Apple finally released preview of iPhone OS 3.0 yesterday. It’s going to come out this Summer. I’m not sure when, but it’s this Summer. If you want to know more about what’s new in iPhone OS 3.0 you can check it out in more detail at gsmarena.com, phonedog.com, engadget.com or cnet.com.
To summarize, here are the changes that I think worth to mention:
- Cut and Paste
- Email push notification
- Landscape keyboard
- Stereo A2DP Bluetooth
I’m kinda upset that Apple did not include video recording capability in its new OS, but it’s ok, at least, Apple has added most of the features that I want to be included in the new OS.
I think the reason why Apple is not including all features at once is more of marketing strategy. If iPhone were to have all features that consumers want, people will less likely to buy iPhone future releases since they have already got all that they want in their current iPhone. To prevent this to happen, Apple “gradually” adds features to its phone. I know there might be others issues such as security issues, power management, and other problems as well, but they are not as important as their marketing strategy. Plus, a lot of Apple’s competitors start to catching up with iPhone, such as Palm Pre, HTC Touch Pro 2, HTC Magic, etc. So if Apple didn’t do something, it will be crushed by the others. Luckily, Apple released iPhone new OS 3.0.
On the side, I’m so glad that iPhone is finally available in my home country, Indonesia. It’s about time. The reason for this is because if I end up getting iPhone as my next phone (I’m available for discount upgrade next month. Yiippeee…..the option is either to get iPhone or wait several months to get HTC Touch Pro 2), I want to be able to use it when I go back to Indonesia. So now, I don’t have to worry about that anymore.
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