What's still missing in the iPhone OS ?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by sychee, Jun 20, 2009.


What to look forward in the next release of the iPhone OS ?

  1. Background Process for non-apple apps

    28 vote(s)
  2. Springboard wallpaper / Themes management

    32 vote(s)
  3. Battery Status (in percentage)

    5 vote(s)
  4. Gesture to exit all native apps (instead of relying on Home button)

    2 vote(s)
  1. sychee macrumors member

    Dec 7, 2008
    Though we have got MMS, Copy&Paste, Push notification and many more other features in the long awaited iPhone 3.0. What else to look forward in the next release ?

    Read no further. Vote here instead:
  2. Jayden0606 macrumors 6502

    Jul 28, 2008
    Bergen County, NJ
    I'm sure someone will say background processes. I'd love it for navigation only.
  3. dfnj123 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 29, 2007

    The ability to make and view comments in the YouTube app
    Radar in the Weather app

    I'm still trying to think of more... most of the standard stuff are covered now though
  4. dukebound85 macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
  5. Randman macrumors 65816


    Jul 28, 2008
    Jacksonville, Fla
    Battery % is enabled on 3GS already.

    I'm going to say a dynamic Lock screen. Let it show weather, unread email numbers, notes and maybe a headline or sports score when locked but when you push Home.
  6. fleshman03 macrumors 68000


    May 27, 2008
    Sioux City, IA
    Should add Flash and an All of the above choice.
  7. Screwtape macrumors regular

    May 10, 2009
    You can do that in 3.0.

    Backgrounding should be the next big thing. Hopefully the 2010 iPhone's hardware can handle it easily.
  8. lostfan916 macrumors 6502a


    Dec 23, 2007
    Guess I'm the only one? :p

    Not necessarily just background processes, but I'd really love to be able to multitask like the Pre can. Don't get me wrong, 3G S>Pre all the way, but just being able to flip from one app to another would be fantastic. I'll always be able to JB and theme my phone.
  9. Mike2128 macrumors 6502

    Mar 8, 2008
    I just want an RSS reader built in like the Mail app. That we can actually have it update itself.

    That and voice control activation by Bluetooth headset. Then it'd be good for me.
  10. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

    Feb 4, 2008
    I guarantee the 3G S can handle it, just like the others. It's just a question of how much battery life you want. Therefore, I'd say there needs to be an ingenious method of switching it off and not having iBoogerFlick run in the background for no good reason.

    Maybe what Apple needs to do is have a part of the approval department setup for people who want to run apps in the background. I can't finger the exact stuff that it would be needed for, but I'm sure there are a lot of apps that could potentially use it. But as I said above, I don't want a background free for all.
  11. The Californian macrumors 68040

    The Californian

    Jan 17, 2009
    Surfers Paradise
    Duke! All that for Nova Scotia!! HAHAHAHA
  12. Masquerade macrumors 6502a


    May 16, 2007
  13. nippyjun macrumors 65816

    Jul 26, 2007
    They still need to add a missed call reminder alert like they have for missed test messages.
  14. DuFFy macrumors regular

    Dec 8, 2007
    i think notification of new mail on the lock screen would be really nice, its one of the features that jailbreaking really got me used to. its so simple i dunno why they havent done it
  15. paulsalter macrumors 68000


    Aug 10, 2008
  16. johndoe588 macrumors regular

    Apr 27, 2007
    Upstate New York
    Without a doubt, for me, it's apps running in the backround, or having more than one app running at a time. For example, there's an app I use a lot called Aeroweather. When looking at the details for a particular airport there's a button for "show on google map". Click that and Aeroweather closes and Google Maps opens. Love to be able to go right back where I was. Surely the challenges of ram management can be overcome. If my old iPaq with Windows Mobile can do it........

    John B.
  17. CrzyCanuck72 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 10, 2003
    - customizable lock screen (eg. with calendar, email, call notifications)
    - unified email inbox
    - profiles
    - revamped notification system
  18. nfl46 macrumors 604

    Oct 5, 2008
    I think in 3.0 updates, we'll see Springboard wallpaper / Themes management, FOR SURE!
  19. JohnnyQuest macrumors 65816


    May 25, 2006
    I agree with the lock screen and notifications. The one thing I like about the Pre is the unintrusive notification system. It just shows in that little bar on the bottom of the screen. Also, seeing how many new texts I have, missed calls, what the weather is, all discretely on the lock screen would be nice. And of course, video chat would be awesome.
  20. iParis macrumors 68040


    Jul 29, 2008
    New Mexico
    +! for customizing the lock screen and having flash. Although, I don't want them to add flash until the battery is capable of handling. Wallpapers on the springboard is also a good idea. Many jailbreak for the sole purpose of having a wallpaper.

    NOT going to happen. We might see some little updates on long with stability increases, but that will not happen until we get a major update like 4.0. Look at all the updates from 2.0 to 2.2.1, we didn't have any major updates like that at all.
  21. sychee thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 7, 2008
    Yes, I believe Apple will do that. That is in the next generation iPhone. The update will not be available for iPhone G1, G2 and G3.
  22. bruinsrme macrumors 603


    Oct 26, 2008
    how about quick toggles (sbsettings), a winterboard type program, a better sms program,
    I gave up my jailbroken 3g for a 3gs. I find my phone extremely boring now

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