17 March 2009 @ 13:32Some iPhone OS 3.0 announcements

Here are some of the announcements from today’s iPhone OS 3.0 event.

iPhone OS 3.0

iPhone OS 3.0 has 1000 new APIs

Subscription-based apps now available in which a purchase/upgrade can be made from within an app.

Support for peer-to-peer connectivity. This utilizes Bonjour to make an IP connection to a peer.

Accessory developers can now write apps that directly interact with their hardware.

The Maps framework is now an API that developers can use in their own apps.

Developers can now use Core Location to get turn-by-turn directions.

Push Notification is working in iPhone OS 3.0.

There is a new API for streaming video and audio, and also one for in-game voice.

Cut/Copy/Paste is now integrated into iPhone OS 3.0. Double-tap text to select a word, drag the drag point to select more or less.

Key apps will support the landscape-oriented keyboard, starting with Mail.

Messaging gets the ability to forward, delete multiple messages, and support for MMS.

Voice Memos app included in iPhone OS 3.0.

Support for Calendar subscriptions added (.ics file format) as well as CalDAV.

Search has been added to all key applications such as Calendar, iPod, Notes, etc. It’s called Spotlight (surprise!).

Other new features include Note Sync, Autofill, YouTube accounts, stereo Bluetooth, WiFi autologin, and anti-phishing.

Developers can download the iPhone OS 3.0 beta today. iPhone OS 3.0 will be available to everyone this Summer. Free for the iPhone, $9.95 for the iPod touch.

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