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Whats New In iPhone OS 3.0

Whats New In iPhone OS 3.0

Posted March 17, 2009 at 3:32pm by iClarified
Today Apple previewed the new iPhone OS 3.0 which brings with it many new features for the iPhone and iPod touch.

Push Notifications
Apple has push notifications ready to go for 3.0 and they say it preserves battery life, maintains performance, and is optimized for mobile networks. Background processes are a no go because of the serious drain on the battery.

Copy and Paste
Copy and paste has finally come to none jailbroken iPhones. If you double tap on text it is automatically selected. Grab points are then put at the end of the selection and a cut/copy/paste bubble appears above it. A long press will select a block of text in Safari and shaking the iPhone will undo a paste. Also you can now select multiple pictures, copy them, then paste them into a mail message.

Landscape Keyboard
Apple has now included the landscape keyboard in all native apps including Mail and SMS.

MMS (Messages App)
The new Messages app now can forward and delete individual or multiple messages. It supports MMS. You can also send and receive photos, contacts (using vCard standard), audio files, and locations.
MMS is not supported by the first generation iPhone.

CalDAV, is a standard allowing a client to access scheduling information on a remote server. The iPhone will now has .ics subscription support and allows for sharing across services such as Google and Yahoo.

The Stocks application now has added support for news stories at the bottom, details right in the app and landscape view.

Extended Search
Search functionality has now been added in all key applications including Calendar, iPod, Notes and Mail.

From the home screen you can flick to the left, and it brings up a search field. If you do a search it looks across the phone for results. First is Contacts then Applications, iPod Library, Notes, Emails, and Calendar.

Bluetooth A2DP
Stereo Bluetooth A2DP support is now included. (NOTE*: It won't be available for the first generation iPhone).

Voice Memos
An application that can use the built-in microphone or an external microphone to record memos. You can edit the memo by trimming it and share it via email or MMS.

In-App Purchases
In-App purchases allow developers to charge customers for updates to their applications from inside the program. ie. purchase an additional level or a different feature pack

Peer to Peer Connectivity
Using Bonjour technology the iPhone can now connect to other touches or iPhones which are in the same app. An IP connection is formed wirelessly over Bluetooth and the devices can interact together.

Google Maps can now be embedded into your application. Core location can be used for turn by turn directions; however, you must supply your own maps.

Accessory Connectivity
With 3.0, accessory developers can now build custom apps that talk directly to that hardware.

- Notes Sync
- Audio/Video tags
- Live Streaming (Updated media player adjusts streaming video quality according to current bandwidth)
- Shake to Shuffle
- Wi-Fi Auto Login
- iTunes Account Creation
- YouTube ratings, subscriptions, accounts and encrypted profiles.
- Anti-Philshing
- Call Log
- Parental Controls
- Media Scrubber
- OTA profiles
- VPN on demand
- Languages
- Auto-fills

The new iPhone OS will be available to developers starting today and the general public this summer. The firmware is free for iPhone owners and $9.95 for the iPod touch.

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picard2bridge - March 17, 2009 at 9:16pm
Oh spare us the anger about new features not being supported by the 1st gen iPhone. How can anyone possibly expect every new firmware feature to be supported on old hardware? Sure it's rough, but you have to be realistic. It is reasonable to expect to have to upgrade your phone every two years--that's why most people are on 2 year plans
Anonymous - March 17, 2009 at 11:58pm
you gonna buy it for him, tough guy?
rich - March 19, 2009 at 12:46am
I do not work for apple. I am a consumer just like you. I feel apple was trying to do something differant and set there phone apart from the rest. Just because all cell phones use mms doesn't mean apple has to. But now that mms will be available there is also the possibility a charge we also be included by the carrier as most carriers do charge or have a package. So now apple Is going to bring mms to the iPhone I can now guarantee people will whine about the carrier charge.
Loki - March 17, 2009 at 5:07pm
And how come they cannot have MMS on 1st gen iphone when swirlyMMS clearly does, I dont understand that one.
Jawad - March 17, 2009 at 6:09pm
Yeah exactly, sometimes apple makes me so mad at them...
Loki - March 17, 2009 at 5:05pm
It looks like apple have pulled out a lot of stops with this update, I wonder if these updates are as much about the Palm as taking jailbroken apps out of the picture. I am, for once, looking forward to this update. I just hope they improve the lag on loading sms etc.
Mr. Q
Mr. Q - March 17, 2009 at 4:11pm
Looking forward to the jailbreak of 3.0,
joe - March 17, 2009 at 4:35pm
i agree plus if i was someone new looking to get a iphone i say wait i can bet my first born they will release a 32g version iphone with this update in the summer it ain't the first time they pulled this .
rick - March 17, 2009 at 6:02pm
i totally agree more features means more o/s system memory, so they have to come out with a larger flsh drive.
joe - March 17, 2009 at 10:23pm
That is why they are not going to support mms and bluetooth features on the first gen iphone even knowing that mms works on it i don't think apple is that stupid they have mms apps in the europe appstores i know i have family there and a few have iphones with mms working on them (portugal has this service so does spain) unless apple wants to walk into a massive lawsuit from their customers because the phone companies there supports it not like at@t trying to force everybody to 3g service they are not going to do it it will just kill the battery all this memory on this new OS so my whole thing is they are going to pull a new iphone with more memory 32g maybe 64g with all them features they have to they don't have a choice . i say wait in 3to 4 months everybody with a 3g iphone will be crying like the first gen'ers
Aaron - March 19, 2009 at 11:04am
Also eagerly awaiting jailbreak of 3.0, no problem waiting as long as it takes though- it looks like Clippy and Quickgold will be replaced by OS features, while I will still rely heavily on a ton of other jailbroken software for my everyday use anyway. What really gets me is that they are charging $10 for the firmware update for iPod touches. iPod touches already have to cope with a fairly neutered hardware set compared to the iPhone... it's not like I actually expect to pay for it (they shattered any chance of that when they tried charging for 2.0), it's just the gall of Apple in cases like this that drive me mad.
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