Waiting for iPhone 3.0

Well, I guess it’s that time again. We wait until early next week to see what Apple has in store for us, both on the iPhone and in the desktop Mac OS. There have, of course, been plenty of rumors, but there are two features I don’t expect, but would really like to see.

1. Guest accounts. Sometimes you want to loan someone your phone for a few minutes – or hours, or days – and it would be nice to have a “guest account” like the desktop OS does. They wouldn’t be able to see any of your customizations, applications, or personal data. The user would only be able to use the basic iPhone applications and features, and when you got your phone back and turned that mode off, it wiped all the data. This is one of those features that seems like you’d never need it, but then you do, and you would be quite grateful.

2. Reminder sync. I’m calling it this for lack of a better name. The problem is that I have a MobileMe subscription, and so my calendar stays in sync between my two Macs and my iPhone. Problem is, last night was “garbage night” and I needed to remember take out the trash. My iPhone reminded me, then I got a reminder on my laptop. When I got into work this morning, I got a reminder on my desktop Mac. It’s not a big deal, but why can’t MobileMe remember that I was reminded – and acknowledged that reminder – once already?

At any rate, I’m pretty excited about the new phones, and while I don’t expect to wait in like like I did for the one I have right now, I am definitely hoping to get my hands on one as soon as I can!

Raymond Brigleb

Creative Director, dreamer, partner, father, musician, photographer. Has been known to ride the rails. Pulls one heck of a shot.