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iPhone Copy & Paste! and other iPhone OS 3.0 Liveblog Thoughts

Posted by Chris1p, 17 March 2009 · 168 views

I just finished watching about 10 different live blogs of the Apple event today about the new version 3.0 of the iPhone software. And there was almost everything we wanted! They finally gave in and gave us CUT, COPY, & PASTE!! :bouncy::applause: And then I peed a little! LOL It’s amazing how excited I am about something it should have been on there when the first iPhone came out 2 years ago…. Anyway, after changing my shorts and getting back to hitting F5, here are the other things announced, and many are just as big bombshells as copy and paste.

• Cut, Copy, & Paste Text and Photos
o Pretty cool, double tap to bring up new zoom box shake to undo a paste. Cant wait to play with it.

• MMS
o OMG THANK THE LORD! The most advanced handheld device can do something my old razr could do!! I wont be embarrassed to tell people with 3 year old phones that they can do something my phone cant. So yeah, I’m totally stoaked, and I’ve really missed it.

• Forward/Delete SMS’s
o 4 all ur chain txt msg pleasure.

• Stereo Bluetooth
o Finally I can use the Motorola headset I got for my old windows smart phone before I had the first iPhone… Or can I? They did not say A2DP in any of the live blogs but in the overview after on some sites (gizmodo) they do say A2DP. But with the requirement of the apple chip in the new shuffle ear buds I’ve got a funny feeling I’ll have to buy some new white Apple brand Bluetooth headphones. Once the video is up later I’ll listen for myself and let you know.

Push notification
o For all your non battery sucking IM type stuff. Mobile AIM anyone? ESPN score updates? New Facebook poke notification? IDK, but I cant wait to see what all the developers come up with.

Landscape keyboard everywhere
o Not really a huge deal for me, but I do know several people that love it so I’m excited to them. And hey, i'll try it some more now.

Voice Memo
o I’m pretty excited on this one actually, I have a handheld digital recorder I use for notes and recording classes but this will be much better. They will allow you to trim it right on the phone too. Very cool.

Peer to peer connectivity
o Once again, I’ve seen a couple differences on the liveblogs here. But it looks like you can send contacts via Bluetooth and make other connections for head to head gaming for example (!!!). But what exactly you will have access to on the phone to send isn’t clear. I’m sure you wont be able to send a DRM song to your friends over Bluetooth or ringtones you bought from the Apple App store. But what else? Pictures? There is a “Share” button on the pictures page on one of the slides! Cant wait to play with this too.

Turn by Turn GPS/Maps
o It sort of looks like its built into the google maps app, but not quite sure. Either way they are allowing Devs into the google apps API to use in their own aps. Hello TomTom app!

Sync Notes with iTunes
o Got to keep my notes backed up ‘yo. Also its nice to use a full keyboard to type out a list or notes if I’m at my computer then sync it to my phone. Also should have been there day one…

As for what they didn’t cover, there really is not a lot. But the few that are, really are pretty damn glaring. Such as:
-STILL no video recording! (really apple, WTF?)
-The camera app is really, REALLY crappy
-The UI/Background should be customizable
-The damn safari page reloads every time i look at a web page
-Still no FLASH PLAYER support
-True Multitasking (THE Big one on here IMHO)
-Wireless iTunes sync too if I’m making a wish list (and hey look I am)


Anyway, it was almost 2 hours long and it was all great. But these are some of the big ones for me. I cant wait to see how the game developers start using these new features like the peer to peer, voice chat, and the new peripheral controls. What do you all think? Think we will get bluetooth gamepad for the iphone? Voip apps for COD4 with tie in to xbox live? So many ways this could go!!


But you tell me, did I miss something or make a mistake? What were the big things to you?

- Chris1p -




I just finished watching about 10 different live blogs of the Apple event today about the new version 3.0 of the iPhone software. And there was almost everything we wanted! They finally gave in and gave us CUT, COPY, & PASTE!! :bouncy::applause: And then I peed a little! LOL It’s amazing how excited I am about something it should have been on there when the first iPhone came out 2 years ago…. Anyway, after changing my shorts and getting back to hitting F5, here are the other things announced, and many are just as big bombshells as copy and paste.

• Cut, Copy, & Paste Text and Photos
o Pretty cool, double tap to bring up new zoom box shake to undo a paste. Cant wait to play with it.

• MMS
o OMG THANK THE LORD! The most advanced handheld device can do something my old razr could do!! I wont be embarrassed to tell people with 3 year old phones that they can do something my phone cant. So yeah, I’m totally stoaked, and I’ve really missed it.

• Forward/Delete SMS’s
o 4 all ur chain txt msg pleasure.

• Stereo Bluetooth
o Finally I can use the Motorola headset I got for my old windows smart phone before I had the first iPhone… Or can I? They did not say A2DP in any of the live blogs but in the overview after on some sites (gizmodo) they do say A2DP. But with the requirement of the apple chip in the new shuffle ear buds I’ve got a funny feeling I’ll have to buy some new white Apple brand Bluetooth headphones. Once the video is up later I’ll listen for myself and let you know.

Push notification
o For all your non battery sucking IM type stuff. Mobile AIM anyone? ESPN score updates? New Facebook poke notification? IDK, but I cant wait to see what all the developers come up with.

Landscape keyboard everywhere
o Not really a huge deal for me, but I do know several people that love it so I’m excited to them. And hey, i'll try it some more now.

Voice Memo
o I’m pretty excited on this one actually, I have a handheld digital recorder I use for notes and recording classes but this will be much better. They will allow you to trim it right on the phone too. Very cool.

Peer to peer connectivity
o Once again, I’ve seen a couple differences on the liveblogs here. But it looks like you can send contacts via Bluetooth and make other connections for head to head gaming for example (!!!). But what exactly you will have access to on the phone to send isn’t clear. I’m sure you wont be able to send a DRM song to your friends over Bluetooth or ringtones you bought from the Apple App store. But what else? Pictures? There is a “Share” button on the pictures page on one of the slides! Cant wait to play with this too.

Turn by Turn GPS/Maps
o It sort of looks like its built into the google maps app, but not quite sure. Either way they are allowing Devs into the google apps API to use in their own aps. Hello TomTom app!

Sync Notes with iTunes
o Got to keep my notes backed up ‘yo. Also its nice to use a full keyboard to type out a list or notes if I’m at my computer then sync it to my phone. Also should have been there day one…

As for what they didn’t cover, there really is not a lot. But the few that are, really are pretty damn glaring. Such as:
-STILL no video recording! (really apple, WTF?)
-The camera app is really, REALLY crappy
-The UI/Background should be customizable
-The damn safari page reloads every time i look at a web page
-Still no FLASH PLAYER support
-True Multitasking (THE Big one on here IMHO)
-Wireless iTunes sync too if I’m making a wish list (and hey look I am)


Anyway, it was almost 2 hours long and it was all great. But these are some of the big ones for me. I cant wait to see how the game developers start using these new features like the peer to peer, voice chat, and the new peripheral controls. What do you all think? Think we will get bluetooth gamepad for the iphone? Voip apps for COD4 with tie in to xbox live? So many ways this could go!!


But you tell me, did I miss something or make a mistake? What were the big things to you?

- Chris1p -
I'm pretty stoked about landscape typing.

I'm also curious as to how long the voice memo records. Is it unlimited or limited to something like 15 seconds?

As far as mobile flash support goes, from what I've heard, the reason why Apple is refusing to use the current tech is because it isn't efficient enough to license, yet. They wanted Adobe to create a specific version of the Flash codec for the iPhone, but Adobe's not budging. Stalemate, it seems.

Edit: And adding true multitasking would be a bitch to do. They'd have to rip down the old OS and rebuild most of it from scratch. The iPhone already has a bitch of a time dealing with zombie processes.
WHY DID THEY SCREW ME?

so my iphone 1.0 hardware isnt good enough to do MMS? WTF?
from Gizmodo they posted this from the Q&A after.

Q: Is there a physical hardware problem on the first-gen iPhone that prevents it from doing MMS.
A: It’s a different radio, so it is a physical issue.

So i guess, yeah. Your iPhone hardware really isnt good enough. You know you wanted the 3G anyway
hell no.

Fuck ATT and apple

never again. I'd cancel right now, but I don't want to cough up 350 in cancellation fees i'd have to pay for my 2 lines.