No longer missing iPhone features


In June of 2007 I wrote a post titled “Seemingly obvious software features missing from the iPhone“.

Today, iPhone OS 3.0 will be available and the iPhone 3G S is shipping, so I thought it’d be interesting to see how things stand now.

Below is the original list, with the items that are now covered striked through:

  • Video recording
  • Voice-note recording
  • VoIP (like Skype) functionality
  • .Mac syncing
  • Copy/Paste
  • Ringtones from your music
  • Synchronization thrugh WiFi or Bluetooth (done through MobileMe)
  • Keychain (password storing)
  • Objective C/ Cocoa SDK
  • Dashboard/Widget support (outside of Safari)
  • iChat (through 3rd party applications)
  • A2DP
  • Voice dialing
  • Games
  • Slot for memory cards
  • Spotlight
  • Java
  • Flash
  • MMS
  • Geolocation
  • eBooks
  • Built in RSS Reader (through 3rd party applications)
  • SSH ((through 3rd party applications – client only)
  • Bonjour iTunes sharing
  • Printing support (through 3rd party applications)
  • Video teleconferencing
Almost everything is covered now. What do you think the new list should contain? Here’s a recent article with 25 still-missing features.

One thought on “No longer missing iPhone features”

  1. I know this is more of a tweak than a feature, but how about a preference to tell the iPhone not to pop up that annoying Wifi hotspot chooser? If I want to connect to Wifi there should be a little icon at the top of the screen I can touch to bring up the list of hotspots.

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