Feature Upgrades / Software Updates

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by cybertron3, Jun 27, 2007.

  1. cybertron3 macrumors member

    Jul 31, 2003
    I have been keeping all over this so I am guessing there is no info about this yet, but just in case...

    The killers for me about the iPhone at this point are mostly things that can be updated via software (No voice dialing [I don't use it on my current phone... but c'mon apple- 6 touches from power off to call a known contact? Not very apple-y if you ask me], No video recording from the camera, No Flash support in Safari [or even Quicktime!]). I have already prepared myself for the lack of GPS, no 3G and a HD smaller than I would like.

    What do people think are the current odds of getting these features in the iPhone 1G via a software update? I believe the hardware is fast enough for it. My guess is that they wanted to get the core functionality out and proven before they add all the bells and whistles.

    Also, on a separate unrelated note- is there any word on accessibility? (Voice over/pinch to enlarge all screens?)
  2. iprincess macrumors member

    Jun 25, 2007
    i think everything you mentioned could possibly be updated through software except for the video recording through the camera.
  3. kdarling macrumors demi-god


    Jun 9, 2007
    First university coding class = 47 years ago
    You can't get a 3G software upgrade.

    I believe QT is actually in the browser, and all such links play full screen.

    Recording video, depends on the camera chip, but a good guess is that if it's not in there now, it won't be.

    Other software, sure. Especially if they'd let in third parties, you'd have total revamps of the menu system, the option to make the phone section more prominent instead of an add-on to an iPod, etc. But doubtful that's going to happen unless it starts to sink.
  4. lofight macrumors 68000


    Jun 16, 2007
    I'm only dissapointed about the EDGE network and for the rest it's fine device, not everyone can be happy with it.
  5. aricher macrumors 68020


    Feb 20, 2004
    My guess is that the video quality was poor, like most cell phones and Steve Jobs wouldn't have that crap come out of his baby.

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