up to do there.

Apple just needs to acquire them and fold their service into Mobile.Me. iDisk syncing is pretty unreliable and they need something to link the iPhone/iPad with the rest of the world.

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6) If the iPad with an A4 can load and play 720p video hopefully the next iPhone will too, if it gets the A4.

I can play video encoded at 720p - it can't display it (internally or externally)

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Looking over the chip in the iPad 802.11n looks like a possibility this year.

Do you mean 802.11n possible for the iPhone? I'm surfing on 802.11n with my iPad right now.
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Originally Posted by psylence2k View Post

Wait you have to pay for OS upgrades? I assumed they were free since that's always the way my iphone upgrades have worked.

Apple gets a cut of your monthly payment to AT&T and thus that covers your OS updates. The iPod Touch doesn't have the same model, and the updates have always cost.

At least that's how it used to be due to the accounting rules. They recently changed so we will see:

http://arstechnica.com/apple/news/20...update-fee.ars
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Originally Posted by GregAlexander View Post

There are a few apps that do this. You turn them on every time you take a photo. You get home and load the photos and iPhone data together, it integrates GPS co-ordinates. THEN upload to iPhoto.

Just a little too convoluted at present.

Take a look at the way Aperture 3 does it. As long as your cameras and GPS devices clocks are synced, it does the matching automatically. It's slick as snot and the best implementation I have seen. If I forget my GPS or the battery runs down, I can snap a picture with my iPhone to capture the GPS coordinates and then sync it up in Aperture later - I don't even have to import the picture, Aperture can just suck up the GPS coordinates from the photo's without importing them. Like I said, seriously cool stuff.

Maybe it will trickle back to iPhoto...
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What about power consumption? If I understood correctly, iPad has huge dual battery pack inside. There is no even remotely way to fit comparable size into iPhone.

They don't need to fit that big of a battery into the iPhone - the screen is what consumes the bulk of the power, not the chips. Watch the video of Walt Mossburg talking to Steve Jobs after the iPad announcement - Steve basically confirms as much.

The iPad has huge batteries because it has a huge screen
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I personally do prefer Courier to iPad. Inspired name it isn't.

The name of an original typewriter font? Yup, inspired...

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Courier is promised before the end of the year

And the iPhone has been out for three and the iPad is here now. Good luck with waiting, and then for the refinements. I wonder, does the never buy the first version of something only apply to Apple or does it apply to MS too? How long are you going to be willing to wait for the second version of the courier?

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but we'll see if they will deliver

I'm not sure why you would bother but hey, whatever floats your boat. I guess some people just love waiting for upcoming products instead of using existing ones.

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I'm betting there will be oversized Zune HD as well, a different tablet from Courier concept (which is not tablet but, er, booklet anyway).

No doubt. And the unfocused flailing by Microsoft and others shall continue...

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Considering 4 years being late, that is nonsense. How late was Apple with iPhone..?

I don't know how you can be late to a paradigm you created - so your question is nonsensical.

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How late was Apple with Intel based hardware?

Not at all. Had Motorola/IBM been able to keep up and provide chips that delivered the power per watt ratio Apple required, they would have never switched. Again your question is nonsensical.

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One do have good product or don't, previous involvement in that specific market segment (or complete lack of it) is hardly important.

Yup, Apple pretty much proved that if you focus on the important things like the user experience and ignore the kvetching about crap that doesn't matter (like endless feature lists) you will have a runaway success.

Ahh, the siren song of the techie geeks whining about features - it's really sad there aren't more tech companies that can ignore them and focus on the overall product. Even MS understands that they have a problem, but like a moth to the flame they just can't help themselves:

http://channel9.msdn.com/forums/Coff...-the-iPod-box/

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Actually, To Dos are broken pretty much across the entire Apple line.
They should fix this one at the same time.

I gave up waiting. Things is wonderful. It only syncs over wifi today, but the developer is promising over the air sync. The iPad version is gorgeous - I'm very happy with it.

http://culturedcode.com/things/ipad/

Yes, the desktop, iPhone and iPad versions cost a little money - but it's been worth every penny as it has a very slick, powerful and easy to use interface and I always have my notes and todos with me.
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And another thing...

iPad Socks!
post #192 of 218
Will existing iPhone batteries be able to handle multitasking?? I'm struggling to get through the day as it is. Maybe multitasking will be aimed at iPhone 4G only??
post #193 of 218
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Will existing iPhone batteries be able to handle multitasking?? I'm struggling to get through the day as it is. Maybe multitasking will be aimed at iPhone 4G only??

If it's true, then it will be an option. You would have to launch apps A and B for them to work at the same time; you could choose to just run A or B.

 

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post #194 of 218
Hi

Remember NextStep/Mac OS X fat binaries where the data part of an app is the same.

With iPad, iPhone, iPod having different resolutions and perhaps with new iPhone hardware with a 3. resolutions it would be great if the developers can add graphics for the different versions. This also require an abstraction of part of the controls so that the iPad can move the controls around the screen to adapt to your preference.

My wise list:

1. Some limited multitasking. E.g. 4 running apps.
2. Widgets on locked home screen - better use of notifications
3. Profiles based on if in car adapter and based on location.
4. Improve the existing apps. lots to be done.
5. Open up the api's

Regards
post #195 of 218
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yep, agree. Emailing to do items to yourself is just an absurd workaround.

I use Notes for my To Do lists (and much else besides) on both my Mac and my iPhone, and to not be able to keep them in sync (even over USB!) because I've made changes to the note on both my Mac and my iPhone since the last wired sync is laughably bad in 2010.

It's horrible isn't it...just a pointer, keep the notes in the mobilmeme "folder" under notes within the mail app. Mail.app doesn't automatically do that for some reason.

I too never use to do items in the calendar, the way they work and sync is such a huge oversight by apple, and an inexplicable one for that matter because it's not something that is hard to fix, is it?
post #196 of 218
I wonder if in introducing multitasking Apple is going to force people to implement it via blocks. That might be a great strategy for limiting the number of apps that do it and limiting the damage an app can do when they mess it up? Also would help to get more people moving apps from the iPhone OS back to the desktop and keeping that platform more viable.

Also wonder if it is even vaguely possible they will implement garbage collection? I have gotten used to reference counting but I have to imagine memory management is going to be even more critical if more than a single app is able to run. Probably wont implement it as the old 2g and 3g probably cant handle the performance hit it would entail.
post #197 of 218
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Originally Posted by Dick Applebaum View Post

Apple has a very broad product line, services and activities:

--Servers
--FloorTop Computers
--DeskTop Computers
--LapTop Computers
--Mini Computers
--Tablet Computer(s)
--Mobile Computers/Portable Game Players
--Smart Phones
--WiFi Routers
--Backup Devices
--SetTop Boxes (AppleTV)
--iPods
--Accessories

--Server OS
--Mac OS
--Mobile OS
--Speciality OS (TimeMachine, AppleTV, etc.)

--Pro Mac Apps
--iLife Mac Apps
--iWork Mac Apps
--Seed Mac Apps

--Strategic Windows Apps

--Seed Mobile Apps
--iWork Mobile apps

--Online Apple Store
--iTunes Media (A/V) Store
--iTunes App Store
--iTunes eBook Store
--iTunes Podcast Exchange

--Physical Apple Retail Stores

--Mobile Me Cloud

--ASIC Semiconductor Design

--Developer Products and Relations

--Support Services
--Repair Services
--Warranty Services


That's a whole lotta' stuff to research, develop, manufacture, integrate, maintain, upgrade, market and support by a very small number of employees.

What appears to be happening is that Apple is trying to stagger release cycles and product refreshes to:

--create/satisfy user demand
--maintain product relevance
--maintain product quality
--maintain/increase profit margins
--maintain growth/satisfy investers
--meet deadlines
--be the best at whatever they choose to do

As a customer, user, developer and investor... I think they're doing one helluva' job!

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I would like to see APIs giving access to the calendar database and the clock.

And support of Mobile Me's extensible Sync Services found in the Snow Leopard. Especially I'm missing tasks with start dates, contexts and projects. GTD-like.
post #198 of 218
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Originally Posted by DocNo42 View Post

The requests for printing from something that is so portable and specifically designed to be a display device are a little ironic.

I'm not talking about printing something out merely because it makes it easier to read.

If I want to leave a document with someone else to read, I'd prefer to give them paper than leave my iPad.

Yes, can email them, mostly. Or transfer to computer and print. Just figured making it easy made sense.
post #199 of 218
by the way, is it possible that Google Map will be replaced by Bing! in the upcoming OS?
post #200 of 218
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by the way, is it possible that Google Map will be replaced by Bing! in the upcoming OS?

Huh?

Do you mean Google Search? Highly doubt it.

 

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