I was looking to today's Apple special event to see if anything new and interesting was coming in the world of the iPhone.
And while I know that saying so just lumps me into the you just hate Apple category (which isn't true, but whatever), I feel it has to be said. This was sort of a letdown. Lots of good evolutionary improvement, sure. But is the iPhone suddenly that mature of a product?
So what did they announce? This:
- Search (across more iPhone apps). Including Mail, which was sorely missing and should have been included on day one.
- Cut, copy, paste. Another 1.0 feature we should have had two years ago.
- Send photos, contacts, audio files, and location via MMS. No video though. Still.
- Read and compose email and text messages in landscape. See my original iPhone review from mid-2007: Should have been there in 1.0.
On the good news front, 3.0 will be a free software update.
But what about tethering? (As I used to do 3+ years ago with my Motorola Q on EVDO.) Flash playback? The 10-inch device, be it iPod "mano" or Mac tablet? Lower- and higher-end iPhones?
Heck, what about some truly innovative new features?