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Apple and AT&T have been making preparations for the launch of iPhone firmware 3.0. Here is a compilation of the changes and preparations that have been noted:

- The new MobileMe Find My iPhone feature has been live this past week.
- Push Notification support is beginning to appear in the App Store. Tap Tap Revenge [App Store] specifically has been updated to provide push notifications.
- The iPhone 3G S Firmware 3.0 has already appeared on Apple's servers. This firmware is specifically for the new iPhone 3G S (iPhone2,1) so is not recommended to be installed on older iPhones.
- AT&T has posted a FAQ (PDF) about the iPhone 3G S and comments on MMS and tethering:
Later this summer, as part of the 3.0 software, AT&T will make multimedia messaging (MMS) available at no extra cost to customers with a text messaging bundle. And, in the future, AT&T will offer tethering capability for iPhone 3G S and iPhone 3G.
- The iPhone 3.0 re-download charging message has been removed and was a bug according to AppAdvice. Re-downloading apps in 3.0 should be the same as the current firmware ( which means free).
- A couple of YouTube videos have appeared walking through the features of the new iPhone 3.0 operating system. Video 1, Video 2.

The iPhone 3.0 firmware is officially launching on June 17th.

Article Link: Apple and AT&T Preparing for iPhone 3.0 Launch
 

Stampyhead

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I received a text message from O2 a few days ago stating that iPhone 3.0 would be available on the 17th. I guess that's their way of preparing for the launch!
 

spillproof

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Thank -inset/don't insert your "higher power" here- that they are not charging extra for MMS.
 

robotica

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do you think we will see the firmware posted before the 17th via apples servers like they have for the 3GS?

would be nice to get 3.0 on my 3G today :D

edit - found it on PB
 

Ori

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Damn it! for some reason I had June 15th for 3.0 and June 17th for 3GS.
Had my Macbook in office ready for upgrade too! Oh well 2 more days to go!
 

darkpaw

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A little caveat on the Find My iPhone feature...

A page in MobileMe's help says: "After you delete all the information on your device, you won’t able to use Find My iPhone to locate your device on a map or send it a message."

That's common sense really, as you have to enable something on the phone to be able to find it. However, it's a warning that once you remote wipe your iPhone is essentially gone. Be very careful before you wipe it. Be sure you can't get it back.
 

lostinmysphere

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A page in MobileMe's help says: "After you delete all the information on your device, you won’t able to use Find My iPhone to locate your device on a map or send it a message."

That's common sense really, as you have to enable something on the phone to be able to find it. However, it's a warning that once you remote wipe your iPhone is essentially gone. Be very careful before you wipe it. Be sure you can't get it back.

Not quite right... You can restore the iPhone, if you find it again, from the last backup you did.

From:http://www.apple.com/uk/mobileme/whats-new/

If you eventually find your iPhone, you can restore your email, contacts and calendars by enabling your MobileMe account on your iPhone. Or connect your iPhone to your computer and use iTunes to restore the data from your most recent iPhone backup.
 

DMann

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3.0 has been running smoothly on my 3G. Search is a great app launcher, cut-copy-paste is well implemented and very slick, and landscape keyboard in Mail & MMS makes typing much easier and speedier. Voice recorder records high quality sound, which is easy to trim, conveniently within the app, and the enhanced stock app offers great tools for comparing events. The extra app panel (page) accomodating 16 additional apps is also a welcome feature.
 

iphones4evry1

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- The iPhone 3G S Firmware 3.0 has already appeared on Apple's servers. This firmware is specifically for the new iPhone 3G S (iPhone2,1) so is not recommended to be installed on older iPhones.
- Later this summer, as part of the 3.0 software, AT&T will make multimedia messaging (MMS) available at no extra cost to customers with a text messaging bundle. And, in the future, AT&T will offer tethering capability for iPhone 3G S and iPhone 3G.

So wait, the 3G-S and 3G are not going to be using the same firmware? :confused: So, for those of us with an iPhone3G, we cannot download OS 3.0 ? :confused:

And AT&T has posted that tethering will be available "later this summer" ?
 

iphones4evry1

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Um, of course not. How else would the 3G-S have software support for 7.2 HDSPA, video recording, and the magnetometer while the 3G does not?

The original iPhone and the iPhone 3G both use OS 2.x right now, and only the 3G has GPS. If you don't have a faster "modem" on your phone, then that feature simply cannot work. But the OS is the same. Also, the OS recognizes which device you have and adapts the OS settings to your device - the OS would is the same on all phones.
 

Pooshka

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Woohoo! :D

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sphoenix

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This might sound dumb. I'm not on contract so I know Push Notifications won't work on-the-go, but what about when I'm on Wi-Fi at home?
 

commander.data

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With John Cormack saying that a 2 times speedup for games is possible on older PowerVR MBX based iPhones and iPod Touches if Apple focused on optimizing the OpenGL stack, has anyone looked at whether iPhone 3.0 brings any OpenGL improvements? It'd be great if someone could compared the fps of current games on a non-iPhone 3G S on iPhone OS 2.2 and iPhone OS 3.0 to see if there is any difference. I don't suppose there is an easy way to measure fps?
 
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