Originally Posted by Footloose301
Don't count your chickens before they hatch guys/gals. You might be setting yourselves up for disappointment. As much as I'd love to see copy/paste, iChat, and mobile to mobile picture sending because those are the 3 I'm wishing for......
....I really don't think it's going to happen. Stevie is looking for more money. You've now got ringtones. Soon he'll be able to take your lunch money on the run with the new iTunes Music Store icon. Where is he profiting from giving us something WE want? And now some of you are shaking your heads saying "Hey idiot, I wanted that iTunes Music Store", good for you and others did too. BUT, most people didn't really care either way. For me it'll be nice to see something new on the screen and fill up the wasted space on the home screen, but nothing more. But who knows. Perhaps Apple will surprise me, but I'm not setting myself up for disappointment.
Steve has to continue to update the iPhone because the reality is that it is an unfinished device that can't effectively compete with many of the none music playing phones on the market. Apple did surprisingly well selling its first million phones but there are a huge number of us out there that need just a bit more in a cell phone / pocket computer.
Pocket computing is really why I would buy the iPhone. That is E-Mail and the WWW are more important to me than the music and cell phone. Well that and a lot of other computing tools. As soon as these firm up in an update and a few hardware issues are fixed this could very well be my cell phone replacement.
As to those tools Safari isn't to bad, it just needs to stabilize a bit more. E-Mail is a different thing though, that app needs to be more robust. As far as tools that aren't there yet, a File manager is a requirement, as is disk mode, better bluetooth access, an Apple supported terminal, better PIM tools, as everybody else has stated COPY AND PASTE, the ability to launch PDF's and various other file formats and have them come up in proper viewers.
Of all the features the one I see as most important is the file manager/browser. From there a bunch of things are possible. It will make the maintenance of your iPhone self contained. It should provide a much clearer view of what is in your storage space and make find stuff much easier. It would like wise be very helpful if Safari could browse the local file system, which at the minute I understand that it can't.
This doesn't even include the needs of the enterprise. This of course varies dramatically from business to business.
Nope as I see it they have to update the machine if they expect to continue to advance sales beyond the million that they have milked already.