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  • iPhone 3.0 Announced and Detailed. Everything you wanted except Flash.


    We've known the 3.0 iPhone firmware announcement was coming for a few days now. Today at the Apple town hall event, details were released... and they are glorious.

    Coming "this summer," iPhone OS 3.0 will have over 100 new features, including some ones we've been asking for quite a while.

    Here's the highlights:

    Copy/Paste.


    (image care of to Gizmodo)

    Copy/Paste FINALLY arrives in full Apple-implemented regalia. It will work in all apps (whose devs allow it) and is activated by double-tapping the screen, then dragging either way in the text to expand the selection. Cross-application copy/paste will work fine unless app devs specifically disallow it. Oh - and it works with photos as well.

    Spotlight. Search anything.


    (image care of to Engadget)

    Including Mail. At the moment you'll only be able to search message headers, not content - although that may come later. And you'll be able to search ANY local data, whether in an Apple application or AppStore app.

    MMS

    Complete. Working. MMS.

    Landscape keyboard.

    This will work in Mail, Notes, etc.

    3G Tethering.

    We've been the main host for all jailbreak iPhone tethering applications, and Apple is now introducing an official way of doing so as well. Tethering allows you to use your iPhone's data connection with your laptop or computer for full net on the computer.

    Stereo Bluetooth Audio.

    Connect any Bluetooth audio device that supports stereo, and your iPhone will blast two-channel goodness right into your wireless ears.

    Sync your Notes with iTunes.

    Automatically get those Notes to your computer, instead of having to email them each time you want them local.

    Turn by turn GPS directions.

    xGPS, hosted by ModMyi and created by xWaves, has already filled the turn by turn GPS hunger for us jailbreakers, and Apple is now announcing the same feature built right into OS 3.0.

    In-app Purchasing.

    Developers can now sell items directly through their apps (kinda like some of those Mafia apps already sneakily do) using features in the new SDK that will be shipping for 3.0. (Developers already have access to test it out!)

    Push Notification.

    Promised months and months and months ago... Apple is finally delivering on Push notification for your device come OS 3.0.


    Whew... there's even more features (check out Apple's event video for more info), but the good news is this - there's a lot coming in the summer.

    via Apple, Gizmodo, Engadget
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iPhone 3.0 Announced and Detailed. Everything you wanted except Flash. started by Kyle Matthews View original post
    Comments 335 Comments
    1. PAKIS-RULEZ's Avatar
      PAKIS-RULEZ -
      Quote Originally Posted by confucious View Post
      So, Apple wanting to make money is wrong?
      You'd rather they didn't make money and went out of business?
      Or do you think money just comes from your parents?

      naw its just they are sneaky greedy ppl. microsoft is not like that at all.. they come out with upgrades in many ways but keep the price at a affordable level and reasonable.

      its not about going out of business.. its how they demand and tries to take control of its users thats wat makes me hate apple. putting out their pricing and selling expensive stuff its kind of over doing. we all are not rich like you u know. at least i am not. :P i had to sacrifice 5 weeks of fun time just to buy 3g iphone lol...

      nothing against ya.. you have your point i have mine.
      all i am saying is pricing should be reasonable thats all.!
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Microsoft pricing is reasonable?

      Yeah, right!
    1. PAKIS-RULEZ's Avatar
      PAKIS-RULEZ -
      Quote Originally Posted by confucious View Post
      Microsoft pricing is reasonable?

      Yeah, right!
      its true my friend. microsoft you get free

      apple you don't get free even if you do its pain in *** to install in your pc when u hack it... plus that MAC OSX is worthless... only useful for handful stuff.... and now days pc can do hi end audio and video editing.. so think again... :P
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Microsoft OS's have never been free - do yopui meanm you can steal them?
    1. Happy Noodle Boy's Avatar
      Happy Noodle Boy -
      Quote Originally Posted by confucious View Post
      Microsoft pricing is reasonable?

      Yeah, right!
      Microsoft pricing has never been an issue. Especially for OS. the most expensive one (Ultimate) is $179 which isn't that much more than Leopard and even then why skim out on the OS which is the FOUNDATION of all the software/apps/games you'll be using? Home Premium is $99 and these are NewEgg prices. If you're in college or any other institution with access to software, chances are you can get it for even cheaper. I paid $20 for Vista Home Premium and $25 for Office 2007 through school, if that isn't reasonable I don't know what reasonable means then.

      If you count "beta" as an OS, then Windows 7 is free right now.
    1. ajl917's Avatar
      ajl917 -
      Quote Originally Posted by confucious View Post
      Microsoft pricing is reasonable?

      Yeah, right!
      What are you talking about? PC is general is much much cheaper than Macs. For proof, watch the new PC commercials where the woman goes shopping. These commercials are exactly what Windows/Microsoft has been trying to do all along...
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Now try the same thing with Linux
    1. dsg's Avatar
      dsg -
      Ah good to see the fight between Mac and Pc is still raging

      I purchased the Mac OS X v10.5.6 Leopard Family Pack(That's Five Licenses)for 126 about $180 and considering I don't have the ability to purchase through a school I thought it was a pretty good deal
    1. PAKIS-RULEZ's Avatar
      PAKIS-RULEZ -
      Quote Originally Posted by dsg View Post
      Ah good to see the fight between Mac and Pc is still raging

      I purchased the Mac OS X v10.5.6 Leopard Family Pack(That's Five Licenses)for 126 about $180 and considering I don't have the ability to purchase through a school I thought it was a pretty good deal
      not bad price.

      but in NYC if you are in cuny or suny system for a year or more you get every thing free including server2008 just need to know how to talk to ppl who are in that department. also those are consider student license.
      on top of that you can go to library and copy the serial # from their pc lolzzzz so you got xp pro for free!! download a xp pro OEM from torrents or some other source you get free and the key in library is enterprise license meaning install it many time you want lol

      n now you tell me how you can get MAC OSX :P

      my friend MAC is way behind in turms of cost and ppl's love to it. only dumb ppl like mac OSX wasting on money in which they won't get anything out of except audio or video editing power other selected apps. other then that you tell me if your mac OSX can run world wide softwares and games!

      so i suggest to all its better to get a windows then mac
      yes macs are slim and all that sexy looking but look in market now u can get same thing for lesser money!

      most of the ppl buy mac to show off that they bought a mac (this is a fact!){look deep with in you n find your reason lol) i hate those type of ppl. there are few in my work place and they act like they richer or something lol i tell em on their face you r an ***

      macs are for ppl who don't know about computers! if you want tru power of computers you know what you should get
      and even now macs copied the right click option to MAC OS :P

      macs are using Intel processors so ppl can dual boot... with xp or other 3rd party os how lame it can get. trying to beet Microsoft in the sales lol.. it wont support x64 bit OS and their systems not powerful enough for games :P

      in terms of OS for windows and MAC yes you can get MS for free there are many ways... lol

      MAC i wouldn't even wana buy it... neither look for a crack version its no use to me.
      i have never bought a single OS in my life lol

      i don't know why you ppl are in love with MAC so much lol
      ppl its one of those times to think and get your head together.

      1 facts
      2 facts
      3 facts :P


      these are just my opinions rest is up to you ppl i showed the right path up to you ppl to walk on it or not
    1. ZipZapp's Avatar
      ZipZapp -
      I resisted moving up to a 3G phone until just 3 weeks ago but I am glad I did.

      I loved my 2G 2.2.1 phone, but I never got more than 2 bars at home. In addition the 2G signal over the last 6 months had gone from stong to very weak (a deliberate act by AT&T). So I was paying for service I really was not getting.

      My 3G phone gets 5 bars at home and a strong 3G signal....I cannot explain this other than believing that the hardware is better.

      My 3G is more stable, lighter, the sound is louder, and its nice to finally be able to get 3G speeds when downloading videos etc... 2G is just too slow.

      If you are still on a 2G I would recommend upgrading.

      The OS3 sounds like a decent upgrade but if I cannot use the browser as I would on any Windows Mobile device, then I say that Apple has left out critical features yet again. Flash, Mpeg etc are must haves.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Quote Originally Posted by ZipZapp View Post
      My 3G phone gets 5 bars at home and a strong 3G signal....I cannot explain this other than believing that the hardware is better.
      Or that there is a 3G mast outputting more power in your area than the 2G mast.

      Reception will vary a lot from area to area.
    1. w4r10rd's Avatar
      w4r10rd -
      Cant wait for it xD

      But (as usual)

      Quote Originally Posted by sayam View Post
      Okay... Where's bluetooth I love this update anyways
      I'd love they would let us send pics, ringtones and other stuff over bt... Maybe in 3.01 xD
    1. dsg's Avatar
      dsg -
      Quote Originally Posted by PAKIS-RULEZ View Post
      not bad price.

      but in NYC if you are in cuny or suny system for a year or more you get every thing free including server2008 just need to know how to talk to ppl who are in that department. also those are consider student license.
      on top of that you can go to library and copy the serial # from their pc lolzzzz so you got xp pro for free!! download a xp pro OEM from torrents or some other source you get free and the key in library is enterprise license meaning install it many time you want lol

      n now you tell me how you can get MAC OSX :P

      my friend MAC is way behind in turms of cost and ppl's love to it. only dumb ppl like mac OSX wasting on money in which they won't get anything out of except audio or video editing power other selected apps. other then that you tell me if your mac OSX can run world wide softwares and games!

      so i suggest to all its better to get a windows then mac
      yes macs are slim and all that sexy looking but look in market now u can get same thing for lesser money!

      most of the ppl buy mac to show off that they bought a mac (this is a fact!){look deep with in you n find your reason lol) i hate those type of ppl. there are few in my work place and they act like they richer or something lol i tell em on their face you r an ***

      macs are for ppl who don't know about computers! if you want tru power of computers you know what you should get
      and even now macs copied the right click option to MAC OS :P

      macs are using Intel processors so ppl can dual boot... with xp or other 3rd party os how lame it can get. trying to beet Microsoft in the sales lol.. it wont support x64 bit OS and their systems not powerful enough for games :P

      in terms of OS for windows and MAC yes you can get MS for free there are many ways... lol

      MAC i wouldn't even wana buy it... neither look for a crack version its no use to me.
      i have never bought a single OS in my life lol

      i don't know why you ppl are in love with MAC so much lol
      ppl its one of those times to think and get your head together.

      1 facts
      2 facts
      3 facts :P


      these are just my opinions rest is up to you ppl i showed the right path up to you ppl to walk on it or not
      Why don't you buy a windows mobile as well then there all singing and dancing too aren't they

      I look at my iPhone and love it, but I don't understand why Apple left out so much of the technology that was already available to them. where has your innovation gone Apple!!!
    1. Happy Noodle Boy's Avatar
      Happy Noodle Boy -
      Quote Originally Posted by PAKIS-RULEZ View Post
      not bad price.

      these are just my opinions rest is up to you ppl i showed the right path up to you ppl to walk on it or not
      If you want people to follow your opinion, the least you could do is not make it sound like a retarded 8 year old who just discovered what a keyboard is wrote it.
    1. PAKIS-RULEZ's Avatar
      PAKIS-RULEZ -
      Quote Originally Posted by Happy Noodle Boy View Post
      If you want people to follow your opinion, the least you could do is not make it sound like a retarded 8 year old who just discovered what a keyboard is wrote it.
      lol i guess then you r the 80 year old that read the whole story =)) and fell for it:P

      look who is calling retard look inside your self my friend. take it like a man not like a EDIT CPJR - Profanity crying deep inside and can't get over it.

      next time u call some one retard make sure the other person really is or he will chop ur *** off.
    1. acascio05's Avatar
      acascio05 -
      now all we need is at&t to have insurance for the iphone and we will have it made.....
    1. Happy Noodle Boy's Avatar
      Happy Noodle Boy -
      Quote Originally Posted by PAKIS-RULEZ View Post
      lol i guess then you r the 80 year old that read the whole story =)) and fell for it:P

      look who is calling retard look inside your self my friend. take it like a man not like a ***** crying deep inside and can't get over it.

      next time u call some one retard make sure the other person really is or he will chop ur *** off.
      Still not using that pesky shift key, I see. Let me help you with that.
    1. ZipZapp's Avatar
      ZipZapp -
      The mast might make a data difference but my cell signal is much improved.
    1. DoerrFan's Avatar
      DoerrFan -
      Quote Originally Posted by PAKIS-RULEZ View Post
      lol i guess then you r the 80 year old that read the whole story =)) and fell for it:P

      look who is calling retard look inside your self my friend. take it like a man not like a EDIT CPJR - Profanity crying deep inside and can't get over it.

      next time u call some one retard make sure the other person really is or he will chop ur *** off.
      Lets not talk about your non-existent IQ level considering your the one claiming to be "smart" while saying this good stuff to a moderator.
      Its clear you don't want to stay on these forums.
    1. thevmax's Avatar
      thevmax -
      I've had nothing but PROBLEMS since downloading and installing OS 3.0. Most functions did not initally work, i.e. App Store, Weather Channel, Weather, Itunes, Safari... I hard rebooted several times with lots of time in between. Finally functions started to come back...BUT WAIT?! WHAT'S THIS! OH NO! Try to get WiFi turned back on by going into Network only to find that it now takes 45 seconds to get network screen to come up. So I downloaded FREEMEMORY under the sneaking suspicion that OS 3.0 was sucking up memory better than my last girlfriend! AND I WAS RIGHT. Mem had splintered down to 1.67MB of free memory. VERY LATE last night most functions came back. Today things were running...with help from FREEMEMORY - until I left the iPhone alone with itself (never do this!) and WIFI had been turned off in some sort of sneaky way! I tried to go back in and turn it on, but you know these things have a mind of their own! So, YES REBECCA, a hard reboot in the A*& and finally WIFI was back on. I downloaded YELLOW PAGES MOBILE from APP Store and tried to run it. Once I selected Dominos Pizza a grid of many stores came up. Tapping on one near my house for directions...caused the wonderful OS 3.0 to go back to home screen with no info. Several more tries and OH NO MR BILL the system locked up. Remember Johnny Paycheck's song "Take this JOB and shove it"
      ...I will be re-releasing it as "Take this OS and shove it":
      and the title of this Thread should be re-named "iPhone 3.0 denounced and disturbed. Everything you didn't want including the flasher!"