iPhone OS 3.0 launches today

iPhone OS 3.0 launches today
We would just like to remind you that today is the day for all iPhone users, since Apple is expected to launch the latest version of the iPhone OS – 3.0 today. A quick glance through the list of new features explains why the update is so anticipated. It provides the much-wanted cut, copy and paste, MMS support (currently not supported by AT&T), push notifications, the newly-announced Find My Phone as well as tethering (currently unavailable on AT&T). You can check all the new features through our related stories below.

All of this sounds pretty cool, but unfortunately, users of jailbroken iPhones that choose to install the new version will end up with their devices locked. What they can do is wait until Friday, when the Dev-Team Blog is expected to release its yellowsn0w tool, which should let them unlock their OS 3.0-powered iPhones. You can find out more about the unlocking tool here.

Are you excited about the upcoming update? And what are your first impressions of the new features that come with OS 3.0? Feel free to sound off in the comments below!

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10 Comments

1. The_Man_Named_X

Posts: 5; Member since: May 24, 2009

You can get MMS to work on the launch of OS 3.0 by calling ATT and having them manually set it up for you. What I have noticed is if you have the family unlimited txt it shouldn't be to hard for the agent to configure it properly. Now if you have the iPhone unlimited, iPhone, 1500 or iPhone 200 msg plan then you will have to wait till later this summer. Or you can call and tell the ATT rep to just remove the iPhone MSG plan and set you up with the regular txt msg plan and then you will be able to receive the MMS msgs.

6. *HOVA*

Posts: 564; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

I think you can also have the agent just add a normal messaging package as opposed to the ones that show "iPhone" before them in their billing systems as well.

2. souleater93

Posts: 86; Member since: Mar 20, 2009

does this work for the ipod touch 2nd generation because i just tried it and it says 2.2.1 is the current software

7. *HOVA*

Posts: 564; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

I'm pretty sure you can get it on your touch but have to pay $9.99. You have to update iTunes as well if you haven't done that yet but you should be able to get it.

3. vzw fanman

Posts: 1976; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

none of those new features really blow me away.

4. trentsinmypants

Posts: 324; Member since: Jan 29, 2009

hurry up apple!!! :D I want my update!

5. souleater93

Posts: 86; Member since: Mar 20, 2009

sounds like it will be out in twenty minutes

8. lop3z

Posts: 4; Member since: Feb 27, 2009

I got My update around 12:30

9. trentsinmypants

Posts: 324; Member since: Jan 29, 2009

BAM!! Got my update and im installing it right now :D iPhone OS 3.0 Software Update This update contains over 100 new features, including the following: • Cut, Copy & Paste with shake to undo • Landscape keyboard in key applications • Enhanced Messages application - Send and receive photos, contacts, audio files, and location via MMS* - Forward and delete single or multiple messages • Added search feature in Mail, Calendar, Notes and iPod • Spotlight search across iPhone • Support for CalDAV and subscriptions in Calendar • Improvements to Safari - Performance - HTML 5 support - HTTP Streaming audio and video - Auto-fill usernames and passwords • New Voice Memos application • Sync Notes with a Mac or PC via iTunes • Internet Tethering over USB and Bluetooth* • Browse and download movies, TV shows, and audiobooks from the iTunes Store** • Stereo Bluetooth*** • Wi-Fi auto login • Enhanced Stocks application • More Parental Control options for Apps, Music, Movies and TV Shows • iTunes account creation and login** • YouTube account login and access to subscriptions, ratings and favorites** • Shake to shuffle • New languages, dictionaries, and keyboards • Find my iPhone and Remote Wipe via MobileMe (subscription required)** • Support for more Exchange policies • Create and send Exchange meeting invitations • Search mail on server (Exchange Server 2007 and supported IMAP servers) • Search LDAP company directory • VPN on demand and VPN proxy support • Encrypted configuration profiles • Encrypted iTunes backups • 1,000 new developer APIs, including: - In App Purchases - Apple Push Notification Service - Accessories support - Peer to Peer Connectivity - Embedded Maps - iPod Library Access • Bug fixes Products compatible with this software update: • iPhone • iPhone 3G • iPhone 3G S * Compatible only with iPhone 3G and iPhone 3G S and requires support from your wireless provider. ** Not available in all regions or in all languages. *** Compatible only with iPhone 3G and iPhone 3G S.

10. ddripp

Posts: 63; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

WOW... it's a AMAZING.

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