Originally Posted by anantksundaram
Bingo!! You said it very well! (Most of us spend our time howling in forums such these that what we want -- or have -- is what the world needs, and that what is unimportant to us, the world does not need).
Exactly. I've no wish for Apple to make stuff that meets all my needs. (It'd be nice, but it'll never happen and their stuff wouldn't have such mass appeal if it did.) But for goodness sake, make it extendable by third parties, so I can form my own solution!
Originally Posted by ebrunn
Did you not see Jobs send a picture to a email address off his phone?
And why do you need a full word processor on your phone?
I saw him send to email. I meant, there is no way to send to another phone
, knowing only the phone number. When any crappy camera phone can do that, and it's a feature I use all the time, it's hard to justify why it should be left out.
Word processor: to write stuff. I don't always want to carry a laptop, but would still like to work on assignments, take notes whilst in the library, and a number of other such things.
Originally Posted by Slewis
Presentation remote control a la Salling Clicker
Ditto iTunes control
MSN messenger (and no, AIM will not do)
MMS, which does not seem to be included. (It seems from the demos that there is no way to send an image to someone else's phone, which is ridiculous!)
Full word processor
Database that can sync with main computer, particularly for expense tracking
- Not Sure Why
- Ditto on Not Sure
- There will likely be some form of Encryption
- Ask Microsoft, not Apple
- Try Email, it was in the Keynote
- No Comment
EXACTLY!!!! This proves my point in its entirety. I've listed what I want on a phone, and Sebastian cannot see the point of some of it. Doesn't that suggest that third party software is the way to go?
As it happens, to justify Salling Clicker, we use my laptop (with keynote) and my phone (with clicker) to control the liturgy on the projector at church every week. If my new phone cannot do that, we have to buy another remote. Itunes control is for parties when I'm doing the music, so I can take requests without sitting at the desk.
Regarding MSN, I can't ask Microsoft, because the iPhone is a closed platform!
I am not asking Apple to write an MSN client. Just open the damned APIs so that other people can write one!
Originally Posted by Johnny Mozzarella
So email is useless now. I don't know about Europe, but here people still use computers and email.
Email is not useless. But if I've just taken a snapshot of a drunken mate arsing about and I want to send it to Bob with a "Look what Bill's up to!", then email is overkill.
Aside from that, I don't know the email addresses of half the people in my phone book. Nor should I have to. When the cellular network can transmit photos, and I want to send a photo from one phone to another, why should I have to go elsewhere?
Also, sending an MMS is about 15p, if I've used up my monthly allowance. If I have not used them all up, an MMS is free. But an email is likely to cost significantly more, take a lot longer to get there, require the person at the other end to be near a computer and generally be less useful.