Why do you need copy/paste?? I don't understand

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by yalag, Nov 20, 2008.


Is copy and paste something you will use often?

  1. Yes

    70 vote(s)
  2. No

    27 vote(s)
  1. yalag macrumors 65816

    Nov 18, 2007
    Can you describe a situation where you need to copy/paste? I dont get it. I will never use it. All the basica situation is already provided. Say I want to share a URL link, the button is ALREADY in safari. All the phone numbers email addresses are already clickable, so nope not there either. What exactly do you need it for??
  2. DigMe macrumors 6502

    Sep 9, 2008
    Is your imagination really that limited?

    I'll just post what I posted the last time someone asked this question that has been asked multiple times before:

    There are a number of other ways it could be used.
  3. yalag thread starter macrumors 65816

    Nov 18, 2007
    So do you receive package number every day? I don't understand. If it is between this featuer and another feature that you will use every day, which would you prefer??
  4. dukebound85 macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
    why do you care if it can be a convenience?

    seriously, i want to use it to copy a link in safari and paste in an email messge or text message for example. there are COUNTLESS examples

    i really dont understand people who defend apple's decisions....:rolleyes:
  5. yalag thread starter macrumors 65816

    Nov 18, 2007
    Why cant you just click the "mail link to this page" button? why?

    The reason I care is because if Apple did copy and paste that means some other USEFUL feature just got pushed back. No thanks.
  6. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    Well, then, pseudo-troll, please name a feature that you deem to be more USEFUL than copy/paste.

    Don't you dare say MMS.
  7. dukebound85 macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
    once again, is your imagination to how this is used so limited? seriously what about copying directions from maps to an email? do i really need to list the countless examples for you?:rolleyes:

    and for your last comment, please. once again, im amazed at how people defend what apple does

    what feature do you deem "useful"? doesnt matter as maybe i dont think your "useful" feature is "useful" to me

    why do you post a thread on this and then criticize how we USE copy and paste. grow up
  8. mcnicks macrumors regular

    Jan 8, 2006
    The ability to cut bits out of quoted text in my email replies would help me an awful lot. At the moment I have to make a decision when I read an email: can I be arsed deleting everything by holding down the backspace key or creating a new email with the same subject line addressed to the same people. I would settle for a "do not quote original text in replies" setting, though being able to cut out the crap and keeping the salient bits would be more useful.
  9. yalag thread starter macrumors 65816

    Nov 18, 2007
    Ok fair enough, how bout NOTIFICATION.
  10. Masquerade macrumors 6502a


    May 16, 2007
    vodafone and mybank senda me passeords by sms
    I wqnt to tale note of important stuff in the web
  11. gilkisson macrumors 65816


    I want C&P. Why? My business. I do not need to justify my needs to anyone, other than Mr. Jobs. Unless you are Steve Jobs or an authorized agent of Apple, go play in traffic.
  12. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    Discussing here will NOT help.

    Write to apple.com/feedback
  13. TheSpaz macrumors 604


    Jun 20, 2005
    I'd use it for copy and pasting tracking numbers into Deliveries.app. I hate switching back and forth between Mail and Deliveries... ugh. Talk about ANNOYING. You gotta actually get out a pen and piece of paper if you wanna do it in a timely fashion.
  14. markgamber macrumors 6502

    Jul 2, 2005
    Redneck, PA
    I used it 100 times a day for a dozen different things on my WM phones. It's nothing short of f**ked that the iPhone doesn't do it when it's such basic functionality on even freebie phones the carriers throw away.
  15. Niiro13 macrumors 68000

    Feb 12, 2008
    Not everyone finds push as useful as copy/paste (of course I will prolly never use copy/paste...but push I definitely want).

    Notifications can be used for social networking applications and auction applications.

    Copy/paste can be used in more applications than notifications.

    Anyway, here's examples:

    Tracking numbers
    Instant Messengers (copying a part of the chat to archive or give to someone else or set as profile, copying a link to paste into chat, copying an address from address book to give to a friend, )
    Blogging Applications
    All the office applications (like the various spreadsheet and notes applications)
    Wi-Fi network keys
    Copying quotes from books or verses from sacred texts
    Copying and pasting bits and pieces of multiple emails into one email

    There are more...
  16. anjinha macrumors 604


    Oct 21, 2006
    San Francisco, CA
    I never actually needed Copy & Paste but I see the need, so i really think apple should do it.
  17. gdeusthewhizkid macrumors 6502a

    Nov 14, 2008
    I think people should just use their computer. I don't need to do everything on an iphone. I think that's the problem people want everything on it and it's not meant for that.

    the only thing i really really want on this thing is a good video recorder.. That's it....
  18. gilkisson macrumors 65816


    You do see the illogical statement there, don't you?
  19. dukebound85 macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
    well by golly, just use your computer for video recording:rolleyes:
  20. markgamber macrumors 6502

    Jul 2, 2005
    Redneck, PA
    LOL....how about it. Make a few phone calls with your computer, if it's so incredibly convenient, and we'll talk.

    Which leads to....probably more important than this copy/paste thing is why do some people insist...INSIST...on standing in the way of more functionality of ANY kind? Useful, useless, questionable...whatever, if anyone suggests anything at all, there's going to be 8 pages of people whining about it as if they have some personal stake in every CPU cycle and line of code used inthe iPhone. What do you do, write to Apple's feedback page saying "Don't you DARE add anything new to the iPhone!"? So YOU don't see a need for copy/paste or MMS or a considerably more open bluetooth or a fellator module? Fine. Shut up and get out of the way of those of us who DO.
  21. gilkisson macrumors 65816


    Yes, that feature will be .... coming soon ....
  22. TheConfuzed1 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 4, 2003
    Without copy/paste, I can't do this.

    I spend a lot of time reading and posting in forums. In one particular forum, I am a moderator, and as such, I post a lot of links, in order to help people find what they're looking for.

    I can't do that without copy & paste, unless I either write down and remember a long url, and then I still have to be sure to type it without errors.

    Life would be a lot simpler with copy & paste on my iPhone.
  23. TheConfuzed1 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 4, 2003
    There's another example... Did you type that response again, or simply use copy & paste?
  24. TheConfuzed1 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 4, 2003
    Wow... I just thought of another big one...

    Sometimes, I'll quote someone in a forum, in order to respond to something specific that they said. I don't need all of their quote though... just part of it.

    As it is now, I have to manually delete the part that I don't need.

    With copy/paste, I could much more efficiently delete the superfluous text.
  25. markgamber macrumors 6502

    Jul 2, 2005
    Redneck, PA
    LOL....touche! :D

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