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Topic # 56671 20-Jan-2010 17:54
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New iPhone software rumours are doing the rounds, I though I'd start this thread to see what you've heard and what you're hoping it will involve...

From what I've heard it doesn't sound too exciting, not as exciting as the jump to 3.0 anyway. but my wishlist would involve flash/java support and of course multi tasking. Fingers crossed!

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  Reply # 291625 20-Jan-2010 19:34
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I would love to see wireless sync and 3G hotspot capability, also the ability to add toggles to the OS like to modify brightness (dimmer brighter) and wifi (on off).


Also an expose like multitasking situation.

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  Reply # 291635 20-Jan-2010 20:30
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Option to disable packet data services in the phone simple off/on

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  Reply # 291636 20-Jan-2010 20:32
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I'm still hoping that there may be some truth in last year's rumours that the next iPhone OS would enable the FM radio receiver, but I'm not holding my breath.

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  Reply # 291637 20-Jan-2010 20:41
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alasta: I'm still hoping that there may be some truth in last year's rumours that the next iPhone OS would enable the FM radio receiver, but I'm not holding my breath.


The FM radio thing would be awesome and it should happen as much as i dont see it fair asking for money to enable a function that already has been included in the device and just not enabled on the software side




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  Reply # 291642 20-Jan-2010 21:04
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According to Gizmodo the new 4.0 firmware is rumoured to include multitasking..

""A few new ways" to run applications in the background - multitasking."

http://gizmodo.com/5451876/rumor-apple-iphone-os-40-features-detailed

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  Reply # 291643 20-Jan-2010 21:12
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I think they really need to to keep up with other devices, i suppose they weren't in a hurry with mms though...

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  Reply # 292460 23-Jan-2010 13:17
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I'm just hoping for Telecom tethering support (or at least an option to set the APN etc yourself like you could in 3.0). I'd also like the ability to run unsigned apps, but I'm not holding my breath for that one!

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  Reply # 292468 23-Jan-2010 14:43
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Behodar: I'm just hoping for Telecom tethering support (or at least an option to set the APN etc yourself like you could in 3.0). I'd also like the ability to run unsigned apps, but I'm not holding my breath for that one!


Everything you're hoping for can be done by jailbreaking your iPhone.

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  Reply # 292471 23-Jan-2010 15:32
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I tried JBing my iPod but found the slowdown too frustrating. I'd prefer an official solution, at least for tethering.

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  Reply # 292481 23-Jan-2010 16:07
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Ham: flash/java


No. Way to bloated - so unless Apple automagically come up with a way to deal with the crap resource hogging slob that Flash (and quite often, Java) is - then I say no.


multi tasking.


 No. Not a big fan of multitasking - which was one of the reason I actually loved the iPhone.
When I closed an app, it was because I didn't want it open anymore -
However, I can see where this would be handy - such as when you recieve a text and you are in the middle of something. Maybe there could be another solution to this problem, like a "save state" option like VM has.
(I don't know the ins and outs of programing etc, and whether thats even possible on the iPhone, but it's just a wild idea).
But I think allowing multitasking on the iPhone would only allow Windows-like problems of "Task Manager" to join the Apple party and I honestly do not want to have to deal with "Task-Manager".


johnr: Option to disable packet data services in the phone simple off/on


Personally I think that defeats one of the purposes of the iPhone. Apple made it to be used with Data. I'm not saying disabling packet data shouldn't be an option, but to me, that would be shooting yourself in the foot.





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  Reply # 292488 23-Jan-2010 16:34
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Right, but if you just want to use offline apps, you should be able to, without eating up your MB (especially if on $1/day). As for multitasking, I saw a purported screenshot where you can enable/disable it. Of course, it's just a rumour until Thursday.

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  Reply # 292494 23-Jan-2010 16:48
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This is true.

But I think the reason why people are looking for an option to do this, is because data still isn't really the norm for most cellphone users in NZ.
Don't get me wrong, I know it has grown, and I know its still continuing to grow. But until the cost of data comes down more here, people in NZ (and possibly some other countries? but not many) are going to look for this option.

But looking from Apples perspective, quite a few countries, including Europe and America, have some awesome data packages, that we are only just touching the tip of, here in NZ.

BY all means call me out if you don't believe this to be true.

But I'm pretty sure that the majority of countries that the iphone is in, have at least some decent looking data plans - so the customers don't give a toss about data (okay, not quite to that extent, but you know what i mean)





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  Reply # 292496 23-Jan-2010 16:57
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The little data they use wouldn't do much to your iphone plans data.

I'm guessing the phone was designed for plans not prepay $1/day data :)

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  Reply # 292497 23-Jan-2010 16:58

Behodar: I'm just hoping for Telecom tethering support (or at least an option to set the APN etc yourself like you could in 3.0). I'd also like the ability to run unsigned apps, but I'm not holding my breath for that one!


Set the APN yourself? You can do that without Jailbreaking.

http://www.iphonewzealand.co.nz/carrier-bundles/xt-carrier-bundle/

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  Reply # 292500 23-Jan-2010 17:04
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I think every iPhone user should get the 100mb for $10 option from both vodafone or telecom(correct me if I'm wrong).

After using the iPhone for half a year I have no idea why anyone would use it without a 3g connection.

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