Can’t get enough iPhone news? Still? Cool. Here’s a little video walk-through of what to expect with the new iPhone OS 3.0 firmware. There are a lot of features not shown in the video because some are tied to the iPhone 3G S’s new hardware and so I didn’t have to post a 30 minute video.
First off, keep in mind that some of these “new” features in iPhone OS 3.0 have been available to entry-level handsets for a while. The iPhone 3.0 OS’s new-found support for MMS (which isn’t yet enabled by AT&T) has been a long time coming. The iPhone community has been asking for more extensive landscape-view support since iPhone OS 1.0. Copy/Paste! But, then again, every other smartphone I’ve owned for the past decade (well, almost) has been able to copy and paste text with no problem.
On a more positive note, email search is finally a reality – and you can even search archived emails on your email server. Spotlight search is fast and intuitive enough to preempt any actual thinking on your brain’s behalf. Find My iPhone will require a MobileMe subscription, but it works surprisingly well – especially for the absent-minded out there. Parental Controls are a nice touch, like icing on the cake.
iPhone OS 3.0 is what iPhone OS 2.2.1 2.0 1.0 should have been.