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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:


    (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.


    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. vanik08's Avatar
      vanik08 -
      guys what's a2dp??? Is the push notification gonno' be available for 1st gen iphone?
    1. cpjr's Avatar
      cpjr -
      This is the awesomist thing I've heard since the last awesomist thing I heard. I am happy
    1. M4tt Dam0n's Avatar
      M4tt Dam0n -
      Wow we almost don't need jailbreaking now. Finally apple starts to understand. Only thing missing is flash and video recording so I'll have to update when 3.0 gets jailbroken. **** can't waiiiitt.
    1. HKiller9123's Avatar
      HKiller9123 -
      i think i just jizzed in my pants.
    1. ty22's Avatar
      ty22 -
      I hope it does have video recording. That would be awesome!!!!!(who knows maybe they will surprise us)
    1. Kruejl's Avatar
      Kruejl -
      Wow. I'm going to have to get a SIM unlocker because this is way too good to wait for the Dev Team (no offense )
    1. t-baum's Avatar
      t-baum -
      Does it have landscape sms?
    1. jibaro3's Avatar
      jibaro3 -
      I'm so love with apple I'm glad that i purchase the 3G
    1. ryanofdiamonds's Avatar
      ryanofdiamonds -
      mannn im so happpppy
      finally mms and tethering
      as well as bluetooth capabilities
      arent all these features why so many violate their waranties jailbreaking?
      i know thats why i did it
      but as someone else mentioned
      i wish apple would let us customize the springboard
      thanks anyways apple

      dont count on the video ecording btw
      the camera on the iphone just isnt powerful enough
      i know theres a jailbroke video recorder
      but the quality suckssss
    1. mrblader's Avatar
      mrblader -
      Quote Originally Posted by t-baum View Post
      Does it have landscape sms?
      Yes, along with E-mail..
    1. Happy Noodle Boy's Avatar
      Happy Noodle Boy -
      FYI from the Dev Team Blog...

      And for those wondering, yes the 3.0 OS is jailbreakable on all devices. It’s just those using 3G yellowsn0w that have to show some restraint and wait for PwnageTool to create a custom IPSW that avoids the baseband update.
    1. cpjr's Avatar
      cpjr -
      Quote Originally Posted by Happy Noodle Boy View Post
      FYI from the Dev Team Blog...
      Now my night is complete...gimme gimme gimme.
    1. Ivel's Avatar
      Ivel -
      People are never happy with what they have.

      Just relax... This is all stuff which we don't need even a little bit, so just give them time, and let them do what they want.
    1. elr0y7's Avatar
      elr0y7 -
    1. dark_rogue_leader's Avatar
      dark_rogue_leader -
      Sweet as.... nice update, such a same its out in the summer... but there is still one question... with the update in summer to os 3.0 isnt there still talk of another iphone out around summer? or am i looking into to different subject now
    1. eatjello's Avatar
      eatjello -
      knowing ATT, they'll somehow figure out how to screw us and end up making us pay more if we want mms too -.-"
    1. jabij1's Avatar
      jabij1 -
      oh man this is so amazing!! the spotlight feature as an added page to the home screen...brilliant (and search in iPod...finally!!!!) i cant freakin wait! (as a side question, will the sim unlocks still work..im guessing they should since they have nothing to do with the software or...?
    1. jshdw1100's Avatar
      jshdw1100 -
      finally all the features we need, not just want. Do we have a date
      As to when we can get the update? I can't wait!!!!!!!!!
      P.s. Is mms going to cost more for AT&T?
    1. kwickone's Avatar
      kwickone -
      Quote Originally Posted by dark_rogue_leader View Post
      Sweet as.... nice update, such a same its out in the summer... but there is still one question... with the update in summer to os 3.0 isnt there still talk of another iphone out around summer? or am i looking into to different subject now
      That is what I was thinking...will there be a newer iPhone hardware released this year too?
    1. Kluak's Avatar
      Kluak -
      This is so exciting! i feel like a school girl!


      wow k maybe not so much. but ya. go watch the video for everyone with questions. it answers a lot of stuff. if there is copy and past then there is for sure text forwarding. and if i understood correctly... there will be mms on the first gen iphones. (silver/metal back) they said it used the normal built in text system and it used the mobile service.