Wednesday, June 23, 2010

iPhone OS update

I use the ipod in my iphone a lot - especially connected by blue-tooth and USB in the car. I'm usually using a turn by turn GPS app at the same time, so I really like those improvements. Here are the others and the new OS is down-loadable now

• Multitasking support for third-party apps*
• Folders to better organize and access apps
• Home screen Wallpaper*
• Mail improvements
• Photo and Camera improvements
- 5x digital zoom when taking a photo**
- Tap to focus during video recording**
- Ability to sync Faces from iPhoto
- Geo-tagged photos appear on a map in Photos
• Ability to create and edit playlists on device
• Calendar invitations can be sent and accepted wirelessly with supported CalDAV servers
• Support for MobileMe calendar sharing
• Suggestions and recent searches appear during a web search
• Searchable SMS/MMS messages**
• Spotlight search can be continued on web and Wikipedia
• Enhanced location privacy
• Automatic spellcheck
• Support for Bluetooth keyboards*
• iPod out to navigate music, podcasts and audiobooks through an iPod interface with compatible cars
• Support for iTunes gifting of apps
• Wireless notes syncing with IMAP-based mail accounts
• Persistent WiFi connection to receive push notifications*
• New setting for turning on/off cellular data only**
• Option to display the character count while composing new SMS/MMS**
• Visual Voicemail messages can be kept locally even if they have been deleted from the server**
• Control to lock portrait orientation*
• Audio playback controls for iPod and third-party audio apps*
• New languages, dictionaries and keyboards
• Accessibility enhancements*
• Bluetooth improvements
• Better data protection using the device passcode as an encryption key*
• Support for third-party Mobile Device Management solutions
• Enables wireless distribution of enterprise applications
• Exchange Server 2010 compatibility
• Support for multiple Exchange ActiveSync accounts
• Support for Juniper Junos Pulse and Cisco AnyConnect SSL VPN apps
• More than 1,500 new developer APIs
• Bug fixes (which are nice)


  1. Anonymous9:20 AM

    What are the asterisks - 3GS only?

  2. I'm upgrading my 3G right now... I'm not sure I've ever really went through a re-install of an operating system on a phone before. So far I've just gotten incremental updates.

    I did experience one fubar a few months ago, which forced me to run through the restore process. Every time you sync the phone it creates a back up file which it uses to re-install so never loose your contacts, apps, email settings, bookmarks, .etc.

    We'll see how well the upgrade / re-install process goes. Looking forward to folders! Having pages of apps reduced will be nice.

  3. I think your right on the asterisks... the camera in the 3g can't focus at all. Oooo, I know blackberry people will think this is lame... but having one inbox with threaded email conversations will be excellent too!