iPhone iOS 4.2 - what's new...

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  1. angrytoothbrush, Nov 3, 2010
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    angrytoothbrush macrumors regular

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    I think all these iPad guys are having all the fun! I have seen tid bits here and there in a bunch of different threads so lets get em all together. So what have you found new with iOS 4.2 in regards to the iPhone... I'll attach pictures soon but here are somethings I have found...

    1. in multi-task bar swiping left not only brings you to the music (play skip back) option doing it once more gives you a volume bar... dont know why tho

    2. New text tones and the ability to assign different ones to different contacts.

    3. Facetime w/in text messages and now a voice control command

    4. Way to rate youtube videos

    5.The ability to print

    6. Locate keywords w/in a webpage: Find
     
  2. goobot macrumors 603

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    Yes they are having all the fun meanwhile we have had it for 5 months.....
     
  3. ajarnfalang macrumors regular

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    I wonder why Apple gives so much importance to text tones?

    Don't they know people e-mail these days?

    Why can't you assign a different EMAIL tone for your contacts? You can do that with one of those free blackberry curves they give you when you sign up for a contract.
     
  4. angrytoothbrush thread starter macrumors regular

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    lol I can sense the tone... More of a hunt for the stuff we didnt already have... implied but not said i suppose
     
  5. angrytoothbrush thread starter macrumors regular

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    couldn't agree more...
     
  6. Simm0nS777 macrumors 6502a

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    hmmm maybe because way more texts are sent on average person than emails?
     
  7. Neverbepeace macrumors 6502a

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    you can print from the phone now......well at least without jb'ing it:D
     
  8. haulis macrumors regular

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    -Activate FaceTime with voice control (I think this is new)
    -Search for words on a page with safari.
     
  9. Kariya macrumors 68000

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    Some things i've found or have been widely reported
     

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  10. ajarnfalang macrumors regular

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    Really?

    Tell that to the business crowd.

    If they want to compete with Blackberry, just give us a menu for email tones.. Is it really that hard?
     
  11. gigidey macrumors member

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    Is there no way to use AirPlay to send music from iTunes to an iOS device, because the button to use airplay isn't showing up for me.
     
  12. twostep665 macrumors member

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    Are the new text tones only for the 3gs and the 4? I just loaded 4.2 on a 3G and i don't see any new tones. Also no airprint icon either, although it asked me if i wanted to enable airprint on the device???
     
  13. Simm0nS777 macrumors 6502a

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    uhh yes really. way to pick out a crowd of people that primarily use email to try and make your point.

    many many people send out thousands and thousands of texts a month. pretty sure not near as many send out thousands of emails.
     
  14. stevenisHAUNTED macrumors regular

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    Yes, because adding e-mail tones will have all those Blackberry users coming to the iPhone in droves. :rolleyes:
     
  15. Geckotek macrumors G3

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    Hell, I'd settle for just being able to change it from the default.
     
  16. Geckotek macrumors G3

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    I guess that's true if you're a teenager. Not true in my office.
     
  17. ulbador macrumors 68000

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    +1 to this... Notifications on the iPhone are a little... "sick"
     
  18. whsbuss macrumors 68040

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    Totally agree..... its difficult hearing the "bing" bell when email arrives. Would I like custom email sounds per user - sure. But at least let me change the email sound so something more noticable. Its been 4 generations of the iphone and for Apple not to allow this feature is hard to believe.
     
  19. ClutchThese macrumors 65816

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    ummm, i'm gonna go ahead and squash this...
    i work for the gov(as do THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS of people). our blackberries ONLY email and call. we can't send texts...and that is the same for ALL gov workers who are issued blackberries.

    The reason? so they can store all the emails sent and received. :)

    SO yes, email tones are HUGE.
     
  20. WelshBluebird macrumors regular

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    I think its depends on the market you look at really.
    The business user will use email more, when the normal consumer will text more.
     
  21. ClutchThese macrumors 65816

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    debateable...

    is a business person not a normal consumer as well?

    LOTS of people don't text because they feel it's too impersonal. I for one would never text another person when i don't know them...just doesn't come across as professional [in any setting].
     
  22. Geckotek macrumors G3

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    It does depend on the market you look at, but all the reports I've seen differentiate on age as opposed to business vs consumer. (but yes, business users are the same consumers).

    Teenagers send over 100 texts per day. The overall average for all users is 40 per day.

    E-mail blows both of those numbers out of the water. Not sure why iPhones would be any different. In fact, I'd guess the average iPhone owner is not a teenager. If that's true that gives e-mail the edge.
     
  23. angrytoothbrush thread starter macrumors regular

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    WE ALL WOULD LIKE EMAIL TONES.... ok lets move on lol
     
  24. Razorwolf macrumors newbie

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    The real question is why allow you to set individual SMS tones to different contacts if you still can't use custom SMS tones? Sure, we have more to choose from now, but we're still very limited to how many people we can uniquely identify by an SMS alert tone. Suppose we can just use our favorite tones for our most common contacts and use the more undesirable tones for other ppl :p
     

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