Where the hell is iPhone OS 3.2?!


ThatsMeRight

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What do you want to see in OS 3.2? No point in releasing an update if there are no major improvements.
I don't know. Something? :p There are enough bugs to fix, and maybe they can add support for iTunes LP etc. Maybe radio?
 

digbyp

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v2.2 was available from Nov 2008, so I would guess v3.2 will be Jan-Feb 2010.

I think a general tidy up of features, fix the App updating bug that has arrived (unless that is iTunes), nothing new, as then more fixes and generally prepare the way for iPhone 4 and firmware v4
 

ThatsMeRight

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In January from this year the released 2.2.1 already. And eh... hell, they can add a lot!

I am almost 100% sure that the radio will be in the next generation as a selling point over the 3GS
No, I don't think so. Radio is not 'it' any more. It's a nice addition, but a lot of people already think it's "old-fashion" and that it is only nice when you have a car.

Pretty sure there are much 'bigger' things when the 4th. gen. is going to be released (they also have to 'get up' with competition (and vica versa)).
 

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In January from this year the released 2.2.1 already. And eh... hell, they can add a lot!
That's a nice list, but I'm pretty sure Apple would never add many of those features.

Most of all, I'm hoping for multitasking in 3rd party apps, and an updated interface. The present springboard was designed for only one screen of apps, like on the first iPhone software. It worked fine for that, but when you have 250 apps, not so much. Categories might be a nice solution.

I'd also like to see a notification system in the status bar, like that on the palm pre. Something that alerts you when you get a new email, text, etc. That be nicer than the alert view that pops up in many push notifications - less intrusive, and lets you respond at your own pace, if you're busy with something else.

That's what I want for OS 4.0, and for the phone, it'd be nice to see ARM Cortex A9 (would go well with background processes and multitasking) and a Verizon hybrid CDMA and GSM 4G edition.

No, I don't think so. Radio is not 'it' any more. It's a nice addition, but a lot of people already think it's "old-fashion" and that it is only nice when you have a car.

Pretty sure there are much 'bigger' things when the 4th. gen. is going to be released (they also have to 'get up' with competition (and vica versa)).
The iPhone 3GS does not have a radio. The iPod touch 3G does have an FM transceiver, but that's part of the broadcom 802.11N chipset that it has (the 3GS only has B/G Wifi, and maybe A).

Whether or not there's the required antennae in the iPT3G to enable radio only through software we don't know, but it'd be nice to be able to play music to the car speakers without any external dongles.
 

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I for one agree. Although 3.1 runs extra smooth. It does still have that syncing playlist problem. Which people say it's iTunes but I didn't have a problem with iTunes 9 when I was on 3.0!
They also need to fix the battery issue.

iPhone Fw 4.0 will bring radio to the 3gs but not the 3g and 2g.
Radio will not be a driving feature. It will be kind of like a companion to the iPod. Just like the compass is to the maps. The next gen iPhone new redesign will be it's selling point..
 

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The iPhone 3GS does not have a radio. The iPod touch 3G does have an FM transceiver, but that's part of the broadcom 802.11N chipset that it has (the 3GS only has B/G Wifi, and maybe A).

Whether or not there's the required antennae in the iPT3G to enable radio only through software we don't know, but it'd be nice to be able to play music to the car speakers without any external dongles.
The iPhone 3Gs is able to play radio. Just not able to transmit it.
 

thelatinist

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The iPhone 3GS does not have a radio. The iPod touch 3G does have an FM transceiver, but that's part of the broadcom 802.11N chipset that it has (the 3GS only has B/G Wifi, and maybe A).
That is simply not true. The broadcom chipset in the 3GS does indeed include an FM transceiver; currently it's only used for the Nike+iPod functionality, but there is no reason it couldn't be used to enable radio functionality. There have been many seemingly credible rumors that a nano-like radio app is in the works.
 

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I for one agree. Although 3.1 runs extra smooth. It does still have that syncing playlist problem. Which people say it's iTunes but I didn't have a problem with iTunes 9 when I was on 3.0!
They also need to fix the battery issue.

iPhone Fw 4.0 will bring radio to the 3gs but not the 3g and 2g.
Radio will not be a driving feature. It will be kind of like a companion to the iPod. Just like the compass is to the maps. The next gen iPhone new redesign will be it's selling point..
It's not iTunes.

3.1 beta's 1 and 2 were fine. The final release of 3.1 ****ed everything up. :mad:

And I think some things need to be fixed. My phone has been crashing lately out of no where (running 3.1.2, not jailbroken)... I'll be typing a test message and it will freeze for a long period of time, and sometimes won't unfreeze itself until I leave the SMS app and go back into it. This has happened in SMS and Maps, it's getting annoying.
 

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I was wondering the SAME thing, OP. Its been OVER 60 days...WTF, Apple, where's 3.2? There's still more you can add!
- Extentions of Voice Control: what about creating an email just by telling the iPhone too?
- File browsing
- Bluetooth restrictions should be lifted (file transfer)
- More abilities to customize your iPhone: what about wallpapers on your homescreen?
- File browsing
- A 'unity inbox' for emails.
- Spotlight extension: search the web too!
- iPhone notes app needs an upgrade
- Ability to hide applications (for example that the hidden apps just appear in a special list)
- Categories/Folders: seriously, categories/folders would be nice
- Character counter in the texting app...
- Turn things on and off easier (less steps)
- Radio application (apparently the 3Gs is able to support this for sure)
- Native editing of word and excel docs. Let alone editing of pages/numbers etc.
- Google Maps navigation/latitude/etc.
- Wireless syncing
- Updates of Voice Control (especially in languages other than English) and new features (e.g. "Google Apple" and it's going to Google for Apple or compose a mail via your voice etc.)
- Profiles
- Text message counter
- Support for wider format of video files
 

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I was wondering the SAME thing, OP. Its been OVER 60 days...WTF, Apple, where's 3.2? There's still more you can add!
Oh, I see I've put Voice Control twice in the list. Thanks for copying it and paste it over here.
 

thelatinist

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I'm not sure where people get the idea that they are owed a feature upgrade every couple of months. Sure, the OS can always be improved and, sure, Apple has a history of releasing frequent updates...but this sense of entitlement is baffling to me.
 

ThatsMeRight

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are you saying it has the parts to theoretically play radio, or are you actually busting out some FM tunes?
Thelatenist explained it like this, and that's what I mean as well:

That is simply not true. The broadcom chipset in the 3GS does indeed include an FM transceiver; currently it's only used for the Nike+iPod functionality, but there is no reason it couldn't be used to enable radio functionality. There have been many seemingly credible rumors that a nano-like radio app is in the works.
 

TheSpaz

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3.2? I'm still waiting for 2.3!

Anyways... I hope 3.2 will be finally good enough to run on an iPhone 3G, but I'm not holding my breath. I'm prepared to keep my iPhone on 2.2.1 forever if I have to.
 

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I'm not sure where people get the idea that they are owed a feature upgrade every couple of months. Sure, the OS can always be improved and, sure, Apple has a history of releasing frequent updates...but this sense of entitlement is baffling to me.
I just wish they'd remove some of the restrictions on the OS and in some of the apps. For example, allow us to save files to the phone. Let us be able to denote certain email as spam. Allow people to change themes (basically some of the stuff people JB for).
 

thelatinist

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I just wish they'd remove some of the restrictions on the OS and in some of the apps. For example, allow us to save files to the phone. Let us be able to denote certain email as spam. Allow people to change themes (basically some of the stuff people JB for).
I don't think access to the filesystem, themes, etc. is likely to be part of a 3.2 update. I wouldn't be surprised if the camera roll eventually evolves to be able to hold saved attachments, etc., but I don't picture that happening until at least 4.0.
 

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I don't think access to the filesystem, themes, etc. is likely to be part of a 3.2 update. I wouldn't be surprised if the camera roll eventually evolves to be able to hold saved attachments, etc., but I don't picture that happening until at least 4.0.
I would be shocked if the current Apple would ever allow this. On any product. Your only choice is to keep on jailbreaking.
Oh, I didn't say I thought they'd do it. It's just a wish. I was shocked when we didn't have CC&P right off the bat (even though there are a few that find it useless :) ), but at least we finally got that with 3.0.
 

Bungle73

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In January from this year the released 2.2.1 already. And eh... hell, they can add a lot!


No, I don't think so. Radio is not 'it' any more. It's a nice addition, but a lot of people already think it's "old-fashion" and that it is only nice when you have a car.

Pretty sure there are much 'bigger' things when the 4th. gen. is going to be released (they also have to 'get up' with competition (and vica versa)).
Radio may be considered "old fashioned" where you come from but over here it's still big. I'm sure many people in the UK would welcome a radio in the iPhone.
 

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Wont happen in 3.2, but maybe 4.0 will bring support for 3rd party app multitasking. That's what I'm hoping for.
 

labman

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lol

Wont happen in 3.2, but maybe 4.0 will bring support for 3rd party app multitasking. That's what I'm hoping for.

We can Dream but this is Apple so it's unlikely they will do that even in firmware 101 if anything apple seems to getting stricter. :mad: and no reason for FM receiver when apps can feed thousands of stations from all over the world!