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Mar 17, 2009

Apple's iPhone OS 3.0 - what's inside?

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100 new features are coming to iPhone with the upcoming release of the new iPhone OS version 3.0!
Not 10, not 33, 100! And for older iPhone owners - for free!

Here are my notes from the iPhone OS 3.0 preview:

First thing: Copy and Paste!
Yeah!!! Applause!

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(Look how beautiful it is...)
You can easily select a word or a range of words and then you have copy / cut / paste. At last. And not only text, but other formats as well (pictures etc.) and get this: for ALL the applications including SMS and mail.

Landscape support for all the applications:
I really needed this one. I just can type the keyboard in portrait mode. This enhancement will make my typing experience much better!

Improved SMS and... MMS!
I said in the past I never use MMS, but at least now Apple added a support for it. Some people may be very happy at the moment.

Voice Memo Application by Apple:
I'm using some nice free audio recorders, but now it seems like iPhone 3.0 will come with an original one.

Improved Search Capabilities:
Including searching in older mails, calendar entries, and more.

Enhancements to the SDK:
More than 1,000 APIs will be available to developers with iPhone 3.0 including emails capabilities for all apps, iPod API and more (see screenshot)

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Here are some AppStore Enhancements as well:

In-App Purchase:
P
urchasing portions of the application content, for example: you will be able to purchase new levels in games.

Peer-to-peer networking:
Discover other iPhone users which are located close to you over Bluetooth. No need for long pairing, instead, a special back-end technology will popup a message about your neighbors, just like it does when a new WiFi spot is found.
Cewl!

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Excluded from the list: Background Processing and Flash support

Excluded: Background processing? Not this time. Apple claims it hurts performance and battery life, so instead, iPhone OS 3.0 will have push notifications services for all the applications. The only concern I have is that the notifications come from the iPhone server, which requires a valid connection (not sure I fully understand this one...).

Excluded: Flash support?  Not yet. (Not sure why), may still be declared soon.

Source: Live blog 

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