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  • iPhone OS 3.0 - MMS, Copy/Paste, Turn-by-Turn, and much more Summer '09



    So it looks like the new OS for the iPhone will be showcased on March 17. Note, this doesn't mean it will be RELEASED next week. As to what the OS will bring, who knows but if it doesn't have push notifications I will be a very, very angry individual.

    [via Engadget]
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iPhone OS 3.0 - MMS, Copy/Paste, Turn-by-Turn, and much more Summer '09 started by Happy Noodle Boy View original post
    Comments 236 Comments
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      Features haven't even been leaked yet? In that case getting something like copy/paste still sounds too good to be true. Even with copy/paste I will not jump until I have a working xGPS on 3.0... I love it too much!

      Quote Originally Posted by santacruzlocal View Post
      I have a VERY bad feeling that some how it will be Anti-Break if that is possiable. I hope its not .... MMS would be nice, Video Recording, Tethering, and Copy and Paste.
      They have all tried to be anti-jailbreak. Every single one of them...
    1. powa's Avatar
      powa -
      Wow! but still, they gotta have flash!
    1. Taz1981's Avatar
      Taz1981 -
      how about an easy way to get my exchange mail. I still have to use the safari to check that mail.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Quote Originally Posted by Taz1981 View Post
      how about an easy way to get my exchange mail. I still have to use the safari to check that mail.
      err... Why? Exchange email synchs fine with the mail app and allows push email.

      As for 3.0 - will it actually run on existing iPhones or will it just be for the new iPhone?

      We're all just p!ssing in the wind at the moment.
    1. ares07's Avatar
      ares07 -
      As for 3.0 - will it actually run on existing iPhones or will it just be for the new iPhone.
      do you really think they will alienate MILLIONS of users, some with still more than one year on contract, by limiting 3.0 to the new iphone, breaking compability with appstore, etc etc??? lol...please...
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      If the new iPhone has a higher screen resolution and more power then it is a distinct possibility.
    1. ares07's Avatar
      ares07 -
      again...its NOT...alienating the current install base would KILL Apple´s efforts of growing in this sector...think...not alowing, at lis the 3G model, to upgrade would be a SUICIDE

      i seriously doubt we will see hardware improvements besides more RAM, more storage capacity and new camera this year...the software is KEY right now, and Iphone OS is falling behind in alot of stuff...the current hardware is capable of much more
    1. jesusdrkq's Avatar
      jesusdrkq -
      and it will be free for ipod touch?
    1. one1's Avatar
      one1 -
      I'll tell you what I want out of 3.0.

      I want all the Apple fanboys to NOT use it if it doesn't give a reasonable increase in usefulness. There is that large percentage of loyalists that will upgrade even if apple claims it will cause your phone to explode. These numbers keep them in the green on their stranglehold. If they put out another crappy update and it really did nothing except lock us out and NOBODY used it....... the message would be clear.
    1. ajl917's Avatar
      ajl917 -
      Quote Originally Posted by one1 View Post
      I'll tell you what I want out of 3.0.

      I want all the Apple fanboys to NOT use it if it doesn't give a reasonable increase in usefulness. There is that large percentage of loyalists that will upgrade even if apple claims it will cause your phone to explode. These numbers keep them in the green on their stranglehold. If they put out another crappy update and it really did nothing except lock us out and NOBODY used it....... the message would be clear.
      I get what you are saying, but you dont go from 2.2.1 to 3.0 for bug fixes. This has to be something good. 2.0 was the App Store, 3.0 is ________. We will see...
    1. cpjr's Avatar
      cpjr -
      Hope it's good stuff, but we'll see.

      And as someone else stated, even if the hardware is different they can still release 3.0 for everyone.......as they do with 3g and first-gen now.
    1. A Retired Mod's Avatar
      A Retired Mod -
      Only time will tell....I hope it has some major upgrades!!
    1. ZXMustang's Avatar
      ZXMustang -
      I just want landscape mode for texting. That would make it easier.
    1. Miro89's Avatar
      Miro89 -
      gr8, if it is way better than 2.x and it CAN be jailbreaked and unlocked
    1. Channan's Avatar
      Channan -
      Quote Originally Posted by ajl917 View Post
      I get what you are saying, but you dont go from 2.2.1 to 3.0 for bug fixes. This has to be something good. 2.0 was the App Store, 3.0 is ________. We will see...
      That's exactly what I was thinking. I think I said it in my previous post. The App Store was enough to release 2.0. I don't think copy and paste or video recording will cut it for 3.0. I hardly see MMS a reason to release 3.0. I thought maybe Flash would be a good enough reason, but it's really hard to see that coming, so the only thing I can think of is if Apple gives us a bunch of little things. So we might just see MMS, copy and paste, video recording, and a landscape keyboard in Text and Mail (though I don't want landscape keyboard and won't use copy and paste).

      So yeah, something big has to be coming. Because if not, it would just be called 2.3.
    1. lightmaster's Avatar
      lightmaster -
      I can't wait to see what they put in 3.0. I'm really hoping they incorporate themes, copy/paste, flash, etc. I hope they basically add all the features that keep us jailbreaking. I really don't see why they haven't added themes yet. Most people jailbreak solely for themes and most other phones have at least two or three themes to choose from.
    1. Happy Noodle Boy's Avatar
      Happy Noodle Boy -
      Themes would be a horrible mess to keep/update. You have thousands of app with more coming every day. Themes would either have to be updated non-stop or just not replace icons in which case what's the point.

      I could see them maybe allowing a wallpaper on the actual dock and maybe play around with the layout but you will not see full blown themes coming from Apple. It's a logistical nightmare.
    1. MetallicaFan1991's Avatar
      MetallicaFan1991 -
      I think the stock icons are the best icons, well some apps on App Store have horrible icons but thanks to WinterBoard the icon can be changed App Sniper, Monkey Ball,Twittelator Pro... etc to name a few.

      All though I would like Apple to out the ability to change colours of SMS bubbles and navigation bars. I hate that horrible blue/gray colour, I want dark blue or black. I'm hoping sooooooo much that Apple put in way to change the colours of navigation bars, to change from that blue colour when you press to go onto something, SMS bubbles and font etc. I think all these features are possible except I know Apple won't put them in.

      If the new iPhone isn't jailbreakable or unlockable, I definetly won't be buying it. Happy with my 1st gen.
    1. adsonjustin's Avatar
      adsonjustin -
      Awesome
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      So far no one has come up with anything that really excites me - all the things mentioned are just fixing the omissions that everyone has been moaning about since the first gen.

      My suggestion that 3.0 might not be compatible with the 3G iPhone is because, apart from the few minor improvements that hardly warrant a whole version number change, I, and apparently everyone else, cant think of anything major that can be improved.
      Maybe 3.0 will just give some of what has been asked for (does anyone believe we will get everything?) or do Apple have something up their sleeve?