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iPhone OS 3.0 Released on iTunes


As promised by Apple at WWDC earlier this month, the iPhone OS 3.0 has been released and is available on iTunes since yesterday. It is free for all iPhone and iPhone 3G customers. The update will cost USD9.95 for iPod Touch owners.

Some of the top new features in the new firmware are:

  • Cut, Copy & Paste with shake to undo
  • Landscape keyboard in key applications
  • Enhanced Messages application
    Send and receive photos, contacts, audio files, and location via MMS*
     - Forward and delete single or multiple messages
  • Added search feature in Mail, Calendar, Notes and iPod
  • Spotlight search across iPhone
  • Support for CalDAV and subscriptions in Calendar
  • Improvements to Safari
      - Performance
      - HTML 5 support
      - HTTP Streaming audio and video
      - Auto-fill usernames and passwords
  • New Voice Memos application
  • Sync Notes with a Mac or PC via iTunes
  • Internet Tethering over USB and Bluetooth*
  • Browse and download movies, TV shows, and audiobooks from the iTunes Store**
  • Stereo Bluetooth***
  • Wi-Fi auto login
  • Enhanced Stocks application
  • More Parental Control options for Apps, Music, Movies and TV Shows
  • iTunes account creation and login**
  • YouTube account login and access to subscriptions, ratings and favorites**
  • Shake to shuffle
  • New languages, dictionaries, and keyboards
  • Find my iPhone and Remote Wipe via MobileMe (subscription required)**
  • Support for more Exchange policies
  • Create and send Exchange meeting invitations
  • Search mail on server (Exchange Server 2007 and supported IMAP servers)
  • Search LDAP company directory
  • VPN on demand and VPN proxy support
  • Encrypted configuration profiles
  • Encrypted iTunes backups
  • 1,000 new developer APIs, including:
      - In App Purchases
      - Apple Push Notification Service
      - Accessories support
      - Peer to Peer Connectivity
      - Embedded Maps
      - iPod Library Access
  • Most importantly, Bug fixes!

* Compatible only with iPhone 3G and iPhone 3G S and requires support from your wireless provider.
** Not available in all regions or in all languages.
*** Compatible only with iPhone 3G and iPhone 3G S.

Why wait? What you need to do is hit up the auto-updater in iTunes to get it update.

Note: Those of you running iPhone on non-native carriers will want to wait the new 'ultrasn0w' until Friday when this unlocking software will hit the Internet.

Do you guys got problem running the GPS after upgrading to iPhone 3.0 OS?

I encounter problems on my iPhone to detect my GPS even in the Google maps. Anyway, I did a reset settings. it seems better but the GPS is weaker compare to last time. Not sure how true it is. This is what i realise till date.
Comment By Edvin Teo At 6/22/2009 2:17 AM
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