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iPhone 2.0 to get contact search, meeting invites

updated 02:30 am EDT, Thu April 10, 2008

More iPhone 2.0 features

Apple's next generation iPhone 2.0 software is expected to bring both contact search and meeting invites, according the latest builds distributed to developers. Based on a information from software distributed privately to enterprise beta testers, new screenshots reveal a new search bar in the Contacts menu. The new feature replaces the magnifying glass icon seen in the iPhone SDK demo, according to the report. In addition, the drawer button in the Calendar application, previously inactive, provides access to a meeting invitation interface that displays the number of new requests as an icon badge -- much like other new content notifications, according to the report. Engadget also indicates that enterprise users don't get the app store or iTunes store icons.

Apple is expected to release the iPhone 2.0 software, and perhaps a next-generation 3G iPhone, in June at its annual WWDC developer conference.



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  1. dagamer34

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    802.1X

    Where's the 802.1X!?!?!

  1. mr.mouse

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Revolutionary!

    Wow, another trail-blazing feature on the iPhone.

    As much as I love using my iPhone, it's a but mickey-mouse when it come to features and compared to my old HTC phone. I read the iPhone PDF manual on the iPhone, I can't store secure information like usernames and passwords, and I can't even cut and paste.

    But hey, I can spend money at the iTunes shop so that's OK.

  1. Double_UK

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    re: revolutionary!

    You can store secure information like usernames and passwords: 1password

  1. bobolicious

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    hopefully this includes..

    ...audio search (that works) - start taking advantage of mac software like voice & handwriting recognition - dictation might be useful, too...?

    And then maybe offer it in other english speaking countries like Canada, eh... :)

  1. mr.mouse

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    re: password1

    double_uk, thanks for the tip. Although 25 quid... it's all adding up! I also assume that I can't maintain this information on the iPhone - it looks like a one way thing (i.e. needs to be maintained on my Mac).

    I had been using LockBox on my iPhone, but that requires a jailbreak and therefore I would loose the app on the next OS upgrade (for a while, at least).

  1. pipermalibu

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    fricken

    how about one already mentioned (cut and paste), and the BIGGEST one missing from the iPhone in any usable manner....TODO list MANAGEMENT. Not display, not one way sync, not have to be online... just a basic TODO list. THE main productivity feature of ANY organizer/smart phone.

  1. leamanc

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Re: 802.1X

    As much as I've been asking for 802.1x since I got my iPhone on Day 1, I now just wish Apple would fix 802.1x in Leopard.

  1. Salsa

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Hurray!

    Contact search was high on my wish list since day one. I hope the search also works on the job title field too, so I can search for "plumber" if I don't remember his name.

    Of course, copy and paste is also way up there on my wish list, along with to-dos, notes sync, and video capture.

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Re: hurray

    Contact search was high on my wish list since day one. I hope the search also works on the job title field too, so I can search for "plumber" if I don't remember his name.

    Geesh, can't believe you people. You whine over not having search, then you'll whine if they don't allow you to search on every field you want...

    Now, if only Apple could develop some type of software that could allow you to search through all the items on your iPhone/iPT, rather than just in a single application. Something like Google desktop.

    So if you know there's a mention of a meeting tomorrow, but you don't remember if its in the calendar, a note, or an email, you could just do a system-wide search.

    And they could give it one of those cool names they like to give everything (you know, like Bonjour, Time Machine, Time Capsule, Spaces, Dashboard, etc). I know, what about "Searchlight"!

    That would be killer...

  1. rudemateo

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    re: hurray

    Testudo, I agree with you about the whining.

    And as for the "Searchlight" feature you came up with, Apple already created it; and their "cool name", Spotlight, is significantly better. I'm sure it is only a matter of time before they include it on the iPhone.

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