Everything Apple Didn't Talk About Yesterday

By Adrian Covert on at

Apple may have talked about some new stuff yesterday, but there are plenty of things it said nary a word about. Facebook apps? Resolving multiple Apple IDs and MobileMe accounts? C'mon!

 

Facebook App for iPad

Seriously, what in the fuck is stopping Facebook from releasing this thing. Their full site sucks in Mobile Safari. Their touch site sucks in Mobile Safari. The scaled up iPhone app looks like shit, but it's somehow infinitely more functional. I thought they would use the biggest tech event of the year to gift upon us what they withheld at f8. Nope.

 

iCloud/iTunes Account Merging

Negotiating between iCloud and iTunes logins in iOS is awkward to say the least. It's almost impossible to tell what apps use what logins. Why do I need two logins? Why didn't Apple save us from this?

 

iMessage/iChat/Facetime

iMessage, iChat and Facetime are an overlapping mess of communication. I secretly hoped Apple would just fold the Facetime platform into the iMessage and iChat apps. I also kind of wish iMessage gained the power of AIM/Gchat/Facebook chat. But alas, I was left hanging like a hopeful bride at the altar.

 

Thunderbolt Functionality

Apple has this awesome new data transfer standard called Thunderbolt (aka LightPeak). And I know they're all about wireless sync with iOS 5, but sometimes you need to transfer large chunks of data in a hurry. I just wish their new iOS devices supported the fastest port on their new machines.

 

Oh, also...

No NFC? It's not an absolute dealbreaker, but there are some fun things you can do with that little RFID chip. Just look at what Google and HP did.

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