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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. glennm's Avatar
      glennm -
      Does anyone actually have the full list of the 100 new features? It seems everywhere I look I only see about 10 of them. For example, can you select from different VM notification sounds in the sound settings?
    1. Happy Noodle Boy's Avatar
      Happy Noodle Boy -
      Quote Originally Posted by PAKIS-RULEZ View Post
      lolzzz i never said i was smart or above any other person just saying that the other mod called me retard and he is an a who tried to flame the topic in first place....
      You know what, I'm just going to start deleting your posts if you can't be bothered to properly type and punctuate stuff.
    1. Serial45's Avatar
      Serial45 -
      Quote Originally Posted by confucious View Post
      Read this - start at the bottom.
      mate this is ace, just read it, i'm most definitely going to be getting that. Cheers.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Quote Originally Posted by Serial45 View Post
      mate this is ace, just read it, i'm most definitely going to be getting that. Cheers.
      I just hope it's something I never have to use!
    1. Ozzyman500's Avatar
      Ozzyman500 -
      I'm sure this has been answered before in here but I'm too lazy to look through 19 pages, does anyone know what is with the turn by turn directions??? Where are they??
    1. Happy Noodle Boy's Avatar
      Happy Noodle Boy -
      Won't be supported natively but the new SDK/OS will allow for 3rd-party companies to make turn-by-turn apps.
    1. Ozzyman500's Avatar
      Ozzyman500 -
      Not cool...
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Quote Originally Posted by Ozzyman500 View Post
      Not cool...
      Very cool!

      It means ALK will finally be allowed to make CoPilot for the iPhone
    1. yogeshtank2007's Avatar
      yogeshtank2007 -
      Hahaha!!!
    1. Pl4ter's Avatar
      Pl4ter -
      this is such a good news...wonder when is it going to come out for the public!
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Probably sometime after we get FW3.0 in June...
    1. ohemgeeitsNiko's Avatar
      ohemgeeitsNiko -
      woahwoah, this means another LLLOOONNNGGG wait for it to be jailbroken and unlocked...correct??

      if so, then lots of us are screwed.
    1. c0mpguru's Avatar
      c0mpguru -
      I'm really excited for all the things 3.0 is going to deliver. I can't wait until summer! (Hopefully the beginning and not the end)
    1. lightmaster's Avatar
      lightmaster -
      Quote Originally Posted by ohemgeeitsNiko View Post
      woahwoah, this means another LLLOOONNNGGG wait for it to be jailbroken and unlocked...correct??

      if so, then lots of us are screwed.
      It hasn't been unlocked yet, but the dev team has announced that they have jailbroken it already: Dev-Team Blog
    1. ohemgeeitsNiko's Avatar
      ohemgeeitsNiko -
      Quote Originally Posted by lightmaster View Post
      It hasn't been unlocked yet, but the dev team has announced that they have jailbroken it already: Dev-Team Blog
      really? that's cool. but it seems like 3.0 covers all the bases of jailbreaking. it doesn't even seem like it's needed anymore, except for unlocking of course.

      but they're have been many rumors scattered around that t-mobile are gonna wind up with AT&T just like cingular. that would solve peoples problems with having to unlock their iPhones but, i doubt that's gonna happen anytime soon, especially by the time the new software is officially released..
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      I have been on the 3.0 beta 2 jailbroken for a week now and it is amazing! You really can not tell that it is a beta. Bluetooth, MMS, and landscape texting rocks.
    1. asurf's Avatar
      asurf -
      Just had the liberty of updating my 3G 16gb iPhone to Firmware 3.0 Let me start by echoing other threads messages... "do not attempt unless you have plenty of free time" (and of course unless you know what you're doing). Nuff said. Firmware 3.0 out of the box is, well, iphone out of the box. Really plain o vanilla.

      Pros: Addition of Voice Memo (old news to jailbreakers) and A2DP support for bluetooth stereo "YEAH!" I'm happy to report, I've tested it with my Motorola S9 headset and it sounds pretty good. Sounds like the ear buds. Although it lacks the functionality of the audio controls (Play/Pause/FF/RW/Stop) that the S9 are equiped with. But it is nice to go cordless. Its 2009 and i can't believe I'm finally saying that about my iPhone (sigh). Hopefully Apple will support Bluetooth audio controls on their official release.

      Cons: UDID authentication on leaked firmware is a bit of a challenge to overcome. Quite frankly, I didn't have the patients to overcome it. As a test device, I went without the ability to actually use it as a phone. Only updated my modem to 04.22.01 to test the A2DP. Not really moving forward. Downgrading to 2.2.1 is also a challenge. WinPwn2.5, DFU only with iTunes 8.1 will work smoothly. Others will output error codes. But it will downgrade only your fw, your baseband will remain 04.22.01 (Sigh). At the rate that these updates are releasing, it is only fair if Apple starts paying developers and iPhone owners for using, testing and developing their product for them.

      Conclusion: Happy about A2DP, it works. Miss my Cydia, ICY is not quite there yet but at least there's an alternative. QuickPWN3.0 will do the trick to jailbreak and activate but you will lose your phone capability. Simply cannot make and receive calls or sms without registering UDID. My advice, be patient and wait a few more weeks. Good luck
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Quote Originally Posted by asurf View Post
      it is only fair if Apple starts paying developers and iPhone owners for using, testing and developing their product for them.
      No - this is only for developers who want to develop for it - id they do they don't need to be paid to do it. If they don't they should NOT be using it!
    1. thevmax's Avatar
      thevmax -
      Here is an example of turn by turn directions in OS 3.0 Beta 2:

      you need to have Yellowpages mobile installed for this:
      1. go into YELLOWPAGES and look for a place...like Radio Shack
      2. Program will respond & ask if it is OK to use location services.
      3. Respond YES
      4. Yellowpages comes back with GPS Icons and how far
      they are from your location.
      5. Click on the nearest LOCATION
      6. When GPS brings up map, go to bottom of screen and
      click on folding paper (bottom right) for next screen info
      7. Click on LIST
      8. First screen returns with a list of TURN BY TURN DIRECTIONS

      I beg to differ with you about OS 3.0 Beta 2.
      If I have used the KEYPAD within PHONE and press HOME:
      1. If I then try to go back into the KEYPAD within PHONE,
      by selecting PHONE, I get DIALER for a second, then I get a blank screen.
      2. Then I select all contacts or favorites.
      3. Then I reselect KEYPAD and it is functional.

      * This is defintely a BUG.
    1. com9roi's Avatar
      com9roi -
      Nicy