First look: New SMS alert settings, multitouch iPad gestures in Apple's iOS 4.3

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  • Reply 41 of 79
    All these features are great - thank's Steve!



    But all I want to be able to do is print. A simple wireless print button from iWork, email, safari etc for mac and windows. Is that so much to ask for.



    We want to use these in school but the lack of a print button is a problem - I know the arguments, environment and paperless and I agree totally, but there is a demand and sometime valid to print.



    Give me air print and give it to me NOW!! Please!
  • Reply 42 of 79
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by andrew.king View Post


    All these features are great - thank's Steve!



    But all I want to be able to do is print. A simple wireless print button from iWork, email, safari etc for mac and windows. Is that so much to ask for.



    We want to use these in school but the lack of a print button is a problem - I know the arguments, environment and paperless and I agree totally, but there is a demand and sometime valid to print.



    Give me air print and give it to me NOW!! Please!



    It's not a technological issue. It's a legal issue with HP.
  • Reply 43 of 79
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by mjtomlin View Post


    Okay, so wait. First you complain that it was impossible. Then, when you find out it is possible, you give the worst case method of getting a ringtone into an iPhone and complain how difficult it is. And this is only because you like the sound your old alarm clock makes?



    How about using a different alarm app?

    How about searching the internet for the alarm clock sound?



    Maybe write to Apple and explain your dilemma, maybe they'll add it to the next version of iOS for you, since it is so important to you, that you can't even be bothered to do it yourself. Just be sure to include a crying emoticon so they know you're serious. : ' (



    I don't use iPhone's built-in alarm clock. Nightstand is so much better - well worth the 99 cents!



    Well, yeah. I was just ranting a bit I suppose. That *never* happens on the internets does it?



    I think you're reply is a bit angry though.



    If you didn't have the same last name as my grandfather I'd probably yell back at you, so instead I will just say ... sorry.
  • Reply 44 of 79
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Prof. Peabody View Post


    I can't for the life of me understand why Apple refuses to either give us some decent alert sounds or allow us to make our own.



    One of the main uses for an iPhone is to use it as an alarm clock but the only sounds we are allowed are novelty crap like dogs barking, or something that sounds like a Klaxon on a submarine. I would have bet money that Apple would have fixed this with the second or third update, but here we are on the 4th generation phone and almost at iOS 5.0 and we still don't have any decent alarms.



    It boggles the mind sometimes trying to follow the reasoning of Apple's software designers, and they just aren't good enough to make the effort worthwhile or entertaining.



    They do a pretty good job. I'm sure they are just busy. It is hard to hire developers because there is such a long ramp up time before they can work independently and Apple has high standards. Not sure why they had such a problem with the clock in general. Sure implementing time is hard, but they have a lot of smart people. I would like to be able to start playing a particular playlist from my iTunes library personally. Like you can do with a Clock Radio. Otherwise I am happy with the alert features.
  • Reply 45 of 79
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Prof. Peabody View Post


    I can't for the life of me understand why Apple refuses to either give us some decent alert sounds or allow us to make our own.



    One of the main uses for an iPhone is to use it as an alarm clock but the only sounds we are allowed are novelty crap like dogs barking, or something that sounds like a Klaxon on a submarine. I would have bet money that Apple would have fixed this with the second or third update, but here we are on the 4th generation phone and almost at iOS 5.0 and we still don't have any decent alarms.



    It boggles the mind sometimes trying to follow the reasoning of Apple's software designers, and they just aren't good enough to make the effort worthwhile or entertaining.



    I don't understand why Apple refuses to give us some way of changing the Email Received sound. We have 3 iPhones in our house. When a new message comes through, we have no way of knowing who's phone received the message.



    I realize I can jailbreak my phone and change the sound, but I'm not willing to do that.
  • Reply 46 of 79
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Katonah View Post


    So...if I understand correctly, if AT&T allows this feature - even at a price, I would not really need the iPad 3G. The iPad wifi would suffice.



    And if I also have a macbook air, when I travel I could set up the phone to provide 3G internet to either the iPad or the macbook air.



    Thus instead of paying $30 per month (when needed) on the ipad 3G, I now have the option (assuming AT&T charged in the $20-30 per month range) of using the phone.



    The main benefit is more devices that I can use while just paying one monthly fee.



    So to me, the real question is: will they require an annual contract for the hotspot, or can I turn it on and off as needed, which is how it is set up with the iPad......



    Also if I have unlimited data plan on the phone, would that change?



    I don't mind paying for data but don't understand why I have to pay for it on every device.



    Well, only ATT knows, or can determine, those things at this point.

    However, I would point out that there are some negatives of using the phone in lieu of the data connection in an iPad or similar is that now you are dependent on the battery life of both items.

    Personally I'd like to have both options available and have the cost 'reasonable' and or usage based (but reasonable)...

    And of course there's the whole no-real-gps w/o the 3G on the current iPad models, but that's another story entirely.
  • Reply 47 of 79
    solipsismsolipsism Posts: 25,726member
    So why so many new features halfway through a release cycle? Isn’t this unusual for an iOS update?
  • Reply 48 of 79
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by AppleInsider View Post


    You can also update your Web content to support AirPlay.



    Comming Soon: Internet Porn on your Apple TV!



  • Reply 49 of 79
    mstonemstone Posts: 11,510member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by solipsism View Post


    So why so many new features halfway through a release cycle? Isn?t this unusual for an iOS update?



    Maybe because there are so many things going on in parallel and the speed of the competition is ramping up on several fronts. Pedal to the metal.
  • Reply 50 of 79
    wingswings Posts: 261member
    Now, if we just had some way to enable repeating alarms for missed PHONE CALLS. You know, the primary method of communicating with a PHONE.



    Back pre-iPhone all my phones would ding or beep or something when I missed a call. Now I have to go look.
  • Reply 51 of 79
    solipsismsolipsism Posts: 25,726member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by mstone View Post


    Maybe because there are so many things going on in parallel and the speed of the competition is ramping up on several fronts. Pedal to the metal.



    Perhaps, but then why not just move up the iOS 5.0 release? I have to wonder if these are going to be an integral part of the iPad 2, which will be released months before iOS 5.0 is released along with the next iPhone, assuming Apple keeps the same general pattern. Or if there are going to be some really amazing changes for iOS 5.0 that make this feature rich point update a necessity.





    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Wings View Post


    Now, if we just had some way to enable repeating alarms for missed PHONE CALLS. You know, the primary method of communicating with a PHONE.



    Back pre-iPhone all my phones would ding or beep or something when I missed a call. Now I have to go look.



    LOL That is probably true for most people, but I laugh because it?s been years since I used the phone app as my primary form of communication on a smartphone. In fact, I can pinpoint the very day that changed.



    How about an LED light behind the Home button that will fade in an out if you miss a call?
  • Reply 52 of 79
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by noexpectations View Post


    5 finger swiping.....what's next, 5 fingers + 2 toes + your nose to access the main menu?







    when will they add the SHOCKER gesture.

    I know it's very useful for me sometimes 8^)
  • Reply 53 of 79
    hill60hill60 Posts: 6,992member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Prof. Peabody View Post


    I can't for the life of me understand why Apple refuses to either give us some decent alert sounds or allow us to make our own.



    One of the main uses for an iPhone is to use it as an alarm clock but the only sounds we are allowed are novelty crap like dogs barking, or something that sounds like a Klaxon on a submarine. I would have bet money that Apple would have fixed this with the second or third update, but here we are on the 4th generation phone and almost at iOS 5.0 and we still don't have any decent alarms.



    It boggles the mind sometimes trying to follow the reasoning of Apple's software designers, and they just aren't good enough to make the effort worthwhile or entertaining.



    You can make your own, it boggles the mind the depth of some peoples ignorance.



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Prof. Peabody View Post


    Thanks for this info; didn't know.



    But how silly is it that I have to now go home and hold a microphone to my old cell phone (which uses all the standard alarm sounds), record it, create an iTunes track, turn that track into a ringtone, sync the ringtone to my computer, sync the phone to the computer, and then finally be able to set the alarm to the newly created ringtone? I mean all I'm talking about here is a tone that goes "beep" or "beep-beep" or maybe "beep-beep-beep-beep." You know, like what most people have used to wake up to since the 1970's.



    It's pretty likely that I won't ever do this anyway because it's too much hassle. I will just keep using my old cell phone (that I stopped using when the iPhone came out in 2007), as an alarm clock. Even though it's a crappy Virgin flip-phone from 5 or 6 years ago, it still works, and it's a better alarm clock than the fancy new iPhone.



    http://www.pdsounds.org/sounds/alarm_or_siren



    Edit in Garage band, export as ringtone and you're done.
  • Reply 54 of 79
    macrulezmacrulez Posts: 2,455member
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  • Reply 55 of 79
    hill60hill60 Posts: 6,992member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Pooch View Post


    oh yay. one more way for at&t to dictate to me what i can use my 2GB a month on. the data for which i pay them to use.



    what if car rental companies said, "yeah, you've paid for 1000 miles, but you can't use them to drive to that store over there. if you want to drive to that store over there then we're going to charge you an additional ninety pounds."



    Maybe they'd say "...but you can't drive to Mexico".



    Edit:-



    Hang on when did AT&T start charging in pounds???



    Maybe they'd say "...but you can't drive to Europe".
  • Reply 56 of 79
    hill60hill60 Posts: 6,992member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by noexpectations View Post


    5 finger swiping.....what's next, 5 fingers + 2 toes + your nose to access the main menu?







    Well, they have come up with one option but they are still trying to figure out how it will fit in with sex discrimination laws (English people can stop here, Americans probably need to keep going) due to the absence of the required appendage on 50% of the population.



  • Reply 57 of 79
    successsuccess Posts: 1,039member
    Do you use Genius for apps? One thing that's annoying is when you choose an app to look at then go back to the page of Genius apps you just came from. You are sent back to the top of the Genius list again which could be 8 or more pages back. You're not put back on the same last page you just came from.It's been like that from day one. And I'd love a way to be able to bookmark apps I've looked at. I have to take an iPhone picture of apps I like and don't want to forget. I'd also like to be able to copy text in the descriptions of apps in the store. I like to email friends recommended apps (from iPhone) therefore would also like to include copy and pasted text descriptions.



    ...and I'd like to be able to record my phone calls like other people can on their phones on other carriers here. Seems like an obvious function for quick business conferences, for studying etc.





    .
  • Reply 58 of 79
    haggarhaggar Posts: 1,568member
    Has anyone ever missed phone calls or appointments because the iPhone's ringer switch was accidentally turned off, or they turned it off and forgot to turn it back on? How hard would it be for iOS devices to display some sort of "mute" icon in the status bar when the ringer switch is turned off?
  • Reply 59 of 79
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by nht View Post


    IMHO the Airplay SDK addition is the biggest thing on that list.



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by al_bundy View Post


    anyway airplay can send data to a device that's not apple TV? my TV has 3 HDMI ports and they are all used and i don't want to buy a switch box





    I agree with the significance of the AirPlay SDK!



    I have been playing with it and its pretty cool!



    Also, the ability to AirPlay web content is very significant too!



    Erica Sadun has written an AirPlayer app for the Mac -- your Mac can receive AirPlay streams.



    http://www.tuaw.com/2010/12/14/hacks...to-mac-playba/



    She has a series of articles as the app evolved -- there is a corresponding Mac app for sending to AirPlay: AirFlick.



    Somewhere in her postings, Erica mentions that AirPlay is a Push/Pull implementation -- you point an AirPlayer (Mac, AppleTV) to an appropriate URL (Push the URL) -- then the receiving device Pulls the stream.



    The implication here, is that the device that sets up the streaming can go do other things (or even be turned off, if it is not also the AirPlay source) -- the device that instigates the AirPlay connection, does not, necessarily, need to participate in the actual playing,





    Whew!



    So, what does this mean, in practice?



    Say I have an AppleTV and an iDevice, an iPad.



    1) I want to search the web for some video -- I do that on the iPad, without disturbing whatever is going on on the AppleTV/HDTV.



    2) I find a web page with video content I want to share.



    3) I use the iPad to instigate a Push/Pull connection between the web content and the AppleTV



    4) I switch the iPad to the ATV Remote app and start the AirPlay connection playing.



    5) I can then go back to web browsing on the iPad, check email. play Angry Birds, watch another video... whatever.





    I have the best of both worlds: Internet AV content on the TV, but no Internet surfing cruft on the TV -- no searches, logins, passwords, etc.





    Admittedly, you can't quite do that right now -- but I see no reason that it couldn't be done.







    That, to me, is AppleTV ver 2.5!
  • Reply 60 of 79
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by solipsism View Post


    So why so many new features halfway through a release cycle? Isn?t this unusual for an iOS update?



    Inquiring minds want to know:



    Halfway through a release cycle of what?



    "And, how do you determine it is halfway?", asked Tom, middlingly.
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