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The Day After…..

Now I could probably spend the next two hours crafting a long and detailed blog post all about the announcements from Apple yesterday on the iPhone OS 3.0, but to be honest, I’ve got a pressing deadline for some high profile commissioned work and just don’t have that luxury. Sorry to be a tease but you’ll hear more about the commissioned work very soon!

All I will say is that Apple have delivered on pretty much everything (except for video capture).

iPhone OS 3.0 is a hugely significant release delivering on many different levels.

From the user viewpoint, delivering cut and paste (OK really we should call it Cut, Copy, Paste and Undo), MMS messaging, Search, yadda yadda…. All features that make the iphone eminently more useable.

From the developers standpoint, delivering over 1,000 new APIs opening up the iPhone like a sardine can, exposing tonnes more functionality to enable developers to create much richer applications and also exploding the monetisation aspects of the apps with multiple systems for commerce.

They’ve also introduce huge opportunities for brand new markets by opening up the iPhone to more closely integrate with hardware and accessories via wired or bluetooth connections, transforming the iPhone to a control surface for yet to be designed bits of kit.

And let’s not forget the huge potential of the Turn by Turn GPS announcement welcoming Tom Tom, Garmin and anyone else who wants to create a stellar GPS application.

Oh yeah, and push notifications and new media browser and……

Well you get my drift!

But this is still only half of the picture.

When the new iPhone is launched in June, yes when, not if, there will be a host of new hardware developments included in there to take advantage of this additional functionality, along with some new features. Extra Memory and Video Recording to name but two (perhaps even a backward facing camera for video conferencing).

So all in all, a solid release for Apple and something to look forward to for the release of the new iPhone platform in June.

Hmm, June is six months after December isn’t it?

I’m just sayin’

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  • otto-mate

    Better than I expected to be honest. Only 2 “biggies” that remain for me are Video and Background apps (I’m still going to be thrown out of an IRC chat when I receive a text aren’t I).Looking forward to trying v3 and to the new hardware that’s bound to follow as you say Don.M.

  • Dom Barnes

    I wonder how long it will be before Apple develops its own sales app to replace the WinMo stuff they currently use in retail stores. Now they can attach a barcode scanner, I’m sure they can integrate the credit card sales bit just as easily.

  • GoodnightL.A

    Hope my turboSim thingy still works with 3.0!!

  • Mark Dalton

    Well I was extreamly impressed, and if the hardware improves as much as the software come the next version I certainly will not think twice about upgrading.

  • Shawn Plank

    Would anyone but me think it would be neat if the new iPhone Don boldly forecasts behaved somewhat like the newish trackpads on MacBooks? The whole glass face of the phone would be a clickable button. You could pair the iPhone with your desktop computer and use it as a trackpad so you could use the swiping gestures available now only on the notebooks. But you could also use the clickable iPhone face for other uses, too: Say you’re using the iPod function of the iPhone and you want to scrub forward a minute. It’s very difficult to do now on the iPhone. But if the clickable face behaved like the iPod center click button, you could click once to bring up the scrub bar and use a circular gesture, much like you’d use on a scroll wheel iPod, to scrub forward, either for audio or video. The inability to easily scrub through audio is about the only thing keeping me from using my iPhone as my full-time iPod.

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