My list of iPhone grievances 3.0

Summary: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.

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:

  1. Copy and paste √ iPhone 3.0 feature
  2. MMS √ iPhone 3.0 feature
  3. Push notifications √ iPhone 3.0 feature
  4. Camera improvements: video recording, image stabilization -- No
  5. Voice dialing (have to use Vlingo) -- No
  6. Turn-by-turn GPS navigation √ iPhone 3.0 feature
  7. Keychain support -- Partial Credit. iPhone 3.0 allows saving logins in Safari
  8. Multitasking -- No
  9. Landscape keyboard √ iPhone 3.0 feature
  10. Tethering over Bluetooth -- No
  11. A2DP √ iPhone 3.0 feature
  12. 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.

  1. Wireless Sync -- Sync over Wi-Fi, 3G, presence-based sync
  2. Bluetooth keyboard/mouse support -- could make it a netbook killer?
  3. Camera software improvements -- video recording, software image stabilization, zoom, auto-focus
  4. Voice dialing over Bluetooth -- still have to use Vlingo
  5. Multitasking -- or at least more background apps
  6. Tethering over Bluetooth -- only a matter of time, AT&T holding this up?
  7. Flash playback -- will we ever see it?

What about you?

Topics: Hardware, iPhone, Mobility, Wi-Fi

About

Jason D. O'Grady developed an affinity for Apple computers after using the original Lisa, and this affinity turned into a bona-fide obsession when he got the original 128 KB Macintosh in 1984. He started writing one of the first Web sites about Apple (O'Grady's PowerPage) in 1995 and is considered to be one of the fathers of blogging.... Full Bio

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