Finally the wait is over with Apple revealing the feature-packed iPhone Software 3.0 update preview for iPhone and iPod Touch at an special media-event, the latest update brings more then 100 new features for the end-users and includes 1000+ new API's for developers further exposing the device for creation of powerful applications.
The iPhone OS 3.0 update will be available to end-users this summer and will get pushed as an free upgrade to iPhone customers, However, an one-time $9.95 upgrade fee will be levied on iPod Touch users.
- Full features Cut, copy, and paste functionality.
- iPhone search feature.
- Send photos, contacts, audio files, and location via MMS.
- Turn-by-Turn GPS for the Google Maps application.
- Compose and read text messages and emails in landscape mode.
- Push notifications allowing applications to push new information to users without remaining in the memory and draining device resources.
- Support for Stereo Bluetooth.
- Anti-phishing and login credentials remembering features in Mobile Safari.
- Extended parental controls to include movies, TV shows, and application downloads.
- All new voice memo.
- New media-player featuring automatic stream quality adjustments according to connection speed.
- In-App Purchasing for App Store applications, demonstrated in EA's upcoming ‘The Sims 3' game for iPhone.
- HDTV streaming for audio and video.
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