iPhone 3.0 Now Available!

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    Posted: 18 June 2009 11:50 AM #16

    I have to say, I’m bugged by the lack of battery percentage indicator option for the iPhone 3.0 OS.  This is only because it was supposedly in the beta and because the iPhone, like every other phone I’ve ever seen, isn’t exactly totally accurate in reporting remaining battery life with either its small icon or its big “battery charging” icon.  But still…to make a software-based battery percentage an “iPhone 3G S only” feature is going a little far, isn’t it? 

    Other than that, iPhone 3.0 actually does seem more optimized in certain places (the “go home” animation is definitely smoother), and keeping the firmware the same size certainly helps in that department.  The games I have seem to run at least the same.  Cut-copy-paste is a very welcome add.  Voice Memos seems pretty slick, it’s quicker than running YouNote.  Of course, I’m still in the “discovery” phase with 3.0.

    [ Edited: 18 June 2009 11:52 AM by Mav ]

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    Posted: 18 June 2009 11:50 AM #17

    I updated last night.  It took well over an hour.  But I updated my son’s as well.

    It has improved the speed of safari and typing.

    I still need to play with it more to notice other changes.

    It will only last one day, since tomorrow I will be getting the new 3GS. :-D

    ATT new change of heart lets me update and not wait until July.wink

         
  • Posted: 18 June 2009 11:52 AM #18

    David Pogue has a nice article on the 3GS. 

    Says it vaults a year ahead of the competition. grin

    Me WANT it!!!!  :-D

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    Posted: 18 June 2009 11:55 AM #19

    Nice!  If you can, say, sell your iPhone 3G around the same price you bought it or better, it’s a no-brainer, right?  (Actually, if AT&T had something like a trade-in program for this - turn in your old iPhone 3G when eligible, get a “free” iPhone 3G S with renewed 2-year contract - they’d be geniuses, but this _is_ AT&T after all.)

    As for me, I’ll probably just wait for iPhone 3G S 2 or whatever next June like most other folks.

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  • Posted: 18 June 2009 11:57 AM #20

    sstenner - 18 June 2009 02:52 PM

    David Pogue has a nice article on the 3GS. 

    Says it vaults a year ahead of the competition. grin

    Me WANT it!!!!  :-D

    Ironically in the printed version of the NYT David’s article is attributed to that shit Joe Nocera. The guy who said Steve Jobs is dead. Or dying. Who cares - he makes his facts up too.

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  • Posted: 18 June 2009 12:04 PM #21

    Mav - 18 June 2009 02:55 PM

    Nice!  If you can, say, sell your iPhone 3G around the same price you bought it or better, it’s a no-brainer, right?  (Actually, if AT&T had something like a trade-in program for this - turn in your old iPhone 3G when eligible, get a “free” iPhone 3G S with renewed 2-year contract - they’d be geniuses, but this _is_ AT&T after all.)

    As for me, I’ll probably just wait for iPhone 3G S 2 or whatever next June like most other folks.

    IF you bought your 3G at the subsidized price ($199/$299) you can attempt to sell it for that price [I am], but there are currently so many available on eBay and other sites that it’s become increasing difficult to get even half the cost back. What reason, for example, would someone pay $199 for a used 8G when they can buy a new one for $99? The 16G was then $299, but is now the low end of the 3GS line at $199. Why buy a used one when the same price gets you newer hardware?

         
  • Posted: 18 June 2009 12:13 PM #22

    Mav - 18 June 2009 02:55 PM

    Nice!  If you can, say, sell your iPhone 3G around the same price you bought it or better, it’s a no-brainer, right?  (Actually, if AT&T had something like a trade-in program for this - turn in your old iPhone 3G when eligible, get a “free” iPhone 3G S with renewed 2-year contract - they’d be geniuses, but this _is_ AT&T after all.)

    As for me, I’ll probably just wait for iPhone 3G S 2 or whatever next June like most other folks.

    Since I have the original iPhone purchased on day 1 grin ), I am eligible to upgrade.  I haven’t checked out the prices those are bringing on ebay…maybe people who are looking for a phone to jailbreak would pay enough for me to do it….I’ll have to look into that.  I think I read somewhere that you shouldn’t update to the new OS, if that’s the intention, as jailbreaking isn’t possible or something, with the new OS.

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  • Posted: 18 June 2009 12:29 PM #23

    rattyuk - 18 June 2009 02:57 PM

    Ironically in the printed version of the NYT David’s article is attributed to that shit Joe Nocera. The guy who said Steve Jobs is dead. Or dying. Who cares - he makes his facts up too.

    Really?  What the heck is THAT about?  rolleyes

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  • Posted: 18 June 2009 03:04 PM #24

    3.0 is working well on my original iPhone. I’m pleasantly surprised. I used it last night and this morning as my primary news reader and other than the comparatively slow Edge speeds, it’s an impressive update for an aging phone.

         
  • Posted: 18 June 2009 04:53 PM #25

    Here’s a (non Apple supplied) list of the “100 new features”

    From Everythingicafe:

    1. Cut/Paste
    2. Copy/Paste
    3. Shake to undo/redo typing
    4. Text selection for easy mass deletion
    5. MMS
    6. Landscape keyboard in Notes
    7. Landscape keyboard in Mail
    8. Landscape keyboard in Messages
    9. Forward texts or picture messages
    10. Delete individual texts or picture messages
    11. Sending progress bar in Messages app moved to title instead of over the keyboard area (allows typing new message while the first one is sending)
    12. USB tethering
    13. Bluetooth tethering
    14. Stereo bluetooth (A2DP)
    15. Spotlight search (searches all app titles, mail, media, contact details, and calendar appointments)
    16. Search in Notes
    17. Search in Mail
    18. Search in iPod
    19. In-App purchases
    20. Option to have double clicking the home button go to the Spotlight Search
    21. Option to have double clicking the home button go to the Camera
    22. Preview icon in lower left hand corner for last shot taken in Camera app
    23. Shake to shuffle in iPod
    24. Scrolling of screenshots in App Store
    25. Type of phone used under each call in Recents (i.e., mobile, home, work, etc.)
    26. Call history log (including call duration)
    27. Option to Share Contact in each contact listing
    28. Hold link in Safari to Copy
    29. Hold link in Safari to Open in New Page
    30. Auto Fill contact information, usernames and passwords in Safari
    31. Login to your YouTube account
    32. See Comments in YouTube
    33. Subscribe in YouTube
    34. Rate in YouTube
    35. Shake to undo what you have typed
    36. Option to retry sending failed text messages, indicated by red exclamation point next to text
    37. Turn-by-turn GPS capabilities
    38. Maps can be run inside other applications
    39. Access to dock port for accessories to communicate
    40. Peer-to-peer connectivity using Bluetooth (no Wi-Fi required)
    41. New Voice memo application
    42. Extended Parental controls
    43. Anti-phishing
    44. Wi-Fi auto login
    45. Note syncing in iTunes
    46. Improved Stocks app
    47. New calendar types (CalDAV)
    48. Prompt to confirm deleting a note
    49. Prompt to confirm deleting a photo
    50. Option to select multiple photos to attach to an email
    51. “Find My iPhone” option for MobileMe users
    52. Unlimited size podcast downloads over 3G
    53. Pushing home button on first home screen takes user to Spotlight
    54. Pushing home button on Spotlight takes user to first home screen
    55. Variable speed playback for audio books
    56. App Store subscriptions
    57. Push notifications
    58. Audio/Video tags
    59. New video streaming capabilities (HTML 5 video, h.264 and HTTP)
    60. Calendar subscriptions
    61. iTunes login
    62. iTunes account creation
    63. Encypted profiles
    64. LDAP (directory services)
    65. VPN on-demand
    66. EAP SIM
    67. Proxy support
    68. OTA profiles
    69. Revoke certificates
    70. Exchange ActiveSync Policies
    71. Media scrubber
    72. More languages
    73. Improved keyboards
    74. Failed app updates now are shown in a duplicate icon and labeled “Paused”
    75. When selecting multiple emails to forward/delete, any unread emails’ blue dot are shown next to the red selector dot instead of being overridden by the red selector dot
    76. Non-contact phone calls list their city and state of origin in Recents and Visual Voicemail under the number.
    77. Ability to change ringtones straight from Favorites
    78. Lap time display now displayed smaller and above time in Stopwatch
    79. Polished Phone, Messages, and iPod icons
    80. Swipe to delete notes in the Notes app
    81. Advanced Bluetooth options for Handsfree devices
    82. Option to close a single web page in Safari page view, which immediately opens a new blank page
    83. Improved predictive dictionary
    84. Blue dot now displayed in center of location circle in Maps (V1 only)
    85. Listening to music while charging the battery now displays the album art instead of the battery
    86. Smaller font for song title on lock screen
    87. Option in Phone Settings to choose your phone number
    88. Option to disable text message reminder alerts
    89. Option to disable text message previews
    90. Option to show subject field in text messages
    91. Ability to integrate iPod music into apps
    92. Clickable email links in App Store app descriptions
    93. JavaScript 3x speed boost
    94. 11 homescreens now allowed
    95. Reboots to “slide to unlock” screen instead of homescreen
    96. In Settings>General>Home>Search Results, users can choose what is searched on the phone and in what order.
    97. Application count added in Settings>General>About
    98. Option “Load Remote Images” added in Mail settings
    99. Global address book option available if Exchange account is set up
    100. Speed control in audiobooks

         
  • Posted: 18 June 2009 05:46 PM #26

    Anyone know if we can sync wirelessly to our computers?

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    Posted: 18 June 2009 09:49 PM #27

    I took a quick look around the new OS slitespeed, I think I have to report “negative on that.

    Jose

         
  • Posted: 18 June 2009 10:58 PM #28

    List of Hidden iPhone 3.0 Features, Launch Unlimited Apps with Spotlight

    Thursday June 18, 2009 11:12 AM EST; Category: iPhone
    Written by arn

    MacRumors forum user bndoarn has organized a massive list of hidden 3.0 features. The list is over 96 individual features so far. Some are more significant than others, of course. Here are a few interesting highlights:

    - There is no limit to the number of apps that can be installed (beside storage space). Once you reach the home screen limit, Apps installed after that are installed without an icon but can be accessed in Spotlight. You can also use this to hide any apple application (i.e. weather and stocks), if you get to 11 pages.
    - In the Settings -> General -> Home Button you can now set the double click to the new search feature or the camera
    - Notes now has data detectors. Links are clickable, phone numbers are callable, email address are emailable, and address are locatable (using Maps)
    - When a phone call interrupts you, after the phone call you are taken back to the app you were in before you were interrupted
    - You can now have 11 home screen pages instead of nine
    - Now there is a different way to force quit apps. now you have to hold the sleep/wake button until the red slider appears, then you press and hold down the home button to quit the app

    The first on the list is perhaps most notable, allowing you to use Spotlight as an application launcher to avoid swiping through pages and pages of apps and also installing more than the allotted number.

         
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    Posted: 19 June 2009 12:09 AM #29

    I think the coolest new feature is shake to undo any text input anywhere, even entry fields.

    Jose

         
  • Posted: 19 June 2009 10:09 AM #30

    josesensei - 19 June 2009 12:49 AM

    I took a quick look around the new OS slitespeed, I think I have to report “negative on that.

    Jose

    Thanks Jose, I couldn’t find it either.

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