iPhone 3G is soooo close to what I want, but...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by gonar, Jul 2, 2008.

  1. gonar macrumors newbie

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    man, the iPhone + MobileME + App Store is so darn close to what I want.

    but not quite.

    for it to be right it must:

    1. talk to external keyboards
    2. drive (moderately) high res external displays
    (these could largely satisfied with a docking station or even better wireless docking station)
    3. have ~64GB storage (32 would be ok)
    4. have a MicroSD slot (or similar).
    5. remote app storage with load on demand (to conserve local storage space)
    6. on demand transparent remote application execution (for computationally expensive operations, apps would need to be expressly developed to operate this way)

    at that point, I could ditch my laptop and just have the iPhone be my whole life.

    5 & 6 are just software,
    1 could be done in software (bluetooth profile)
    2 _could_ be done in software (using X and wifi) but is probably better done with HW support

    that leaves 3 & 4.

    4 could be done with a dongle, but that would be clunky

    3 can be ameliorated by 5, 6 and MobileMe.

    sooo close.
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Buy an actual computer or stop complaining. No phone does that.
     
  3. Niiro13 macrumors 68000

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    I don't need that much storage in a phone.

    And I don't see Apple adding a MicroSD slot...

    Just think about it...

    Apple...

    Slot in iPhone to expand memory...

    Apple...

    ...
     
  4. gonar thread starter macrumors newbie

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    the whole point is I want to ditch my computer. (and phone and camera and mp3 player and and and...)

    yes I know no phone does that... YET. that is the point of my original post.

    the point is, the iPhone could with a combination of some simple software adds (BT keyboard, X and remote app storage with on-demand loading), some complex software adds (seamless remote app execution) and a few minor HW tweaks/device support (more storage, flash card support)
     
  5. razorianfly macrumors 65816

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    Apple will never, I repeat (are you listening? -_-) NEVER, add a:

    Micro SD expansion slot.

    The day Apple do this, is the day they kill the iPhone.

    Options to upgrade storage to whatever you want, whenever you want?
    How would they then sell future models?

    Currently Apple sell next gen models, mainly becuase of bumps in storage capacity.

    It's not going to happen, so stop ya' dreaming!

    R-Fly
     
  6. icewing macrumors 6502

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    my bet...

    ...is that 10 years from now the types of devices you describe will have largely replaced laptops as people's primary device...

    </prediction>
     
  7. BongoBanger macrumors 68000

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    I think the N96 does.
     
  8. ViViDboarder macrumors 68040

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    The N64 is better.
     
  9. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Booya! Can you play Goldeneye on your phone? I think not!
     
  10. yode macrumors 6502

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    Not the internal storage thing, but for the most part yea
     
  11. sara123456 macrumors member

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    I just had a look and the nokia n96 sim free cost £599.99 so I think the 16GB Iphone is worth every penny.
     
  12. ntrigue macrumors 68040

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    Hell, I'll buy one because it has a flush headphone jack.

    Your request is for the longtime rumored Apple Tablet. The iPhone will never be as capable as you request.
     
  13. citron230 macrumors 6502a

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    and once a company releases all of this,

    1. talk to external keyboards
    2. drive (moderately) high res external displays
    (these could largely satisfied with a docking station or even better wireless docking station)
    3. have ~64GB storage (32 would be ok)
    4. have a MicroSD slot (or similar).
    5. remote app storage with load on demand (to conserve local storage space)
    6. on demand transparent remote application execution (for computationally expensive operations, apps would need to be expressly developed to operate this way)

    there will be someone else bitching that isn't enough, they will still want more.
     
  14. Mac-Addict macrumors 65816

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  15. gonar thread starter macrumors newbie

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    actually, that is precisely what I _don't_ want.
     
  16. Mac-Addict macrumors 65816

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    Then tough because Apple isn't going to giving you that in an iPhone.
     
  17. davidlw macrumors 6502a

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    I would not mind a replaceable battery! I just don't understand why that was not done.
     
  18. ki2594 macrumors 6502a

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    lol they don't even have memory card slots yet in there Mac's, no sign of them putting it in the iPhone. Future? Potentially.
     

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