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  • iPhone SDK 3.2 beta Released for Devs


    Apple's iPhone Dev Center (for registered iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad developers) now has the iPhone SDK 3.2 beta for download. The firmware itself is not available as a direct download.

    The release notes are interesting, specifically "iPhone OS 3.2 does not support iPhone and iPod touch devices. It runs only on iPad."

    There's a lot new in the 3.2 OS, much of which was seen in the iPad video on Apple's iPad page. Some new pieces of interest:
    • Popovers - The little dropdown popup menu you see in the iPad screenshots and videos. A menu pops up in it's own little HUD with options.
    • Split Views With a larger screen, you can now split the content views easier in the iPad.
    • External Display Support Yup, with specific cables. More accessory market for Apple! The iPad can be hooked up to external displays (presumably at least TV's, most likely monitors as well) when you buy a specific cable, and the iPad then acts as a tablet-like input for the display.
    • Gesture Recognizers - All your typical iPhone gestures are supported like pinch, drag, tap, long press, etc - and some new ones like rotate.
    • Custom Font Support - Applications on the iPad can choose to include and use their own custom fonts rather than the one of the system fonts.
    • File-Sharing Support - Applications on the iPad can make certain files shareable, and when you hook the iPad to a computer, you'll see an external device much like your iPod does now, where you can browse files (very necessary for iWork stuff!).

    Thanks to MMi user ~Steve Jobs~ for sending us the tip. Whoa, is it really you, Steve? ha
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iPhone SDK 3.2 beta Released for Devs started by Kyle Matthews View original post
    Comments 53 Comments
    1. mudslag's Avatar
      mudslag -
      ohh "Custom Font Support", really custom fonts, soooo F'ing what. Apple has a little 1984 attitude when it comes to their products.
    1. southfrisco's Avatar
      southfrisco -
      Now I reread the article and count me as confused too. Still it doesn't mean they won't come out with a new 3.+ firmware for iPhone/iPod users with some of the functions that the iPad has.
    1. aldech's Avatar
      aldech -
      only if the ipad had OSX and a camera,,,damnit apple...why? WHYYYY????
    1. tudtran's Avatar
      tudtran -
      What have happened to 4.0? I was looking forward to this the whole month.
    1. Thatskanyon's Avatar
      Thatskanyon -
      Quote Originally Posted by southfrisco View Post
      Now I reread the article and count me as confused too. Still it doesn't mean they won't come out with a new 3.+ firmware for iPhone/iPod users with some of the functions that the iPad has.
      Yeah, but I dont want some of the functions of iPad..all I want for the 3GS is multitasking... something that other smartphones have been doing for a while now... the only major company lagging behind is Apple.

      Yeah, theres a jailbreak and yea theres MultiFl0w.. but It would be great to have apple implement it on their OS... and why no iphone 4.0 SDK? who gives a **** about the ipad? I was following the live blogs for this pointless event for the iphone SDK for IPHONE..

      Also, I dont want iOS 3.2 on iphone.. we need a major UI change and other functions that smartphones should have..


      And yeah, another guy said it best... Jobs looked bored with it too lol... I checked it out on Youtube too lol!

      I thought that iPad was a device for women...
    1. tudtran's Avatar
      tudtran -
      I think Apple is gonna wait till April to unveil the new iPhone and OS 4.0
    1. cashyy's Avatar
      cashyy -
      I agree, this might not be apples best year if they don't release something better, I bet all the apple head will get it though :]
    1. jd1992's Avatar
      jd1992 -
      wait..wait..wait

      so this "iphone os" - isnt compatible with i/phone/pod ??

      apple makes great products- ****** LIMITS

      how the hell do you make a giant ipod and call it amazing no flash , id rather have my hacked iphone

      apple stop being such cheaps and give better features
    1. lolcats1's Avatar
      lolcats1 -
      Quote Originally Posted by JStraitiff View Post
      where have you been. everyone here has been enjoying backgrounder and kirikae type apps for years and you are still complaining?
      so we should have to constantly port over these types of apps to make up for apple's laziness?

      Quote Originally Posted by jd1992 View Post

      apple stop being such cheaps and give better features
      i'm quickly losing faith in apple. the android phones keep getting better, and they are realeased and improved so quickly, that the bar is constantly being pushed upwards. i'm guessing that this fall there won't be much reason to stick with iphone. nexus one is just the beginning...
    1. xxhorseriderxxx's Avatar
      xxhorseriderxxx -
      I'll keep this brief

      [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTzhXMbOWHE&feature=related]YouTube - MadTV - Ad: iPad[/ame]
    1. rockjohn's Avatar
      rockjohn -
      ahahahhahahahahaahaahahah
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      Quote Originally Posted by lolcats1 View Post
      so we should have to constantly port over these types of apps to make up for apple's laziness?



      i'm quickly losing faith in apple. the android phones keep getting better, and they are realeased and improved so quickly, that the bar is constantly being pushed upwards. i'm guessing that this fall there won't be much reason to stick with iphone. nexus one is just the beginning...
      Have you ever stopped to actually think about the consequences of Apple porting all of the apps and tweaks from the jailbreak community?

      For Apple to incorporate all of these things, it requires more work, more employees, longer development time. The consequence for us, HIGHER PRICES ! It cost money to add these things. You have to pay someone else to do the work. Maybe Apple is thinking, there is no need to add these features, the jailbreak community is so strong we know they will have these tweaks available.

      Apples policy has really been Less is More, Keeping it Simple.
    1. jaminmc's Avatar
      jaminmc -
      Quote Originally Posted by xxhorseriderxxx View Post
      I'll keep this brief

      YouTube - MadTV - Ad: iPad
      LOL!!!! Too bad youtube cut out the song at the end....

      Just a thought... Was that skit done before Apple Trademarked iPad? Could Mad TV sue apple????

      Quote Originally Posted by Melech518 View Post
      Maybe Apple is thinking, there is no need to add these features, the jailbreak community is so strong we know they will have these tweaks available.

      Apples policy has really been Less is More, Keeping it Simple.
      Then why do the change the iBoot so you can't jailbreak the 3Gs on newer models(Without being tethered)???

      I am sure they have had tons of returns and bad press just from that.

      I am so glad I have a week 34 3Gs with 32 Gigs... I just wish I didn't update my Baseband... I guess you got to learn the hard way
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      Just look at the date on the vid, Sept.23, 2007. And no, they have no grounds to sue.
    1. crewxp's Avatar
      crewxp -
      so the next IPHONE os wont actually work on an IPHONE?

      So much for an i'phone' os.
    1. adsonjustin's Avatar
      adsonjustin -
      lol xxhorseriderxxx
    1. klouud's Avatar
      klouud -
      I think that the iPad will mostly affect the iPhone/Touch community in a positive way by shedding more light on the line of devices and bringing more people in.

      I also think it is a really cool concept item - nothing more.

      Like it has been said before - if you want a high powered, portable, cost effective computer, go with a netbook.

      tim
    1. swaneon's Avatar
      swaneon -
      with the external display--7D field monitor!
    1. Garage Battle's Avatar
      Garage Battle -
      Let me toss in my $3.50:



      I will make a guess as of now, that what we have been shown at the keynote today is a taste, merely a glimpse of a building with bare walls. But, I believe it all to be a game of smoke and mirrors.

      What Apple has planned is greater than what they have shown, and why is that? We have seen no new OS, no slick tricks. Why not? Where is OS 4.0? They cant give everything away now. Not before the next iPhone is released. Not before OS 4.0 is announced. If so, what would there be left to show?

      They know they are 60-90 days out from release. That kind of lead times gives competitors a LOT of time to catch up, and thats what you will see happen. Instead, show people something, underwhelm them, then after everyone thinks they have it figured out, change the game again.

      Steve is disciplined, as is Apple. Repeated failures of flash on news articles during the presentation....for christ sakes, zoomed in on failures. Its foreshadowing, and you all are slightly ignorant for not seeing through it.

      Flash is a bastard. Its resource hungry, memory hungry. Apple will let it out, but not before OS 4.0.
    1. batesicNEWS's Avatar
      batesicNEWS -
      Pissed!!!! It's really a big Ipod Touch. Definitely not magically. Wouldn't agree that it's the best way to browse the web either. Not the full experience when there are little ? mark boxes all over the web page.