iPhone OS 3.0 previewed

iPhone OS 3.0

Apple earlier today previewed its iPhone OS 3.0 software and announced the immediate availability of a beta software release to registered developers.

Apple announced over 100 new features that will be available to 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 PC; shake to shuffle; parental controls for TV shows, movies and apps from the App Store; and automatic login at Wi-Fi hot spots. The iPhone OS 3.0 beta release will also include a new Voice Memo app and expanded search capability for all key iPhone apps, as well as Spotlight search across the iPhone or iPod touch.

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For iPhone/App Store developers, the iPhone OS 3.0 beta release includes an updated Software Development Kit (SDK) with over 1,000 new Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) including In-App Purchases; Peer-to-Peer connections; an app interface for accessories; access to the iPod music library; a new Maps API and Push Notifications.

iPhone OS 3.0 beta software and SDK are available to all registered iPhone developers.

iPhone OS 3.0 will be available free for all iPhone users (both iPhone and iPhone 3G, some features may not be available in iPhone). For iPod touch users, there will be a small upgrading fee of US$9.95.

For detail about Apple's upcoming iPhone OS software for iPhone and iPod touch, please visit Apple iPhone OS 3.0 Preview page.

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