The iPhone is capable of so much more...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by thermal, Jan 8, 2011.

  1. thermal macrumors regular

    Aug 3, 2009
    Vancouver, Canada
    Two iPhone capabilities I'd love to see in the future:

    - as a household universal remote. Would love to be able to control volume/channels via iPhone.
    - as a remote for my car: auto start, lock/unlock, beep horn if can't find vehicle in parking lot etc.
  2. macsrcool1234 macrumors 65816

    Oct 7, 2010
    It can already do those things. But it won't come cheap.

    Google is your friend here, seriously.
  3. Pink∆Floyd macrumors 68020


    Nov 21, 2009
    Up There
    There are apps for both of those things....

    A search around the App Store wont hurt ;)
  4. Simm0nS777 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 15, 2010
    Northeast Ohio
    lol you just want the iphone to suddenly be capable with every device in your house and your car? All these things are do-able and have apps already you just need the correct equiptment.
  5. Demosthenes X macrumors 68000

    Demosthenes X

    Oct 21, 2008
  6. bpaluzzi macrumors 6502a


    Sep 2, 2010
    There are apps to give the iPhone RF and IR hardware capabilities?


    Please, show me an app that can have my iPhone replace my infrared remote control, or my radio frequency car key fob.

    (and yes, there are HARDWARE solutions for these things, but that's quite a bit different from telling someone to go to the app store)
  7. seajay96 macrumors 6502

    Jun 26, 2010
    So, your saying you want these features fully integrated into the iPhone? Where exactly would you put the transmitters? What are you willing to give up? Camera? Bluetooth? Battery life?

    Considering the number of people interested in these features is quite a small minority, I think the hardware add ons are more than sufficient.
  8. macsrcool1234 macrumors 65816

    Oct 7, 2010

    I think he was just (correctly) pointing out to the other people who imply that it is as simple as downloading an application when it's really not.
  9. bpaluzzi macrumors 6502a


    Sep 2, 2010
    Yup, I don't want either of them, just smacking down the big talkers on here ;-)
  10. 1999ncsu macrumors newbie

    Apr 19, 2007
  11. shen, Jan 8, 2011
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2011

    shen macrumors 6502

    Jun 19, 2003
    I think we need an iPhone image like the classic MBAircraft carrier edition image.

    You know, an iPhone that has been extended for all these things. Hell if it has a signal of some kind the iPhone should be able to send and receive it!

    The iPhone 5 gets ham radio signals, right? Has a sonar system built in? The camera can see in UV and Infrared, right? Has removable zoom lenses? Anti-gravity?

    ...the new lightsaber app has a real lightsaber?

    Come on ppl, don't let me down! Someone do a mockup!
  12. Small White Car macrumors G4

    Small White Car

    Aug 29, 2006
    Washington DC
    You mean the 'big talkers' who said "you just need the right equipment" and "it won't come cheap" before you posted?

    Yeah, who could have guessed they were talking about buying hardware?

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