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  • 3.0 June 17th. Or Today.


    3.0 chatter has been going on a while now (and is already jailbroken and officially has Cydia ready and released for it, you faithful hackery types), and WWDC marked the official date announcement - June 17th (pf.edit, thanks guys - not the 19th). Developers were given out the gold master today - bye bye betas.

    We've already been over most of the 3.0 improvements, and Apple tossed us a couple bones as well:
    • MMS supported from 29 carriers as of game day, although AT&T will get that to us "later this summer". Thanks, AT&T.
    • Safari has got some solid speed increases - JavaScript 3x faster, HTML 5 support, HTTP streaming a/v, and auto-fill (nice).
    • Tethering supported from 22 carriers. Of course AT&T won't be on that list, but are sure they'll get to it soon.
    • You can now RENT and PURCHASE movies from the iPhone through iTunes, including audiobooks.

    iPod Touch users save your pennies - the upgrade will be free for iPhone users, but $9.95 for iPod Touch folks, same as 2.0 was.

    gizmodo
    This article was originally published in forum thread: 3.0 June 17th. Or Today. started by Kyle Matthews View original post
    Comments 629 Comments
    1. liv2wrshp's Avatar
      liv2wrshp -
      I haven't upgraded my phone yet. I guess I'll be content with my unlocked 2.2.1 1st gen Phone.
    1. ashad0509's Avatar
      ashad0509 -
      I'm doing the update right now on mine, from beta 5.

      Is there anything different in restoring to this release instead of updating?
      Performance improvements or anything?
    1. guitar40ne's Avatar
      guitar40ne -
      well I dont think its smart either way if you have an unlock of any kind. Luckily for me im on ATT. and well 3.0 works nice and smooth. Just a bit snappier than the betas, and i got that nice little percentage icon at-top. Whats most important is for the apps with push notification to come out. I believe thats the major reason for 3.0. So there really is no need to upgrade to 3.0 just yet, unless you want to be ready
    1. Iphone_Reloaded's Avatar
      Iphone_Reloaded -
      il stick with my 221 for now until att gets their **** together! whats the point of ugrading if i cant even send mms.
    1. ashad0509's Avatar
      ashad0509 -
      How did you get yours to be a percentage? I haven't found it.

      and did you update to this release or restore
    1. guitar40ne's Avatar
      guitar40ne -
      honestly i dont know how i got it to show the percentage. I just did an update to the release. Sorry i cant help :/
      Im running on an iphone 3g. this could just be for the 3g for now but who knows
    1. tsunami78's Avatar
      tsunami78 -
      Ok, so after upgrading to the 3.0 GM, has anyone else noticed that the absurd backup times have returned??? I restored from backup after upgrading my FW, and I'm trying to do my first sync, and it's still backing up after 25 minutes. It hasn't even begun to resync my music and apps. Don't tell me this is 2.0 all over again...
    1. guitar40ne's Avatar
      guitar40ne -
      yes tsunami same was happening to me too. but after the first one it did it quicker. not as quick though....
    1. ashad0509's Avatar
      ashad0509 -
      Quote Originally Posted by guitar40ne View Post
      honestly i dont know how i got it to show the percentage. I just did an update to the release. Sorry i cant help :/
      Im running on an iphone 3g. this could just be for the 3g for now but who knows
      I don't think its the 3G thing, I have a 3G and its not showing it. Thanks anyway. I might do a restore and see if its faster. The GM is definitely faster than any of the betas though. And I don't see any bugs right now.

      The "store" setting is updated and it looks a lot nicer than it did before.

      The "store" setting is updated and it looks a lot nicer than it did before.
    1. adsonjustin's Avatar
      adsonjustin -
      sweet!!! Awesomeness!!!! 
    1. kofman13's Avatar
      kofman13 -
      Ok among this plethora of posts this is what i understand so far. There is no way to really use the iphone 3G with 3.0 GM on t-mobile as the baseband is upgraded... now what i want to clarify is..
      I have a 2g iphone as well laying around somewhere.. if I slap 3.0 on it, is it possible to unlock/jailbreak it? im kind of confused about the 2g as there are so may different posts. thanks
    1. alpawa's Avatar
      alpawa -
      Quote Originally Posted by call_me_ant View Post
      Will all the updates (tweaks) work on all previous models of the iphone? I have an 2G iphone. Will I get turn by turn gps?
      Sorry dude, your iphone does not have GPS capability... You should get the new 3G S...
    1. guitar40ne's Avatar
      guitar40ne -
      Quote Originally Posted by kofman13 View Post
      Ok among this plethora of posts this is what i understand so far. There is no way to really use the iphone 3G with 3.0 GM on t-mobile as the baseband is upgraded... now what i want to clarify is..
      I have a 2g iphone as well laying around somewhere.. if I slap 3.0 on it, is it possible to unlock/jailbreak it? im kind of confused about the 2g as there are so may different posts. thanks
      Well there is no official unlock/jailbreak for 2g yet. No its not possible just yet. I say you keep it and unlock it on 2.2.1 and sell it to someone that wants an iphone on tmobile or whatever for big cash to get the new one
    1. iCory19's Avatar
      iCory19 -
      Ive downloaded the goldmaster copy but every time I get it, it's in a folder and no actual ipsw is found. What file do I have to change and how do I update my phone. Thanks
    1. kofman13's Avatar
      kofman13 -
      Quote Originally Posted by guitar40ne View Post
      Well there is no official unlock/jailbreak for 2g yet. No its not possible just yet. I say you keep it and unlock it on 2.2.1 and sell it to someone that wants an iphone on tmobile or whatever for big cash to get the new one
      i see... but i saw people in this thread saying they upgraded and their 2g is still unlocked and jail broken....
    1. Chefanim's Avatar
      Chefanim -
      Ive read on another forum that if we do the 'Update' option rather than the 'restore' option, the 2G on Tmobile will still work. Can anyone confirm this?
    1. jakemetal's Avatar
      jakemetal -
      yes but u can only make calls through the emergency call screen
    1. Chefanim's Avatar
      Chefanim -
      Quote Originally Posted by jakemetal View Post
      yes but u can only make calls through the emergency call screen
      Thats no good, anyway to have it still activated?
    1. iCory19's Avatar
      iCory19 -
      Ugh, I dont know why I am having a problem. I downloaded a version from SB and The megaupload and both download as a folder and when I try to change the file name it doesnt change to the .ipsw. I am running on a Mac. Anyone know?
    1. ashad0509's Avatar
      ashad0509 -
      Quote Originally Posted by iCory19 View Post
      Ugh, I dont know why I am having a problem. I downloaded a version from SB and The megaupload and both download as a folder and when I try to change the file name it doesnt change to the .ipsw. I am running on a Mac. Anyone know?
      Don't download them with Safari...Safari is unzipping the ipsw when its done downloading automatically...

      Use firefox and it will be fine