Many of us are anxiously awaiting the release of the iPhone 3.0 Software, but if you just can’t wait to get your hands on the iPhone 3.0 OS, you can download it today to begin testing and playing with it if you’d like. All you have to do is register to join the iPhone developer program. So what’s the catch? No catch really, other than the fee to join the program – $99 for the Standard Program.
Joining the Standard Program allows you to develop applications that can be sold in the AppStore. You could probably make that $99 back quickly and easily if you built an application that people liked.
So if you don’t think you can wait until summer for Copy & Paste functionality, Push functionality, the new Spotlight Search functionality, join the Apple iPhone Developer Program today so that you can download and start testing the iPhone OS 3.0 Software.
After literally YEARS of waiting, the folks at Apple have finally decided to begin offering support for cut and paste in the new version of the Apple iPhone 3.0 software update. In addition to the support for copy and paste, there are a whole slew of other new features being offered, many of which include support for 3rd party devices.
So now that it’s almost here, what will be the first thing that you copy and paste once you install the new version of the iPhone 3.0 firmware?
Like many of you, I’m hoping that the iPhone 2.2 firmware release will add copy & paste functionality, along with a couple other much needed functions… like the ability to record video! If you have any specific requests, make sure to add it to our iPhone functionality we’d all like to see page here.
Ever since updating my iPhone to firmware version 2.0, I’ve had nothing but problems. Slow keyboard, lagging contact menu, glitchy web browser, etc. But since installing the 2.1 iPhone firmware update, all of those problems have since been resolved.
If Apple’s most recent release of the 2.0 iPhone software update doesn’t make you want to jailbreak your iPhone, I don’t know what will. Ever since installing the 2.0 update, with the exception of my initial excitement about installing new applications, I have been frustrated by the slow user interface experience that the 2.0 update has caused.
I hope that Apple will figure it out and release a 2.0.1, or maybe even a 2.1 update. But you know Apple is always slow to release the next major revision of their firmware, so I’m guessing that we’re likely to see a 2.0.1 update before we see a 2.1 update. Either way, I need to see something soon, otherwise I’m going to have to go back to my Nokia 8801.
So as excited as we all were for the 2.0 update with the release of the apps store, the iPhone 2.0 update leaves a lot to be desired. Since installing the 2.0 update, my phone constantly lags and freezes. My contacts screen now takes about 15-30 seconds before it becomes functional. My list of text messages has become so slow to load that its almost better to just turn my computer on and send an email, and the PUSH email either doesn’t work with Gmail, or is just a sham. Not once has an email been “PUSHED” to my phone yet.
When will the 2.1 update or 2.0.1 update be released to fix all of the new bugs and glitches?
Are people having this same problem on the iPhone 3G version? I still have the first generation iPhone, so maybe I just need to upgrade.
MacRumors forums found the iPhone 2.0 software update and posted it for all to download and install. Download it here, and install it today.
Here’s a great install guide if you choose not to wait for the official release.
2nd Generation iPhone – 3G iPhone
It’s official! Apple has announced the 2nd generation iPhone and plans on starting distribution as early as June in Spain. Unfortunately, those of us in the U.S. are going to have to wait until July 11th to get our hands on one. The major feature enhancements for the 3G iPhone are:
- 3G capability (which equates to faster network connectivity over EDGE)
- GPS functionality built in
If you are happy with the current speed an functionality of your 1st generation iPhone, I’d recommend keeping it, though the new $199 price point for the 8GB 3G iPhone is going to be hard for many of us techies to resist.
iPhone 2.0 Firmware Release Date
Still an unofficial guesstimate, the iPhone 2.0 firmware update will supposedly be released on June 11, 2008. We all knew that it was referred to as the “June Update” for quite some time, however, the exact date is still up for debate. If anyone has any information, please do share!