I want to be able to interact with my iPhone using Mac OS X 10.5.8 or higher. Some of the things I want to do are:
- display my iPhone screen on my MacBook Pro screen
- open & close apps and generally interact with my iPhone using my MacBook Pro screen, keyboard & mouse
- compose SMS messages on my MacBook and send them through my iPhone
- read SMS messages on my MacBook that have been received on my iPhone
- get my iPhone to dial numbers from my OS X Address Book simply by clicking on the number in the OS X Address Book App (e.g. no interaction with iPhone involved). Would like to get a similar means of controlling my Cisco/Linksys VoIP phone in the same way if I could, but hey - one thing at a time.
My philosophy is this:
- I have used a Mac for the past 28 years and find it the best computer interface since sliced bread.
- I type at over 80 words a minute, so find it easier to type stuff on my Mac than on iPhone or other iOS device
- my iPhone (or my VoIP phone) is just another communications device that merges with my MacBook and extends my communications media to include voice & SMS along with other media such as Skype, iChat, Facetime (which I have on my MacBook btw), etc.
Together, my iPhone, MacBook Pro, iPad, etc. should form a seamless communications system that enables me to communicate with anyone, anywhere, using whatever method I choose (Voice, video, SMS, email, Facebook message, etc).
A nice to have would be able to integrate all the messages, phone call logs, etc. into Address Book, so that when I open a particular contact, there is an option to show me all the communications I have had with that person in whatever format.
So, anyone any ideas?
Apple, when do you think some of these features will become integrated features in OS X and iOS?