Techno media pundits have fun with all the features still missing from Apple’s new iPhone OS (40-million sold and counting fast). These lists get ridiculous after five or six items. Harry McCracken must be on crack:
I’d like to see the ability to delay the autolocking by a user-specified amount of time. And hey, why not let us disable it altogether if we feel like it?
Oh, I don’t know. Maybe so the iPhone won’t dial long distance while it’s in your pocket? What’s happening is obvious. The iPhone is no longer a smart phone. It’s a Mac in your pocket, and, when compared to Mac features and capability, falls short, and that irks some users. There’s more:
I’m still unclear on the virtue of making voice calls in 3G mode, so I’d like to have the opportunity to put the phone in 2G mode for voice while leaving it in 3G mode for data.
Why not ask for a feature to have the iPhone run on Verizon’s network? You know, just because it’s better and all. I like this one:
My iPhone can use GPS to determine when I’m hanging around the house. Why not let it use that knowledge to turn Wi-Fi on when I’m there, and then shut it off when I hit the road?
As much as we want more, more, more, you have to be impressed at what Apple has done to improve the iPhone in less than a single year.