iPhone software 3.0 - Has everyone lost their mind?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Hands0n, Mar 19, 2009.

  1. Hands0n macrumors member

    Jan 9, 2007
    North Kent, UK
    Well? Have they? I don't think that I've seen such a frenzy since the days prior to the original iPhone, or the iPhone 3G. Not even 2.0 software generated this level of [shall we just be kind and call it] interest.

    That people are signing up to, and paying $99 (min) for, the iPhone Developer programme is nuts! Just to get hold of the phone firmware a few months early, bugs and all, only to be given it free of charge soon enough.

    So what on earth has generated this mass hysteria? Why, and where is it centered? And is there any medication that can be given to get people to calm down a little :D
  2. redgaz26 macrumors 68020


    Mar 6, 2007
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    I know $99 just to forward a text. Lol!!!!!
  3. Airforcekid macrumors 65816


    Sep 29, 2008
    United States of America
    It's a rumors site we love this stuff and pay to learn more!
  4. jmccullough108 macrumors 6502a


    Nov 2, 2008
    St. Louis, MO
  5. Nicholas.C macrumors 6502a

    Jun 24, 2008
    No, I became a developer to create my own applications and beta test there software - And I am doing this at present.
  6. MattZani macrumors 68030


    Apr 20, 2008
    It is probably the most significant update so far, with tons of new features and possibilities, also i think this has encouraged many to have a go at making there own apps.
  7. QCassidy352 macrumors G4


    Mar 20, 2003
    Bay Area
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    I haven't (and won't) sign up as a dev, but the lure of 3.0 is definitely strong. It's a whole lot of things a lot of us have wanted for a long long time.
  8. jahsavi macrumors member


    Oct 3, 2007
    I think for a lot of people they downloaded a copy from torrent sites and found out the hard way you can't just install beta 3.0 without being a developer and there's no downgrading. So your phone is bricked unless you sign up.. if anything I bet apple has made an extra $80,000-100,000 in a few days just from that alone.

    I signed up to create a few simple apps I need and figure I can sell them or give them away :)
  9. FarSeide macrumors 6502a


    Feb 17, 2008
    Earth Lane
    I've been developing for a while (Java, C++, VB, .Net etc.) so when 3.0 became available, it was perfect time for me to start programming for iPhone as well.

    No, I havent lost my mind but trying to gain more knowledge.
  10. MDMac macrumors 6502


    Dec 2, 2006
    McAllen, TX
    I was able to downgrade my phone quite easily actually. 2.2.1 works fine despite the new baseband. If anyone wants to downgrade then just look around the forum. There are plenty of threads available.
  11. geekmommy4 macrumors 6502


    Feb 10, 2008
    I really hope nobody is spending $99 just to get this software! I am dying to try it out, but there's no way that I'd do it just for a few months use. Also, my phone is jailbroken and I don't want to do without those great features for 4 months. So, I'll just live vicariously through this website!! :D
  12. brinycbri macrumors 6502a

    Mar 13, 2007
    it's pretty easy to explain actually...we're kinda dorks...lol...myself included
  13. NT1440 macrumors G5


    May 18, 2008
    What the hell, you realize there is a BIG number of developers/future developers here right?
  14. diemos macrumors 6502

    Mar 6, 2009
    Hey, why don't you get out a bit more with people and talk person to person without a phone. Maybe you'll want the os3 less. :p
  15. D-Jam macrumors member

    Mar 17, 2009
    Chicago, IL
    I think if a normal user paid $99 for an update, then I'd say they're crazy.

    However, if you developed an app that managed to get significant downloads or even moderate downloads, then I'd say it's smart to pay now and find out if your apps will still work in 3.0, especially if you are making money off the apps.

    Worst thing to have happen would be June when it's totally released, and then your app is failing. Better to be prepared.

    If your app or apps though are not very popular or didn't get hardly any downloads, then I could see waiting, unless you just want to get in on things now and have big ideas that 3.0 will make possibly.

    It's all about personal preference.
  16. ViPa macrumors 6502a

    Dec 4, 2007
    i didnt pay $99..i paid $10 to someone who put me on their developer account..$10 bucks to try out new, feature rich software 3 months early? its worth it for me
  17. kenkamm macrumors regular

    Oct 25, 2008
    The fact that this is the first time that really seems like apple has been listening to what the users want, instead of releasing updates that have things that were not terribly highly requested (like street view...) We are finally getting some features that we have been asking for since soon after the iPhone came into existence.
  18. Hands0n thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 9, 2007
    North Kent, UK
    I'll accept that there are developers who will legitimately sign up for and download the SDK. Thats completely fair enough. However, if it is these same developers who are complaining about 3.0 being buggy, this not working, that not working, how do I get a copy of it, can I get a DMG of it and no end of other stuff then I rest my case for the prosecution m'lud. Complete mass hysteria :)

    Me? I'm a developer and it makes me wonder why anyone other than "one of us" would want to pay $99 to download the preview kit.

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