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  • iPhone 3.0 Beta 3 Seeded. New SDK Too!

    Apple is keeping up with their firmware 3.0 beta release cycle of every two weeks. This evening Apple seeded iPhone 3.0 beta 3 firmware (build 7A280f) to those registered in the iPhone Developer Program.

    Things to note:
    • Spotlight now saves last search.
    • “Applications targeting devices prior to iPhone OS 3.0 beta cannot be tested in this seed. This bug is intended to be fixed in a future seed.”
    • MMS and tethering still possible with modified carrier bundle.
    • Speed improvements.
    • Youtube works.
    • iPod icon aligned.
    • You can change the homepage you want to go to on double tap.
    • Parental controls add In-App Purchase and Location options.
    With the beta 3 firmware Apple also released a new version of the SDK with the following seed notes:
    New in Xcode IDE 3.1 and later
    • The assistant interface has been completely revamped, making it easier to create “New Project”, “New Target”, and “New File” resources. This release of Xcode also adds new assistant templates for both Mac OS X and iPhone OS applications.
    • A new Overview toolbar item lets you see and set the project’s active Target, Configuration, Executable, Architecture, and SDK with a single control.
    • It is now possible to set a global “override” SDK as the Active SDK, making it easy to test the build of your entire project against a different platform.
    • New interface shortcuts have been added to the Build Setting inspectors making it easy to set the desired compiler, architectures, and SDKs
    • You can now add Libraries and Frameworks directly into the Target window and relate them to the project’s SDK.
    • The Xcode UI now allows you to designate a library or framework as weak-linked, to support building with newer SDKs while targeting older OS versions.
    • New “Edit all in scope” option within the Xcode source editor makes it easy to update all instances of the selected symbol within the current scope of code.
    • You can now have conditional build settings assigned for any combination of architecture and SDK.
    • LLVM GCC 4.2 is a new optional compiler based on the LLVM.org open source project. LLVM GCC 4.2 provides an LLVM-based back-end optimizer using the GCC 4.2 front-end parser. This compiler is both source and binary compatible with GCC 4.2 and requires the Mac OS X 10.5 SDK or “Current OS” SDK.
    • GCC 4.2 is a new optional compiler with stricter C and C++ language enforcement, security enhancements, performance optimizations, and bug fixes over GCC 4.0. Requires the Mac OS X 10.5 SDK or “Current OS” SDK
    New in Interface Builder 3.1
    • New drag & drop functionality allows easily re-parenting objects with the normal drag gesture
    • The document outline view has been enhanced to support full drag re-ordering.
    • A new string table interface allows localizers to make quick text changes across documents.
    • Generates XIB files that are more diff friendly while retaining full backwards compatibility with Interface Builder 3.0.
    • Now supports previewing image resource content in Carbon controls.
    New in Dashcode
    • You can now use Dashcode to create web aiPhone, as well as Dashboard widgets.
    thanks Andy for the tip
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iPhone 3.0 Beta 3 Seeded. New SDK Too! started by DoerrFan View original post
    Comments 155 Comments
    1. Andy51081's Avatar
      Andy51081 -
      Quote Originally Posted by xsublimefrekx View Post
      i have searched and read a lot about my problem and it seems like no one in this thread has had this problem. I upgraded to 3.0 b2 and when itunes comes up there is the iphone on the left and then just a blank screen on the right where i should be able to sync and do all that stuff. i thought maybe it would be fixed in 3.0 b3 but it is still the same. I dont really care because i have my numbers stored other places but its a pain to type them all in again. Anyone have any insight for helping me that would be awesome. Thanks
      Are you using the most recent iTunes? Think it's 8.1.1
    1. xsublimefrekx's Avatar
      xsublimefrekx -
      yes i have the latest itunes
    1. Andy51081's Avatar
      Andy51081 -
      Try uninstalling iTunes completely and reinstalling or have you tried that too? Doesn't sound like a phone problem, but i could be wrong.
    1. ForumSnoBorderRK's Avatar
      ForumSnoBorderRK -
      all my apps work perfectly fine too. Thank god I dont have this problem.
      **Ok, I'll direct you.....Google**
    1. xsublimefrekx's Avatar
      xsublimefrekx -
      i have uninstalled and reinstalled itunes a few times. Im on a mac os X 10.4 if that makes any difference
    1. Andy51081's Avatar
      Andy51081 -
      Sorry man, i'm a windows user, but isn't there a newer version of the OSX? I looked on google and found nothing like you found.

      You dont think it has anything to do with the computer authorisation limit do you, i know you get 5 but not sure what happens if you reach/exceed it, just a thought, probably not though, lol
    1. lightmaster's Avatar
      lightmaster -
      Is there a way to jailbreak the 3.0 Beta on Mac OS X or is it only for Windows?
    1. Sk8r789456's Avatar
      Sk8r789456 -
      So there isn't a new jb yet
    1. jballa9's Avatar
      jballa9 -
      can anyone verify that the beta 3 works, and all apps work if you do a restore from your beta 2 backup? Or do you have to do a clean install like the previous ones to get everything to work, i.e. YouTube.
    1. bschucher's Avatar
      bschucher -
      There seems to be issues with jailbreakinf beta 3 with beta2 fw. The appstore apps crash. I restored to beta 3 and ill wait for a specific beta 3 jb i spose.
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Update: This method is busted. App store apps will not launch! It is basically beta 3 running with a beta 2 kernel. Quickpwn030-3 should be released late tonight/early morning.
    1. Andy51081's Avatar
      Andy51081 -
      I just updated to beta 3 and everything is working fine

      Faster and more stable, and mms seem to send quicker too

      All my apps still work.

      I held shift and clicked on update rather than restore, everything seems fine.

      iPhone 3G 8gb
      Windows xp
      Quote Originally Posted by jballa9 View Post
      can anyone verify that the beta 3 works, and all apps work if you do a restore from your beta 2 backup? Or do you have to do a clean install like the previous ones to get everything to work, i.e. YouTube.
      Yeah I can confirm all my apps work after "updating" to beta 3.
    1. el_sancho's Avatar
      el_sancho -
      seriously can anyone add me... to this 3.0
    1. Sk8r789456's Avatar
      Sk8r789456 -
      Can someone please add me to the dev for free
    1. jballa9's Avatar
      jballa9 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Andy51081 View Post
      Yeah I can confirm all my apps work after "updating" to beta 3.

      Thanks, I can confirm it myself now too, all apps working just fine so far, seems faster, selecting text with copy and paste actually seems harder so far. But for anyone else concerned, so far beta 3 works just fine for me
    1. zalos66's Avatar
      zalos66 -
      as well, without jailbreak, 3.0 b3 runs smoother overall, apps all work and seem to work better actualy, less crashes, app store works fine, copy and paste as already noted also much smother and easy to use. computer desktop encyclopedia however still constantly crashes.... sad cause i wanted to use that in classes but i can wait. overall much better. i can hold off on jailbreak for a while


      also texting runs better as well. smother transition between contacts im texting and changing landscape portrait mode is much much smoother. spotlight seems to be smoother as well.. you know what ill just say everything is smoother cause it is.

      also... (shows you the last time i checked it) when did they add double tap camera shortcut?? i like that
    1. Otherkid's Avatar
      Otherkid -
      I love the new 3.0 update Apple put out. Everything runs a ton smoother especially text messages, it was horrible before now.

      Did anyone notice it lets you edit contacts from recents and such? Thats awesome I've been wanting that since my 2g haha.
    1. box_69's Avatar
      box_69 -
      now im having a strange problem with 3.0 b3 it will sync all my music but none of it shows up on my phone. i have tried it many different ways updating to 3.0 from a fresh 2.2.1 setting up as a new phone and syncing, restoring from previous and no dice.

      ideas anyone?
    1. cory's Avatar
      cory -
      ok I've been all over this site for about 3 hours now and still can't find anything. Have there been any rumors about when this will be out for everyone? I'm looking forward to the 3.0, but don't feel like begging for a spot on a dev account (want to maintain my pride as much as I can during a divorce). I had a blast modding my iPhone 2g and want to take it calmer now that I'm back with att with the 3g. any news about when this is supposed to be released to all is great. The only thing I have heard is sometime this summer.
    1. Otherkid's Avatar
      Otherkid -
      Supposed to be out in July officialy. But you can always pay someone 5 bucks on eBay for the software link and a spot on their dev ccoumt so you cam upgrade to the beta 3.0. It's a pretty stable release now. I use it daily on my phone.