Saturday, March 21, 2009

Apple to release iPhone OS 3.0

Just came across the news that apple is going to launch iphone OS 3.0 which would include all the missing features of OS 2.x. Some of the main features are listed below

  • Search your iPhone
  • Cut, copy, and paste
  • Send photos, contacts, audio files, and location via MMS*
  • Read and compose email and text messages in landscape

Some of the other interesting features include stereo bluetooth, shake to shuffle, notes sync, youtube accounts etc. In addition, the iPhone Mail app is getting support for sending multiple photos simultaneously - they can be selected in the Photo gallery and then pasted into the message.

There are also new applications and tweaks to existing Apple software. Voice Memos allows you to use the onboard microphone or an external mic to record sound files. Stocks now has improved data and news stories, plus a landscape orientation view. Speaking of landscape, the keyboard is now available in landscape orientation across all “major apps”. Mobile Safari gets a password manager and form auto-fill, together with new phishing protection, while Calendar gains support for the CalDAV format (as used by Google and Yahoo!) and .ics subscriptions. Notes can by synchronized via iTunes to a Mac or PC, and there’s newly added YouTube account support with favorites, sharing and subscriptions.

New : Google Maps API are released (including turn-by-turn direction support, though only if the developer brings their own mapping data). This will enable developers or companies to develop navigation software for google maps which will transform iPhone into a GPS navigator. One of the most expected features coming into life.

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