Apple to show off iPhone OS 3.0 next week
Feeling the heat from the competition?
Apple will take the wraps of the third major release of its iPhone operating system next week.
At a special event being held in Cupertino next Tuesday, Apple will show off iPhone 3.0 and the software development kit that goes with it.
The news suggests Apple is continuing with its annual iPhone rollout programme, with the new OS debuting in June/July on or after Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference.
Apple hasn't hinted at the features the new release will add - top of most users' lists will be SMS forwarding and the provision of cut and paste facilities - still absent from the current version of the OS, 2.2.1.
It's entirely possible that Apple will launch new iPhone hardware to go with the update, whatever it contains. The company has scorned speculation that's it's working on a small-size iPhone, unofficially dubbed the iPhone Nano. Who do you believe - Apple or the Chinese companies claiming to have accessories for the phone in the works?
What is clear is that with the arrival of Google's Android, the upcoming Windows 7 revamp of Windows Mobile, Palm's hoped-for revival on the back of its Pré handset and Web OS software, and World+Dog launching iTunes-style application stores for their devices, Apple needs to continue to work hard to maintain the iPhone's momentum.
Apple usually keeps its cards close to its chest but this time last year revealed some of the enterprise-oriented technologies it was planning to add to iPhone OS 2.0. Next week's unveiling suggests it now sees this kind of event as a permanent fixture. ®
When will we get a Vodafone or T-Mobile iPhone?
All I want to know is when I'm going to be able to use another mobile phone provider - O2 signal here is so variable you can't walk along the High Street without loosing your caller at some point.
Clearly, you are far too stupid to use an iPhone.
"It is better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than to open it and remove all doubt."
Errmm my iPhone happily syncs up all my music whether it is in a playlist or not so don't really know what gave you this playlists only idea. It's an option certainly, but not the only one.
@Jim Coleman : Here here!
Your list is so spot on..
I'd have added an accessible file system to it too, so I could download/upload files over the internet, transfer over bluetooth or wifi. It's nice to have the WinMob levels of system level tweakability, but hardly necessary - I'd settle for a "My Documents" kind of folder access on the iphone.
If the iphone had a VGA/WVGA screen it'd probably be a lot slower with its current configuration (RAM+CPU). I also suspect if the Iphone had multitasking it'd be quite slow and glitchy.
There might also be a need for a removable battery so I can carry a spare in my wallet or pocket, but that's a hardware thing.
Anyway - It looks like I'll be sticking with the WinMob for some time.
Tech support to the rescue.... just tick the "Recently Purchased" or "Recently Played" smart playlists to your iPhone sync music options... it's THAT hard...
Some would be stressed if it ignored specific options the user already set and did what it want, then people would be complaining about how it used up valuable space for music you didn't want on the phone, why won't it just do what they say?! ;)
Personally, flash doesn't excite me, nor Java... just allow sideways texting, cut&paste, and MMS... I would be more than happy for their engineer to come and upgrade my camera resolution/optics too.. but I highly doubt that would be included in the free upgrade! :(