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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. tikigod19's Avatar
      tikigod19 -
      does 2.2 not already have turn by turn GPS directions? Or does it mean you wont need to click the next arrow to go to the next direction, the iphone will use 3g to position you and automatically proceed to the next direction? Is that correct?

      Can't wait for bluetooth audio too, finally can get rid of my ridiculous belkin tunecast and its fuzzy interference.. if it'll work with my parrot bluetooth handsfree that is.

      also, no 'find in page' is disappointing, i found that on a jb app when i was on 1.1.4 but as far as i know you cant get it for 2 series firmwares
    1. jlr27886's Avatar
      jlr27886 -
      Someone please help me I downloading 3.0 software into my iphone and i need to downgrade to 2.2.1 please help me downgrade? if not please tell me how to by pass activation please?
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Quote Originally Posted by jlr27886 View Post
      Someone please help me I downloading 3.0 software into my iphone and i need to downgrade to 2.2.1 please help me downgrade? if not please tell me how to by pass activation please?
      See cpjr's post 2 before yours.

      Is yours a 2G or 3G?
    1. tikigod19's Avatar
      tikigod19 -
      Quote Originally Posted by t-baum View Post
      Does it have landscape sms?
      in the video he says "landscape sms for new messages"

      does that mean it doesn't apply to replys and forwards? Or did the edited version of the video that I saw miss out the important detail on this
    1. LGgeek's Avatar
      LGgeek -
      I heard that you will need a 3g phone to use this update, anyone know if that's true ?
      can see it for Turn-by-Turn but wondered if you will be able to load this release on a 1st gen iphone.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Not true. It will be for the 2G as well.
    1. varsityanchor's Avatar
      varsityanchor -
      Quote Originally Posted by rico002 View Post
      so how do i get one? or does anyone have one? i have the 3.0 ipsw
      You wont be able to find it here due to copyright issues (Im sure our friends at modmyi don't want to get shut down by posting links lol)

      You should browse torrent sites, i am a developer and i am NEVER seeding my copy because it is linked to me.

      Google is a great resource, hope everything works out!

      -Varsity
    1. ForumSnoBorderRK's Avatar
      ForumSnoBorderRK -
      Wowww.. my appologies MODMYI.COM, i didnt know that was against forum policy. If I knew that I wouldnt have wrote about what I wrote (please excuse the redundancy).

      Anyway for those of you that were following my story, here are some screen shots of my 3.0!

      And PLEASE NOTE: varsityanchor knows exactly what he is talking about. He has provided the most amount of information for those interested in upgrading, should anyone have any doubts about upgrading, please listen to us both. It is very tricky when downgrading from 3.0 to 2.2.1, because it isnt originally built to do that, so you're essentially getting a third party app to try and take care of it for you. Also, on the downside, 3.0 is definitely buggy, but should you not mind, good luck with what you want to do.



      varsity, my youtube keeps giving me a "Cannot connect to YouTube" error. Do you know whats wrong here exactly?
    1. jlr27886's Avatar
      jlr27886 -
      Please help me someone i need my phone to iphone 3G 16GB white to work again i downloaded that stuped leak 3.0 beta please someone help me downgrade my iphone i will never do this again I been out out my iphone for 2 days now i suffered enough please help me?


      MY IPHONE IS A 3G 16GB WHITE
    1. ForumSnoBorderRK's Avatar
      ForumSnoBorderRK -
      Quote Originally Posted by jlr27886 View Post
      Please help me someone i need my phone to iphone 3G 16GB white to work again i downloaded that stuped leak 3.0 beta please someone help me downgrade my iphone i will never do this again I been out out my iphone for 2 days now i suffered enough please help me?
      Here buddy, I know how it feels. I did that exact same thing not too long ago and promised myself i wont do that again. Im helping you if you're promising you're not going to do that again and search before attempting these kinds of things...

      Although im not aloud to post links for these kinds of things, i can tell you to go to youtube and search how to undo this. theres this guy on there that says "UMMMMM" a LOT in his video, and in the description, he says everything to do. it is possible that you should enter some keywords for example downgrade and the software version?

      Hope this helps, sorry for being vague.
    1. cpjr's Avatar
      cpjr -
      ^We dont mind discussion....you can explain to him how to downgrade thats fine.

      We just dont want any linking. Thanks though.

      And anyways, here goes.

      Just shift-click restore to 2.2.1 in Itunes. It WILL give you an error at the end, thats ok.

      Now, Open quickpwn and it will tell you that the phone is in "recovery" mode and needs to be reset first.

      Hold down the HOME and POWER buttons for 15 seconds, release HOME and hold POWER another 2 seconds.

      The phone should boot to the lockscreen.

      I have successfully done this 3 times.
    1. ForumSnoBorderRK's Avatar
      ForumSnoBorderRK -
      Quote Originally Posted by cpjr View Post
      ^We dont mind discussion....you can explain to him how to downgrade thats fine.

      We just dont want any linking. Thanks though.

      And anyways, here goes.

      Just shift-click restore to 2.2.1 in Itunes. It WILL give you an error at the end, thats ok.

      Now, Open quickpwn and it will tell you that the phone is in "recovery" mode and needs to be reset first.

      Hold down the HOME and POWER buttons for 15 seconds, release HOME and hold POWER another 2 seconds.

      The phone should boot to the lockscreen.

      I have successfully done this 3 times.
      thats EXACTLY how you do it.
      And remember when you're doing the holding parts, you have to be EXACT, so open up your computer clock or something and watch the seconds counter as you hold it.

      and got it! will use for future
    1. varsityanchor's Avatar
      varsityanchor -
      Quote Originally Posted by ForumSnoBorderRK View Post
      Wowww.. my appologies MODMYI.COM, i didnt know that was against forum policy. If I knew that I wouldnt have wrote about what I wrote (please excuse the redundancy).

      Anyway for those of you that were following my story, here are some screen shots of my 3.0!

      And PLEASE NOTE: varsityanchor knows exactly what he is talking about. He has provided the most amount of information for those interested in upgrading, should anyone have any doubts about upgrading, please listen to us both. It is very tricky when downgrading from 3.0 to 2.2.1, because it isnt originally built to do that, so you're essentially getting a third party app to try and take care of it for you. Also, on the downside, 3.0 is definitely buggy, but should you not mind, good luck with what you want to do.

      varsity, my youtube keeps giving me a "Cannot connect to YouTube" error. Do you know whats wrong here exactly?
      I'm working on that right now... did you by any chance enable tethering?

      I hear enabling that setting messes up you tube... ill be back later with more information!

      -varsity

      Ok so after some trial and error i found out how to keep YouTube active.

      Turns out the 2.2.1 Backups aren't fully compatible with 3.0 Beta... (Wonder why it's a Beta?)

      If you restore from a 2.2.1 backup YouTube won't work with 3.0.

      If you restore your phone to 3.0 and set it up as a new phone you can keep YouTube alive... along with other things that where getting messy for some users.

      I would love to know if anyone has success with this so post up some feedback!

      -Varsity
    1. coloradoxmfan's Avatar
      coloradoxmfan -
      Has tethering been made available for the 2G version? I read that it's only 3G, but is there a workaround?

      Thanks!
    1. ForumSnoBorderRK's Avatar
      ForumSnoBorderRK -
      Quote Originally Posted by varsityanchor View Post
      I'm working on that right now... did you by any chance enable tethering?

      I hear enabling that setting messes up you tube... ill be back later with more information!

      -varsity

      Ok so after some trial and error i found out how to keep YouTube active.

      Turns out the 2.2.1 Backups aren't fully compatible with 3.0 Beta... (Wonder why it's a Beta?)

      If you restore from a 2.2.1 backup YouTube won't work with 3.0.

      If you restore your phone to 3.0 and set it up as a new phone you can keep YouTube alive... along with other things that where getting messy for some users.

      I would love to know if anyone has success with this so post up some feedback!

      -Varsity
      Nope, apparently I can not enable tethering because I am with AT&T. That probably blocks out a LOT of us iPhone users here on this forum, but that is just an opinionated guess.

      Whenever I try to launch it, it simply says "Cannot connect to YouTube". I am unsure why even still. Ive tried turning it off and on, and tried resetting my connection, tried it with 3g and wifi -- yet nothing.

      Also, did you notice Apple didnt give us a "force quit"? Thats odd... that means we have to force shut down if an app crashes, or just wait and hope that something happens.

      nevertheless, I still love this software. I never really used YouTube on my phone, but I would like to see the new features so I can start using it on my iphone...

      Quote Originally Posted by coloradoxmfan View Post
      Has tethering been made available for the 2G version? I read that it's only 3G, but is there a workaround?

      Thanks!
      tethering does not work on edge. 2G is only edge. That is what I have read and the only thing I have heard. So no, it wont work.
    1. varsityanchor's Avatar
      varsityanchor -
      Quote Originally Posted by ForumSnoBorderRK View Post
      Nope, apparently I can not enable tethering because I am with AT&T. That probably blocks out a LOT of us iPhone users here on this forum, but that is just an opinionated guess.

      Whenever I try to launch it, it simply says "Cannot connect to YouTube". I am unsure why even still. Ive tried turning it off and on, and tried resetting my connection, tried it with 3g and wifi -- yet nothing.

      Also, did you notice Apple didnt give us a "force quit"? Thats odd... that means we have to force shut down if an app crashes, or just wait and hope that something happens.

      nevertheless, I still love this software. I never really used YouTube on my phone, but I would like to see the new features so I can start using it on my iphone...



      tethering does not work on edge. 2G is only edge. That is what I have read and the only thing I have heard. So no, it wont work.
      Did you try to do a restore and set up as a new phone?
    1. ForumSnoBorderRK's Avatar
      ForumSnoBorderRK -
      Quote Originally Posted by varsityanchor View Post
      Did you try to do a restore and set up as a new phone?
      The thing is, I have all of my text conversations and other small stuff backed up that I need and know I wont be able to replace if I wipe the phone clean. I wouldnt think thats really necessary either ?
    1. varsityanchor's Avatar
      varsityanchor -
      Quote Originally Posted by ForumSnoBorderRK View Post
      The thing is, I have all of my text conversations and other small stuff backed up that I need and know I wont be able to replace if I wipe the phone clean. I wouldnt think thats really necessary either ?
      Haha i know what you mean. Well now if you ever really want YouTube you know what to do.
    1. ForumSnoBorderRK's Avatar
      ForumSnoBorderRK -
      Quote Originally Posted by varsityanchor View Post
      Haha i know what you mean. Well now if you ever really want YouTube you know what to do.
      haha dang! are you sure thats what I really have to do?
      Can't I possibly back up my iphone, then restore the 3.0, then sync all of my stuff back to my phone again? Or would I need to start fresh? (and to restore the 3.0, I would have to press "Shift + Restore" and follow the same steps correct?)
    1. varsityanchor's Avatar
      varsityanchor -
      Quote Originally Posted by ForumSnoBorderRK View Post
      haha dang! are you sure thats what I really have to do?
      Can't I possibly back up my iphone, then restore the 3.0, then sync all of my stuff back to my phone again? Or would I need to start fresh? (and to restore the 3.0, I would have to press "Shift + Restore" and follow the same steps correct?)
      Yes you would have to start fresh because the firmwares are not yet compatible because as far as Apple is concerned they don't need to be. Just back up all your contacts and start fresh. Unless you want to keep you txts... I still have some from september lol.