Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/07/01/iphone_software_beta/

iPhone 3.1 code goes beta

Video boost, pointless buzzing

By Rik Myslewski

Posted in Phones, 1st July 2009 20:31 GMT

iPhone Software 3.0 shipped a mere two weeks ago today, but version 3.1 is already in the hands of developers in beta form.

According to reports from PC World and AppleInsider, as well as on forums and blogs, version 3.1 was distributed to developers on Tuesday.

Included in the beta are not only the bug fixes that dot-X updates inevitably include, but also enhancements to Voice Control, video editing, vibration feedback, and the dialer interface.

According to reports, the 3.1 beta includes:

Developers also note that 3.1 adds "under-the-hood" improvements as well, including better support for OpenCL and Quartz graphics, plus a new API that will allow third-party apps to access the iPhone's video-editing interface.

Also, MMS is enabled by default in the beta - although there has been no announcement by AT&T when that functionality will be enabled for US iPhoners.

There's also no word on whether iPhone Software 3.1 will address the overheating issues reported by some iPhone 3GS users - a problem, we hasten to add, that we haven't experienced with our personal 3GS. ®