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iPhone 3.1 beta tweaks Voice Control, baseband

updated 09:35 am EDT, Wed July 1, 2009

More iPhone 3.1 details

More features from the iPhone 3.1 beta have been discovered, according to reports. Aside from enabling MMS by default, and allowing third-party apps access to the video editing interface, the new beta is said to finally allow use of Voice Control through a Bluetooth connection. iPhone owners should thus be able to speak commands into a Bluetooth headset, as opposed to Apple's earbuds or the iPhone's built-in microphone.

Quartz and OpenGL rendering are said to be improved, and a phone should now vibrate when repositioning icons. Within the video editing mode, a "Save a Copy" button should permit users to keep an original clip after producing a trimmed-down version. The iPhone's AT&T profile has been updated to v4.2, while its baseband has been shifted to to v5.08.01; the latter fact is particularly relevant to hackers, as it means unlocking tools like ultrasn0w may be rendered temporarily useless.

by MacNN Staff



  1. c4rlob

    Joined: Dec 1969


    notice iDisk icon update?

    Did anyone also notice the update to the iDisk icon in MobileMe. Perhaps this signals that the iDisk app for the iPhone is coming out today?

  1. bfalchuk

    Joined: Dec 1969


    AVRCP over BT?

    Does this mean they're enabling Bluetooth's AV Remote Control Protocol to get VoiceControl working? If so, then you'd get FF and RW button functionality on BT headphones like the Moto S9-HD, which is what's kept me from buying them.

  1. macboyrules

    Joined: Dec 1969



    I've been waiting for voice activated dialing through bluetooth for a long time! I hope the voice control work for all of the functions through bluetooth, not just dialing.

  1. apple4ever

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Does this disable the tethering hack?

  1. Geobunny

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Here's hoping the voice control is more accurate now. I wish there was a way to attach a voice-tag to a contact and have only those tags available by voice-control. That would really cut down on the number of incorrect matches.

    Would also allow me to use abbreviations for long names.

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969



    All this excitement over voice control over bluetooth! You'd think it was some achievement or something, rather than just another step in Apple catching up to the features other phones have had for years...

  1. chas_m



    re: wow!

    The excitement, Trolltudo, comes more from the idea that Apple will finally get voice control via Bluetooth RIGHT.

    Other phones have had this "feature" -- which sucks huge donkey balls -- for years, it's true. But Apple may actually come up with a schema for this that sucks significantly less than anyone else's. At least that's the hope. Based on early reviews of the 3GS' voice control, they look like they're off to a good start.

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