Flash?gps?picture messaging?

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  1. koolduffdude macrumors newbie

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    will any of these features be implemented in the iphone eventually... Is the iPhone capable of these features? I wish the phone had these things!

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  2. Wyvernspirit macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe. :p

    Picture Messaging could be put into the current iPhone with a software update. Not sure if they will or why it wasn't in to begin with.
    The other two of course need a new hardware upgrade, I think that GPS will be added at some point and that Flash will not be. Apple has not added it to anything else.

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  4. Wyvernspirit macrumors 6502a

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    As I posted in another thread:

    Flash: maybe
    GPS: yes
    MMS: yes.

    2¢ worth.

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  5. pdpfilms macrumors 68020

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    Has not added it to anything else? The only product flash isn't in was the former iPod line and the HiFi... not surprisingly. And why should it require hardware?
     
  6. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    why would flash need a hardware update, is the processor too slow? and also don't all phones have to have GPS of some sort built in for emergencies to be able to find the caller if they dial 911, so it would seem like software could be written to give acess to the GPS by the user.
     
  7. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    Yes, but I don't believe it has to be that accurate.
     
  8. Wyvernspirit macrumors 6502a

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    The iPhone doesn't have the GPS chip, from what I hear. As for flash, I misinterpreted it as flash memory for some reason, not adobe flash. Flash could be a software update, but not sure if they will do it. Apple may want to try to push there own multimedia software on the iPhone, but we will see.

    Oh, and the "find 911" thing can basically be done using the towers, for basic routing.

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  9. pdpfilms macrumors 68020

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    If they push their own 'multimedia software', they're going to ahve to get a lot more people using it than iPhone users. There's no reason to use the already-proven Adobe Flash standard.

    And as for the GPS thing, I don't see Apple going for it on this rev. One could use tower triangluation to find their location, but I'm sure it's not accurate at all, and wouldn't work well enough to integrate into an Apple product. And what happens when you're only using one tower?
     
  10. Wyvernspirit macrumors 6502a

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    The tower thing is only for 911 to route you to the right call center. It would not be able to be used for direction or the like, that would need a chip and satellite integration (i.e. antenna).

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  11. zap2 macrumors 604

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    You guys are talking about two different flashes...one the storage device, the other the one used for internet videos, etc
     
  12. FunkyMonkey macrumors 6502

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    Um....how could we say yes? Are we future tellers or something? Sorry, don't mean to be rude.
     
  13. japasneezemonk macrumors 6502

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    Picture Messaging

    It's possible to send picture messgaing with the iPhone: Just email the Picture to the designated number. I have been doing this for a while now.LINK

    Alltel = (xxx)123-4567@message.alltel.com
    AT&T = (xxx)123-4567@mms.att.net
    Boost Mobile = (xxx)123-4567@myboostmobile.com
    Cingular (AT&T) = (xxx)123-4567@mms.mycingular.com
    Einstein PCS = (xxx)123-4567@einsteinmms.com
    Sprint= (xxx)123-4567@pm.sprint.com
    T-Mobile = (xxx)123-4567@tmomail.net
    US Cellular = (xxx)123-4567@mms.uscc.net
    Verizon=(xxx)123-4567@vtext.com
    Virgin Mobile = (xxx)123-4567@vmobl.com
     
  14. Wyvernspirit macrumors 6502a

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    Yes but apple should make it easy to do, in the way they usually do for things. Its not something I do, but I think it is something that should be in the iPhone.

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  15. Canuck4 macrumors 6502a

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    What about when someone sends you a picture message though?
    You gotta log in thru AT&T's crappy site and most of the time when you punch in the 18 digit userid and password it doesnt even go thru :(
    Go thru hell to get something that should be alot simpler....
     
  16. japasneezemonk macrumors 6502

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    Not my Experience.

    Dude, that's not true. Whenever i get picture mail, it's sent to my Gmail Account on my Iphone. I think ATT sends picture mail(MMS) to the primary mail account on your phone. try it.

    edit: just email yourself a picture from your computer to your iphone and see what happens.
     
  17. koolduffdude thread starter macrumors newbie

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    HOW DO U LOOK AT MMS ON THE ATT SITE?
     
  18. Canuck4 macrumors 6502a

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    I dont get it, all your MMS messages go to your email account? How do you do that?
    Every time someone sends me an MMS message I get this text message that says the following:
    I send you a multimedia message.
    You can view my message via the internet at
    www.viewmymessage.com
    Using Msg ID eoimwlkf39i
    Password dil93tip

    I have my Verizon.net pop3 email account setup on my iphone but regural emails only go thru there and not my MMS messages.


     
  19. Canuck4 macrumors 6502a

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    Dude not email Im talking about an MMS message.
    Have someone that has a cellphone send a picture message thru MMS to your cellphone number.
    Not an email to your email account or to 123-4567@mms.att.net


     
  20. japasneezemonk macrumors 6502

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    I just had my sister MMS me. I'll update as soon as i get it.
     
  21. Canuck4 macrumors 6502a

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    ok let me know.
    Maybe they upgraded this shizzle to send all MMS to your email account? :D
    Doubt it but we can always hope. That would be easier and simple.


     
  22. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    doesn't the iPhone already use flash for its storage? I know it does not have a HDD.
     
  23. illegalprelude macrumors 68000

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    I love my iPhone and everything about it. GPS would be nice but im working around it but the whole no picture messaging thing is a joke.

    Every pos phone does and somebody is like "let me send you a picture" and im like ohh "my $600, super hyped phone does not do picture messaging"

    At that point, people dont care that it does all this other amazing things, they just see it lacing such a basic function
     
  24. Canuck4 macrumors 6502a

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    Where you at bro?
    Hope you didnt take it that hard :D

     
  25. Canuck4 macrumors 6502a

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    Not flash storage, they're talking about flash scripting.


     

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