Apple made some nice headway with its preview of iPhone 3.0, but it's certainly not going to be everything to all people -- nothing ever is.
Let's review how iPhone 3.0 (at least what we know about it now) stacks up against my list of iPhone grievances v.2.0:
- Copy and paste √ iPhone 3.0 feature
- MMS √ iPhone 3.0 feature
- Push notifications √ iPhone 3.0 feature
- Camera improvements: video recording, image stabilization -- No
- Voice dialing (have to use Vlingo) -- No
- Turn-by-turn GPS navigation √ iPhone 3.0 feature
- Keychain support -- Partial Credit. iPhone 3.0 allows saving logins in Safari
- Multitasking -- No
- Landscape keyboard √ iPhone 3.0 feature
- Tethering over Bluetooth -- No
- A2DP √ iPhone 3.0 feature
- Flash playback -- No
By my count Apple scored 7 out of 12 (or 58%) if we count Keychain (#7 above) -- which is debatable.
So that makes my new iPhone Grievance 3.0 list, as follows.
- Wireless Sync -- Sync over Wi-Fi, 3G, presence-based sync
- Bluetooth keyboard/mouse support -- could make it a netbook killer?
- Camera software improvements -- video recording, software image stabilization, zoom, auto-focus
- Voice dialing over Bluetooth -- still have to use Vlingo
- Multitasking -- or at least more background apps
- Tethering over Bluetooth -- only a matter of time, AT&T holding this up?
- Flash playback -- will we ever see it?
What about you?