Really nice find.. List of new features for OS 3.0

Devori

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http://www.iPhonefaq.org/archives/97511


The List: Features in Apple's iPhone OS 3.0

By Thomas Estilow - Published March 17th 2009 - 21:06 in Apple • firmware 3.0 • iPhone OS 3.0 • iPhone Software • iPhone Updates • News • upgrade
Apple held their widely anticipated iPhone OS 3.0 preview today in Cupertino, California. There are 100 new features on the way in the new operating system, which will ship this summer and cost nothing for existing iPhone users (iPod Touch users will pay $9.95 for the update).


Scott Forstall, the head of iPhone software development, described iPhone OS 3.0 as "a major update to the operating system." Here's a list of the features announced at the event:

Cut, copy, and paste across applications (including photos)
Text message forwarding and deletion of individual messages
Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS)
The addition of Spotlight to search your entire device
Searching in Mail, iPod, Calendar, Contacts
Support for landscape keyboard mode in Mail, Notes, Text messaging
In-App purchases (such as subscription renewals or buying extra game levels)
Peer-to-peer networking via bluetooth (P2P)
Apps that can control accessories
Developer access to the Maps API (to embed Google Maps in apps)
Core Location GPS technology for turn-by-turn directions
Unified push notification Service (apps will update when not running)
APIs to allow for in-app email or iPod access
New video streaming capabilities (HTML 5 video, h.264 and HTTP streaming)
Voice memos (can be emailed or sent via MMS)
Enhancements to the Stocks app
Syncing of notes with your Mac
Shake to shuffle iPod songs
MobileSafari will have auto-fill and antiphishing features
Stereo bluetooth support
Parental controls on the AppStore
1,000 new APIs (Application Programming Interfaces)
There were no new announcements regarding Flash, however tethering will be ready to go in iPhone OS 3.0. Cellular carriers are still working on their side of the deal.

Some features will not work on the original iPhone due to hardware changes (and unfortunately one of them is MMS).

The developer beta version of iPhone OS 3.0 is available now.
 

chazm

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I know this is a dumb question but is the 3.0 phone the same as the 3g?
 

styfle

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I know this is a dumb question but is the 3.0 phone the same as the 3g?
No. First of all this isn't about the 3rd iPhone its about the 3.0 software (which will be on the 3rd iPhone of course). Second, the 3.0 software will be available of all iPhones in the summer.
 

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I know this is a dumb question but is the 3.0 phone the same as the 3g?
NO, 3.0 is a beta software for the iPhone that some of us have upgraded to. The software will be available to all in June.
 

iPhoneMonster

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Cool thanks I just haven't gtten around to watching the video as of yet.
 

Devori

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It is important to also know that OS 3.0 stands for Operating System 3.0, otherwise known as software.
So this means it is the next software upgrade that is being released by Apple.:)
 

chazm

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No. First of all this isn't about the 3rd iPhone its about the 3.0 software (which will be on the 3rd iPhone of course). Second, the 3.0 software will be available of all iPhones in the summer.
I think I worded my question wrong. I know its 3.0 software, I was just making sure that the phone is exactly the same....so the answer would actually be yes.

Thanks
 

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I think I worded my question wrong. I know its 3.0 software, I was just making sure that the phone is exactly the same....so the answer would actually be yes.

Thanks
your right, same old iPhone 3g just with newer software