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iPhone 3.0 OS Update Features Copy and Paste and MMS

Does the iPhone Still Have Drawbacks For You?

After yesterday's announcement of what features the iPhone's 3.0 OS update will include, my prevailing feeling is one of satisfaction, the sense that the iPhone finally has all it needs to be the perfect phone — my perfect phone, anyway.

Copy and paste and multimedia messaging were my two huge beefs, and now I just feel relief at their inclusion. There are new things, of course, that weren't merely fixing a hole, but it's interesting that the biggest news from the 3.0 OS is the copy/paste feature.

Of course, I still have my biggest beef with the iPhone — the price of my monthly bill! However, I'm hoping that rumors of a cut to the service price turn out to be true.

So tell me, iPhone users and prospective users: Will the 3.0 update solve all your concerns, or do you still have problems with the iPhone?

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popsie popsie 8 years
* Not being able to delete a single SMS in a conversation. * Having no video recording.
Dollylo Dollylo 8 years
I really love my iphone, but I really have 1 thing to complain: SMS!! It's so boring to delete a whole conversation and not just a message, AND the fact that you can't have a receipt for sent message drives me totally insane!!!!!
kcwebgirl kcwebgirl 8 years
the standard things everyone wants like copy and paste and sms but my monthly bill sends me into shock each time. that's just not right. and the sad thing is it seems to increase each month. they are so getting over! but my sissy works for att so i can't wish death on them.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
the one thing that i HATE is that you can't cancel a text message once it starts to send. there are so many times that i've typed something too fast and hit send and realize that it's not in english, and i can't cancel it. i HATE THAT!!! i also get frustrated that the service plan is SO EXPENSIVE. we're living in tough times right now!
esmerb esmerb 8 years
My one drawback is dropped calls
yobymmit yobymmit 8 years
I get frustrated with app load times. Especially the built in apps like the SMS and iPod App! Multitasking, caching/hibernating/quick swapping between apps would be great. Its just frustrating when you have to leave your instant messenger or SMS to go look up a phone number or email address, and incur an entire close/load/close/re-load cycle to get the required piece of info. The current notifications system when in lock mode or even within the phone is annoying. Why only SMS/Calendar notifications here? Why always reset notifications when you unlock the phone? And I want more customization of ringtones and message alerts. Why the heck can't I use any old music file as my ring tone? Why do I only have the paltry Apple list of SMS alert tones? And why should I have NO options for email alert noise?
devils devils 8 years
I have to be honest...I like a real keyboard :( if there was a model with a real keyboard instead of a touch, I could see myself getting it in a heartbeat. I like real keys :( lol
DuckyMass DuckyMass 8 years
Lady J9, yeah... I think carrier is definitely the biggest barrier at the mo. "To echo a few others: No *way* am I switching to AT&T (both for service and price)! I'm on T-Mobile, and love them. Heck, I just upgraded to the unlimited minutes "loyalty" program because I've been there long enough. Is any other provider doing worthwhile loyalty programs yet?" I don't know. I know that I was with T-mobile (original Voicestream subscriber) for 10 years. In that time they always had the best rates but never once offered any loyalty perks for upgrades. Then, when they raised their SMS rates, which nullified my contract, they stated that they took that seriously and wouldn't charge the $200 fee... and then did it anyway and refused to change their minds. So yeah, I liked them too for the most part, but in the end they act like everyone else.
DuckyMass DuckyMass 8 years
Aylee, Seems like several of your features were addressed: "Tethering" - apple's stated that it's in the OS, just depends on the Carrier. So another strike against At&t. Believe me I completely understand people's statements about this part... though all the carriers in the states are awful. Though I can't understand some people who tend to want it on Verizon. I know connectivity is the first priority, but the way they lock down phones is the worst in the industry. At&t's been great for me... I'd appreciate a small price drop but no one else is more than $10 cheaper for my type of plan. "Calendar - the ability to click on the location of the event and opens in Maps" - Done. As is SMS location sending. "Calls - group calls into incoming and outgoing and include length of each call" - not that we know of, though there were a lot of consumer features that weren't discussed. "Text messages - the ability to delete one message, not the whole conversation" - Done "Image details (e.g. filename)" - not that I know of... again, we may see things like this. It's just not announcement-worthy.
shiningeyes shiningeyes 8 years
AT&T is the only drawback for me too. Worst cellphone service provider ever.
Elfyn Elfyn 8 years
The only drawback for me is AT&T
aylee aylee 8 years
I like the iPhone. I can't wait for the new OS. There are still some features I want to see on the phone though: Tethering Calendar - the ability to click on the location of the event and opens in Maps Calls - group calls into incoming and outgoing and include length of each call Text messages - the ability to delete one message, not the whole conversation Image details (e.g. filename)
yayieska yayieska 8 years
No tethering
Lady-J9 Lady-J9 8 years
To echo a few others: No *way* am I switching to AT&T (both for service and price)! I'm on T-Mobile, and love them. Heck, I just upgraded to the unlimited minutes "loyalty" program because I've been there long enough. Is any other provider doing worthwhile loyalty programs yet? Other things the iPhone could do better: the camera (lag time and 2 mp?), the keypad (always hitting the wrong buttons), video. Since I'm not getting one of these, I just upgraded to a different niche of phone and bought a Samsung Memoir. 8 megapixel camera, video, low-fuss touchscreen keyboard, sticks with my fave provider. The iPhone (and/or AT&T) would have to work hard to get me to change in a year or two.
PiNkY-PiNk PiNkY-PiNk 8 years
at&t! I'd love to be able to use it on sprint...with their great service (in my area) and great prices (hello?? $15!)
bethinabox bethinabox 8 years
I don't even have my iPhone yet (should be here today or tomorrow! I can't wait!) but I'm still very excited for these changes. I especially love that they made it so you can use the landscape keyboard while texting and stuff. :) Awesome. The copy&paste feature is pretty neat, too.
ohkate ohkate 8 years
the camera needs to be upgraded badly.
lilprisci lilprisci 8 years
That you can only get it through AT&T... and the monthly bill ain't exactly ideal either.
kscincotta kscincotta 8 years
My dad works for Lockheed-Martin and he's not allowed to have a camera phone. The last time he got a new phone, there was exactly one model without a camera and one phone of that model at the cell phone place. Not a lot of choice there.
TidalWave TidalWave 8 years
swete20: am i allowed to ask which professions are that? what phones aren't camera phones nowadays? I suppose if I were in that situation, I would just have two phones.
nintennuendo nintennuendo 8 years
its still an apple product, and something i have absolutely no need for. Too expensive. have to continue to pay an insane monthly bill even after you buy it..
DuckyMass DuckyMass 8 years
"Another issue I have is the picture texts, the way they have it now makes you jump through so many hoops just to see a picture. But I heard that an improved method of receiving pictures is included in 3.0." Standard MMS is in 3.0, so you can send as many pics as you like. Also, forwarding and deleting/bulk deleting of messages. "And is it so hard to add Flash capabilities to the browser? I didn't hear anything about that yesterday." It's not hard, just terrible on battery life and it allows adobe to control a lot of media. Apple's going all in on HTML 5.0 and CSS. This allows most everything that flash does but keeps any one company from controlling content on the web. I don't think we'll ever get it on the iphone, and that may be a good thing in the long run.
kscincotta kscincotta 8 years
I agree with Glam Sugar - If I could get an iPhone and stay with Verizon, I would. My whole family, including in-laws, are on Verizon, so we get free calls between us which is crucial for my husband and I.
swete20 swete20 8 years
Apple should come out with a non camera phone edition for those in professions that do not allow camera phones!
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