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  1. Greg Alsobrook

    Greg Alsobrook Lifetime Achiever

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    I'm pretty impressed with the new set of features coming out.

    For those that missed it, here's a quick recap:

    -Cut, copy, & paste
    -MMS
    -Push notifications
    -A2DP stereo Bluetooth
    -Ability to forward text messages
    -Gaming and info transfer via Bluetooth
    -Landscape view available in all major apps
    -Ability to send multiple pictures
    -Ability to send files via Mail
    -Universal Spotlight searches
    -Tethering support

    I'm sure I'm missing a few... but that's all that comes to mind right now.

    iPhone 3.0 will be available "this summer".
     
  2. Rob77

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    AirRocker....you are an Apple guy for sure...do you own anything that isn't :lol::lol:
     
  3. Greg Alsobrook

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    I try not to... :D
     
  4. Grentz

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    Some good upgrades, things that should have been there a long time ago, but glad we are getting them eventually at least.

    I am a little ticked they are doing the pay for thing again, many of these things are just slight improvements that should have been there, not paid for extra features...and it really is not much at all for iPod Touch 1G users. Seriously, if anyone but apple pulled this crap they would be getting flamed, not applauded.

    This should be a service pack or regular update, not a friggin pay for extra.
     
  5. tcusta00

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    I'm impressed - if all these features pan out, especially, for me...

    - copy paste
    - turn by turn directions
    - MMS
    - tethering

    ...and they add in a little stability for good measure I'll be a happy dude.
     
  6. Greg Alsobrook

    Greg Alsobrook Lifetime Achiever

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    Agreed 100%

    This update will not cost anything for iPhone owners... but it is $9.95 for iPod Touch owners...
     
  7. Ira Lacher

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    Didn't see this - had to work. So is this a firmware upgrade or a new version of the phone that will cost us another $299 if AT&T graciously lets us upgrade?
     
  8. Greg Alsobrook

    Greg Alsobrook Lifetime Achiever

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    This is a new version of the software... No new hardware has been announced as of yet...
     
  9. Fontano

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    There was not an announcement of new hardware, only firmware was announced.
     
  10. Greg Alsobrook

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    Also note: This software will bring Bluetooth support to the 2G [strike]iPhone[/strike] iPod Touch...
     
  11. tcusta00

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  13. Chris Blount

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    I'm looking forward to this upgrade. Should be a good one.

    I remember reading on one of the blogs that some features will not work on the 2G iPhone. MMS comes to mind.
     
  14. Chris Blount

    Chris Blount Creator of DBSTalk Staff Member Administrator DBSTalk Gold Club

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    What exactly do you mean? 2G iPhones have always had Bluetooth.
     
  15. Greg Alsobrook

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  16. PatentBoy

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    I believe it has to do with Apple's accounting practices relative to the iPhone vs. the iTouch. In accordance with the iTouch accounting practices, Apple is required under Fed law to charge for the update. I do not know what the limits for such a charge are, however.
     
  17. Grentz

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    I realize the cost is only for iPod users, but that is the joke as they are benefiting the least overall...most features are more geared towards the iPhone folk.

    Ya, that was the reason/excuse before, it is very shady though and was looked into in great depth on many discussion forums without a final conclusion as of course some info is missing from Apple. The real question was why SOX applied so much in this situation but not others (like service packs on windows, the zune update, etc.). Overall though, the way the SOX rules are there is not necessarily reasoning for Apple charging so much for the update.

    Could be the truth, but more than likely is mostly an excuse.
     
  18. tcusta00

    tcusta00 Active Member

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    There's a Federal law that says they have to charge for it? :confused: :eek2:
     
  19. tfederov

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    tethering - what kind of cable would be required? The one that comes with the phone?
     
  20. tcusta00

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    I've always assumed that it would be that cable, but who knows... any chance for them to make another 30 bucks. :lol:
     

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