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At today's "It's Only Rock and Roll" media event, Apple announced the availability of iPhone OS 3.1 for the iPhone and iPod touch. The new firmware will be able to take advantage of the new Genius feature for apps to help users find new apps that may be of interest based on past purchases and will also allow wireless downloading of new pre-cut ringtones. The full list of 3.1 features and updates includes the following:
- Improved syncing for music, movies, TV shows, podcasts, and photos
- iTunes U content organization
- Redeem iTunes Gift Cards, codes, and certificates in the App Store
- Display available iTunes account credits in the App Store and iTunes Store
- Save video from Mail and MMS into Camera Roll
- Option to "Save as new clip" when trimming a video on iPhone 3GS
- Better iPhone 3G Wi-Fi performance when Bluetooth is turned on
- Remotely lock iPhone with a passcode via MobileMe
- Use Voice Control on iPhone 3GS with Bluetooth headsets
- Paste phone numbers into the keypad
- Option to use Home button to turn on accessibility features on iPhone 3GS
- Warn when visiting fraudulent websites in Safari (anti-phishing)
- Improved Exchange calendar syncing and invitation handling
- Fixes issue that cause some app icons to display incorrectly
iPhone OS 3.1 is available now and is a free download for iPhone customers and iPod touch users already running iPhone OS 3.0. iPod touch users running earlier firmware versions can upgrade to iPhone OS 3.1 for $4.95.

Article Link: Apple Releases iPhone OS 3.1 for iPhone and iPod Touch
 

macduke

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Jun 27, 2007
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I assume this breaks tethering? I don't really need it anymore, though I did use it quite a bit this summer. It does come in handy in a pinch. I guess there is always NetShare or JB.

They need an option for requiring a passcode to turn off the phone or to turn on airplane mode. This would keep thieves from turning the device off, which would prevent contact from being made with MobileMe, unless they used a Faraday cage or similar. But honestly now...
 

iPastor

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Jul 11, 2008
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A Great Day...

So nothing was overwhelming, but from the stand point of iTunes and the iPhone, I am satisfied. Secondly, I think I am going to go pick me up a new Nano. Not like I need it, but just because.
 

YoGramMamma

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Feb 20, 2006
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so....

Of course I'm not going to be the one to actually test whether the benm.at hack is broken with this update or not....

so i'll wait patiently while someone else tests that, thank you very much.

I'm hoping this 3.1 also includes some APIs which I heard a while back give special tie-ins to the video camera and some other hardware features so some of these devs can update their apps. cough*i'mtalkingtoyouQikdevs*cough
 

John.B

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Jan 15, 2008
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iPhone OS 3.0 with iTunes 9?

I assume this breaks tethering? I don't really need it anymore, though I did use it quite a bit this summer. It does come in handy in a pinch. I guess there is always NetShare or JB.

They need an option for requiring a passcode to turn off the phone or to turn on airplane mode. This would keep thieves from turning the device off, which would prevent contact from being made with MobileMe, unless they used a Faraday cage or similar. But honestly now...
My guess is that 3.1 will break tethering (which I need, at least until the people at the Deathstar provide a supported solution).

My question is whether I can continue to use iPhone OS 3.0 with iTunes 9?
 

quagmire

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Apr 19, 2004
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Hmm.... the speaker is a lot quieter now then with 3.0. It is as if not more quieter then the first-gen iPhone.
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