Today, Apple officially released version 3.0 of its iPhone operating system, a Mac OS X derivative for the iPhone and iPod Touch. It comes packed with a whole boatload of improvements and changes, so it’s sure worth it to upgrade your iPhone or Touch.
iPhone OS 3.0 finally brings cut/copy/paste to the iPhone and Touch, a feature many had been asking for. Another feature that everyone had been asking for – and you ask yourself, why wasn’t it in there in the first place – is the landscape keyboard. When you rotate your device, the on-screen keyboard will flip accordingly.
Moving on to features that are actually cool, it also brings Spotlight to the iPhone and Touch, making it possible to quickly find stuff on your device. Another very cool addition is Find my iPhone, which uses MobileMe to find your phone on a map in case you lost it – it also comes with remote wipe in case you won’t be able to retrieve it. I also like the shake to undo feature, which means you can shake your device to undo any action.
The operating system has also been optimised across the board, meaning better overall performance, as well as a smoother browsing experience in Safari. You can update your iPhone via iTunes for free; Touch owners will have to pay 9.95 USD.
Installing as we speak. Wish there were bg apps though.
I’ve had 3.0 installed since Saturday, and so far I’m quite impressed with it on my 3G, it is a bit laggy in some places, and iStat shows far higher memory usage, with quite a few page-in and page-out’s going on.
landscape SMS is a god send, it’s a shame that the 3G didn’t get Voice Control but can’t have it all ways I guess.
ItÂ´s really disappointingly laggy and glitchy. Any scrolling except in Contacts is stuttery stutters like itÂ´s jailbroken with tons of background daemons. I was hoping for performance increase, butthis is a major letdown. Hopefully will be fixed by a .1 update. New features are cool, though.