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#1 Chris230291

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 07:35 PM

With the developers preview of OS X Mountain Lion being released, iMessages is being integrated into OS X. Great? But why does this mean iOS will be getting a file manager? Well in OS X 10.8 (dev preview at least) a user noticed that you are able to send any file type via iMessages. As we know everything is synced via iCloud, so these previously unfriendly formats must have some kind of management system in iOS. This is, of course, assuming apple will be allowing iOS to see these formats at all.

What do you guys think?

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 07:46 PM

I don't see that as any kind of proof iOS is getting a user-accessible file system, but I sure hope it happens.

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 08:01 PM

So you think we will just not see the files on iOS devices? The guy was able to send a .DMG to himself, then open it in the OS X version of iMessages. It would suck if the messages just didn't appear, or didn't let you do anything with them.

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 08:08 PM

I assume it won't be viewable on iDevices, not really any reason to be able to see a .DMG file on it anyway or really any other type of file besides a picture or video.
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Posted 18 February 2012 - 08:31 PM

I wasn't assuming we would be able to mount it or anything (lol, mount :P). I just thought maybe we have a place to store them or whatever. Rename, resend, upload and stuff like that.

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 08:56 PM

View PostChris230291, on 18 February 2012 - 08:01 PM, said:

So you think we will just not see the files on iOS devices? The guy was able to send a .DMG to himself, then open it in the OS X version of iMessages. It would suck if the messages just didn't appear, or didn't let you do anything with them.

Well that's how it is now so that's not a reason it would change.

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 09:01 PM

But apple are bumming off of this whole integration thing. I don't really see the point in allowing this if it isn't cross platform. Most other OS's have a file manager, it's about time apple offered one.

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 09:09 PM

Apples methods of integration don't match anyone else's perceptions of it. If they were to integrate it, expect Mac OS to lose features rather than iOS gaining any.

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 09:27 PM

Yer but look how apple have started to move away from the simplicity approach. I guess im just hoping.
Now apple have a completely solid, fluid OS, it makes sense that they will add this kind of stuff. i seriously see a finder equivalent coming to iOS. It's in there interest, think how much stuff is possible when iOS has a file browser. Safari uploads and download, and this iMessages/iCloud ting. Plus whole bunch of other stuff i cant think of right now. lol.

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 04:25 AM

Not gonna happen. If anything, the app will store all the attachments in its sandbox. There isn't a need for a file manager. Also, apples file system is waay too complicated for the average user. It's not gonna happen

But I would love a file manager

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 04:27 AM

View PostiPhone, on 19 February 2012 - 04:25 AM, said:

Not gonna happen. If anything, the app will store all the attachments in its sandbox. There isn't a need for a file manager. Also, apples file system is waay too complicated for the average user. It's not gonna happen

But I would love a file manager

Wrong wrong wrong!

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 04:34 AM

For the average user.

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 04:38 AM

IDC about the average user!

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 05:15 AM

Well that's all apple cares about

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 02:37 PM

Why would it have to be complicated at all? It's not like i expect them to release a file manager that lets you look at everything, just like a my documents kinda thing.

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 02:42 PM

I want to look at everything.

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 07:29 PM

View PostChris230291, on 19 February 2012 - 02:37 PM, said:

Why would it have to be complicated at all? It's not like i expect them to release a file manager that lets you look at everything, just like a my documents kinda thing.


That's not a file manager then. We have hundreds of apps that can do this -__-

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 07:30 PM

Sending files from app to app is a terrible alternative to a file system.

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 07:33 PM

I WANT ROOT ACCESS

Screw you apple >.>

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 07:34 PM

Apple isn't giving us root access any time soon.