On monday, Steve Jobs will open this year’s WWDC, Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference. Chances are Apple will demo version 2.0 of it’s iPhone version of OS X, as well as a new iPhone. Here’s a few things I’d like to see in the new iPhone:
- An LED. Most Americans will probably wonder why you’d need an LED on your cell phone. That’s because you don’t use SMS; but over here in Europe, we do! Each time I leave my cell phone lying around and come back to it, I have to turn on the iPhone’s screen to see whether I’ve got a text message. Most cell phones sold over here have an LED that starts blinking when a new message is waiting or when you miss a call; this way, you don’t have to turn on the screen to see whether somebody has tried to contact you.
- A better camera. The current camera sucks. Enough said.
- A second, front-mounted camera.
- Bluetooth. The hardware is already in the phone. Support it, at least for sending and receiving files, and for Bluetooth keyboards.
- Search. Especially in the address book.
- Auto-correction. I want to enable several languages at the same time. And I want to be able to quickly turn it off for a minute, then turn it back on.
- MMS. Again, this is an European thing. Over here, pretty much all phones support MMS. Not being able to send and receive MMS is not only annoying, but also kind of embarrassing.
- 3G. Edge is neat, I guess, but over here in Europe, we have a great 3G network. Let me use it!
- GPS. Okay, I don’t really need this, but it would be a cool feature to demo.
- Street View. The iPhone already has a neat Google Maps app; Android’s is better, supporting great features like Street View. Copy this from Android.
- Some way for users to install apps without Apple’s blessing.
That is all.
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