iPhone v2.0 wish list

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itsabouttime

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I'm hoping that when iPhone 2.0 is released with 3G they will include GPS, many phones have it now but I think 3G speeds are necessary for the maps to update fast enough while you are traveling.

What's on YOUR wish list? :cool:
 

wot_fan

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I think 3G is a must for the next version. Hopefully by the time that happens there will be a more power friendly 3G chip available for Apple to use. I have read rumors that there is at least one coming out soon. Let's hope the rumors are true.

The number one item on my wish list is turn-by-turn GPS. I have it on my current phone via a BlueTooth GPS unit and 3rd party software. I am still hoping for that level of integration on the iPhone V1. It would be great to have it built in though.

The number two item on my list is more memory. I would love to have 16GB of storage space so I could take more videos with me. IMHO, 8GB is more than sufficient for portable audio needs, but it is borderline for audio + video.
 
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I think I'm gonna have to wait to see what's NOT on the finished product of this one before I know what I think it's missing...
I would like the camera to be massively upgraded -- to at least 6.0 MP. But I say that for all phones in general. You can't tell me that a 6.0 mp camera takes up any more space inside the case than a 2.0 MP... I mean, look at digital cameras alone, the newest ones are like 8.0+ mp and they're SMALLER than the old ones. I think it's a conspiracy ;)
 

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You know why I REALLY REALLY want VoIP on my iPhone? I travel to China frequently for work. I want to just plug my Airport Express into the hotel's internet line and use my phone just as if I'm at home.

Steve Jobs travels a lot. I think he'd probably like the same.
 

wjp09

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man o man. I don't know. 8gb seems to be enough for me. As easy as it is to swap stuff on and off of ipods/iPhones you really don't need to worry about having a TON of content. You can always add more, you can always take some off. As for me I don't think I will keep the videos on forever. That will definatly free up some space. Longer battery definatly
 
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let's see. my iPhone 2.0 wish list. more memory, definitely. GPS, absolutely. VOIP would be very useful, but it's extremely unlikely anytime soon. lower prices, heck yeah! availability through other service providers, also a plus. oh, a radio, at least on new iPods, would be great. in keeping with Apple design philosophy, i'd expect this, and future iPhone iterations to focus on a simple, clean, form, without too many extraneous bells and whistles to complicate things. those hoping for built-in can openers, and magnesium flare guns will probably be disappointed. remember the very first iPod? Are the latest generation iPods *really* that much different? can't hurt to dream though...
 
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i really hope this is included in the *first* iPhone version, but it would be essential to be able to download content directly from iTunes to the iPhone. it would be downright silly not to include this feature. sprint just upped the ante by announcing that they'll be offering over-the-air music downloads for $0.99. Apple, are you listening?
 

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i really hope this is included in the *first* iPhone version, but it would be essential to be able to download content directly from iTunes to the iPhone. it would be downright silly not to include this feature. sprint just upped the ante by announcing that they'll be offering over-the-air music downloads for $0.99. Apple, are you listening?
You may want to read this thread :).
 
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wot_fan

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I am hoping for the second gen iPhone to have a much much bigger hard drive. Then it could replace my laptop!
The iPhone doesn't have a hard drive, it uses flash memory. Hard drives aren't as durable and they take more power and space. I don't think we are going to see an iPhone with a hard drive for those reasons. I wouldn't be surprised to see a new iPod that has the same form as the iPhone with a nice 100+GB hard drive though.

As far as the iPhone goes, I think the most we can hope for in the next version would be twice as much flash memory as version 1. Even if that is enough for you, I doubt the iPhone will be a good substitute for a full blown laptop. That's just my opinion though ;).
 

xtian15

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simple wish

I wish that the iPhone would have the option to toggle between using a qwerty keyboard and a normal cellphone keypad. Qwerty keyboards on cellphones ain't a big thing here in the Philippines (and in asia, I think) and we are generally more used to the normal cellphone keypad. Oh well, Apple will have more than a year before the iPhone gets here in the Philippines.

Have a nice day!
 
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I wish that the iPhone would have the option to toggle between using a qwerty keyboard and a normal cellphone keypad. Qwerty keyboards on cellphones ain't a big thing here in the Philippines (and in asia, I think) and we are generally more used to the normal cellphone keypad. Oh well, Apple will have more than a year before the iPhone gets here in the Philippines.

Have a nice day!
i think that is def a possibility and vvery likely, Apple is known t be versatile and easy to use, and im sure they are aware of people's preferences when typing, so it mighht not come standard, but there surely will be an option or a mode change to select the numeric keypad.
 

Kabeyun

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I was going to hold off posting here until iPhone v1 comes out, but I'm weak.
  • We don't yet really know if battery life will be the problem critics are making of it.
  • 3G would be nice but would be a battery drain and I don't need it. It would improve web browsing a bit. If I absolutely, positively must download something big before I get home, I'm sure I can find a hot spot.
  • GPS'd be cute, but my car has that already and I don't usually need satellite triangulation when I'm walking around.
  • Another port may be handy but is not necessary: you can back up when docked, and input will be via the iPod connector.
  • Two megapixels is fine for "These are my drunk friends!" or "What a cute puppy." or "Honey, is this the one you wanted me to buy?" Megapixels alone don't make good photographs. Everyone wants more megapixels. A gigunda-pixel cam would just fill memory faster. I'll be taking serious photos with a device designed for that purpose: a camera. One with a lenscap, btw (buffing iPhone's lens with your handbag won't help your megapixels any).
  • Like Jobsy said, "Stylus, shmylus."
We don't need to ask for more internal RAM; it's inevitable and will happen anyway. (Cynic that I am, I'll bet there's already a 16 GB iPhone on the shelf, waiting until January 15, 2008 when it will be announced at the San Fran Macworld Expo.)

The only hardware change I'd write Apple for as of now would be a microSD slot, and a juicier battery if it's an issue. I think much of what I'll want will be on the software end (this includes VoIP if people want it), not the hardware end, starting with a backup app the save not the data but the state of the iPhone.

My 2¢. Okay, 4¢.

-K
 

Dre180

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I am hoping for the second gen iPhone to have a much much bigger hard drive. Then it could replace my laptop!
definitely 3g which i'm not upset about the 1st gen iohone not having...because it isn't widespread as of yet, and i don't want to have 3g if i can't use it everywhere. also compatibility with slingbox would be nice as well. next up is integrated gps with turn by turn voice so i don't have to buy a separate receiver. of course a better camera, with a xenon flash, and the ability to take video at 30fps. and of course more memory..hopefully 30gb... and most definitely a tv out feature so we can watch our videos, browse the web. show pictures/videos etc. on our tv's. that is a must to me, and can be done relatively inexpensively. anything else Apple has up their sleeve i'll let them surprise me, but if the 2nd gen iPhone can come close on these things, it think it will trump everything else hands down.
 

jmon

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Higheer MP Camera

I think I'm gonna have to wait to see what's NOT on the finished product of this one before I know what I think it's missing...
I would like the camera to be massively upgraded -- to at least 6.0 MP. But I say that for all phones in general. You can't tell me that a 6.0 mp camera takes up any more space inside the case than a 2.0 MP... I mean, look at digital cameras alone, the newest ones are like 8.0+ mp and they're SMALLER than the old ones. I think it's a conspiracy ;)
I would like to see a higher MP camera also, but I don't think it's possible. Take for instance, a camcorder - not a dedicated camera. Most have the ability to take pictures, but most will take cell-phone quality pictures (.3-1 MP) unless you go to higher end camcorder (with a much better lens & image sensor - usuall CMOS which is larger). If they wanted to include a better MP camera, they would need to include a better lens and image sensor which would be costly and also add to size of the iPhone.

If you look at the lenses on current cell phones, they're very small and generally need a lot of light where the picture being taken. Getting to the point - a larger lens would be needed.
 
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daniel_h

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eBooks

I'm surprised that I haven't yet seen any mention of a possibility of using the iPhone as an eBook reader!

I currently use a Palm (T3) with a 1MB SD card on which I carry a lot of books in Mobipocket and PDF format mainly. I also use 3rd party applications like a Chinese-English dictionary with handwritten input (you can draw an unknown character and it will try to recognize it). All this would turn the iPhone into a really useful tool - not just an iPod with a phone...

Even better would be to be able to use the built-in camera to take a photograph of a Chinese character and look it up in the dictionary!

As for text input, what's the bet that in two-three years the input will be either via the camera or via audio with automatic speech recognition...? so no need for keyboards...
 
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hmmm... probably my #1 thing would be having at least 10gb. 8 does all right, but you're always having to update it and figure out what you want on or off of the thing for the next week. I don't want have to worry about what is and isn't uploaded to the phone. oh, and more battery for longer video would be good too. I want to be able to watch a movie and not have to worry battery life for the rest of the day.