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Apple shows some new iPhone 3.0 OS features

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Apple shows some new iPhone 3.0 OS features
One of the most interesting new features to come with iPhone 3.0 OS is Find My iPhone. What do you do if you lose your phone? Well, you certainly wouldn’t want to risk someone getting their hands on your personal information, right? So, if you happen to lose your iPhone, you can now log into your MobileMe account and you will see where your device is on a map. Then, you can send a message to the phone, which should let people know that this is a lost iPhone. It can also play an alarming sound.
Another nice option is that you can send a wipe command that will erase all your data. You can always restore your data later, when you get your phone back.

Wipe command in Find My iPhone

Wipe command in Find My iPhone

When it comes to Internet browsing, from now on, you won’t have to enter your user names and passwords over and over again, because AutoFill will do that for you. There is also an option that will use your contact information in order to fill out web forms. Apple says that JavaScript runs almost three times faster now. In addition, support for video and audio streaming has been added.

Tethering will also be available via USB and Bluetooth (for both PC and Mac), but will require carrier support and AT&T will not have it for the moment.

Language support has also been increased and now more than 30 languages are supported by the platform.

For more features – check our iPhone 3.0 OS preview.

The new platform will be available, starting June 17 for free for the iPhone and at a price of $9.95 for the iPod touch.

source: Engadget

*UPDATE: Apple has just announced the new iPhone 3GS. Check our news story here!

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:43

1. PapaJay224 (Posts: 866; Member since: 08 Feb 2009)

Honesly the iPhone will have the win here...I know Some PDA's dont have a "sleep" or Standby mode but most of them now do in order to meet boot up speed demands and processing speed as well. with the iPhone since the battery is un-removable, it renders the phone findable in almost every scenario. I lost my Storm and the only way I can track it is if the phone is either on or in stand-by, but if someone pulls the battery I'm screwed. I think this may be the only "pro" to the many "cons" of the stationary battery...

posted on 08 Jun 2009, 15:16

2. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)

That's pretty funny that the nonremovable battery actually (indirectly) has a "pro"

posted on 08 Jun 2009, 16:04

3. *HOVA* (Posts: 564; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)

I agree, although it technically can be removed if it's stolen. It's also nice you can clear the personal data too. Simple things but something noone else has.

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