iPhone software gets an update

Apple has finally addressed many consumer gripes regarding the iPhone and released a new Beta software upgrade of its operating system that addresses many of the complaints.

Apple has finally addressed many consumer gripes regarding the iPhone and released a new Beta software upgrade of its operating system that addresses many of the complaints.

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.

Finally MMS will come to the iPod as Apple has also announced over 100 new features that will be available to iPhone and iPod touch 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.

“The new iPhone OS 3.0 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.

Registered developers can download the Beta version of OS 3.0 from today…

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