toggle

AAPL Stock: 95.22 ( + 0.19 )

Printed from http://www.macnn.com

iPhone 3.0 firmware upgrade hits iTunes [photos]

updated 01:30 pm EDT, Wed June 17, 2009

iPhone 3.0 hits iTunes

Apple has begun distributing the final iPhone 3.0 firmware through iTunes. The 230MB download adds a number of demanded features to the iPhone OS, such as tethering, MMS messaging, turn-by-turn navigation and copy, cut and paste. Movies, audiobooks and TV shows can now be bought or rented from a handheld, and expanded control of third-party accessories has been enabled. JavaScript performance is said to be substantially improved, sometimes tripling the speed of the Safari web browser.

Some other changes include voice memos, stereo Bluetooth, global Spotlight searches and landscape keyboards for all first-party apps. Third-party apps have gained support for features like in-app purchases and peer-to-peer networking, while the OS in general should now support autofill on the web, and automatic logins for Wi-Fi hotspots. Some 100 new features are present in total.




























by MacNN Staff

POST TOOLS:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

  1. ocfra

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +3

    Installing now...

    I will post my results shortly!

  1. JeffsJeep04

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +2

    Got it

    Love copy and paste! The spotlight is really nice too, I like how it was implemented (furthest screen to the left rather then a separate app icon)

  1. Nai no Kami

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -3

    Currently unavailable

    iTunes shows the update, but as soon as I click download I receive a message telling me it is unavailable to the Argentine Store

  1. EternalGuest

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +3

    got it

    great so far. snappier :) . subtle changes too. look at the new button moving when you scrub in ipod.

  1. ocfra

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    Works fine so far...

    Safari is faster Love reading email sideways Copy/ Paste is sweet No Tethering Screen here?!?! No Movies, TV or Music Vids here?!

  1. Fast iBook

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -5

    My phone....

    My phone is in emergency call mode. What the h***. Won't even come up in iTunes status window, but it shows it plugged in on the sources window. Irritating much...

    - A

  1. c4rlob

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -1

    Backup still sucks

    Too bad the new software still takes forever when iTunes does a sync backup :(((

  1. c4rlob

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -1

    Birthday calendar gone

    Everything went fine with my download and upgrade EXCEPT they had finally figured out letting the Birthday calendar sync over MobileMe. Did they undo that capability deliberately or just forget it??

  1. JohnFromBeyond

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    First backup takes longer

    The backup/sync right before you install and after install is always much longer, since it does a 100% backup. After that, backup/sync should be fast again as it only does the changes...

  1. JohnFromBeyond

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -1

    First backup takes longer

    The backup/sync right before you install and after install is always much longer, since it does a 100% backup. After that, backup/sync should be fast again as it only does the changes...

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

MacNN Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Samsung SmartCam HD Pro

Keeping an eye on the home while out and about these days is common practice, assisted by modern technology. Internet cameras became p ...

Fugoo Bluetooth speaker

It's rare to find a Bluetooth speaker that can cover a large array of needs. Generally, speakers are wrapped in a desktop-convenient ...

Epson LW-600P

Label makers are traditionally simple machines that perform a single task which people feel they can either live with or without. In m ...

toggle

Most Commented