New Mail feature in 1.1.1

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Jerruco, Oct 2, 2007.

  1. Jerruco macrumors newbie

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    I didn't notice until I updated to 1.1.1, but I can now play mp3, aac, and wav files that are attached to e-mails.
    I haven't tried any other formats yet, but this is major for me since I work in broadcasting and need to listen to and approve mp3 files that are emailed to me constantly.
    I had been waiting for this since day one!:)

    Does anyone know when they added this feature?
     
  2. TurboSC macrumors 65816

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    didn't know that. That's pretty cool though...

    I can't imagine streaming that on EDGE. :p
     
  3. powerbook911 macrumors 68040

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    Actually music files don't do bad. Just give it a while to load up some of it in the buffer, and you're good to go.
     
  4. Telp macrumors 68040

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    This is a great feature! cant wait to be able to try it out.
     
  5. Canuck4 macrumors 6502a

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    doubt many of us will use all those formats thru email but good feature anyway :)
     
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  7. zub3qin macrumors 65816

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    Don't get too excited. This is probably not a feature but a "bug" in Apple's mind.
    They WILL NOT allow you to stream or email video/audio unless you go through their iTunes store. (when will they wake up?)

    Watch for this to be deactivated in the next firmware release.
     
  8. FreeState macrumors 68000

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    Where have you been? You know there is a reason for this - people asked Apple to allow them to hear MP3 etc in their email because many many business people get their voice mail emailed to them. This will not be deactivated - it a much needed feaure.
     
  9. Gregory macrumors member

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    You can also email Quicktime movies as well not sure what all codecs yet, but ipod mp4 movies work. . .
     
  10. s8film40 macrumors 6502

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    My voicemail emailed from vonage doesn't work with this. It recognizes the file I tap it and it brings up the movie player but then says this movie cannot be played.
     
  11. nyboilermaker macrumors member

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    You beat me to the punch. Me too.

    Thoughts?
     
  12. Jerruco thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes, I just played a short clip encoded as a .m4v!
     
  13. Jerruco thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I know I asked for this feature the day I bought my iPhone.
    I also doubt this is a "Bug".
     
  14. macduke macrumors 603

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    where were you guys on september 27th? this was discussed in several threads the day 1.1.1 came out.

    it's not a bug either. if you're an apple software engineer you don't go into your email app code and accidently add a bunch of lines of code that add support for for various media codecs, integrating them with the built in quicktime app, and then have them work flawlessly. this isn't a case of them forgetting to turn the bluetooth off when switching to music. it's not as easy as just flipping a switch. it would take quite a bit of coding effort to add that to the email. plus, the way i understand it, you can't email out the DRM'd files on the iphone anyway, so that's not a concern for apple.
     
  15. zub3qin macrumors 65816

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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)

    I see. Apple is doing this for business users. Wouldnt there be far more demand for ms exchange capability? Or more demand for flash video?
     
  16. psychofreak Retired

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    Now a Flash lite is out the door, there is no reason for it not to come to the iPhone sooner rather than later :)
     
  17. bwiissofly macrumors 6502

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    i tried this but it said "this movie could not be played" even though it's a music file.
     
  18. FreeState macrumors 68000

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    There is demand for both - however I speculate it was easier to integrate MP3/Sound files etc into email than to get Exchange working and I seriously doubt Flash, unless its crippled beyond belief, will ever be on the iPhone (JMO). How do you do mouse over effects with a touch screen?
     
  19. megfilmworks macrumors 68020

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    Mail attachment .vcf file opened as a contact card ready to be saved (create) or added to existing contact. Wish they would do this with .vcs (iCal) as well
     

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