The two features I want to get is Home Screen folders and the ability to organize from with iTunes. I fully expect to get the first one.
One reason I don't load and reuse as many App Store apps a I want is the navigation is getting out of hand. There are just too many items to organize on the pages. dragging one app at a time to put all my games on the last page is tedious. And once they are setup going through the pages can be rough. I want a folder on the Home Screen that once clicked keeps the bottom row the same and displays the items in that folder; the upper left icon displaying Apple's back arrow for moving up a hierarchy with the back arrow named the same as the folder you just clicked. This would allow for folder within folders but you won't get lost because clicking the physical Home button will bring back out, like it sends you to the first page with the current OS build.
Originally Posted by TenoBell
All Apple has to do is implement the new functionality of HTML 5 and allow web apps to have local access to system resources and that's pretty much most the advantages of Palm Pre.
I don't expect, or want, 3rd-party app multitasking in a cellphone that already gets a battery drain too quickly from my excessive daily use. I do like your idea that Apple could just update WebKit to a newer version (which is expected), probably to a 100/100 score on Acid3, though still not passing due to speed issues, and allow for HTML5 localizing like the Pre with it's weak 3rd-party multitasking claims.
Originally Posted by Roc Ingersol
Wouldn't rolling out the 3.0 SDK to devs tip their hand on the next iPhone's updates?
Yes, but it doesn't matter. People will be coming off their current iPhone contracts and some may be coming off contracts with other phones wondering if they should get the new iPhone. The other competitors can't compete with iPhone OS X at this time. Palm is making some claims but their OS is completely untested in the real world. Look at the work the iPhone needed and still needs after 2 years of real world use, and that came with the same Mac OS base that we're use to and all the NeXT development before that. Either Palm is using another OS base or they are going to have to start more simple to reduce fatal SW flaws than they are letting on.
Originally Posted by Jensonb
Bummer, I wanted to see Snow Leopard.
I think this ne OS will be SL based.
Originally Posted by Olternaut
Full native multitasking. Web apps never really took off for the iphone. Iphone Web apps made people want to barf.
There were so many web apps for the iPhone that specially formated pages and special icons were including just for the iPhone. I have a feeling that no matter how fast the CPU, how much RAM is included or how long the battery could possibly last for a cellphone that Apple will not allow for uncontrolled 3rd-party SDK multitasking.
Originally Posted by al_bundy
i'm 99% sure that the push technology in this is licensed from Microsoft. Apple already licenses ActiveSync from MS for the MS Exchange integration. Last month Google licensed it as well for their app store and a lot of other uses other than email. I bet Apple did the same.
I don't think so, unless MS has patents for a notification server that Apple couldn't bypass. I believe that only ActiveSync is licensed and that is for connections with Exchange servers.