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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. techgirl's Avatar
      techgirl -
      Asurf - Here is how to BYPASS THE UDID REGISTRATION.

      For Windows Users(Vista or 7)…

      1.Click on start

      2.type in “Search programs and files” firewall.

      3.Try to find windows firewall with Advanced Security if you are in windows 7 otherwise try to get on the advanced settings of windows firewall.

      4.Create a new outgoing rule that blocks iTunes.exe from using the internet.

      5.Enjoy

      This will just stop iTunes from accessing the internet which prevents it from checking if ur UDID is on the Developer List.

      For Mac Users..

      1. Disconnect the internet once you plug in ur phone…

      Source: Guide: Bypass the UDID registration for OS 3.0 - iPhone Breaking News - iPhoneFreakz
    1. glydewake's Avatar
      glydewake -
      For those on 3.0 beta. How is it exactly that the landscape keyboard in the SMS app work? Does it only turn landscape after you begin typing a message (ala biteSMS), or is the text app now fully landscape (ala iReal, you can read conversation threads in landscape, or even the main conversations screen in landscape)??? I haven't been able to find any screenshots to figure out how it works, and I'm really curious. Thanks

      EDIT: Ahh, find the video walkthru that shows conversations in landscape. So I guess my only question is if the main screen listing all your conversations can be in landscape or not...
    1. ambatuan's Avatar
      ambatuan -
      Thanks for great update. How can I upgrade my 2G iPhone to this new v3.0?
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Quote Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
      Selam sta ima? Kod mene radi bez problema!
      And again in English?

      Quote Originally Posted by ambatuan View Post
      Thanks for great update. How can I upgrade my 2G iPhone to this new v3.0?
      Wait until it is released in June.
    1. mansour_tamer's Avatar
      mansour_tamer -
      wwowwww , that sound great
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      ^^lol
    1. radiomean's Avatar
      radiomean -
      Like others here... I can't look thru 20 pages!!

      How does OS 3.0 update affect either Yellowsnow or Rebel simcard?
      Do you still need modem f/w 2.28 (I think from memory) to use Yellowsnow?

      Having said that:

      a) I think I am in the fortunate position of having a h/ware unlocked phone bought in China.... so I assume it would stay unlocked if I try 3.0
      b) I assume Jailbreaking is go... ??
      c) From what I read you don't need an Apple Dev account to activate phone.. (although at $99 I am tempted and to sell on a few positions at $5 a shot..)

      Sorry if answered elsewhere..
      Cheers all..
    1. djdraco's Avatar
      djdraco -
      and all apples people said....amen. freakin finally this is happening. i just like the rest of us i'm sure are tired of trying to remember a lame *** user and pass for looking and what sometimes ends up being a horrible picture someone sent us.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Quote Originally Posted by radiomean View Post
      Like others here... I can't look thru 20 pages!!

      How does OS 3.0 update affect either Yellowsnow or Rebel simcard?
      Do you still need modem f/w 2.28 (I think from memory) to use Yellowsnow?

      Having said that:

      a) I think I am in the fortunate position of having a h/ware unlocked phone bought in China.... so I assume it would stay unlocked if I try 3.0
      b) I assume Jailbreaking is go... ??
      c) From what I read you don't need an Apple Dev account to activate phone.. (although at $99 I am tempted and to sell on a few positions at $5 a shot..)

      Sorry if answered elsewhere..
      Cheers all..
      Why ask questions that you can't be boithered to read the answers too that you are not interested in. If your phone is officially unlocked it will remain so.

      some cowboys have (sort of) jailbroken it.

      why are you trying it if you're not a dev? By a dev kit and then wonder why you can't sell slots.

      Your choice.
    1. Shagakrath's Avatar
      Shagakrath -
      This is be awesome, I will download it for free because I own an iPhone 3G (:
    1. IPHONE_XXIII's Avatar
      IPHONE_XXIII -
      People, this is JUST the beginning! Sure Apple answered a lot of our complaints. It sucks we have to wait for Summer. But hey its a start! MMS is HUGEEEE! I'm sure (more like hope) in the following updates after, Apple will in fact find a way to support non 3G owners (I have a 3G). I do feel its unfair non 3G owners won't be able to enjoy MMS capabilities. I also think Apple may in fact bring out video recording and flash support in the future as well. They "gave in" this much, I don't see why they would hold out any longer. UNLESS these greedy peeps decide to have it on a totally NEW iPhone and us Edge & 3G owners will have to suffer from a lack of it! I HOPE NOT! Now we have to wait. I'll be waiting on a hack anyways, so I may not be updating to 3.0 right away anyways. **Keeping fingers crossed****.
    1. radiomean's Avatar
      radiomean -
      is how to tell if phone is really hardware unlocked..

      As I said I couldn't ask (not speaking Chinese too well )
      if they had h/w unlocked..

      I can obviously ssh into it so can see all files (I think)
      But maybe it is buried somewhere encrypted (I would assume so..)

      Any thoughts plse?

      Cheers all..

      PS having read around a bit, you can sorta JB it but as very few JB apps run on 3.0 what you lose is a lost of your JB apps (and about half my apps are JB so I doubt I will 'upgrade' ..)

      PPS yes I know you don't need Dev acct to activate either..

      PPPS move this if it belongs in another section..
    1. shq007's Avatar
      shq007 -
      its good to hear about OS version 3 for iphone, but before updating i would like to know that is there any JailBreak available, also is there any iphone Firmware file for this version available. plear help me
      thanks
    1. haytam1il's Avatar
      haytam1il -
      hey guys i have the OS 3.0 beta 2. but can some one tell me what happens if i install that when im not a registered devoleper?
    1. sriks's Avatar
      sriks -
      u brick ur phone

      get ur device UDID added by a dev and install it legally
    1. RDL's Avatar
      RDL -
      Quote Originally Posted by zinjen View Post
      How can you continue to use the old flimsy *** 1g phone?
      I think the plastic back on the 3G is alot more "flimsy" than the metal one on the 1st generation. Plus my friends 3g got all chipped up from putting her headphones in and out of it all the time. She might be alittle rougher with her iPhone than others but the cheap flimsy plastic around the headphone jack easily chipped on her and she never had that problem with her 1st generation.

      What do u think is "flimsy" on the 1g?
    1. haytam1il's Avatar
      haytam1il -
      Quote Originally Posted by sriks View Post
      u brick ur phone

      get ur device UDID added by a dev and install it legally
      well how can i get my device UDID added by a dev?
    1. kmole's Avatar
      kmole -
      Hey everyone! I was just writing to let you know that I would LOVE to help test the 3.0 beta software, but I cant afford to become a developer, if there are ANY developers out there who want me to test something, i'll be HAPPY to give you my UDID or whatever it's called to make it work. It would be appreciated! If you want something in return im sure we can make a deal of some kind.
    1. coloradoxmfan's Avatar
      coloradoxmfan -
      Question - My 2G phone was put on a friendly member of MMI's Dev Account --- but I just upgraded to 3G.

      Will the Dev account update with my new UDID?