iPhone Notes and other Leopard-y features

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by neven, May 1, 2007.

  1. neven macrumors 6502a

    Oct 10, 2006
    Portland, OR
    So, iPhone is out in late June, and Leopard is out around October. No problem - I don't think I could handle the excitement of playing with both in the same month anyway. But the Leopard delay raises a question - how will iPhone's Leopard-specific features work? I mean those features that will require Leopard on your computer.

    Notes, for instance. iPhone features those quite prominently on the home screen, and I for one will be using them a whole lot, I can tell. What will happen with those before Leopard comes out? Remember, Leopard's Apple Mail will have a (system-wide) Notes feature. This will presumably sync with iPhone so you could read and create notes on either device. Great!

    But what do we do until Leopard? Not sync at all, leave the notes entirely on iPhone? Lame, but oh well.

    Sync them with iTunes, or Stickies, or some other app until Leopard comes out, then switch to Leopard's Notes? Awkward.

    Will there be a software update adding just that functionality to Mail even before Leopard? That would be great for the user, but a headache for Apple's developers, I'm sure.

    Maybe Notes isn't the most important feature of iPhone OR Leopard, but what do you think Apple will do with such intersections of the two between June and October?
  2. nagromme macrumors G5


    May 2, 2002
    I don't expect any Leopard-only features.

    iPods have had Notes for years. It will be cool if one day they sync with Leopard Mail, but until then we can still have our Notes.

    It's somewhat "awkward" without synching, and it would be cool if iPhone synchs to something pre-Leopard. But if not, it's still a great feature. I use it all the time on my iPod, storing everything from train schedules to recipes. And that's without the ability to CREATE notes, which will make the iPhone even more useful.

    Then, with Leopard, things may get even better.
  3. neven thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Oct 10, 2006
    Portland, OR
    Notes on iPod are just plain text files. I think iPhone's/Leopard's notes will be a little more involved than that, so you won't be able to just drag a text file to the /Notes folder on your iPhone and have it show up as a Note.

    Unless they leave it that way until Leopard is out, and then roll out "proper" notes. I'd place that in my "awkward" category.

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