Sunday, December 28
The new iPhone ELITE
UPDATE: A newer (and better) version of the iPhone ELITE is found here
Original post below...
I think my email to Mr Jobs says it all really...
As you can see I've made a few design suggestions to your iPhone.
I've held off getting an iPhone until it gets a better camera. (See pic)
Let me know when I can get rid of my N95.
Offensive? I hope not, but really... we already know he's brewing away on something like this, if not, much better. What I have here isn't in the realm of the iWish (see previous post), it's merely the next stage of the iPhone's evolution that I'm deliberately prompting.
I make this plea, this dare, in order to expedite the iEvolution so that I can finally get rid of the old N95 clunker I have now and play with something decent. Sure, my N95 may (technically) do a lot of what this 'ELITE' fantasy dreams to do, but the the Nokia UI that binds all these functions together does about as good a job as duct tape would.
I was never a Mac fan until a few years ago when I bought my 17" MacBook Pro, and since then I've bought a 24" iMac for work, and all I need now is an iPhone and I'll be a complete kit. But truth be told, my N95 is still far superior to the iPhone for me because it has a real camera to take quality photos. This key feature allows me to do a 3-day trek through New Zealand's lush South Island, staying in the remotest of locations, and all I need to carry for the journey is my N95. It's been great like that, and I've appreciated it as a camera more than I ever have as a phone. But I've been teased with what a phone experience could be from the iPhone for almost the same number of years I've had the N95 and it's now time...
Time for the new iPhone ELITE, Mr Jobs. Whaddya say? :)
Update: The slide-out keyboard has generated the most response from any of my suggested features. The general consensus stands firm on two opposing viewpoints:
1. Most people would prefer to have an optional slide-out keyboard,
2. but don't believe Apple will ever "go backwards" and release anything like this.
In response to one comment (Mike) I have created what might be an answer to a third-party product which could solve this dilemma. (Pictured below)