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Apple iPhone operating software update

content type Press information Mail the editor Posted by Mark Peters
Wednesday, March 18th 2009 - 21:20 CET - Comments: 0
A pple previewed its Apple iPhone OS 3.0 software and announced the availability of a beta software release to registered developers. The Apple iPhone beta software release includes an updated Software Development Kit with over 1000 new Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) including In-App Purchases; Peer-to-Peer connections; an app interface for accessories; access to the Apple iPod music library; a new Maps API and Push Notifications. “The new Apple iPhone operating software is a major software release packed with incredible new features and innovations for iPhone customers and developers alike. It will keep us years ahead of the competition,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing.
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Apple iPhone operating software

 

Apple iPhone OS 3.0 beta software release
Apple also announced over 100 new features that will be available to Apple iPhone and iPod touch users this summer including cut, copy and paste; MMS; landscape view for Mail, Text and Notes; stereo Bluetooth; syncing Notes to the Mac and Personal Computer; shake to shuffle; parental controls for TV shows, movies and apps from the App Store; and automatic login at Wi-Fi hot spots. The Apple iPhone OS 3.0 beta release will also include a new Voice Memo app and expanded search capability for all key Apple iPhone apps, as well as Spotlight search across the Apple iPhone or Apple iPod touch.


Apple Push Notification service
Another key developer feature in the Apple iPhone OS 3.0 beta software is the ability for apps to interface with hardware accessories, creating a whole new element of control for iPhone and iPod touch accessory developers as well as a new ecosystem of solutions for customers. Developers will also be able to use Apple's new Maps API to integrate Google Mobile Maps services within their apps which will offer Google Map tiles, current location, custom annotations and geocoding. The Apple iPhone OS 3.0 beta software includes the new Apple Push Notification service which provides developers with a mechanism to alert users with sounds, text or a badge.

 

Apple Software Development Kit 

 

Apple Software Development Kit

The Apple iPhone OS 3.0 beta software and SDK include over 1000 new APIs and are available for all iPhone Developer Program members to use for development and testing of their software applications for Apple iPhone and iPod touch. Included in these APIs is the ability to leverage the incredible purchase model of the App Store within apps. In-App Purchases will allow developers to offer subscription content and provide the ability to sell new content and features in a simple and secure process. Developers can easily create peer-to-peer games for iPhone and iPod touch by using Bluetooth.

 

Apple iPhone software features

The new Apple iPhone OS 3 software will be available to Apple iPhone and iPod touch users this summer with over 100 new features including cut, copy and paste which can be done within or across applications; MMS to send and receive photos, contacts, audio files and locations with the Messages app; and the ability to capture and send audio recordings on the go with the new Voice Memo app. Landscape view will be available for Mail, Text and Notes. Search capabilities will be expanded, allowing customers to search within Mail, iPod and Notes or search across all key apps by typing a key word or phrase into the new Spotlight search, conveniently accessed from the Home screen.

 

Apple iPhone OS software 

 

Apple iPhone OS software price & availability

The updated Stock app will add the ability to display recent company news and current trading information like opening or average price, trading volume or Market Cap, and will offer a landscape view to see a full screen of any stock chart. The Apple iPhone operating software version 3.0 and SDK will be available for registered developers to download starting today from developer.apple.com. iPhone customers will be able to download the new iPhone OS 3.0 software for free this summer and iPod touch customers will be able to purchase a software update for $9.95 (US).

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