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Apple, Tomorrow, What I want to hear

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Jun. 9th, 2008 | 12:47 am

So what is on the top of my list for what I want to hear from Apple?

  • 3G iPhone I've been holding out for a 3G iPhone. Without this... the change is just not significant enough for me to want to change from my Treo. The current iPhone is close to "works well enough" for me, but the 3G part is what changes the balance. For a nice topping? I want a real GPS chip in the phone. The cheery on top? Let me sync my Keychain to my iPhone so that I have access to all my passwords.

  • Replace .MAC I have a subscription to this service, but it really is not doing much for me. What I need is a way to offsite my Time Capsule at this point. That is a service I would pay for.

  • iCal sync to Google Calendar I want support for this built in to iCal. I am willing to go the third party route, but what I really want is for this feature to be built in to iCal.

  • HDMI on new laptops I want to see an HDMI port on my next laptop.

  • KeyNote PodCast Generator It would be nice to see the ability to create podcasts from within Keynote. It would make the process of publishing information a lot simpler.

    Now as a developer what would I like to hear?

  • iPhone Open Platform I would love to hear that apple has opened up their iPhone to allow any application to run on it.

  • XCode autoconf support XCode is pretty sharp, but it does not work well with Autoconf. I would love to see this change.

  • Front Row Plugins I like the simple interface, but I want more. Apple needs to open up Front Row to plugins. Give me YouTube, video streams, the option to listen to documents. Heck, let me push Front Row to my second monitor, but leave me the main screen for typing.
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    Egor Egorov

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    from: egorfine
    date: Jun. 9th, 2008 09:09 am (UTC)
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    Front row seems dead to me. Never seen anybody who is using it; not me, not even my wife. Everybody runs Quicktime Player or VLC or iTunes.

    It seems like Apple does follow this, too: see how many updates there were for Front Row since ever?:)

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    Brian "Krow" Aker

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    from: krow
    date: Jun. 9th, 2008 09:58 am (UTC)
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    For 10.5 Apple improved the performance of Front Row and it looks like they continue to tweak it. 10.4 was pretty painful if you had a lot of videos.

    From a code standpoint, I have my doubts that it is much code. I can not see where it would take that many developers to write it.

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    Artur Bergman

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    from: crucially
    date: Jun. 10th, 2008 05:32 am (UTC)
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    Why HDMI? the connector is horrible for a laptop. (It is horrible in general).

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    Brian "Krow" Aker

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    from: krow
    date: Jun. 10th, 2008 07:15 am (UTC)
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    More of my devices are coming with HDMI and I hate having to carry around adapters.... I would also hope that HDMI took up less space on the laptop.

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    Artur Bergman

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    from: crucially
    date: Jun. 10th, 2008 08:38 am (UTC)
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    But the connector falls out so easily! Every minor earthquake in the bay area I need to reconnect everything.

    Oh, and I got a contact for you to a complete open source switch :D

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    Brian "Krow" Aker

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    from: krow
    date: Jun. 10th, 2008 08:56 am (UTC)
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    Does it? Hmmm not so good then.

    Do you ever screw in cables though? :)

    Send me some email on the switch. BTW I'll be back in SF next week.

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    so your decision is?

    from: tf23
    date: Jun. 10th, 2008 10:32 am (UTC)
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    3g, check. GPS, check. .mac, check. i thought i read somewhere the latest ical syncs to google calendar already (dunno, never tried it, i use .mac, it's easier). iPhone open, pretty much. XCode autoconf, if it was mentioned it'd be in one of the NDA'd workshops. Did you try the xcode mailing lists or file a bug/FR?

    What I was getting at is will you now be switching to a 3G iPhone?

    Note AT&T's monthly rates on the iPhone have gone up slightly.

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    Brian "Krow" Aker

    Re: so your decision is?

    from: krow
    date: Jun. 10th, 2008 10:41 am (UTC)
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    My current thought is to jail break a version 1 iPhone and see how I like it for a few months. During that time see if Google can get a working/comparable Android.

    Or screw it... just get it.

    From the screen shots, it looks like since it can do keynote files it might be viable to get it to work on a projector...

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