Wishlist for OS 4.0

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Cinque, Oct 29, 2009.

  1. Cinque macrumors newbie

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    Here is a list of all of the features I would like to be add to the iPhone OS4.0 (Please post what else you would like to see...

    1. Full Phone Call Multi-tasking

    (Treat phone calls similar to how text messages are handled. On an incoming call, a notification pops up that shows the incoming caller and [Answer, Background Answer, Decline]
    Background answer will allow you to talk but will put whatever you were working on before the call (pandora, GPS app, etc.) back in the foreground during the call. Double-click
    the hard button to bring up the phone notification again to to hang up. Or go all the way back to the phone application. this
    would keep battery issue to the minimum while fixing the primary issue people have with the lack of multi-tasking

    Alternatively, allow 1 app to run in the background at any time.

    2. Add Internet Radio functionality to Ipod App. (Pandora, AOL Radio, MLD at Bat...)
    3. Add lyrics/social aspect to ipod app
    4. Streamline ipod app (Look at Tunewiki as an example)
    5. Add Categories app (a similar page to the search app, make it to the left of the search app) to ease application organization. Maybe the app would simply be category stacks....
    6. Allow customization of lock screen: Allow most recent message, most recent email, current schedule appointments, etc. (Making it more like WinMo Today screen/ intelliscreen )
    7. AVRCP bluetooth support ( I want forward and back on my headphones!)
    8. External Flash app?
     
  2. ozzyman500 macrumors 65816

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    Maybe you should search. You know if you jailbreak you could probably have all those things already. But I do know some people are anal about jailbreaking.
     
  3. Cinque thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I thought 3.1.2 had search built-in, it's to the left of your home page.

    You're absolutely right about jailbreaking. It would add nearly all of the functionality I am talking about.

    AND I'm anal about it.

    Anything other features though?
     
  4. lemonademaker macrumors 6502a

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    don't take this the wrong way: i meant SEARCH?

    someone starts a NEW thread ONCE or TWICE a day with the exact same topic..........
     
  5. mackmgg macrumors 65816

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    Wow, 4.0 threads starting already? MMS wasn't THIS far ahead of time
     
  6. MultiFinder17 macrumors 68000

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    Welcome to the Apple community - as soon as a major advance is made, people start whining about the next one :)
     
  7. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Me just one thing. Leaner & more responsive (like 1.1.4 days). Period.
     
  8. NJMetsHero macrumors regular

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    Some sort of Widget-esque stuff on the lock-screen would be cool, maybe an ESPN bottom line etc. I'd like to see a native IM app, maybe mixed into messages. Like an iChat app or something.
     
  9. lemonademaker macrumors 6502a

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    I think maybe we should just bump this thread and keep it to the top everyday....

    kind of like a manual sticky.......
     
  10. greygray macrumors 68000

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  11. Cinque thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Whoops. Sorry I checked the first few pages and didn't see anything like this but didn't do a search. Sorry about that. If you want to just delete this thread or merge it with the other thats fine.
     
  12. Resist macrumors 68030

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    I would like Apple to bring back my iPhone's WiFi sensitivity back to what it was prior to 3.0. I used to be able to pickup my home WiFi from in my car outside in the driveway, but since 3.0 I can't anymore. Apple degraded the iPhone's sensitivity to detect WiFi signals for some reason. I hate it!
     
  13. youngplaya0228 macrumors regular

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    There's really nothing they can do besides completely copy some of the better jailbreak apps like Backgrounder, Winterboard, and Lockinfo
     
  14. MinuteDreamer macrumors newbie

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    There's not much that I want out of OS4.0 that I can't get out of jailbreaking. In fact, most of what I want out of OS4.0 is either allowing us to run jailbreaking apps and/or including features from jailbreaking.

    Features:
    - SBSSettings toggles
    - Backgrounder (Multitasking)
    - Orbits (Expose for iPhone)
    - Winterboard (Themes)

    The biggest thing I want (wishful thinking I know) is an option to allow us to specify an alternate non-apple app store. Basically, I want to be able to run non-apple approved software. I'm tired of BS like waiting for apple to approve software like Trillian, Google Voice, Shockwave Flash, and I think it's nonsense. I want to just be able to buy the software I want to use without Apple being the gatekeeper to it all, because they suck at it. I want to not need to jailbreak.

    I think I'd be happy enough if when OS4.0 comes out that my phone is still jailbreakable, and unlockable.

    Other than that, I'd like just general usability improvements to the iPhone. Like being able to read the entire name of a song, even if it's more than 80 characters. Or more than 11 home screens if I want that.

    But in general, I'm happy with the OS, I just wish that Apple had less control over what I do with my iPhone. Hopefully Android will keep improving going forward so I don't need to put up with Apple anymore.
     
  15. XciteMe macrumors 6502

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    MMS is a "major advance"???? LOLzzzzzz

    MMS is a "major advance"???? LOLOLOL

    Oh wait, I already know what the fanboys will say to my question: "It is for the iPhone. IT IS for the iPhone OK?!"

    It's like when a mother of a mentally-handicapped 10th grader is talking to mothers of other children in his class, and she says "Little Billy just learned how to spell his name... That's a major development for Billy!"
     
  16. JosephBergdoll macrumors 6502

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  17. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Like I said before a leaner OS (something like Snow Leopard) and a feature break. Make OS 4 an OS to fix what is working 1/2 of what it should.
     
  18. greygray macrumors 68000

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    +1. We need customizable themes besides the JBing option. And new wallpapers.
     
  19. str1f3 macrumors 68000

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    Seriously, do you really care? It always odd when I hear things like changing icons because it never works out right. There has to be someone who will make icons for all the apps in the App Store.

    Is it really more important than:

    -multitasking (alone that would be a huge rewrite of the OS)
    -an better API for third party apps to communicate with each other
    -an info panel on your lock screen
    -better PNS system
    -ability to do a web search from spotlight

    I think there are far more important things to do than to skin an already georgeous OS with ugly wallpapers and custom icons for half of your apps.
     
  20. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    I want a Junk Filter syncable to my Mac, unified inbox and email folders for organization.

    There are a lot of attractive themes and the majority come with overlays that make the apps you have icons for feel similar tot he theme's icons.
     
  21. TheSpaz macrumors 604

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    The iPhone OS is not bloated. There's no PPC code in there to get rid of. I doubt they can make it much leaner than it is already... the iPhone and iPhone 3G just don't have enough RAM.
     
  22. medicscott macrumors 6502a

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    i would like it somehow to put my pants on and drive me to work. thanks apple.
     
  23. tigertazz macrumors 6502

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    No no no you're thinking all wrong. You don't get it to drive TOwork you get it to drive you FROM the PUB!!! Now that would be awsome..

    saying that why don't apple make an iCar or an iTruck to integrate with your iPhone and wireless network all the cars preventing accidents and making apple control where and when everybody goes anywhere.... mwa...mwahahahahahahahaha

    sorry :eek:
     
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