What's still missing from iPhone OS 4.0?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by coolwater, Apr 10, 2010.

  1. coolwater macrumors 6502a

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    1. Option lock the screen or to disable the auto screen rotation

    2. Way to hide apps
     
  2. tac22 macrumors 6502

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    i want a better notification system, then i will be content
     
  3. AppleHack23 macrumors member

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    Option to turn off multi-tasking

    Reply to text messages while in an app

    Support for MobileMe Find My iPhone

    Internet Tethering for US AT&T

    Changing your icons, status bar, status bar icons, battery meter when charging, lock slider, font color, fonts, text message background, text message bubbles, UI colors.
     
  4. rerelease macrumors regular

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    In-App SMS API is included in OS 4.

    I thought the iPhone already supports it. Just fork out the money for MobileMe.

    Tethering is there alright. Blame AT&T.
     
  5. AppleHack23 macrumors member

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    I have 2 MobileMe accounts, and me and my mom each have iPhones, we both have 4.0 beta 1, and the Find My iPhone feature doesn't work anymore. And I asked an AT&T sales rep and he said that their network was ready, its just Apple who has to release an update. And I haven't seen in-app SMS yet.
     
  6. profets macrumors 68040

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    +1000

    I'm pretty excited about a lot of the things theyre bringing with 4.0, and definitely can't wait to try it, but I really wish the notification system was overhauled.
     
  7. iNewton4000 macrumors newbie

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    Huge fail:

    STILL cannot search in the Note field in Contacts!

    I had someone check that out in another thread, so unless it's a late add, my iPhone will still need my 14 year old Newton to be around.
     
  8. Kashchei macrumors 65816

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    I want my "to do" list in iCal to sync to and appear in the Calendar app. This doesn't seem like it would be difficult to do--why hasn't Apple done this already?!?
     
  9. thelatinist macrumors 603

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    A local file system for document storage, access, and syncing. At least give us one folder accessible by any application on the iPhone and mountable as a USB flash drive on any computer it's plugged into. There is no reason, for example, that I shouldn't be able to put a Word document on my phone and open it for editing with QuickOffice. Or that I shouldn't be able to save an attachment to a folder, edit it, and then attach it to an email.
     
  10. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    A RAM conscious OS. I don't want to have a bloated OS.
     
  11. Weaselboy Moderator

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    I agree. I mean jebus, my Palm V had this ten years ago. Come on Apple.
     
  12. Raidel macrumors member

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    Maybe you have to be patient and wait until the Summer that 4.0 is actually released for the apps with the API implemented to be released as well. Until then you will not be able to enjoy any of that.
     
  13. AppleHack23 macrumors member

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    No I can wait for the SMS in-app replying and other stuff, its just the Find My iPhone feature that I can't wait for. One of the main reasons why I bought MobileMe was for that, also my mom has left her old phones at restaurants many times before, someone sees an iPhone on the table, they're taking it and not giving it back. I just can't risk losing my very expensive phone. If I lose my phone while this bug isn't fixed, then Apple better be giving me a new free iPhone, because that bug is their fault. Its both of their products. I also think it has something to do with that new location thing, where some apps would locate you from your nearest tower, instead of GPS. It needs fixing right away, or they might as well refund everyone who bought MobileMe, and remove the Find My iPhone feature. This is not acceptable.
     
  14. colourtheatre macrumors regular

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    i'm with you on this one. We need the ability for apps to share documents and data.
     
  15. Anthony T macrumors 6502a

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    Ability to customize SMS texts with different colored bubbles, like in iChat. That would be a nice addition. :)
     
  16. thelatinist macrumors 603

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    4.0 is not a public release, but an unsupported developer beta for people to begin developing for the new APIs. It is not intended to be feature-complete. It is not intended to be installed on a phone that you rely on for your daily communications or that you use outside of the development environment. It should be expected to have bugs, crashes, disabled and incomplete functionality. It is not Apple's fault that you are using this beta OS in a way it was never intended to be used.
     
  17. AppleHack23 macrumors member

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    I have to agree with you, thats actually a good point. But they should have tested out the Find My iPhone feature before releasing the beta. If I ran a company similar to Apple, this would be one of my top priorities. And this is the funny part, I tried to reset it up, and I had like 110 contacts in my phone, and when I was done I had 214. There were 6 Angela's.
     
  18. dougeb macrumors newbie

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    Any Email Attachment transfer to Mac or PC

    Be able to transfer any Email Attachment to Mac or PC.
    Then, I would not need Tethering.
     
  19. Azmontana macrumors regular

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    Yes but as it is a beta you would except there to be a few bugs, I'm sure if you were to read the disclaimer before you installed it would say something to reflect that. I know it's harsh but if you lost your phone it's not really Apples fault they released 4.0 as a beta. If your really that concerned about loosing your phone you should put revert back to the old OS.
     
  20. hybrid62 macrumors member

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    It is acceptable because 4.0 is beta software and not everything is expected to work now if it was the final version and find my iphone wasn't working then it would be a different story.
     
  21. andylyon macrumors 6502a

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    I'll second that, but in terms of everything else I was more than pleased!
     
  22. thelatinist macrumors 603

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    You still are expecting final-release-like feature-completeness from a private beta. Find My iPhone is a consumer feature and has nothing to do with development. I doubt Find My iPhone has anything at all to do with the new APIs, which would of course be the first priority in a developer beta. I'm sure that Find My iPhone support will be back in a later beta. Expecting Apple to cater to your desire to misuse the beta as a full-time OS on your personal phone is unreasonable.
     
  23. lionheartednyhc macrumors 65816

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    You do realize that 4.0 is a BETA right? Its meant for developers to...develop with. Not for you to carry around on your personal device. Just because you don't understand such a simple concept doesn't mean Apple owes you anything.
     
  24. kas23 macrumors 603

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    Again, this is what we really need. This is the feature that will truly make it a professional phone. Otherwise, at work, I have no way of getting files off my phone. Due to security reasons, the WiFi at work is really locked down. My phone can't access it, basically turning my iPhone into a dumbphone. If someone asks for a file on my phone, I can't give it to them. I could use 3G to email the file to them, but AT&T blows and I don't get service where I work.

    Working the ipad, it's going to be even harder accessing files unless WiFi is available. There should be more ways to get files on and off your iPhone/iPad than just WiFi. Now, if WiFi was everwhere, then this would be fine, but it's not. I'll guess I'll have to jailbreak to get this very simple, but vital function.
     
  25. AppleHack23 macrumors member

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    You can use an application on the App Store called "Discover". It acts as a wireless USB flash drive. I'm pretty sure your work wont block network IP addresses and port access.
     

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