Saturday, March 28, 2009

Apple iPhone

THE Apple iPhone is actually a little computer that happens to be a great phone.

And as with all computers, it has an operating system (OS). The OS in question is called iPhone OS.

Apple recently announced a major update to the iPhone OS.

With iPhone OS 3.0, over 100 new features will be making their way onto the iPhone in June this year, including copy-and-paste capability, MMS or multimedia messaging, a new Voice Memo app and expanded Search capability.

Owners of iPhone 3G will be getting the upgrade for free, Apple said.
The much in demand cut, copy and paste can be done within or across applications. MMS enhances otherwise normal SMSes with photos, contacts, audio files and locations.

Voice Memo arms the iPhone with the ability to capture and send audio recordings on the go. And Search capabilities in iPhone OS 3.0 will allow users to search within Mail, iPod and Notes or search across all key apps by typing a key word or phrase into the new Spotlight search which is accessible from the Home screen.

Another strength of the iPhone platform is the availability of tiny, third-party software that users can add to their phones, called apps.

To date, there are over 25,000 apps available at Apple’s App Store in categories ranging from productivity and lifestyle to entertainment and games.

For iPhone OS 3.0, developers are already working on new apps that will take advantage of the features in the new OS.

Among these features are In-App Purchases, Peer-to-Peer connection and interface with accessories.

With In-App Purchases, newspapers and magazine publishers, for example, will be able to sell premium subscription via their iPhone app.

Peer-to-Peer connectivity will be great for gaming, whereby iPhone users will be able to discover and engage each other in multiplayer games using a seamless Bluetooth connectivity that does not require pairing.

And the thousands of third-party iPod and iPhone accessory makers can now build apps that talk right to the accessories, such as an equaliser app that adjusts the settings of speakers.

Apple’s App Store is available to customers in 77 countries worldwide including Malaysia, allowing the company to reach 30 million iPhone and iPod Touch users.
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HL said...

Cool !!

BH said...

Cool leh...faster go get one...if u dun want, can give me :P