iPhone update...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by onelegtwoshoes, Aug 27, 2007.

  1. onelegtwoshoes macrumors newbie

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    You know its been two months since the release of the iPhone and still no "Real" update...

    Any idea when this might be happening? I know there has been a lot of progress made on hacking the phone...but I dont want to hack. I want to plug in my phone and iTunes does the rest...
     
  2. iPhoneHome macrumors 6502

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    (yaaawn)...If they build it, it will come. I've learned to live without the things that we so dearly miss. There is not even hard evidence that Apple even intends on giving us these upgrades. It's tough to say but we all may be "wishing for flood in the desert".
     
  3. MacMonkee macrumors regular

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    I don't know why you're complaining - it's been two months sinse release and we don't even have the iPhone in the UK!! I agree with iPhoneHome in that Apple haven't said anything about updates and I bet that if and when they eventually add new features they will be awesome and well worth the wait. I just don't understand why so many people are complaining about the lack of updates when it has only been out two months and with any other phone you wouldn't ever get updates, especially not from the manufacturers

    just my opinion - i think you should just be grateful :p
     
  4. MyJelleo macrumors 6502

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU like Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/420+ (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.0 Mobile/1C28 Safari/419.3)

    Close to the release of the iPhone, apple pulled a number of staff off of the leopard team to get the phone out on time. I think the opposite has happened here; major iphone development has been put on halt intil therelease of leopard. That's my theory. I wouldn't expect anything until the attack of the leopard.
     
  5. D1G1T4L macrumors 68000

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    Busy with new iMacs, Leopard, and maybe new iPods. Once the dust settles with all the new products I assume we might see some more features to go along with Leopard. At least I'm hoping :D
     
  6. PmattF macrumors member

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    The just announced September 5th event sounds like a great time and place to introduce a major iPhone update to me!
     
  7. javaGuru macrumors 6502a

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    I must admit that I am really looking forward to seeing what Apple will include in their first big update. However, I am still thoroughly enjoying my iPhone. I am not too concerned about this update being released in the near future and I was fully aware of what the phone had to offer when I purchased it. I didn't spend $600 to only sit around and worry about how Apple will be improving it. There are too many people out there that are obsessed with these updates. :)
     
  8. javaGuru macrumors 6502a

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    I couldn't agree with you any more.
     
  9. D1G1T4L macrumors 68000

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    Very much agree. Everything I use it for does work. Only crashes I get are in Safari when I'm opening pushing a bit hard with multiple pages. I'm very happy with it as is.

    Now if anything extra comes along........just an added bonus.
     
  10. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    Not sure where you get that idea, at least as far as smartphones go :)

    Plenty of WM phones have gotten massive OS updates for free. I just bought a Samsung i730 off eBay for cheap for a project, and upgraded it for free to WM5, for example.

    Other phones also don't come missing many common tools. If they do, there are plenty of third party apps and mods available.

    That's why people are expecting and hoping to see something official. Plus it may have only been sold for two months, but the software was originally released to user acceptance testing (UAT) back last April.

    There's nothing wrong with wanting more. Saying "you should be happy with what you got" sounds like... well, my 85 year old parents. And me to my kids, for that matter. Ha ha!

    Cheers, Kev
     
  11. D1G1T4L macrumors 68000

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    Yes smart phones get updates but they do take time. Took forever for updates to come for my Treo 700wx and think they totally ditched the "threaded SMS" updated. Users were left having to do it themselves.

    Don't think I had any better luck with Moto either :(

    Having two security fixes in two months is pretty good IMO.
     
  12. Jocko macrumors member

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    I wouldn't expect us to get THE major update on the 5th. But one might assume those new OS X iPod's have some new features that Apple wants to keep secret until they are released. So, with the cat out of the bag, one might conclude that we'll indeed see at least a couple new features added on the 5th to bring the iPhones inline with the iPods.
     
  13. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    Yes, you have a good point. As far as frequency of updates, iPhone will no doubt beat all previous records.

    The fact that it needs so many updates is a different story.

    Dual edged sword, as it were :)

    Regards.
     
  14. MacMonkee macrumors regular

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    sorry I've never had a smart phone before so i havent experienced updates! I've never had a phone that has had software updates unless they were performed by myself.

    IMO the main reason the iPhone was originally missing all these common features is because Apple wanted the existing features to be poop hot. If they had added everything then it would have taken longer to test everything out as much as they did and get it all working as well as I've heard it works. Sure some of the features such as iChat and video recording would be nice to have but things like MMS are things i have NEVER used before because they never work! I'd be happy with the email app because everyone can use email! I could probably be happy with Apple just releasing software updates to whats already on there rather than releasing whole new apps because the iPhone looks so totally awesome! Although one feature I'm really disapointed with is the bluetooth in that you can't transfer files to other mobiles or bluetooth devices.

    Dammit why isnt it in the UK yet?! :mad: 8 months I've waited Apple!!
     

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