It may have a luscious touch screen and a wow factor that could take out a city block at 10 paces, but the iPhone is missing a few things your average smartphone takes for granted. Namely the ability to connect to a 3G network for faster downloads and web surfing and a wi-fi connection. But that could all change…
According to a blab fest Steve Jobs had with hacks at the Wall Street Journal, both those omissions are likely to be added in the future.
The iPhone does come with a Edge connection, but Jobs admitted that wasn't ideal for web surfing.
"Where you wish you had faster speed is… on a web browser," Jobs said.
"Edge is good enough, but you wish it was a little faster and that's where sandwiching Edge with Wi-Fi really makes sense because Wi-Fi is much faster than any 3G network.
And as for 3G, well Apple's CEO is waiting for the technology to catch up with the iPhone's design.
Because right now, the electronics needed to power 3G use too much power and take up too much space.
"We cared a lot about battery life and we cared a lot about physical size and down the road, I'm sure some of those tradeoffs will become more favourable towards 3G but as of now we think we made a pretty good doggone decision," Jobs said.