4 new widgets

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ChandlerXJ, Jul 30, 2007.

  1. ChandlerXJ macrumors member

    Jul 3, 2007

    Check it.

    The guys at iPhoneology didn't have anything better to do this weekend, so they were poking around in the iPhone's firmware, and look what they found: four applications they hadn't seen before, including one for mobile radio that's not even supported in the iPhone's hardware. They also found a few widgets that aren't on the iPhone yet, either.

    As you can see in the screenshot above, it has an entry for a Unit Converter, as well as three widgets: a phonebook (something that's already available in the Phone section of the iPhone), a Translation widget and a World Clock. The iPhoneologists also posit that there could be a dictionary in the offing.

    Since iPods have gone without radios for so many years, it seems unlikely that the iPhone would adopt such a capability. However, there is already a radio on board with the iPhone, so maybe it's not that much of a leap to guess that there may someday be an FM radio inside the iPhone, too. But we know what radio we'd like to see in there, 3G instead of the EDGE network.
  2. rayward macrumors 68000

    Mar 13, 2007
    Houston, TX
    The World Clock is already there. It's under the Clock icon.
  3. ChandlerXJ thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 3, 2007
    read the article on gizmodo, it says nothing about a new world clock lol

    1. phonebook
    2. dictionary
    3. radio
    4. unit converter
  4. ChandlerXJ thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 3, 2007
    i apologize:confused:, i should have read the article, but i think they made a mistake, sorry!! haha
  5. dmc015@msn.com macrumors newbie

    Jul 24, 2007
    Other than radio, those have to be the most unnecessary widgets I have ever seen.
  6. ChandlerXJ thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 3, 2007
    agreeed... i mean it gives more functionality than it has now, the phone book hopefully is the yellow pages app. i donno, shhhiiittzz weak
  7. slffl macrumors 65816


    Mar 5, 2003
    Seattle, WA
    A unit converter would be awesome (at least until America finally moves to the metric system). The phonebook may be a yellow/white pages widget.
  8. scaredpoet macrumors 604


    Apr 6, 2007
    Actually, if America moves to the metric system, us Americans will REALLY need a unit converter more than any other time! We know intuitively what a pound, a mile, and a gallon are, but because we are so rarely exposed to metric units outside of the classroom, many of us can't substantively quantify a gram, meter or liter without some sort of a reference.

    Perhaps, though Google Maps makes an excellent Yellow/White pages all on its own, for business listings anyway.
  9. megfilmworks macrumors 68020


    Jul 1, 2007
    Sherman Oaks
    It will never happen.
    The US officially moved toward a metric system many years ago. The problem is nobody wants it! Hell will freeze over before metric is used widely in the US . (Thank God for global warming.) So I AGREE a metric converter is a nice add.
  10. mac jones macrumors 68040

    Apr 6, 2006
    that's right. The US actually using the metric system is about as likely as the English switching to driving on the right side of the road.

    But with them, all they would have to do is move the steering wheels. ;)
  11. /dev/toaster macrumors 68020


    Feb 23, 2006
    San Francisco, CA
    I only know 1 thing in this world that I have measured by the gram ... :p

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