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What's new with Bluetooth in iPhone 3.0?

There were plenty of things we were hoping for with iPhone 3.0, but that list definitely included improved support for the many things we can do with Bluetooth. The list was as long as the feature list for Bluetooth itself and though Apple didn't get everything, they certainly got a lot. Here's the list of what you can (and can't) do with Bluetooth on iPhone 3.0:

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iPhone 3.0 to get Spotlight Device Search

The rumors had said that the iPhone would pick up some features that had been touted for the Pre. One feature of the Pre: Universal Search. The iPhone does the Pre one better with their Spotlight search -- it not only searches contacts and apps, but will also search within other key applications like Mail and SMS.

Spotlight on the iPhone works thusly: it becomes your new left-most home screen. When you get there, you can just start typing to bring up a list of everything that matches your search. The list will include data from:

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iPhone 3G to Support MMS, Original iPhone Won't

Whew! The feature announcements in the iPhone 3.0 event came fast and furious. One of the most-wanted features, MMS, will be supported when 3.0 is released to consumer this summer. That's the good news. The bad news: Apple claims that the radio on the original iPhone 2G can't support MMS, so that feature will not make it to 1st gen iPhones.

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Apple iPhone 3.0 Preview = Every iPhone Fanboy's Wishlist! Copy/Paste, Turn-by-Turn, MMS, Push Notification, Notes Sync, Stereo Bluetooth, Landscape Keyboard, P2P, Subscriptions, More!

Today Apple previewed over 100 new features for iPhone 3.0 -- coming sometime this summer -- along with over 1000 new API's for developers, and enough new features to answer the fevered dreams of 17,000,000,000 fanboys.

We'll be back with more feature-by-feature coverage in a bit, but here are the highlights.

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Apple iPhone 3.0 Preview Event Live Meta-Blog

Thanks to those who joined us today for TiPb's Live Meta-Blog of Apple's iPhone 3.0 Preview Event. It was a great event, with great features like Cut/Copy and Paste, MMS, Stereo Bluetooth, Spotlight, Landscape Keyboard, and quite literally everything every fanboy wrote on their wish-list.

For our full transcript, read on after the jump!

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Sygic "Confirms" First Turn-by-Turn App to Enter App Store?

Dieter gave us our first eyes-on look at Sygic's Turn-by-Turn GPS solution for the iPhone 3G, but we wondered if Apple -- whose iPhone SDK specifically forbid providing such navigation -- would ever allow it.

Seems Sygic thinks they will:

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Copy/Paste! MMS! Kevin Rose's Last Minute iPhone 3.0 Rumors

Kevin Rose jumped on Facebook video (login to Facebook required) to basically confirm what he said previously about copy and paste, saying it would be across apps, with cut available as well in those apps that support it (?).

He also confirmed hearing MMS would be enabled from multiple sources, something he said he didn't know previously.

A third, unidentified rumor was mentioned but not elaborated on as Rose said he had conflicting sources.

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Hockenberry on Apple Netbook Rumors: How About "Front Row To Go"?

Twitterrific developer Craig Hockenberry has posted an interesting article about where he thinks Apple might be going with those 10" multi-touch panels they're rumored to have bought. Not wanting to cannibalize iPhone or MacBook sales, and wanting to experience yet another iPod Halo effect, he takes a look at the gaps he sees in the current product line up and comes up with "Front Row To Go":

Think of it as a second screen for the current hardware.

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iPhone SMASH Puny AT&T Network at SXSW in Austin, TX

What's causing all the commotion down in Austin, Texas right now? Turns out it's not only iPhone news at South by Southwest 2009 (SXSW), but it's everyone using iPhone 3Gs as well! It's SMASHING AT&T's network.

We've joked before that AT&T had basically gone out and strapped rabbit ears on their EDGE antennas and called it 3G, well if that's the case, they're rapidly strapping even more ears on round Austin way right now, according to Business Insider:

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iPhone 3.0 Rumor Round Up!

We're just under 24 hours away from when -- we presume -- Phil Schiller and Scott Forstall (and maybe Tim Cook?) will take the stage at Apple HQ and preview iPhone OS 3.0 and the new SDK. We'll be meta-live blogging it, of course, tomorrow at 1pm EDT/10am PDT, so be sure to join us for the TiPb take on things as they unfold. In the meantime, here are the current rumors, broken down by functionality... after the break!

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