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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. solorzanok's Avatar
      solorzanok -
      Okay I thought the jailbroken version will be out around the same time as the 3.0 release?
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Quote Originally Posted by solorzanok View Post
      Okay I thought the jailbroken version will be out around the same time as the 3.0 release?
      I doubt if the Dev team will take long after it is released to jailbrake it.
    1. coloradoxmfan's Avatar
      coloradoxmfan -
      Quote Originally Posted by coloradoxmfan View Post
      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?


      "Automatically" - that's what I forgot to add. Will the account update automatically with my new UDID?
    1. Happy Noodle Boy's Avatar
      Happy Noodle Boy -
      Quote Originally Posted by coloradoxmfan View Post
      "Automatically" - that's what I forgot to add. Will the account update automatically with my new UDID?
      Nope. You'll need to get that phone added as well.
    1. ScottFern's Avatar
      ScottFern -
      Has the DEV team confirmed that when OS 3.0 is released they will have a unlock for it? I just want to know if I should continue to wait for this unlock cuz I am on T-Mobile.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      The Dev team has not, and will not confirm anything.
      But my guess is that it won't be long after release - provided not to much goes wrong between now and then.
    1. djjessejames's Avatar
      djjessejames -
      same, just larger flash drive 32gb, and poss. a 64gig!
      I have worked at an Apple store for some time (4+) years and have a few very good dev. friends. They have had hands on in the lab but is not allowed past that (damn...) It is a white 32gb 3g with 3.0 on it and they get to sit around and tweek it. And alas I tried but no dev. copies I could get in my phone.

      And like its not like Apple to jump on money and expand its empire?
      They will flop to CDMA as well as GSM, no doubts about it.
      The almighty dollar allows these tech computer phones that have everything but the kitchen sink to be forever upgraded and dev. by Apple and finally the apps drop that we care about.
      Good on ya go CDMA, sell the BILLIONTH iPhone. Bling Bling Money aint a thing... how but putting that a few dollars of that money back into the nice aluminum back from the 1st gen. that doesnt crack. Cheap a*ses. LOL
    1. varsityanchor's Avatar
      varsityanchor -
      ok i have a 3g that i updated to 3.0 then downgraded... now i want to upgrade to beta 4 and i get an error message

      "the iphone could not be restored. unknown error occurred (1013)."

      any ideas?


      Haha ok. (I made a really stupid mistake)

      If you want to update to 3.0 Beta 4 you need the Beta version of iTunes 8.2 as well.

      -Varsity
    1. ska8r41's Avatar
      ska8r41 -
      Sweet,if only flash was there.... ;(
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Quote Originally Posted by varsityanchor View Post

      Haha ok. (I made a really stupid mistake)
      Welcome to the club!

      Anyone that can honestly say the same really isn't trying.
      We all make them, admitting to them is good because it means you will learn from your mistakes - I wish I did!
    1. aklmtnbkr's Avatar
      aklmtnbkr -
      I have a 2G jailbroken iphone on 2.2.1 firmware. How do I upgrade to 3.0? Are you able to assist with a link that I can use to download? Thanks
    1. ajl917's Avatar
      ajl917 -
      Quote Originally Posted by aklmtnbkr View Post
      I have a 2G jailbroken iphone on 2.2.1 firmware. How do I upgrade to 3.0? Are you able to assist with a link that I can use to download? Thanks
      You need to find a developer slot, they will add your IMEI, and then you will be able to run 3.0. Some devs might be giving them away, most will be selling them though...
    1. tafgh's Avatar
      tafgh -
      finally i can wear awesome phillips bluetooth headphone and the good thing of this headphone i can listen mah music loud and answer calls(it got an call-answer-button-thing)
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      How about looking in the threads where Devs are offering cheap, or sometimes free places?
      All you are likely to get by posting your email address is an inbox full of spam!