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5 years ago

Apple's Mobile OS X Now On 30 Million Devices! 17 Million iPhones, 13 Million iPod touch

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Apple's Mobile OS X Now On 30 Million Devices! 17 Million iPhones, 13 Million iPod touch

As part of the iPhone 3.0 Preview Event today, Apple announced that their iPhone OS, which powers both the iPhone and the iPod touch, is now on 30 million devices -- including 17 million iPhones (presumable 2G and 3G) by December, 2008. And while we're admittedly mathlexic around here, but that sounds like the first admission of iPod touch sales to us, which would peg them at 13 million?

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5 years ago

Apple Announces (Again) Push Notification Services for iPhone 3.0

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Apple Announces (Again) Push Notification Services for iPhone 3.0

We've asked what happened to the Push Notification Service that iPhone Software VP, Scott Forstall first announced back at WWDC 2008. We've even wondered if Apple had changed their mind and gone with a true background multi-tasking approach. Or whether they'd simply scrapped the idea entirely?

Turns out Push Notification took a little longer to polish up than Apple anticipated, in addition to developers requesting features above and beyond what Apple initially expected (though, in all "truthiness", we didn't see anything new above the surface yet ourselves).

Apple claims to have tested Windows Mobile, Android, and other devices running background IM, and that battery drain was 80% compared with 20% for Push Notification. We're not buying that yet, but we are happy Apple is taking their time with this. Better a rock-solid implementation than anything approaching MobileMe's disastrous launch.

So what is Push Notification and how does it work? Read on after the break!

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5 years ago

Turn by Turn Apps Coming to iPhone 3.0 App Store

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5 years ago

iPhone OS 3.0 SDK Beta: 1000 New APIs! Maps! iPod! P2P! iPod Access! Dock Access! More!

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iPhone OS 3.0 SDK Beta: 1000 New APIs! Maps! iPod! P2P! iPod Access! Dock Access! More!

As part of their just concluded iPhone OS 3.0 Preview Event, Apple refreshed the iPhone SDK and announced over 1000 new API for developers which, according to Senior Vice President of iPhone Software, Scott Forstall, are designed to better help developers make great apps. (And a boatload of money for all involved, 'natch).

Highlights include:

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5 years ago

What's new with Bluetooth in iPhone 3.0?

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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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5 years ago

iPhone 3.0 to get Spotlight Device Search

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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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5 years ago

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

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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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5 years ago

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!

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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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5 years ago

Apple iPhone 3.0 Preview Event Live Meta-Blog

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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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5 years ago

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

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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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