3/18/2009 07:32:00 PM - 5 comments
Yesterday the iPhone OS 3.0 was presented. Most of the things Apple presented were more interesting for developers, than for users, but there are also some really good new features for costumers. Apple says that there are more than 100 new features build in. But first of all the most important thing for users: iPhone OS is already available for developers and will be available for normal users in summer. Here is a short summary of the most important new features.
The SMS app won't exist anymore. It will be replaced by "Messages". This App looks exactly like the SMS app, with the little difference, that you will be able to send vCards, photos, GPS information and voice memos. Of course you'll be still able to send SMS.
Cut Copy and Paste is going to work in every application. If you double tap on a word, copy & paste will open. You can copy or paste single words and whole texts. You can also copy texts in Safari and photos. To undo your paste, you simply have to shake your device.
You'll be able to play games with other iPhone users via bluetooth. Another iPhone OS supports is A2DP.
This is not something really new. But something really great! Now every "key app" (Mail, Messages, Notes) is going to use the landscape keyboard!
Until now the only app you could search in was contacts. This is going to change.
- there will be a search bar in every "key app"
- If you want to search your whole phone you can use spotlight. This is a new feature which is integrated in a new home screen. It allows you to search for everything you have on your iPhone, for example apps, songs or contacts.
This is a new app, which enables the possibility to record voice memos. It also allows to edit the memo or to share it using email or MMS.
Yes, push has finally arrived on the iPhone. It is going to work exactly as presented on the WWDC. Now every app has the possibility to inform the user if something important happened, for example if you got a new IM message.
The new In-App Commerce lets the user buy new features directly in the App you are using, for example new levels for games.
The iPhone OS 3.0 will support "turn by turn". There are no details about how it is going to work, but it is finally here.
Pricing & more information
The update will be free for all iPhone users, iPod Touch user will have to pay 9.99$. The first iPhone generation wont be able to send or receive MMS, because of its hardware.
This all sounds quite impressive to us and we can't wait to update our iPhones to 3.0. But what about the jailbreak? There is going to be a jailbreak for 3.0. This is what the Dev-Team said:
“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.”