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iPhone OS 3.0 Update Info

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Apple have just had there iPhone OS 3.0 Preview event down in Cupertino.
It seems like finally they have listened to a lot of the public’s outcry, it may of took them a while but at least they got there.

The beta of this update is avaiable to developers now and will be out in this Summer to the rest of us. It will be free to all iPhone 3G users and $9.95 for iPod Touch users. It will work on the first gen iPhone but due to hardware limitations MMS and AD2P will not work on the first gen device.

App & Developer Functionality

  • Peer-to-peer connectivity over Bluetooth for gaming and other info-swapping.
  • Paid apps will have the potential to be subscription fee-based, and can include optional paid content that can be bought from right inside the app.
  • Developers can now build apps that call out to Google Maps, and can also finally bring turn-by-turn to the phone.
  • Devs can also connect with hardware accessories over in their apps now.
  • Long-promised push functionality will at last be included, but apps won’t run in the background.
  • Developers can add streaming video and audio to their apps, along with in-game voice use.


General functionality

  • Cut, copy and paste. At last! You can shake the phone to undo and redo the action, and it works with both text and photos, allowing Mail to send multiple photos at a time.
  • MMS, along with forward and delete for multiple messages.
  • A2DP stereo Bluetooth.
  • Unlocked Bluetooth functionality on 2G iPod touch.
  • Spotlight has been added to a new home screen page to the left of existing pages, allowing for universal search on the phone.
  • Tethering is built into 3.0
  • App Store will be available in 77 countries.

Apple Apps

  • A new app called Voice Memos which lets you record notes and reminders.
  • A revised Stocks app, with news stories and a landscape view.
  • Landscape keyboard available in all major apps.
  • CalDAV support has been added to Calendar, along with subscriptions support in the .ics format.
  • Apple’s major apps have all been expanded with search functionality.
  • Note Sync to sync your notes.
  • YouTube account support.
  • Form auto-fill.
  • Phishing protection.
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One Response to iPhone OS 3.0 Update Info

  1. Vincente DeCocco says:

    Hello, I have question comments and concerns in
    Relation to the text / typeing on the new 3.0 update.
    I love my iPhone. The only major complaint that
    I have is the auto-correction program that the iPhone
    It’s use is only worth 25%. Typeing a long words
    Is not helpfull at all. By the time you type out the word
    your finished. Now this is not helpful if your typing
    In different languages that you are trying to learn.
    My question is will the new update correct this problem?
    Will the update have a better “AI” to pre-determine
    What the iPhone user is try to type? It would be more
    1. a time saveing feature. 2. helpful to colledge/people
    Trying to learn a languages. 3. a better sale promo for
    Apple. If you have ever heard stories on motorolla
    AutoFill feature or even use one then you might
    Can grasp how wonderful this feature is. I had the MotoQ
    9h global smartphone and not only after autofilling
    The correct spelling of a word just after typing two or
    Three letters it also autofilled/ auto reconized
    What I have perviouly entered in what I have already/
    normanly used, even a sentenance that have been entered in.
    It seemed to personlized itself to the user. That was the
    most love feature. So much I want
    To bye one just for that feature, only if the 3.0 update does not
    Have this feature. Thank you for your reply.
    P.S. If you might not have an answer to this,
    Is there someone that I can contact directly
    To apple about this.
    Thanks
    Vinny

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