A source close to the iPhone project tells me that iPhone 2.0 will likely feature Java and a native iChat/IM application. Does that mean that iPhone will be able to run Android? I wouldn't hold my breath.
A spokesman for Apple recently told Pocket-Lint that "All the complaints and feature requests we've had can be fixed and added by software upgrades," going on to say that "We didn't want to include something for something's sake."
Does that mean that we'll get video recording, copy and paste, syncable notes, the stereo Bluetooth profile (A2DP) and/or MMS? Hard to say... Here's my short list of requests for iPhone 2.0:
- Wireless sync: C'mon Apple, the phone has three radios! Cables are soooo 2003.
- A File System: for storing attachments and files
- Mobile Safari: Keychain support or some way to store passwords
- Mail: Searching
- Mail: Send email to a group by addressing it to its group name
- Mail: Mark all as read
- Mail: One tap to the inbox
- Mail: One screen for all new mail, regardless of account
- Contacts icon on the home screen (instead of having to click into Phone)
- Phone: Display the name and the phone number of the caller
- Phone: "Add to contacts?" button after someone calls you
- Phone: "Reply with text message" option when a call comes in (like the Treo)
- Games: A port of Texas Hold'Em from the iPod (do it now and add network play in v.2)
What are your must-have features for iPhone 2.0?