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    News - Apple previews iPhone OS 3.0, teases long-awaited basic functionality

    A forthcoming software update will finally put to rest a number of quirks with arguably the world's most popular mobile handset.
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    Re: News - Apple previews iPhone OS 3.0, teases long-awaited basic functionality

    Does anyone know if this update will be free when it's released?

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    Re: News - Apple previews iPhone OS 3.0, teases long-awaited basic functionality

    From Gizmodo.com:
    iPhone OS 3.0 will be a free upgrade to all iPhone users, including the first generation (not all features will be supported in the first generation, like Stereo Bluetooth support). iPod touch users will be able to buy it for $9.95.

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    Re: News - Apple previews iPhone OS 3.0, teases long-awaited basic functionality

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    If that included SMS so they keyboard was landscape, I'd probably buy one tomorrow.
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    And by trying to force me to like small pants, they've alienated me.

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    Re: News - Apple previews iPhone OS 3.0, teases long-awaited basic functionality

    Quote Originally Posted by Agent View Post
    If that included SMS so they keyboard was landscape, I'd probably buy one tomorrow.
    I have read on another source that Apple stated "System-wide landscape keyboard". So this may very well be the case.
    I really hope it is, as being a heavy texter and iPhone owner; it is the one thing I really wanted from the 3.0 update.

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    Re: News - Apple previews iPhone OS 3.0, teases long-awaited basic functionality

    Quote Originally Posted by Subnet1 View Post
    I have read on another source that Apple stated "System-wide landscape keyboard". So this may very well be the case.
    I really hope it is, as being a heavy texter and iPhone owner; it is the one thing I really wanted from the 3.0 update.
    Ditto

    Looks good from so far

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    Re: News - Apple previews iPhone OS 3.0, teases long-awaited basic functionality

    Yup, engadget has confirmed it with pictures. Very very tempted now.
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    And by trying to force me to like small pants, they've alienated me.

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    Re: News - Apple previews iPhone OS 3.0, teases long-awaited basic functionality

    iTouch owners NOW get to use the built-in Bluetooth with 3.0........

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    Re: News - Apple previews iPhone OS 3.0, teases long-awaited basic functionality

    Wow, that's great news. I bought my iPhone as a 'toy' when they slashed the price without any expectations that I would use it much more than my previous phones. In fact, I left it boxed for a pretty long time before I decided to 'play' with it. Well, for all the stuff that can be improved by OS 3.0, my iPhone sees a serious amount of use as my Japanese study tool. There are some very decent dictionaries, flashcards etc., so good in fact that I've put off the purchase of a standalone electronic dictionary.

    The one thing I would like them to improve (not that it would be much use for most people here), is an improved Kanji recognition application. Right now, Window's IME works much better than the one on built into the iPhone, even though I can 'draw' more accurately with the touchscreen than with a mouse.

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    Re: News - Apple previews iPhone OS 3.0, teases long-awaited basic functionality

    I am very happy about this! I already find my iPhone the best phone I have owned and these additions make it so much better!
    Not around too often!

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    Re: News - Apple previews iPhone OS 3.0, teases long-awaited basic functionality

    If the new hardware has a hardware QWERTY then my X1 is going in the classifieds, it's the ONLY thing the iPhone is now missing that i actually want (assuming multi-tasking is on the agenda or they bundle in a background-running IM app). I can't stand the on-screen keyboards, the lack a feedback just annoys me!

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    Re: News - Apple previews iPhone OS 3.0, teases long-awaited basic functionality

    Quote Originally Posted by McPhee View Post
    If the new hardware has a hardware QWERTY then my X1 is going in the classifieds, it's the ONLY thing the iPhone is now missing that i actually want (assuming multi-tasking is on the agenda or they bundle in a background-running IM app). I can't stand the on-screen keyboards, the lack a feedback just annoys me!
    New hardware?
    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
    And by trying to force me to like small pants, they've alienated me.

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    Re: News - Apple previews iPhone OS 3.0, teases long-awaited basic functionality

    Quote Originally Posted by Agent View Post
    If that included SMS so they keyboard was landscape, I'd probably buy one tomorrow.
    Well I've just been watching the 3.0 presentation. Looks like you are going to buy an iPhone today then

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    Re: News - Apple previews iPhone OS 3.0, teases long-awaited basic functionality

    Quote Originally Posted by McPhee View Post
    If the new hardware has a hardware QWERTY then my X1 is going in the classifieds, it's the ONLY thing the iPhone is now missing that i actually want (assuming multi-tasking is on the agenda or they bundle in a background-running IM app). I can't stand the on-screen keyboards, the lack a feedback just annoys me!

    I don't see there being a new model any time soon. Short of the current one getting a storage boost.

    They've just announced a huge heap of software improvements so they can hold of the hardware for a while longer.

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    Re: News - Apple previews iPhone OS 3.0, teases long-awaited basic functionality

    Quote Originally Posted by Agent View Post
    If that included SMS so they keyboard was landscape, I'd probably buy one tomorrow.
    Jailbreak and there is an free app in Cydia tod o this

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    Re: News - Apple previews iPhone OS 3.0, teases long-awaited basic functionality

    Any more info on the diabetic accessory?

    edit, nevermind, changed my search terms and found it
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