New iPhone OS

Apple fixed almost every gripe I've ever had with my iPhone in the 3.0 release of the OS.


  • Full bluetooth - stereo headphones work in iTunes, file transfer, contacts transfer
  • MMS - send and receive pictures. this took embarrassingly long, but is finally there
  • cut and paste - apparently you can also shake the phone to undo/redo
  • landscape mode - text messages and emails work in landscape mode, same as Safari already did
  • spotlight - search the phone for anything
  • no multitasking, but push notification - unread email counts and other app information can update in the background, but can't run in the background. apparently backgrounding kills battery life.
  • a tethering client (but AT&T isn't yet onboard with tethering).
  • Turn by turn on GPS apps, but not in Google Maps due to licensing restrictions.
  • calendar update, support for CalDAV
  • new stock app, but bloomberg's free app already had that base covered.
  • voice memos. like a personal audio recorder.


On the minus side, my first-generation phone doesn't get the updates to MMS and bluetooth, which are the big two for me.

I'm debating buying a new phone the next time they upgrade the hardware (my contract still has six months left). Any idea when the next upgrade is supposed to go through?

2 comments:

ryptide said...

Folks are finding references to new/different devices in the new firmware.

I wouldn't be surprised if they drop a new phone in Summer...

mick129 said...

iPhones have been updated every June/July since 2007. iPods have been updated each September/October since 2001.