Apple iPhone Mobile

iPhone firmware wishlist

After getting my hands on an iPhone for the last few months, my impression is that it is the most elegant mobile phone out there. However, here’s a few ideas for Apple to incorporate into their next iPhone update that’ll make it truly the best mobile phone in the world.

  • Copy and paste (Come on, how hard can this be?)
  • Text to speech for Safari web pages (This is useful for when you are driving and want the text of the web page to be read outloud to you)
  • Enable Bluetooth GPS receivers (If the Windows Mobile SmartPhone has support for this, then why can’t the iPhone?)
  • Voice prompted turn-by-turn navigation in Maps (Right now, you get directions in the Maps application, but unless you have a passenger with you that can operate the iPhone and tell you where to turn next, you are bound to get into an accident doing this solo)
  • Corporate Wi-Fi access (allow user/pwd instead of preshared key for authentication)
  • Video capture for camera. (Like the copy and paste idea, I have no idea why this is so difficult to implement)
  • Native iPod games that you can buy from iTunes on an iPhone (Not just as a Safari webapp)
  • Enable offline storage for Maps and Safari webapps

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