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March 18, 2009

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Yes, folks. The Cupertino-based company sent ripples across the world, again this morning, with its announcements for the iPhone 3.0 OS.  The goodies in this puppy are not minor. A much awaited feature is the ability to cut-and-paste.  Here it is! Yay! And you will be able to do so between different applications. For example, you can copy a paragraph from a recipe website, paste it into an email and send it off to friends.  One missing feature I personally complained about (by contacting Apple, so they actually listened to lil’ ol’ me?) is to have a landscape-oriented, larger keyboard.  The current keyboard in the vertical position is very small, even for average-sized hands, allowing for too many mistakes when typing. Other notable announcements, are the Voice Memo recorder app, a more detailed Stock app, and the ability to send multimedia files, such as video and audio, through email and texting.

Oh, and one more thing… Spotlight, which can search through all of your files (from contacts to music) by name.  Shuh-weet.  Judging by last years developer’s announcement and release of 2.0, this new iPhone update should be out by early July.

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7 Responses to “iphone 3.0”

  1. Kimbo Says:

    Interesting.
    Can it run multiple apps simultaneously with the new OS?
    If you have an IM session running, can you switch to another program while leaving it running in the background?

    • blogturtle Says:

      hey kimbo. good question. the answer is no. the new OS will not support other functions running in the background, for a couple of reasons. tests were done on apps continuously running, not just on the iphone, but other mobile devices as well, showing a great reduction in battery life. some functions may run endlessly, not allowing the phone to sleep automatically. and it would affect the user’s experience in the primary task, say, most importantly, a phone call signal may drop. “can you hear me now?” as they say :)

  2. Kimbo Says:

    Last heard Apple was working on a push technology to circumvent that, but I guess it’s not happening.

    At least on the Blackberry, you can switch between tasks, even while you are on the phone.

    • blogturtle Says:

      you are correct, kimbo. they are implementing push technology in 3.0. (forgot to mention that in this entry.) apple admits that they are late on this one. and that it required a broad restructuring of their servers.

      im not familiar with blackberry usage. two family members recently got blackberries, and they love it. i am envious of the push tech and physical button which make blackberries so popular. thanks for the input!

  3. Kimbo Says:

    “thanks for the input!”

    Do I get a turtle t-shirt? :)

    Btw, are you on FB? Hit me up, dude.

  4. Kimbo Says:

    Check out fb. A few of us are on.

    And it has some blogging capabilities too.


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