Around October of this year there will be a new version of Apple’s iOS, the ninth version. However will all the innovation Apple has put in the app, there is one basic function missing the ability to attach files.
I don’t know about anyone else out there but sending emails with attachments is important, especially when you are mobile. There are plenty of scenarios where attaching a file is necessary. I have a real life example that happened to me this past month. One of my day jobs is teaching 7th and 8th grades American History and English language subjects. One of my classes failed a history test. I mean the entire class, not one student got close to passing the test. To help the students study for the retest I had to email the principal the sheets the test was based on. This was easy with my current email client of choice (Outlook). I just selected the file from Dropbox and sent it off to the principal.
It would be wonderful if everyone would understand how the cloud works and just be able to send a link from the Dropbox app. However this isn’t the cast and there are may people out there who don’t understand the concept of the cloud. It is examples like this that explain why attaching files is still important.
Attaching files in an email is important even in this day and age. It’s not killing Apple by not having the feature included, but I’m having a hard time understanding why Apple still does not have a basic feature included.