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iPhone OS 3.0 Announced

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by tplyons, Mar 18, 2009.


  1. tplyons

    tplyons

    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    I know a bunch of us are iPhone users... for those who don't know OS 3.0 was announced yesterday in Cupertino:

    This is some of what we're looking at:
    * MMS Messaging
    * Cut/Copy/Paste and Undo
    * Push notifications
    * Landscape keyboard in other apps
    * Spotlight and search in other apps
    * Stereo Pluetooth for headphones
    * In-app purchases for info
    * Peer-to-peer apps via Bluetooth
    * Ability to record voice memos

    I'm pretty excited. Coming out this summer.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. L-A

    L-A

    Jul 17, 2008
    Eh?
    Still no playlist alarms, like on the "true" iPods. I'm semi-p****d.

    I'll still wake up to my 1st-gen Nano.
     
  3. tplyons

    tplyons

    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    I wake up to AC/DC's Big Balls every morning.
     
  4. ped

    ped User Commercial User

    Aug 30, 2006
    York, England
    Owner: Basschat.co.uk
    Is this worldwide? I presume it is a software upgrade through iTunes?
     
  5. tplyons

    tplyons

    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Yep, available this summer.

    Free for iPhone users. $9.95 for iPod Touch users.
     
  6. L-A

    L-A

    Jul 17, 2008
    Eh?
    Really? Do you know why that is?
     
  7. MakiSupaStar

    MakiSupaStar The Lowdown Diggler

    Apr 12, 2006
    Huntington Beach, CA
    Nice. Finally. Cut and paste.
     
  8. tplyons

    tplyons

    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    I'm not sure, but I think they've always done this for major upgrades. Wasn't the switch to OS 2.0 the same way?
     
  9. MakiSupaStar

    MakiSupaStar The Lowdown Diggler

    Apr 12, 2006
    Huntington Beach, CA
    Without me looking it up, when's it available for download?
     
  10. WillPlay4Food

    WillPlay4Food Now With More Metal! Supporting Member

    Apr 9, 2002
    Orbiting HQ
    "This Summer". Unless you sign up to be a developer at Apple's ADC website, then you can get it today (actually yesterday).
     
  11. MakiSupaStar

    MakiSupaStar The Lowdown Diggler

    Apr 12, 2006
    Huntington Beach, CA
    I am signed up. Thanks. I might wait though.
     
  12. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    :bassist:
     
  13. WillPlay4Food

    WillPlay4Food Now With More Metal! Supporting Member

    Apr 9, 2002
    Orbiting HQ
    The iPod Touch upgrade fees are supposedly to satisfy Sarbane-Oxley accounting rules regarding revenue recognition. Personally I think that's a load of baloney and is used as a justification by Apple to charge more money to iTouch users.

    If you own an original iPhone, you won't get MMS or stereo Bluetooth, as these supposedly require the new radio equipment found in the iPhone 3G (and presumably whatever they call the next iPhone version when it hits this Summer).
     
  14. this is stupid!
    Why do apple always do that to iPT users.
     
  15. Hollow Man

    Hollow Man Supporting Member

    Apr 28, 2003
    Springfield, VA
    I'm sorry, but to me that sounds like you wake up while being straddled by Angus Young everyday.
     
  16. tplyons

    tplyons

    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Hope that answers everything. And that's just the COOL new stuff.
     
  17. tplyons

    tplyons

    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    I actually believe this. Sarbox threw a lot of monkey wrenches into companies. As far as revenue recognition for an iPhone, one can effectively call it 24 months, or until AT&T allows you to upgrade. Whereas an iPod Touch has an indiscriminate lifespan in which to recognize revenue. Therefore all is recognized at purchase, IIRC, and updates are then paid for.

    On an iPhone, they're constantly recongnizing revenue, so they can get away with this... or something.

    We had this discussion once in one of my managerial accounting classes. Needless to say, I was half asleep until I heard the word iPhone and had already missed half the conversation.

    Boo, I'll have the older version of the iPhone :crying:

    But yes, the original iPhone doesn't have the hardware it needs for all features. Some will translate, some will not.
     
  18. Chriss62

    Chriss62

    Jul 24, 2000
    Austin, Texas
    if only...
     
  19. tplyons

    tplyons

    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Could be worse: it could be Iggy Pop straddling me in the morning.
     
  20. I'm anxiously waiting for the iPhone Flash Player........
     

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