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New Features Found in iPhone OS 3.1

New Features Found in iPhone OS 3.1

Posted June 30, 2009 at 10:07pm by iClarified · 40180 views
A list of some of the new features found in the developer seed of iPhone OS 3.1 has been compiled by the iPhone Blog.

Currently known changes:
- Non-destructive video editing now gives you the option to trim your clip then “Save as copy…” rather then replacing the original clip.
- Voice Control now works over Bluetooth
- iPhone vibrates when moving icons
- Updated AT&T profile to 4.2
- Updated modem firmware to 5.08.01
- Improvements to OpenGL and Quartz.
- APIs to allow third party apps to access videos and edit them.

If you have found anymore changes or improvements please let us know in the comments so we can add to the list.

IMPORTANT: The baseband update to 5.08.01 likely means the ultrasn0w unlock has been blocked. Please do not immediately update when this firmware goes public

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Jay - July 1, 2009 at 4:08pm
You know whats going to happen is Apple is going to release a new version every month for the next 10 months up to 3.9 and fix minor things but the real goal is to keep Dev Team from Unlocking 3GS.
Tony - July 1, 2009 at 11:06am
"Vibrates when moving icons" Does this mean we FINALLY get tactile vibration feedback when typing????????????
Dev - July 1, 2009 at 11:11am
If that were the case, I'm sure you would see a significant decrease in battery life.. Why would anyone need vibration feedback while typing anyway?
Nick - July 1, 2009 at 11:16am
I don't care too much for the feedback when I'm typing, but I actually would like it when I select an app to open it, or for things that are similar to that.
Dev - July 1, 2009 at 11:17am
What I want to see is some changes to the UI, maybe some themes and the ability to customize the iPhone and make it you're own without having to jailbreak it.. They didn't change the UI or even the physical appearance of the phone, it's like a slap to the face.. You're iPhone is just another phone in the sea of iPhones.. It needs personality!
Tony - July 1, 2009 at 11:21am
Good question "Normally, when a user interacts with a device such as a computer, he or she receives feedback when entering in data by feeling the keyboard keys move and generate resistance, and feeling the mouse button click when depressing it. For a user comfortable with such a system, typing on a non-moving touchscreen keyboard may feel uncomfortable or awkward, lacking the expected feedback. To compensate for this, devices with haptic feedback use small vibrations to let the user know when each keystroke is entered." I tried it on the samsung and it made the touchscreen feel like a keyboard. I must say I wish the Iphone had it, but I guess it wont since it would have to vibrate under the screen and not the whole phone.
Rajiv - July 1, 2009 at 1:33pm
No, the iPhone vibrates when you are in the "moving app icons around on the Springboard" mode. I suppose it's just meant to let you know you're in that mode.
Dev - July 1, 2009 at 9:51am
Some of you people don't seem to get it.. If you update to 3.1, you will not be able to unlock your phone, but you will be always be able to jailbreak it (granted you did a USB dump) If unlocking your new iPhone is important to you, I suggest waiting until Dev-Team comes out with a way to update to 3.1 without updating your modem firmware. And as they stated before, a 3GS jailbreak has not been released because they are waiting until more people have a 3GS. Patience is a virtue..
Nick - July 1, 2009 at 10:13am
I don't need to unlock my iPhone so as long as I can update and still jailbreak it I'm good.
Dev - July 1, 2009 at 10:22am
Yea, you'll always be able to jailbreak it. Just make sure you prep for it by doing a USB dump (tutorials are available on this site) and you're golden.
Nick - July 1, 2009 at 11:13am
Sounds great! I'm going to have to hurry up and prepare with the USB dump for when the jailbreak is available.
M_thoroughbred - July 1, 2009 at 9:15am
Oops I meant AT&T profile update 4.2
M_thoroughbred - July 1, 2009 at 9:12am
I would imagine that when the fw 3.1 is released it would activate the long awaited mms feature. If you notice AT&T profile has been updated to 4.1. Making it hard for jailbroken iPhones on AT&T network not to update.
Nick - July 1, 2009 at 9:34am
You can only hope that the carrier update will enable MMS and Tethering on the iPhones. I'm starting to get really irritated about not being able to send and receive MMS when my phone is fully capable of it now.
Dev - July 1, 2009 at 9:56am
Seeing as we already have full use of MMS and Tethering here in Canada, AT&T can't be far off.. I am 99% sure that the next update will enable it for you guys.
Nick - July 1, 2009 at 12:51am
I'm happy to see that apple added the save as a copy feature when editing videos. I hope they eventually add the ability to cut out middle segments of the videos and a stack copy and paste so you can do more than one item at a time, I mean why not use the 3gs added ram and processing power.
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Kyle Flanagan - July 1, 2009 at 12:46am
I'm not at all surprised to see a baseband update in OS 3.1. Everything else in this update would amount to hogwash similar to 2.2.1. Looks like those misfits consider Dev Team a worthy opponent / adversary. May Dev win this race :)
Dragonista - July 1, 2009 at 12:35am
Dev-Team is there any way you guys can release the jailbreak for the 3GS? dont this prove that the hole is patched? i just cant see why wait to release the jailbreak anymore thanks all your hard work and dedication!
Jeff - July 1, 2009 at 8:06am
Love to see it happen now! Had the 2G and decided to get the 3GS last week on the idea that the DEV Team would have this all set. I have one APP I run that needs the JB but also like Winterboard to have some options. MAYBE they or GEOHOLZ will release something? http://blog.iphone-dev.org/
ricardo - June 30, 2009 at 10:29pm
great there goes apple seeding out a new firmware. lmao. locking the 3gs even more . if any iphone 3g folks with ultra snow installed updates to the new firmware please grab ur hand slap ur self and call urself an idiot, cuz u wont be able to unlock ur phone for a while.
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