Mar 18

iphone-os-30-previewAs we announced previously, Apple has presented yesterday his latest iPhone version 3.0 who’s inculding 100 new features. Hit the break to see a short list of the biggest updates of the iPhone 3.0 OS.

Some of the features:

• Full landscape keyboard support across all key applications.

• Cut, copy, and paste! Works between applications.

• MMS support, along with added ability to forward and delete individual or groups of messages.

• Push notification support.

• Integrated option to mail multiple photos straight from a photo album.

• Note synchronization. iPhone notes will be able to be synched up with Macs or PCs through iTunes.

• Shake-to-shuffle music playing support (a la iPod Nano).

• Wi-Fi auto login.

• Stereo Bluetooth support.

• Overall enhanced Bluetooth capability. Will now be able to connect to someone else via Bluetooth and transmit contact info, play games, or share any other kind of information.

• Peer-to-Peer connectivity

• Auto-fill support.

• New global phone search, called Spotlight. Located to the left of the first page (you’ll finger-flick left to find it). Will allow you to search everything on your phone.

• Expanded Stocks app with news headlines and detailed market info.

• Added support for CalDAV and .ics subscriptions with Calendar app.

• New Voice Memos application that lets you easily record and share voice notes to yourself.

• Native Meebo IM support.

• Turn-by-Turn Directions

• A thousand updates to the developer SDK, including support for in-app e-mail, proximity sensor, streaming audio and video, shake API, and more. Details for programmers here.

iPhone OS 3.0 is available for beta testing now. It will be out for iPhone 3G and 1st Gen owners in Summer free of charge. However, iPod Touch users will be charged $9.95 for the update. and down side is some of the new features like A2DP stereo Bluetooth and MMS would not be available in 1st Gen iPhones because of hardware limitations.

Tethering is not yet announced for iPhone OS 3. During Q&A session tethering question was addressed by saying: We’re supporting tethering in the client side, we’re building that support in. We’re working with our carriers around the world. We are building that support in.

Watch the iPhone 3.0 presentation here.

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7 Responses to “iPhone 3.0 Features”

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  2. Scottie C Says:

    Hey there !

    A friend gave me a link to trial the beta ‘developers’ release of the 3.0 software.
    I installed it to my phone via itunes, and now it won’t let me activate it because I’m not a developer (screen said in itunes). My phone is locked on emergency calls only.

    Can anyone please advise where to go from here?

    Thanks in advance,
    Scottie

  3. Stu Says:

    “some of the new features like A2DP stereo Bluetooth and MMS would not be available in 1st Gen iPhones because of hardware limitations”

    So if there are hardware limitations why can I send and receive MMS messages with Swirly?

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  6. jamie Says:

    disconect you computer from the internet than plug your phone back in if this wont work restore it with 3.0 but stay disconected it will activate

  7. PJ Says:

    @ stu
    My thoughts exactly!

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