Cut & Paste: Anyone want to speculate on "when and if"?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Argelius, Oct 26, 2007.

  1. Argelius macrumors 6502

    Argelius

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    Easily my single biggest gripe about the iPhone (which I totally love) is that I can't cut and paste anything.

    Seems an odd omission given the iPhone's touch screen abilities. Every other Palm or Windows Mobile smartphone I've owned (and trust me, I've owned them all...) could do this.

    Just curious if anyone cares to speculate on if this feature will ever be added to the iPhone.

    Cut & Paste: Anyone want to speculate on "when and if"?
     
  2. boss1 macrumors 6502a

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    I used to be hopeful. I'm going to have to guess Nope. not going to happen.
     
  3. jaseone macrumors 65816

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU like Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/420.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.0 Mobile/3A109a Safari/419.3)

    Just how would they implement the ability to select text though? Touch and drag does the magnify thing and double touch zooms so I think apple left it out on purpose in favor of more useful functions on a smaller screen.
     
  4. MacMonkee macrumors regular

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  5. mcdj macrumors 604

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    I think cut n paste will be the iPhone equivalent of crossfading on the iPod...requested by many, repeatedly rumored to be coming, ultimately vaporware.
     
  6. Bernie-Mac macrumors 65816

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    wow that would be so simple and easy
     
  7. gceo macrumors 6502a

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    cut and paste wouldn't be such a big deal if I didn't have to re-type text due to no multi SMS or SMS forwarding....
     
  8. yoman macrumors 6502a

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    I do hope that Apple will eventually add this function through a software update. Copy and Paste would be a welcome feature to many iPhone users.
     
  9. ibwb macrumors regular

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    Of course this is coming, just like the dozens of other features that any iPhone owner can list. The platform is so new, and has such great potential, that it's easy to think of new things. The challenge for Apple will be to avoid making misdesigns that would cause problems down the road.

    Apple's philosophy with features is quality, not haste.
     
  10. EvryDayImShufln macrumors 65816

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    The thing that is worrying me is that the iPhone has already been out for 6 months with only a couple of minor updates bringing few new features. I hope cut and paste comes out before the next iPhone does.
     
  11. Leemo macrumors 6502

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    It hasn't actually been out even FOUR months yet!

    Jesus! Give them time!

    -Leemo
     
  12. levitynyc macrumors 65816

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    I really don't see why this is taking so long to update.
     
  13. Leemo macrumors 6502

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    The point I'm making is that traditionally phone updates are very few and far between - so complaining that something hasn't been implemented after four months, when other things have been sorted and a new application has been added is a bit impatient.

    I'm sure it's annoying not having cut and paste - here in the UK we don't even (officially) have the damn phone itself yet.

    Be patient.

    -Leemo
     
  14. Sobe macrumors 68000

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    Cut & Paste: Anyone want to speculate on "when and if"?


    Sure, Wednesday, May 7, 2008 at 4:53 pm (EST).
     
  15. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    It's more than four months. It's been in the works for a couple of years. It went to field acceptance testing at ATT back last April.

    But obviously the ATT field testers had few expectations compared to many of us :D

    (Next time, Apple should use people from here, eh?)

    Are you in the software field? Four months is an eternity these days. We're supposed to move the earth every two weeks now!
     
  16. calvy macrumors 65816

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    I laughed my butt off at that part of the video. Hilarious way to end a somewhat serious video. Maybe I've just had a little too much tonight.
     
  17. boss1 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm going to hold you to that guestimate, and bump this post back from which ever archive it may rest in on May 7 at 3:53 pm EST .... so we can have a count down to the truth! :D
     

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