We’ve known that Apple has something up its sleeve for the iPhone for some time now. While most of us were expecting major iPhone evolution for the next-generation version of the hardware, Apple surprised everyone today by talking strictly about version 3.0 of its mobile OS.
“Finally, a giant touchscreen phone that can double as a navigation system!” But not quite – as it was just a more accurate Google Maps out of the box. The new iPhone OS 3.0 will support turn-by-turn directions. We can already smell the fear from the GPS industry. No wonder Garmin is getting into phones.
Stereo Bluetooth, Landscape Texting, Turn by Turn Direction, Multimedia Messaging, Text Forwarding, Copy, Cut, Paste, and the in app payment system is just about everything I wanted from this update. The only thing that wasn't announced was native voice dialing. Third party voice dialing apps are annoying.
I can see why stereo bluetooth was left off the original iPhone but I have no idea why MMS was left off. Seeing as it was one of the most sought after features they probably left it off to entice buyers to upgrade to the iPhone 3g or whatever new iPhone they may or may not release.
[citation][nom]gimarbazat[/nom]how about FLASH???[/citation]
It may happen sometime in our lifetime but sorry.. not this time. Unless there is going to be a last min change on the Iphon OS 3.0 when it is released this summer, the new Iphone OS 3.0 is not going to support FLASH (which is very sad.... ).
these are exactly the reasons everyone jailbreaks their iphones!
I have been able to use all of these features for ages using apps from cydia. lol, camera (film), mms, bite sms (can forward sms's, type using landscape). Theres even an app that supposedly gives you full bluetooth capability, although I havn't tried that yet...
Apple is playing catch up, but once the new OS comes out and the apps will run native, that'll give non cydia users a well awaited boost.
iPhone 3G does not stand for Third Generation iPhone. 3G denotes use of the 3G network, and the term 2G, even knowing the error, is ridiculous in particular because unknowledgable consumers begin using it and misinformation spreads. Fail.