RUMORED iPhone Updates Before Leopard Release

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  1. number9 macrumors 6502

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    Apple Insider posted this article on supposed software updates the iPhone will receive before 10.5 is released in October. If they are correct (especially the file browser and mini-iChat parts), I won't feel so bad about waiting until January for my Verizon contract to expire. But either way, some interesting stuff...

    They also mention having iWork on the phone eventually and also support for Flash.
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    http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/07/07/01/apple_planning_host_of_iphone_updates_before_leopard_release_source.html
     
  2. plumbingandtech macrumors 68000

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    I'm really looking forward to file support.

    I want to read ebooks and pdfs.
     
  3. technicolor macrumors 68000

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    Oh this makes me giggle in delight. I hope all of this is true. :D
     
  4. joelk macrumors regular

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    this is why i didn't hesitate to jump in with the first model.

    looking forward to the way this develops!
     
  5. carfac macrumors 65816

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    I personally do not believe some of this. If they have the phone locked down to only accept iTunes Store ringtones at .99 cents each, why do they have any incentive to opent hat up?

    Same with iChat- that would cause their good buddy ATT to loose serious cash on Texting... basically pure profit for ATT. I doubt ATT will be very happy if it gets open for free chatting when they are charging extra for the same (roughly) thing...
     
  6. technicolor macrumors 68000

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    Are there any other phones that cost this much that only allow texting and no im clients?
     
  7. plumbingandtech macrumors 68000

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    Guess they figure Texting is still going to be popular until everyone has iphone like phones...

    they got years to make cash from texting still...
     
  8. B-Ri macrumors member

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    i dunno why people dont understand that ATT has HAD phones with aim on it, how can you STILL not get it!?

    My sony ericsson used edge, and had its own seperate AIM application, why do people keep tossing this argument out about betraying ATT. A LOT of ATT phones had aim. A lot of them also counted IM messages as text messages, i dont doubt itll be any different here.
     
  9. joelk macrumors regular

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    my old blackberry had a IM client that ran AIM or MSN without problems ... yet i still paid for SMS too.

    my point is, it has been done before with other phones so apparently it isn't perceived as a big threat.
     
  10. Virtualball macrumors 6502

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    Too bad I don't trust any of the rumor sites :( I like to hear the rumors, but trust them? Bah..
     
  11. Rojo macrumors 65816

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    I've been playing with other people's iPhones all weekend (sadly not mine).
    My biggest complaints have NOT been EDGE (works good enough for me), or that it's only a 2mp camera (pictures are quite decent), but that there's no file system!
    My friends have been frustrated by not being able to download anything to the phone, and the awkward way of e-mailing photos to people. A file system would make this a killer (and useful) device. I'm assuming this would finally allow MMS ability too?
     
  12. plumbingandtech macrumors 68000

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    I totally agree. I want to read ebooks and pdfs...

    oh well. it's coming....
     
  13. BigJohno macrumors 65816

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    OOOOO IM SUPER EXCITED!!!! I want to be able to recored video. I'm cool if they don't but they sound like good features.

    Now why didnt they just do that from the beginning???
     
  14. appleii2mac macrumors regular

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    Probably they wanted to get it on the market ASAP. They already had to delay leopard release to get the iPhone out on time.
     

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