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iPhone 3.0 - turn by turn GPS and much more

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  1. Toshi

    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    http://arstechnica.com/apple/news/2...ew-of-new-features-coming-in-iphone-os-30.ars



    apple and the iPhone are a juggernaut: they've turned their success with the iPod into an equally great one with the iPhone:

    - 17 million iPhones and 13 million iPod touches sold (both run iPhone OS)
    - 50,000 registered application developers, 25,000 applications on the app store, 800 million applications downloaded to date

    a few of the new features in iPhone 3.0:

    - turn by turn GPS
    - system wide cut and paste
    - system wide search based on Spotlight
    - push notification
    - MMS
    - communication with external peripherals. a blood pressure cuff was the demo. potentially huge
    - Bonjour autodiscovery of other iPhones via Bluetooth so that applications can talk directly sans wifi
    - voice memos
    - syncing of notes with iTunes
    - stereo Bluetooth on 3G and newer hardware
    - landscape orientation in Mail.app
    - antiphishing in Safari

    shipping this summer, free update for all iPhones including the original!

    bam.
     

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  2. Transcend

    Transcend My Nuts Are Flat

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    About time. I'd like it today, thanks.
     
  3. -dustin

    -dustin boring

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    i'm going to sound kind of lame...

    all day i was checking various sites waiting for 3.0 to be available for download. i was surprisingly disappointed to read that it was a damn preview.
     
  4. Transcend

    Transcend My Nuts Are Flat

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    It was the SDK launch, you can DL that today if you want to develop. :)
     
  5. binary visions

    binary visions The voice of reason

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  6. berkshire_rider

    berkshire_rider Growler

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    Still no multitasking or flash support = :plthumbsdown:

    Does the i-phone battery suck so bad it can't support running more than one process at a time?

    How long does a battery charge last in real-life currently? :confused:
     
  7. Transcend

    Transcend My Nuts Are Flat

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    All 3g phones suck the batteries dry.

    Background push notification seems like a much more elegant solution than multitasking.

    As for flash, it'd be nice for the idiots who design their entire sites in flash, but really, I haven't seen any use for it for things I would do on a telephone, so far anyways?
     
  8. berkshire_rider

    berkshire_rider Growler

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    I hate flash sites, but there's a lot of web designers that use it......If the background push notification works as advertised - yes, it's a better solution.

    How many hours of battery life do you see in real-life from your iphone?
     
  9. cracked

    cracked Monkey

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    I have an original Iphone and not running videos or aftermarket apps( ie games and such)....with normal web surfing and mail........i see anywhere from 8 -20 hours between charges. My phone is almost 2.5 years old.

    I must admit though....I have seen some bugs pop up on th phone with all the new updates!!
     
  10. Transcend

    Transcend My Nuts Are Flat

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    Depends on how much i use the screen, Wifi, 3G etc. In standby with the occasion email or text, 2 work days.

    On a big travel day to europe, when i use the ipod and not much else, 8 hours or so? With full screen movies playing, probably 3-4 hours (2 normal length movies are no problem, but then i hit 20% or so battery?

    When i am bored and sitting on 3g sending emails, playing on the web, using my ipod, maybe...4 hours? 3g really kills the battery quickly.

    I have fetch set to 15 mins for email, bluetooth off, wifi searching/notification off, 3G on if available.
     
  11. binary visions

    binary visions The voice of reason

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    Given that it seems all the phones around currently give about the same amount of runtime, I think your criticism is a little ridiculous :rolleyes:

    I'm not in a 3G area but I get 5+ hours of constant data/application usage. I charge it about every other day if I'm doing average usage which, for me, entails ~30-50 minutes on the phone, email all day, occasional checks online for this or that, and sporadic application/game usage. On a heavy day, it lasts all day and I charge it after I get home.
     
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    There's no criticism there....it's a question.
    :monkey:
     
  13. Toshi

    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    binary visions The voice of reason

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    Incidentally, I can't friggin' believe nobody has a good turn by turn app for the phone yet. Why did TomTom enter into the contract? They claimed they were working on an app and it'd be out at the end of 2007 if I remember correctly.

    The one that's out for the jailbroken iPhones is really poor.

    Sorry, guess I misread the tone. Stating that the battery potentially "sucks so bad" has strong overtones of pre-conceived negativity.
     
  15. stevew

    stevew unique white person

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    the sirius application will be popular with howard stern fans if and when it gets released.
     
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    MMike A fowl peckerwood.

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    How does it not have turn by turn gps already?? I have that on my BB bold....
     
  17. $tinkle

    $tinkle Expert on blowing

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    the only thing that gets released from stern fans is loads their wives won't swallow, in which case, they should stick to their palm