Found a new feature in 3.0

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by lmcintyre, Apr 7, 2009.

  1. lmcintyre macrumors regular

    Jun 22, 2006
    This wasn't mentioned in the "100 features thread" so I thought I'd bring it up. In the voice recording app you can turn the phone upside down and the accelerometer will reorient the screen. I'm guessing this is because the mic is on the bottom of the device, as this does not work for landscape.

    Sorry if this was discussed somewhere else.
  2. cmaier macrumors G4

    Jul 25, 2007
    Since the voice recording app didn't exist in 2.x, I don't think we need to list every feature in the voice recording app as a separate new feature.
  3. michael.lauden macrumors 68020


    Dec 25, 2008
    yeah in spotlight you can actually search for things too
  4. mikey28 macrumors 6502

    Aug 6, 2008
    Thanks for the tip: Im going to check this out. The voice messaging is one of the features I really like-- especially using it with MMS
  5. Craiger macrumors 6502a


    Jul 11, 2007
    Wow!! Nice find! I love how apple does the little things.

    And I don't know why ppl have been so rude on here lately...
  6. Andruw91 macrumors regular

    Dec 25, 2008
    A little off topic with the voice recorder, but when they get MMS to work can you send a voice recording over MMS or is it only email?
  7. xserve2 macrumors newbie

    Mar 31, 2009
    Voice Record

    Yep - I just sent one :) MMS with Pics from the iPhone camera and a voice recording from the Voice Memo app

    works great ( and as previously mentioned the screen rotates if you turn the iPhone upside-down to have the mic at the top :)

    I am using OPTUS Australia and iPhone 3G - 8Gb - 3.0b2
  8. mikey28 macrumors 6502

    Aug 6, 2008
    Yes, you can record a memo, then go to the "share" option and MMS it.
    I like it because I sent a "voice" text to a friend telling her what to bring, and it would have taken forever to type all that out.

    Also I sent one to my son "Be in the house by 5:30" and that was pretty useful.

    I am wondering the total length of a voice recording. Would it be good for school lectures?
  9. dejo Moderator


    Staff Member

    Sep 2, 2004
    The Centennial State
    Why not just post this in that thread then?
  10. muledogus macrumors 6502

    Mar 18, 2009
    Have you received any MMS's yet? I won't be happy until viewmymessage is done with.
  11. JH- macrumors 6502

    Feb 25, 2009
    Phone call?
  12. SFC Archer macrumors 68000

    SFC Archer

    Nov 9, 2007
    Troy, MT
    lmcintyre...I had seen the app rotate when I was doing all of my testing. Many apps rotate both native and 3rd party. While I agree that it is quite handy to be able to orient the Mic to the speaker, I did not consider this as one of the 100 New Features because so many apps did it. I did post the voice recorder and what it could do which was new.

    IMO I do not see this as a new feature because as the poster said above, the Recorder App itself was a New Feature. I will make note of it in my thread but not as a new feature. It is still a great observation and I do not want to take anything away from your find.

    I am hoping that others that find New Features will post it in the 100 New Features thread so that everything is together. I started that thread for a one place stop to see it all and not have to search through thousands of new feature posts.

    Great observation and recommend you copy/paste to the other thread for consolidation, then this one can be closed.
  13. Interstella5555 macrumors 603


    Jun 30, 2008
    Not really, and I like what the poster did. If you're too busy to actually make a call but need to tell someone something, you can simply record the memo ("pick up some milk, cheese, pasta and whipped cream at the store") and send it out while you're walking down the hall. Easier and less time consuming than a call to convey simple info.
  14. yalag macrumors 65816

    Nov 18, 2007
    spotlight searches for things?? this is news to me
  15. Tokiopop macrumors 68000


    Dec 6, 2008
    West Yorkshire, UK
    SRSLY!?! :eek:

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