Mar 17 2009 @stuartflatt

Last updated on November 15th, 2015 at 12:09 pm

iPhone 3.0 Apple

iPhone 3.0 Apple

Well after the long wait, the Apple 3.0 Conference literally just finished a few short minutes ago. So what have all you iPhone users got to look forward to this summer; mainly inclusions such as copy and paste, A2DP, MMS and universal Spotlight search. But the full list is included below;

App and developer functionality:

  • Peer-to-peer connectivity over Bluetooth for gaming and other info-swapping
  • Paid apps will have the potential to be subscription fee-based, and can include optional paid content that can be bought from right inside the app
  • Developers can now build apps that call out to Google Maps, and can also finally bring Apple-blessed turn-by-turn to the phone
  • Devs can also connect with hardware accessories over in their apps now, such as a blood pressure monitor — or perhaps a keyboard? Connectivity works through the dock connector or over Bluetooth
  • Long-promised push functionality will at last be included, but apps won’t run in the background
  • Developers can add streaming video and audio to their apps, along with in-game voice use

General functionality

  • Cut, copy and paste. At last! You can shake the phone to undo and redo the action, and it works with both text and photos, allowing Mail to send multiple photos at a time
  • MMS, along with forward and delete for multiple messages
  • A2DP stereo Bluetooth
  • Spotlight has been added to a new home screen page to the left of existing pages, allowing for universal search on the phone

Apple apps

  • A new app called Voice Memos which lets you record notes and reminders
  • A revised Stocks app, with news stories and a landscape view
  • Landscape keyboard available in all major apps
  • CalDAV support has been added to Calendar, along with subscriptions support in the .ics format
  • Apple’s major apps have all been expanded with search functionality

A developer beta of OS 3.0 is available today, and the 3.0 update will be coming to consumers this summer as a free update to all iPhone 3G customers. It’ll also work for 1st gen iPhone owners, though they won’t receive A2DP or MMS due to hardware limitations. iPod touch owners will be able to update for $9.95, just like last time.

No news yet on any new products, all info from those cool guys over at engadget.

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