When I’m preparing articles for this site, I’m wary about the level of griping that I do – by which I mean talking about all the things that are missing from the iPhone. However you feel about the success of the device, it’s clear that there is a lot of functionality not present compared to even many low-end phones.
So there are valid concerns that users would like to be addressed. In this vein, Steve has just asked Who cares about Copy/Paste? Well it turns out that – as of the writing of this article – exactly 1389 people care about copy and paste.
…gives a collective voice to those that want to smash their iPhone into a wall when it is impossible to do simple and intuitive tasks that we have all been doing for years on other phones.
Their reasoning is explained further in this article. Top of the wishlist right now are:
- Copy and paste
- Email in horizontal mode
- Flash in Safari
Number 2 has recently been addressed by apps such as Firemail – which adds an interface to compose email in landscape mode. But as much as the developers have worked around the iPhone’s limitations, it’s still a bit of a hack and can only really be done properly by Apple. As for numbers 1 and 3, I’m sure copy and paste will come, but Flash? Who knows.
There are a lot of perfectly valid wishes on there, such as being able to read and send vCards, or having a unified email inbox. Other wishes – such as allowing themes – have long been catered for on jailbroken phones. Some may never happen.
So will it change anything? Probably not, but if want to see what the iPhone can’t currently do (or if you feel the need to vent!), then head on over.