So here’s the day: WWDC 2009 keynote, and we’re discussing iPhone OS 3.0. But there are still some major things I think are missing from the iPhone. Here they are, in no particular order:
- Wireless Sync
- Apple is the king of “no wires.” They did everything wireless first. But the iPhone still needs a wire to sync. They have the perfect syncing technology already: Bluetooth. Why not permit syncing over Bluetooth? I don’t any limitations on why you can’t sync over wifi, let alone Bluetooth. This seems like a no-brainer.
- New Springboard
- How we’ve made it to 3.0 without a better way to manage our apps, without even folders, is a mystery. It’s imperative, especially as iPhone owners install more and more apps, that there is a better way to manage and access apps. It’s time for a re-thought Springboard.
- File Management
- Seems awfully odd that I carry 8GB of disk space on my hip but can’t carry a single document without emailing it to myself. It’s time to permit some storage of files on the device. Older iPods allowed “disk use,” why can’t the iPhone? And if not, at least a manner of loading the files through iTunes would be appreciated.
- Background Apps
- The chants have been loud and plentiful. We want to run apps in the background. It’s not fair to say it will chip into battery life: we understand that. Let us run down our own devices as we wish, okay?