Yesterday,Apple lunched it’s new iPhone SDK v3.0 for developers only,while the version will be available for all of us this summer(Starting June).
This update contains a lot of improvements that should’ve been existed in the first release,but,we should be happy that Apple finally realized that !
I’ve found an exiting photos of the iPhone 3.0 on Gizmodo,so check them out.
Here’s from Gizmodo what’s knew in this SDK :
• Copy & Paste text. When you double-tap over text, you will get a "cut, copy, and paste" bubble dialog. Double-tap again and a "paste" bubble will appear if there’s anything stored in your clipboard.
• Copy & Paste photos. You can also copy and paste photos. Now you will be able to select multiple photos by tapping the action button, copy some of them, and paste them in an email, ready to send.
• New Spotlight. iPhone OS 3.0 will allow you to search across the entire information contained in your device, no matter where, as soon as the information is supported it. If an application is written to support the new Spotlight, its data will also be available in the search.
• Search in Mail, Calendar, and iPod. These Apple applications have specific search interfaces. The search in Mail doesn’t support the message content yet, but it supports searching in IMAP servers—that will save a lot of time logging into Gmail.
• 3G Tethering. This feature will allow you to connect your iPhone 3G to a laptop, to use it as a modem to access the internet. Carriers still have to sign-off on it, and probably charge more for it. None have announced it yet.
• Landscape keyboard. Apple has added the landscape keyboard mode to other applications, like Mail, SMS, and Notes.
• Multimedia messaging. A big one to send rich content to people without mail-enabled telephones: The new MMS function will allow you to include everything, from images to sound to vcards (no word on video, however.) Personally, I find these usesless having email, but some people seem to want it.
• Support for new calendar types. In iPhone OS 3.0 you will be able to subscribe to calendars on the web using two protocols: CalDAV—supported by Google and Yahoo—and subscriptions via the .ics format—which is what Apple uses in iCal.
• Improved stocks application. The stocks application now allows you to read related news, so you can enjoy yourself learning about the latest market scandals, stock crashes, and executives getting bonus packages from government aid while their companies sink into hell. Thank you, Apple.
• Stereo Bluetooth A2DP audio. You will be able to pair your iPhone 3.0 with a stereo Bluetooth A2DP device, like headphones or speakers.
• Note syncing with iTunes.
• Automatic login in Safari. The new version of Safari will remember login credentials, so you won’t need to introduce your username and password again while accessing Scoreland your work intranet.
• Shake to shuffle music. If you are in your iPod application, you just need to shake it to start the shuffling mode. Hopefully this will be optional for sports people out there.
• Wi-Fi auto-login. In case you have a subscription to a paid hotspot, your iPhone or iPod touch will autolog into it.
• Anti-phishing. Mobile Safari now can warn you against malicious sites trying to scam you.
• Extended parental controls. Adult content filters can now be applied to movies, TV shows, and applications, in addition to web sites and music (porn apps, here we come).
In addition to these exiting feature, Apple also added new apps(a.k.a applications) :
• Voice memo application. Obviously, allows you to record voice or any other sound, so you don’t forget any idea or want to play FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper.
• Send and receive files. A dedicated application to exchange files between iPhones or iPods touch.
There’s also other 3rd party apps which are going to be more than 1,000 new APIs to extend the capabilities of new applications.
Now my opinion :
– This is a great move from Apple,that will make the iPhone a very good competitor for Nokia and Palm.
– I think that they’ve should been more useful features like Bluetooth and Video recording, without forgetting about Flash in Safari.
What I would buy ?
I would buy Nokia 5800 E.M with no thoughts , it has what’s necessary for me ; Video,high resolution photos,Flash .If iPhone will have these features,I’ll buy it directly 😀 .
Now,what do you think ?
– If you are an iPhone user,how will these features improve your experience ? what do you think of them? and what did you want and didn’t get in this knew 3.0 OS ?
– If you’re not an iPhone user, Would you consider buying the iPhone ? What do you think of these features ?
– For all of you guys out there, how this improvements will make Apple compete the other companies such as Samsung ,Palm and Nokia ?
Thanks guys and see you soon.