Prediction: 3 New Apps for iPhone!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by rainmanbk, Sep 11, 2007.

  1. rainmanbk macrumors 6502


    Jan 30, 2006
    Southington, CT
    I am predicting 3 new apps along with the iTunes Wifi Music Store. Here's why I think this...


    As you can see, there are 3 spaces to the left of the iTunes Wifi icon. Why would they do that? I can see how maybe it could be because it looks different, kinda sets it apart, makes it stick out more. But I also think that Apple is cooking up some apps for us now and they are going to be ready by the time this iTunes Wifi store app hits. We already have evidence of some apps like translation widget, and a few others referenced in the files on the iPhone. We know apps are coming, we just don't know when. I think Apple is ready to give us 4 new apps at once. What do you think they are?
  2. linshiwen macrumors member

    Aug 19, 2007
    Not that I necessarily think this could happen, but...

    iChat, Widgets, and Dictionary
  3. locomien macrumors member

    Aug 29, 2007
    A "view porn" appn and a "delete porn" app comeplete with their own buttons in the home screen :)
  4. nlivo macrumors 6502a

    Jun 18, 2007
    Ballarat, Australia
    iChat, the movie times widget that he demoed that comes with leopard and something else which i have no idea, possibly finder.
  5. anti-microsoft macrumors 68000

    Dec 15, 2006
    Edinburgh, Scotland
    I Think they'll add mms, translation (that would be good for travelers) and unit converter.
  6. makismagoo99 macrumors regular


    Aug 17, 2006
    I was just thinking that customizable widgets would be amaizng. Also, I would love to see iChat on there. As far as improvements for existing services, yes, MMS would be great, as well as the ablility to send text messages to multiple people at once. It would also be great to be able to download pictures from the web to the photos app. Here's to hoping!
  7. siurpeeman macrumors 603


    Dec 2, 2006
    the OC
    i'd love it if they made dedicated "apps" for existing functions. i'd love a or a separate music and video (like on the touch) apps. add ichat and a movies widget, and i'd be really really happy.

    of course, i don't think it'll happen any time soon. :(
  8. Sobe macrumors 68000


    Jul 6, 2007
    Wash DC suburbs
    I think Apple is willing to swallow the asymmetry pill to get a revenue generating feature on the phone asap (needed for wifipod too I believe).

    They'll fill the other spaces when they devise the next scheme to make money.
  9. r6girl Administrator/Editor


    Staff Member

    Sep 6, 2003
    while i would love the idea of 3 more apps for my iphone, i honestly think they just did that to ensure the wifi store icon is above the ipod icon on the dock. then the download arrow in the icon itself points to the ipod to clearly indicate that it's for downloading music to the ipod function in the iphone/ipod touch...
  10. Maui macrumors 6502a


    May 18, 2007
    One of the buttons will be a perma-link to Macrumors.
  11. mpuck972 macrumors 6502


    Aug 31, 2007
    My predictions:

    1. Nothing
    2. Nothing
    3. Nothing
  12. timmypv15 macrumors regular

    Jun 10, 2007
    im guessing they put it on the right side because if you are right handed, then when you are holding it you can easily acess the wifi store with one hand (using your thumb) easily
  13. rainmanbk thread starter macrumors 6502


    Jan 30, 2006
    Southington, CT
    Hmm.. that makes sense, and I agree. But I do still think that they wouldn't space it to the right without other icons to the left. So I still think they're coming.
  14. darngooddesign macrumors G3

    Jul 4, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    The more I think about it the less I care if Apple releases an iChat app. It will never give support for Yahoo, MSN, etc., which the third party apps promise to do. So while iChat may be offially released, I'll be using what comes closest to Adium on my phone.
  15. plumbingandtech macrumors 68000

    Jun 20, 2007

    And there are how many blank spaces on the iTouch?

    So is apple making surprise apps for all those slots too?
  16. Chaszmyr macrumors 601


    Aug 9, 2002
    If they release three new apps, I would guess iChat, Unit Converter, and Games.
  17. javaGuru macrumors 6502a


    Jul 15, 2007
    I agree with this statement. It seems logical that they would place the wi-fi iTunes icon above the iPod icon. Actually I would rather have it here than all the way to the left.

    I don't see Apple introducing 3 more apps to the iPhone because I think that would hurt the iPod touch sales a little. Since lowering the price they have already increased the demand for the iPhone which is now priced at or just $100 above the iPod touch. If I didn't already own an iPhone and was considering both the iPod touch and iPhone I would probably choose the iPhone due to the fact that it's priced about the same and it has a lot more features. By adding even more features they will be taking demand away from the iPod touch. This is not to say that they will never add new apps to the iPhone. I just don't think they will do it so soon after announcing the iPod touch.

    Personally, I think they will be adding more features and apps to the iPhone when they release Leapord. I don't have any inside information or anything. This is just my opinion. Of coarse, I hope i'm wrong and they do release more apps in a couple of weeks. :)
  18. Stadsport macrumors regular

    Nov 9, 2006
    I don't find it unlikely that they'll add something to fill those blanks, just because the way SpringBoard works. It doesn't let you just make blank spots, it just uses a queue and each app just takes the next available space.

    That said, MMS would be welcome.
  19. TheScappian macrumors regular

    Jun 23, 2007
    Its very odd for a company that is so into aesthetics that it would suddenly start right justifying icons. The iPod touch has icons that don't fill up the entire row and they are left justified. Since they are using the same basic os, it is reasonable to assume they have some surprises in store.
  20. rriggs macrumors newbie

    Jul 19, 2007
    yes! MMS please!! i'm tired of my friends who have normal $20 phones laughing at me for spending all this money and i still can't do MMS!
  21. whistler72 macrumors member

    Aug 5, 2007
    I'm all in for the MMS.. Tired of not being able to see pictures and send them.
  22. mobilehavoc macrumors 6502


    Jun 30, 2007
    True, although if they really wanted they could have fillers in those spaces with transparent icons and no text?????

    I think what's the saddest part of this is how desperate we iPhone users are for something new from Apple that we start making this stuff up based on the position of icons....doesn't happen anywhere else.
  23. worldwearyeyes macrumors regular

    Mar 15, 2005
    one will be a 60 day countdown widget to the next iphone upgrade/price drop. the other space will link you directly to the apple store to purchase the new iphone that now makes your current one worth nothing.
  24. NewtypeCJ macrumors 6502


    Feb 27, 2005
    Decatur, GA
    I would say it is a little suspect when the Wifi Store logo on the iPhone is right justified but the row on the Touch that's not complete is left justified.

    BUT, another thing to add to the pile. When Steve was intro'ing the Touch, they introduced icons one at a time, right? And they had icons on the right side blacked out.

  25. snook911 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 13, 2007
    Yorba Linda, CA
    WOW !! A whole thread on where apple placed an icon. They had to place it somewhere and above the IPOD icon seams the best place. But really we all need to get a life. (Including Me):D

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