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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. ninthchamber99's Avatar
      ninthchamber99 -
      What does A2DP stand for?
    1. JazJon's Avatar
      JazJon -
      Quote Originally Posted by ninthchamber99 View Post
      What does A2DP stand for?
      [ame=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bluetooth_profile]Bluetooth profile - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia[/ame]

      Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP)
    1. ninthchamber99's Avatar
      ninthchamber99 -
      Quote Originally Posted by JazJon View Post
      Bluetooth profile - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

      Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP)
      Oh, ok. I did not know this by the specific name. Now that I realize what it is, I too am mad that us 2G users are getting hosed. I knew I should have gotten a 3G for my birthday. Guess I will wait for the new phone, if there is one.
    1. pakijawan's Avatar
      pakijawan -
      nice stuff,so the only thing iphone is now missing is bluetooth transfer and paring right? and then iphone video-cam,nice so iphone is going to be near perfect soon.
    1. JazJon's Avatar
      JazJon -
      Quote Originally Posted by pakijawan View Post
      nice stuff,so the only thing iphone is now missing is bluetooth transfer and paring right? and then iphone video-cam,nice so iphone is going to be near perfect soon.
      Video-Cam is a must ! I love Qik, and Cycorder. They are so close to the perfect mobile device.
    1. Om3r's Avatar
      Om3r -
      as the MMS features will be included in text messaging. Do we will get charged for the MMS from the provider if we have unlimited texting?
    1. LGgeek's Avatar
      LGgeek -
      Quote Originally Posted by JazJon View Post
      Very True (huge thanks) but yes I'm probably lie'n to myself if I say I wouldn't jailbreak even with most of my wish list complete.What bugs me the most right now is they didn't add the ability to record video? Does anyone have a logical guess to why Apple is anti video recording?
      yes weird especially sine we know it's possible since cycorder/iphonerecorder have been around for a while in JB world.
    1. JazJon's Avatar
      JazJon -
      Someone replied to my complaint about no Video recording feature in a post I made on Engadget. They have a good point. (sounds promising) What does everyone think?

      "A video recorder app might be possible with the new API. There was mention of video/audio streaming. A video recorder is not currently possible because the API doesnt give enough control over the camera functions. You might actually find a video recorder on the app store soon."

      http://getsatisfaction.com/qik/topic..._appstore_this
    1. KStryker's Avatar
      KStryker -
      Quote Originally Posted by Taz1981 View Post
      Apple iPhone OS 3.0 Announcement: Live Blog - AppScout
      live update of what is being said about iphone 3.0
      Thanks for that information...very informative.

      Quote Originally Posted by Om3r View Post
      as the MMS features will be included in text messaging. Do we will get charged for the MMS from the provider if we have unlimited texting?
      Why would you, mms and sms are basically the same service. If you have unlimited, you shouldn't worry.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Quote Originally Posted by KStryker View Post
      Why would you, mms and sms are basically the same service. If you have unlimited, you shouldn't worry.
      That is so far wide of the mark. In the UK we have been using MMS for years and it is ALWAYS charged separately as it uses a completely different transport mechanism.
    1. tellytel's Avatar
      tellytel -
      So there was no talk of a new iPhone? Just a softwAre upgrade?
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      That's all it was supposed to be.
    1. reeko's Avatar
      reeko -
      Quote Originally Posted by confucious View Post
      That is so far wide of the mark. In the UK we have been using MMS for years and it is ALWAYS charged separately as it uses a completely different transport mechanism.
      Exactly.

      Just to calrify:

      An MMS: uses your cellular data network, takes an image, crops it to the right resolution for the desired carrier and charges you per MMS you send.

      An e-mail: sends the full, uncropped, unedited image for FREE.


      MMS is a step backwards in my eyes. Even with unlimited data you can bet that carriers will be making off of each MMS sent
    1. KStryker's Avatar
      KStryker -
      Quote Originally Posted by reeko View Post
      Exactly.

      Just to calrify:

      An MMS: uses your cellular data network, takes an image, crops it to the right resolution for the desired carrier and charges you per MMS you send.

      An e-mail: sends the full, uncropped, unedited image for FREE.


      MMS is a step backwards in my eyes. Even with unlimited data you can bet that carriers will be making off of each MMS sent
      The iPhone comes with unlimited data...so why would that be an issue? I've been with AT&T for several years now, and having both unlimited data, and unlimited text, when sending MMS...there should be no worries.
    1. buddyisonfire's Avatar
      buddyisonfire -
      Quote Originally Posted by KStryker View Post
      The iPhone comes with unlimited data...so why would that be an issue? I've been with AT&T for several years now, and having both unlimited data, and unlimited text, when sending MMS...there should be no worries.
      It sounds to me that you have no idea what you're talking about and you're only making assumptions. Multimedia messages are sent through data but if ATT feels like being a ***** they can charge for whatever they want. I'm not saying that we will have to pay for MMS, but there's no guarantee that we won't.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Everyone in Europe does - but you could be luckyAT&T might decide to be different and not charge you....
    1. ajl917's Avatar
      ajl917 -
      Im not worried about AT&T charging for MMS as much as I am them charging for tethering if they allow it. With me getting a laptop soon, Im looking to tether it, but I could definitely see AT&T going crazy with the prices...
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      In the UK T-Mobile charge an extra 5 (approx $7.25) for the plan that allows tethering as opposed to the one that doesn't. It also allows a higher data cap (unlimited in the UK doesn't mean unlimited) of 3Gb as opposed to 1Gb for the plan that does not allow tethering.
    1. spikedfo's Avatar
      spikedfo -
      OS 3.0 looks pretty great...
    1. bhz1's Avatar
      bhz1 -
      Quote Originally Posted by KStryker View Post
      The iPhone comes with unlimited data...so why would that be an issue? I've been with AT&T for several years now, and having both unlimited data, and unlimited text, when sending MMS...there should be no worries.
      I also have unlimited text on ATT but I pay EXTRA for it. I'm sure this is what they will do for MMS.

      The other day I found myself lamenting the cost of technology given that there are 5 of us in teh family, all into technology one way or another. I used to moan and complain when my 3 teens each had to purchase their own copy of a PC game in order to play together online. I felt there should be some sort of "family plan". But there isnt, and it became a choice, They got very selective about games, usually one would buy it first and if it seemed great, one or two of the others would purchase it.

      I think we all got used to considering technological advancements rights, and in some ways they should be. You cant get through school without a computer, if you have a few kids, you need more than one if they want to get work done before midnight. I cant imagine living without a cellphone given that there are very few pay phones around anymore (at least in my part of the US) However, having SMS is also what I would consider a 21st century necessity,but MMS is a "nice to have" as is internet (unless you dont have a computer).

      I digress a bit to make a point. As the apps get more involved, the time involved increases proabaly exponentially. Either the developers are doing this as a "hobby" or as their full time means of support. In either case, as the time element goes up, a hobbiest dev, does have a day job and a life (well unless he or she is a 40 year old virgin living in their mother's basement) and if it a dev trying to earn a living, well he deserves to earn a living.

      I have a ton of free apps on my iPhone and my computer, but some are great and others are well, you get what you pay for. I also have a huge investment in purchased software as well. If its an absolutely essential app I must have do something specific, Il pay, if its something i need once or rarely use, Ill try and find a free trial or freeware and make do.

      What people need to realize is that in the early days of jailbreaking and Installer/Cydia, these apps were really BETA's, we reaped the benefit of using the apps to further the development of the software, and proof of concept. Now that there is a legitimate market of these devs to reap some rewards for their hard work, some of you begrudge them. Seriously these apps for the most part are CHEAP as compared to purchased software for a PC or Mac. Its still a bargain in my book.