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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. unfaced's Avatar
      unfaced -
      What???? No MMS for the first gen??? WTF?!?!?!?!?!?
    1. gameviper's Avatar
      gameviper -
      oh my god..... finally.... there is a god...
    1. xfsasx's Avatar
      xfsasx -
      how come i dont see any 1g owners complaining!!!!

      I've had my iphone since Day 1 and now im force to freaking buy a new phone cause mine is out of date!!

      Its the same bluetooth hardware!!! I could understand the MMS thing because edge is brutal but give me a2dp!!!

      I hate life....
    1. CodyR1951's Avatar
      CodyR1951 -
      wow... I'm pretty sure I ji***d in my pants when I read this thread...
    1. JazJon's Avatar
      JazJon -
      What about Video-Cam recording?
    1. billchase2's Avatar
      billchase2 -
      Quote Originally Posted by xfsasx View Post
      how come i dont see any 1g owners complaining!!!!

      I've had my iphone since Day 1 and now im force to freaking buy a new phone cause mine is out of date!!

      Its the same bluetooth hardware!!! I could understand the MMS thing because edge is brutal but give me a2dp!!!

      I hate life....
      no one's making you do anything. chill out.
    1. Logan80's Avatar
      Logan80 -
      This is some pretty good news thats been a long time coming.
    1. captainmccool's Avatar
      captainmccool -
      I'm pretty angry about not having MMS on first gen phones. I didn't buy one right away or anything but I don't believe there are actually physical limitations on the first gen iPhone since Swirly obviously made it work somehow. I just refuse to upgrade since I'm on T-mobile and isn't that whole situation still pretty shaky? I
      'll manage, obviously, but I just wish they weren't intentionally withholding features.
    1. Bigperm26's Avatar
      Bigperm26 -
      I have an iPhone (not 3G) and I'm happy with Swirly. Apple says it's a hardware issue, but then how did Swirly figure it out?? Whatever, I'm happy for those that don't JB so they can use these features. I'll also eliminate Clippy when this comes out...but I think iRealSMS is still pretty sweet. Not sure if I'll get rid of that.

      I'll always JB to customize my themes and of course unlock since I'm on TMobile, but this is great! I'm sure the devteam will have the JB and Unlock before it's released to the public.

      Can't wait to use the Peer to Peer to share photos and stuff with my wife's phone.

      I do have one question...I know they said no transfer of music, but what if my wife and I share an iTunes account? Can we then share music?? That would be sweet...
    1. PRC777's Avatar
      PRC777 -
      Wow, finally...I guess everybody is happy; I know I am! There were so many Apple haters talking about how much of a "crapple" the iPhone is (not on this site, of course; I think the 3.0 firmware is a big middle finger to those trolls.
    1. zinjen's Avatar
      zinjen -
      Quote Originally Posted by xfsasx View Post
      how come i dont see any 1g owners complaining!!!!

      I've had my iphone since Day 1 and now im force to freaking buy a new phone cause mine is out of date!!

      Its the same bluetooth hardware!!! I could understand the MMS thing because edge is brutal but give me a2dp!!!

      I hate life....
      How can you continue to use the old flimsy *** 1g phone? The opportunity the new 3G phone came out I bought it and I dont even use 3G. I just love having the newest version! Not to mention it's 10x cleaner.
    1. MetallicaFan1991's Avatar
      MetallicaFan1991 -
      No MMS or A2DP for iPhone 1st gen, wtf????? MMS works fine over GPRS, every phone that uses GPRS has MMS. This is Apples tactics for 1st gen users to upgrade to 2nd gen or 3rd gen when it comes. Stick your 3.0 up your a55 and I'm going to keep on using cracked apps for that Hardware issue my a55, I'm even more pissed of now!!!!

      There better be an option to disable the landscape keyboard, I hate it auto rotating when I'm using my iPhone in bed.

      ^^Why I still have a 2G, it looks better than the 3G, 3G is toooo popular and uncool, 2G is cooler, I don't need 3G or GPS.
    1. hondakorn's Avatar
      hondakorn -
      wow, what a release!! I might have to trade in my bold for a 3g. For all u 1st gen users just change ur imei to a gophone and mms will work.....how many times do we have to go over that lol
    1. tonycortes's Avatar
      tonycortes -
      [irrelevant]
    1. Channan's Avatar
      Channan -
      Quote Originally Posted by LastSonOfKrypton View Post
      Wow! They've almost eliminated the need to jailbreak! All they need is Winterboard and allow unlocking!!!!!
      Not even close. Still no video recorder (or video streamer), tethering will most likely require an additional fee, no GBA, Super Nintendo, or SEGA emulators, SMS forwarding, no themes, no task manager, no UAFaker , and that's just some things I love on MY iPhone.

      But it is enough to get me to buy the new iPhone at full price when my 3G is perfectly fine. I'm going to own two iPhones because I want MMS! lol
    1. CaCHooKa Man's Avatar
      CaCHooKa Man -
      All the reasons I didn't get an iPhone at first seem to have been remedied. I used to be against getting an iPhone cause it was missing so many features but I eventually gave in and got mine a few weeks ago. Nice to see that it'll be able to do almost as much as my blackberry used to do. Too bad well have to wait a little while for it to be jailbroken though.
    1. st3b0's Avatar
      st3b0 -
      1) finally. this **** should have come coupled with my first iphone when i got it in november of 07 (i think lol)
      2) for people complaining about mms... use swirly it works perfectly fine on my 1st gen and 3g. i somewhat agree since swirly allows it on 1st gen, why can't apple? but whatevs. its just apple politely telling the most faithful followers to upgrade but i didn't get the 3g because of the 3g or gps, i got it because i was presented with a trade i wanted (n95-3 for 3g 16gb)
      3) finally. Apple has listened to most of the necessities. still no video recording, but i have cycorder for that (thanks saurik), no flash....WTF... and probably other things i forgot to mention, but altogether a good reason to spring to 3.0

      i still won't be upgrading till its jailbroken though
    1. santacruzlocal's Avatar
      santacruzlocal -
      The actully did something right ... now someone come out with a hack for it anyways ... !!! QUICKLY
    1. rel1215's Avatar
      rel1215 -
      Quote Originally Posted by A.T View Post
      No MMS or A2DP for iPhone 1st gen, wtf????? MMS works fine over GPRS, every phone that uses GPRS has MMS. This is Apples tactics for 1st gen users to upgrade to 2nd gen or 3rd gen when it comes. Stick your 3.0 up your *** and I'm going to keep on using cracked apps for that Hardware issue my ***, I'm even more pissed of now!!!!

      There better be an option to disable the landscape keyboard, I hate it auto rotating when I'm using my iPhone in bed.

      ^^Why I still have a 2G, it looks better than the 3G, 3G is toooo popular and uncool, 2G is cooler, I don't need 3G or GPS.
      i know, shame on apple (a business) for trying to sell more iphones and increase their profits....the government needs to step in and do something about it. come on dude, show me another phone on the market today that after a two year lifespan, its only problems are mms and streaming music to bluetooth headset.
    1. corradoking's Avatar
      corradoking -
      My god!!!!Thank you.. APPLE....now im going to go and do the happy dance.....