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New evidence suggests that a more significant software update for Apple's iPhone handset will arrive following the release of the company's Mac OS X Leopard operating system, adding features such as Note syncing, among others.

In its public previews of Leopard, Apple has demonstrated a new feature dubbed "Notes," which has been commonly showcased as part of Mail 3.0 but is actually a new system-wide feature that can be accessed from just about anywhere in the OS.

As RoughlyDrafted pointed out in one of its earlier Leopard overviews, Notes are really just specially formatted HTML emails that reside in a special IMAP mailbox and are formatted with a distinct font and background style that sets them apart from other emails.

Apple says that "notes can include graphics, colored text, and attachments" and adds that "since your notes folder acts like an email mailbox, you can retrieve notes from any Mac or PC.

Although Apple makes no mention of Notes on the iPhone and excludes it from the iPhone's online demos, RoughlyDrafted went on to predict that the company would eventually allow Note syncing to the iPhone under Leopard. As a tipster informs AppleInsider, there is now direct evidence to suggest this is indeed the case.

Creating a new Note under the latest builds of Leopard and then attempt to covert that note from its standard HTML format into a rich text format yields a dialog box that reads: "Changing the style or formatting requires that this note be converted to rich text format. Rich text notes may not be editable on iPhone and other devices."



This is sure to increase the usefulness of the iPhone's own "Notes" application tremendously, as the current incarnation only allows users to output Notes as plaintext emails and does not offer any form of text import or syncing.
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In its public previews of Leopard, Apple has demonstrated a new feature dubbed "Notes," which has been commonly showcased as part of Mail 3.0 but is actually a new system-wide feature that can be accessed from just about anywhere in the OS.

Wow. Kinda neat. But what will the Lotus people say?
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post #3 of 26
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Wow. Kinda neat. But what will the Lotus people say?

Why would they care, they make cars.....oh you mean Corel.
post #4 of 26
Apple: Here's a penny for your bricked iPhone.
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post #5 of 26
And one by one, the things on my iPhone wish list seem to be coming true.
post #6 of 26
Mail will be iPhone's Finder
post #7 of 26
It's good to see Apple continuing to make the iPhone the best that it can be. It's by far the best phone out there. Mainly because it is supported by the iTunes media universe that just makes everything integrate so elegantly. This is the Apple advantage when it comes to phones and mp3 players. This is the reason that competing phones and media players don't stand a chance against the Apple marketing machine.

I can't wait for Leopard. It's gonna be great!
post #8 of 26
It's about time!
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We ordered the Leopard family pack the day it hit Amazon.com -- I can't wait. I hope the day it ships there are a SLEW of new features for the iPhone they just wanted to wait to ship (like a Finder, which might work with the new finder in Leopard).
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post #10 of 26
This feature is more likely to tempt me away from the safe haven of the 1.0.2 firmware than even the wifi iTunes store.
post #11 of 26
Hopefully the 1.1.1 update isn't needed for this! Long live 3rd party apps on the iphone.
post #12 of 26
From the image it looks like TO DO's are handled the same way.... any one know if this is the case - notes and To Do's would be so great....
post #13 of 26
We all new something like this was coming. it was obvious as soon as it was noted that you could now send sms messages through leopard iChat. We will probably see a to do list sync as well as the chat functionality for the iPhone with the leopard update. the notes is just a tip of the ice berg. It has always been my suspicion since day one that apple released the iphone with a premature operating system. It was probably built with full compatibility with leopard from day one.
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And one by one, the things on my iPhone wish list seem to be coming true.



Except what you failed to mention is that at the rate they are going it will be 100 years before they are all in.
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Except what you failed to mention is that at the rate they are going it will be 100 years before they are all in.

I use to think that too... until today, for some reason I think we will see in the next update (before Christmas or around 10.5) with:

RSS reader in Mail
Web-clippings in Safari (widgets)
Notes
To Do's
MMS (either as part of mail or ichat)
iChat

(the last two Im unsure of the rest Im betting we will see)

The main reason I changed my mind is this "leak" and an article that I read online that states the last update 1.1.1 is actually the OS the phone was supposed to ship with but was not completed in time. (http://www.wired.com/gadgets/mac/com...cultofmac_1003)
post #16 of 26
Let's hope they do the same for the Touch. I'm still pissed off that after advertising it as being capable of editing calendar entries and acting as a USB drive, it turns out it can do neither. Crippled between ordering and shipping, what's that all about?
post #17 of 26
We knew this anyway. It was a given.
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post #18 of 26
Great! Only one more item remaining on my iPhone-wish-list:

a GLOBAL "Find"

I"ve got a ton of info on my Treo 650, from contacts to notes to specifications, and it would be a brick without global "find."

Gimme that on an iPhone, and I'll jump on board the train.
post #19 of 26
They show up as a mailbox in Mail on the iPhone.
post #20 of 26
I'm still of the opinion that Apple simply can't develop enough applications for the iPhone to keep momentum in the market place. Combine that with the heavy restrictions on iPhone apps and the device has a dim future if you ask me.

Maybe Apple will come around there is lots of speculation in that regards, but the current attitude of the company is certainly not good. It is a bit of a shame to throw away such a nicely designed OS and user interface, which is basically what they are doing if they don't supply a SDK.

In essence my interest in the iPhone improved dramatically as the number and quality of the third party apps increased. Then 1.1.1 hit us. That interest could rekindle if the Apple where to release a suite of apps that cover some of my wants and needs but that doesn't look to promising. In the end I feel like I'm being driven to a Linux phone.

Apple certainly has mastered the art of shooting oneself in the foot.

Dave
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Why would they care, they make cars.....oh you mean Corel.

That would be IBM
post #22 of 26
Syncing Notes in Leopard is a no-brainer. I posted this months ago, and I'm sure I'm not the only one.

The real question is when you'll be able to sync notes with the iPod touch, and if Apple will let you edit them?!?
post #23 of 26
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I'm still of the opinion that Apple simply can't develop enough applications for the iPhone to keep momentum in the market place. Combine that with the heavy restrictions on iPhone apps and the device has a dim future if you ask me.

What do you base those opinions on? Has there been a phone where "enough applications" preserved momentum in the past? Has there been a phone where no restrictions has caused it to take the lead over competition in unit sales?
post #24 of 26
D.E.D. is C.R.A.C.K.E.R.S.
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Originally Posted by bukweet View Post

Great! Only one more item remaining on my iPhone-wish-list:

a GLOBAL "Find"

I"ve got a ton of info on my Treo 650, from contacts to notes to specifications, and it would be a brick without global "find."

Gimme that on an iPhone, and I'll jump on board the train.

Surly this would be a mobile version of "Spotlight" ?
post #26 of 26
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Originally Posted by FreeState View Post

I use to think that too... until today, for some reason I think we will see in the next update (before Christmas or around 10.5) with:

RSS reader in Mail
Web-clippings in Safari (widgets)
Notes
To Do's
MMS (either as part of mail or ichat)
iChat

(the last two Im unsure of the rest Im betting we will see)

The main reason I changed my mind is this "leak" and an article that I read online that states the last update 1.1.1 is actually the OS the phone was supposed to ship with but was not completed in time. (http://www.wired.com/gadgets/mac/com...cultofmac_1003)


My call is that a major update for the iPhone will be launched in parallel with Leopard. I keep saying the reason it's taking so long is because the team is stretched thin from all the new products this year.
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