Dear Mr. Jobs,
Over the past year, my colleages at work have been relentless about showing off their new iPhones, the cool features that it has, the slick user interface, and the awesome design of the device itself.
Initially, their attempts of making me feel inferior about owning a Windows Mobile device were unsuccessful. There were too many important features missing from your phone. I would point out to them, for instance, that I need my phone’s Bluetooth implementation to support the Wireless Stereo Headset protocol. I love to listen to web radio on the train with my Plantronics Pulsar 590A Headset.
With the latest updates to your phone, most of my defensive arguments have been invalidated, though. Your iPhone now supports all important Bluetooth protocols, and the ever increasing wealth of applications that is available for download really makes the Microsoft platform look pretty lame in comparison to yours.
However, there is one last important feature that the iPhone just does not have: support for S/Mime attachments and email certificates. When I send my colleagues a signed email, they cannot open it! How cool is that? This really boosts my ego, and I can’t help sniggering every time I press that old Send button in Outlook.
My pledge to you: please do not add S/MIME support to the iPhone anytime soon! Under no circumstances! What am I going to do otherwise? I would have to get an iPhone for myself, and abandon the last bastion of Windows Mobile supporters in this office.