15 iPhone 3.0 features we'd like to see

iPhone 3g

Tomorrow (March 17, 2009), the new iPhone 3.0 software will be revealed and explained in Cupertino and there has been plenty of hubbub since the inception of the iPhone asking for new features. Here is an article listing the top 15.

  1. System wide custom cut/copy/paste
  2. Push notifications/background apps
  3. Landscape mode in every app
  4. Mail improvements
  5. Sync notes & To-dos
  6. Better app organization
  7. Customizable tones
  8. Full Bluetooth support
  9. MMS improvement
  10. Video capture
  11. Turn by turn directions
  12. Application data sharing and syncing
  13. Include spotlight for iPhone
  14. Use as a modem
  15. Voice dialing

The two I would say are definite ‘must haves’ would be:

  • cut/copy/paste
  • running multiple apps

The one that I didn’t see mentioned in the article (although it was in a comment) was the ability to run flash.

If you are really interested, be sure to listen in when they make their announcements tomorrow, you can monitor Macworld. com or follow them on their Twitter feed.

New Mac Products for 2009

Macworld is where Apple likes to introduce their products just a couple days earlier than CES…just to, you know, set themselves apart.

There are new accessories like mice, chargers, notebook cases and hands free bluetooth accessories for the car.

New software was introduced including all new iLife 09 with photo, movie, garageband and web applications that include alot more interactivity and control. The iWork suite has some new features, most notable is the new application for iPods or iPhones that allows for remote control of Keynote presentations that is similar to the Remote application for iTunes and AppleTV. The app will be available for $1 at the iTunes Store.

Real Software announced Tuesday at Macworld Expo that REAL Server 2009 will ship in February. REAL Server is a cross-platform, multi-user database server. There are several major upgrades for the update. The Real Server Developer Edition is free for developers to use to develop a server application.

iTunes is going DRM free in March, they are also changing their pricing on the products (songs, shows and movies) from a straight $.99 to $.69, $.99 or $1.29. Additionally, users will be able to make purchases over 3G as well as Wi-Fi, which would make it possible to buy items as long as you have a cell connection.