Apple may have talked about some new stuff today, but there are plenty of things it said nary a word about that we thought it would touch on. Facebook apps? Resolving multiple Apple accounts? C’mon!
Facebook App for iPad
Seriously, what is stopping Facebook from releasing this thing. Their full site sucks in Mobile Safari. Their touch site sucks in Mobile Safari. The scaled up iPhone app looks like shit, but it’s somehow infinitely more functional. I thought they would use the biggest tech event of the year to gift upon us what they withheld at f8. Nope.
iCloud/iTunes Account Merging
Negotiating between iCloud and iTunes logins in iOS is awkward to say the least. It’s almost impossible to tell what apps use what logins. Why do I need two logins? Why didn’t Apple save us from this?
iMessage, iChat and Facetime are an overlapping mess of communication. I secretly hoped Apple would just fold the Facetime platform into the iMessage and iChat apps. I also kind of wish iMessage gained the power of AIM/Gchat/Facebook chat. But alas, I was left hanging like a hopeful bride at the altar.
Apple has this awesome new data transfer standard called Thunderbolt (aka LightPeak). And I know they’re all about wireless sync with iOS 5, but sometimes you need to transfer large chunks of data in a hurry. I just wish their new iOS devices supported the fastest port on their new machines.