The phone is still being worked on as we speak. If there's a chance this thread somehow finds it's way to Apple or Apple finds it's way to this thread, I figure it wouldn't hurt to compile a list of realistic implementations for the iPhone due for release in June. Feel free add your own demands to this thread. So heres my list of minor things that could very well mean the difference between 'Sale or No Sale' for myself and I'm sure more than a few others. Vibrator mode: or some form of silent ringtone mode. I'm sorry I just can't have a phone that I can't silence during meetings, training classes, presentations etc. Files! : yes, iPhone comes with a calendar, what looks like a to do (task list) no complaints there. among the many common attachments that come in emails of which the iPhone seems to have addressed photo and PDF wonderfully, but what about word doc's? spreadsheets? among others. One of the big reasons consumers purchase smart-phones is their ability to work with those common file formats on the go. iTunes: Ok this one may not be so minor or realistic at this point as Apple seems to have their mind set on the theory that iTunes on your home PC should be the central location for all your digital media. Thus having an alternate app on your phone that can access the iTunes store not only goes against the grain of that mind set, it opens up a whole new set of syncing dilemmas technically ( I would imagine) . I can't however imagine overlooking the fact that it would be amazing if we could and how much more iTunes sales would increase if we could . Often times I (and I'm sure many others) get their music purchasing ambitions from what I happen to hear on the radio [while away from my home PC]. Or when a friend, co-worker, other person recommends [while away from my home PC]. Or when I just finished watching that new flick at the cinema and finished hearing some new tracks (sound tracks) or while I'm at the mall or store etc etc etc. Battery: This could really be a deal breaker for a ton of potential consumers. Ok, so it's probably not removable. I happen to be fortunate enough to live within a reasonable traveling radius of an Apple store, however the same can't be said about a very large portion of the US population. We're not talking about an iPod here, which consumers have to part with for however long it takes for Apple to replace a faulty or overused battery. We're talking about "Your life in your pocket", and I'm certainly not mailing my life to California for any length of period of more than 24hours. It's just plainly impractical. IF however, the good people at Cingular offered battery replacement for Apple iPhones at Cingular locations then that would just get great. File Management: Ok, so we can't realistically expect an iPhone to be able to open and work with every file format known to mankind. Although I hope the very popular ones ie, word and excel docs eventually do work on iPhone. This item on my list isn't really about that however, it's about file management. I'm sure a lot of people understand and don't expect their cellphones to be able to open and work with CAD files and such, but often times it's not about using those files on the go. It's simply the option of carrying those files with you. Whether it's CAD or zipped or stuffed or PSD or whatever profession or hobby you're into. Being able to carry those files with you from point A to point B..or simply just being able to keep those files with you with no destination in mind is a pretty big thing. So I hope theres a drive-mode similar to what the iPod does (enable disk use), at the least. I would much rather like to be able to go one step further and view my files via the iPhone OS drive directory and maybe even have the option of managing those files from the iPhone. Deleting, copying, maybe even emailing them etc. Software Application: An iPhone Database Application for viewing 3rd party Databases. Why? Well, if initially creating 3rd party applications for the iPhone is going to be non existant to developers that aren't on Apple's payroll a Database reader for the iPhone would be huge, really big. It would basically allow people in the mac community, for profit or simply for the love of creating things Mac, to develop Databases that are viewable on the iPhone. For developers it's sort of a means to have access to some of the iPhones features ie, veiwable text and images and database directory and perhaps Apple would even allow those text, images, and directories to flow on the iPhone in similar manner that the built in iPod player, or contacts, or photo viewing works. I'm talking about animated GUI when flipping through images and pages. What kind of databases would people create? Thousands of useful databases. People familiar with Palm and other portable devices know there are huge collections of databases available. Some of them very popular, some of the them very specific to professional fields (ie medical). They range from street map databases (DB's) to medical reference DB's to learning language guides to bartending guides etc ok I had a few more, but I can't recall them at the moment.