The complete list of the iPhone OS 3.0 new features (help me out)

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by RiceRacerDX, Mar 20, 2009.

  1. RiceRacerDX macrumors 6502

    Jan 31, 2009
    I've been looking for a single thread that lists every new (known) feature of the new 3.0 OS but haven't found one. I couldn't find one so I decided to start this list. Here's what I've got so far:

    (1-26 is from the Apple's 3.0 Keynote presentation)

    1 Notes sync
    2 Audio/video tags
    3 Live streaming
    4 Shake to shuffle
    5 Proxy support
    6 Wi-Fi auto login
    7 Ldap
    8 EAP SIM
    9 Stereo bluetooth
    10 iTunes account creation
    11 Anti-phishing
    12 YouTube ratings
    13 Create meeting invitations
    14 Auto-fill
    15 Call log
    16 iTunes login
    17 Parental controls
    18 Media scrubber
    19 OTA profiles
    20 VPN on demand
    21 Languages
    22 YouTube subscriptions
    23 YouTube accounts
    24 Revoke certs
    25 Encrypted profiles
    26 EAS policies

    27 Cut, Copy, Paste
    28 Push Notification
    29 Landscape texting
    30 MMS
    31 New Voice app
    32 Spotlight
    33 In-app purchasing
    34 Mail multiple photos
    35 Shake-to-shuffle
    36 Expanded stocks app
    37 Calendar support
    38 Tethering (maybe)
    39 Video Recording (maybe, but only speculation at this point)

    Help me out here people.....over 100 new features and I'm stuck at naming less than half of them.

    What else am I missing????
  2. Randman macrumors 65816


    Jul 28, 2008
    Jacksonville, Fla
  3. RiceRacerDX thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 31, 2009
    Right, that's a given...I'm trying to list as many features as possible in one convenient thread. Certainly there has to be more than 39.
  4. Pooshka macrumors 65816

    Jun 28, 2008
    - SMS forwarding, deletion, preview on/off, alert on/off
    - Ability to change ringtones straight from Favorites (finally!)
    - Custom backgrounds (?)
    - Dock with stacks (?)
    - App Store screenshot previewing
    - Stopwatch minor tweak
    - Few polished icons
    - Turn-by-turn navigation (?)
    - Search in Mail and iPod
    - Encrypted backups
    - Find My iPhone
    - More options for double-clicking Home Button
  5. alvintwj macrumors member


    May 11, 2008
    - Landscape view in Safari now gives a semi-transparent menu bar.
    - Ability to open link in new tab/page.
  6. rs13 macrumors member

    Oct 28, 2008
    you have shake to shuffle two times in your list there buddy
  7. Pooshka macrumors 65816

    Jun 28, 2008
    Oh noooooooooooooooo! Now it's only 38 features! What did you do????? Oh nooooooo!!! :(
  8. Dr. Cabrera macrumors 65816

    Aug 25, 2008
    Los Angeles
    well that's not smart... we don't need another speculation thread ( isn't that what you were complaining)

    I think making a thread with ACTUAL working features will be more benefitial

    for instance i have yet to see video recording in 3.0, so its pure speculation, so what's the point of having it on the list
  9. arubinst macrumors 6502

    May 26, 2008
    Lausanne - Switzerland
    Hummm... knowing Apple, it's more prone to be:

    27 Cut
    28 Copy
    29 Paste
  10. Pooshka macrumors 65816

    Jun 28, 2008
    Don't tell me now it's 37 features!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh nooooooooooo! :(
  11. Pooshka macrumors 65816

    Jun 28, 2008
    (laughing my f***ing arse off)

  12. garethjs macrumors 6502a

    Nov 11, 2008
    30 shake-to-undo
    31 shake-to-redo

  13. Tokiopop macrumors 68000


    Dec 6, 2008
    West Yorkshire, UK
    Landscape Mail and Notes?

    Nice thread, by the way. Keep it updated :D
  14. blackboxxx macrumors regular

    Sep 10, 2008
    - Find My iPhone (MobileMe feature)
    - Search in Mail
    - Search in Notes
    - Search in iPod
    (And no, the last 3 features are NOT the same as Spotlight.)
  15. cjandnw macrumors 6502

    Jun 11, 2007
    South Jersey

    can 3.0 allow sending of group messages? (sms mms or email)
  16. Tokiopop macrumors 68000


    Dec 6, 2008
    West Yorkshire, UK
    It can certainly send multiple pictures in a single email.
  17. wildonrio macrumors 6502

    Aug 15, 2008
    I've been working on my own list over at, if you guys want to help us out there. Check it out. Our list is looking a little more complete, here's what we have so far at the time of me writing this post (some of it ripped off from this thread as well :)):

    New Features in 3.0:
    1. Cut/Paste
    2. Copy/Paste
    3. MMS
    4. Landscape keyboard in Notes
    5. Landscape keyboard in Mail
    6. Landscape keyboard in Messages
    7. Forward texts or picture messages
    8. Delete individual texts or picture messages
    9. Tethering
    10. Stereo bluetooth
    11. Spotlight search
    12. Search in Notes
    13. Search in Mail
    14. Search in iPod
    15. In-App purchases
    16. Option to have double clicking the home button go to the Spotlight Search
    17. Option to have double clicking the home button go to the Camera
    18. Preview icon in lower left hand corner for last shot taken in Camera app
    19. Shake to shuffle in iPod
    20. Scrolling of screenshots in App Store
    21. Type of phone used under each call in Recents (i.e., mobile, home, work, etc.)
    22. Call history for each contact
    23. Option to Share Contact in each contact listing
    24. Hold link in Safari to Copy
    25. Hold link in Safari to Open in New Page
    26. Auto Fill contact information, usernames and passwords in Safari
    27. Login to your YouTube account
    28. See Comments in YouTube
    29. Subscribe in YouTube
    30. Rate in YouTube
    31. Shake to undo what you have typed
    32. Option to retry sending failed text messages, indicated by red exclamation point next to text
    33. Turn-by-turn GPS capabilities
    34. Maps can be run inside other applications
    35. Access to dock port for accessories to communicate
    36. Peer-to-peer connectivity using Bluetooth (no Wi-Fi required)
    37. New Voice memo application
    38. Extended Parental controls
    39. Anti-phishing
    40. Wi-Fi auto login
    41. Note syncing in iTunes
    42. Improved Stocks app
    43. New calendar types (CalDAV)
    44. Prompt to confirm deleting a note
    45. Prompt to confirm deleting a photo
    46. Option to select multiple photos to attach to an email
    47. "Find My iPhone" option for MobileMe users
    48. Unlimited size podcast downloads over 3G
    49. Pushing home button on first home screen takes user to Spotlight
    50. Pushing home button on Spotlight takes user to first home screen
    51. Variable speed playback for audio books
    52. App Store subscriptions
    53. Push notifications
    54. Audio/Video tags
    55. Live streaming
    56. Calendar subscriptions
    57. iTunes login
    58. iTunes account creation
    59. Encypted profiles
    60. LDAP (directory services)
    61. VPN on-demand
    62. EAP SIM
    63. Proxy support
    64. OTA profiles
    65. Revoke certificates
    66. Exchange ActiveSync Policies
    67. Media scrubber
    68. More languages
    69. Improved keyboards
    70. Failed app updates now are shown in a duplicate icon and labeled "Paused"
    71. When selecting multiple email to forward/delete, any unread emails' blue dot are shown next to the red selector dot instead of being overridden by the red selector dot.
    72. Non-contact phone calls list their city and state of origin in Recents and Visual Voicemail under the number.
    73. Ability to change ringtones straight from Favorites
    74. Lap time display in Stopwatch
    75. Polished Phone, Messages, and iPod icons
    76. Semi-transparent menu bar in Safari landscape mode
  18. Rayfire macrumors 68030


    Aug 25, 2008
    Based on the list above, still no way of aborting an SMS/MMS while being sent?

    there's too many threads for 3.0 that I don't know where to start asking this
  19. TheSpaz macrumors 604


    Jun 20, 2005
    Keyboard letters are now indented into the keys. Before it was just black letters and now they're inset slightly. (Look closely, you can see a slight highlight under the letters indicating that they are indented). It's easier to see if you press a key and hold it to look at the bigger version of it.

    Also, on the iPod touch... the videos icon is different in

    Swiping in notes will bring up a delete button. In all other firmwares, you couldn't do this in notes.
  20. cridiron macrumors member

    Oct 23, 2008
    Also, when listening to a podcast, tapping the album art will bring up more options (in the area where the genius button normally is). You can tap a button to jump back 30 seconds, playback at 1/2x, 1x, or 2x speed. There is also a envelope button there which I'm assuming would email a link to the podcast or something, but it is currently untappable.
  21. reubs macrumors 68000

    Jun 22, 2006
    So could someone explain to me what a media scrubber is?
  22. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
  23. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3


    Apr 6, 2007
    Portland, OR
    Not in the latest build
  24. reubs macrumors 68000

    Jun 22, 2006
    Alright, forgive my ignorance. This is the same thing that the touch has had, but it's new to the iPhone? Or is it simply the variable functions available that make this a "new" feature?
  25. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    Are you saying the iPod touch has variable scrubbing now? The iPhone has scrubbing now, but it doesn't have the variability. I think the scrubbing is in fact exactly the same on the iPod and the iPhone right now. I'm not sure if that's the only change to the scrubbing or if there's something more sophisticated, but I think this feature is saying that both will get the variable rate scrubbing.

    I know, meh. Whenever Apple touts the 250 or 300 or 400 new features on a firmware or OS upgrade or a new product, usually 95% are yawners. :p I don't think this one (the scrubber changes) is expected to be anything hugely exciting.

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