Unicorn Wishes: If Only iPhone OS 3.0 Had These Very Cool Things!

Unicorn Wishes: If Only iPhone OS 3.0 Had These Very Cool Things!

 />And now, I will continue the fine tradition of bitching and moaning for the features we want to see in America's Next iPhone Software Rev. We will open with our usual salvo: CUUUUUUUUUUT AND PASSSSSSSSSSSTEEEEEEEE!!!</p>
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<p>Beyond that, here’s our magical unicorn-fantasy list:</p><br />
<p>• Multitasking gestures, like the Palm Pre<br /> • Background app running, like the Palm Pre<br /> • App store submission fees, or some way to limit app store spam, like Microsoft’s planned app store<br /> • MMS – I don’t care about this, really, but you might<br /> • Video recording<br /> • Voice dialing and text-to-speech caller ID<br /> • Better software support for phone-related stuff, like optionally adding ” favorites or to home screen improved voice quality if possible> • Bluetooth stereo streaming, like the Palm Pre<br /> • Bluetooth file transfer and storage<br /> • Bluetooth/Wi-fi sync, like the Zune<br /> • iLife and iWork Mobile for editing docs and multimedia on the <a https:>phone itself</a><br /> • SPEED – The OS gets really sluggish after using it for awhile<br /> • A completely new or refreshed UI – There’s something to be said for meaningless but thoughtful design refreshes<br /> • Big keyboard support and bulk delete in every app<br /> • Flash support in browser<br /> • <a https:>iTunes app management</a><br /> • Popups and notifications that don’t interrupt your current activity, like the Palm Pre</p>
<p>That’s all I can imagine now. Two things come up, reviewing that list. I’m surprised by how our wish list is narrowing from the first-gen software. And I’m surprised at how aged the iPhone’s software seems, in stylistic terms, now that the Palm Pre is about to hit. I think it needs a UI overhaul if Apple wants it to remain the slickest around. Other ideas? Leave them below or in our earlier <a https:>post</a>.</p>
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