iPhone OS 3.0 released
17 06, 09 Filed in: iOS | iPhone
iPhone OS 3.0 hit the stands today. I saw the Tweets coming in while I was at work and I couldn’t wait to get home and download it.
The update weighed in at 230 Megs. That’s no problem for my Fiber Optic Internet connection. iTunes had it in hand in 80 seconds.
The update went smooth without any hiccups.
One thing that I did not expect was this “Updating Library” message that displayed when I entered the iPod:
It says “a few minutes” but I think it was less than that when all my music magically appeared.
One feature I was eager to test, since I am a MobileMe user, was the new “Find My iPhone” feature.
All you have to do is enable the “Find My iPhone” feature under Settings > Mail > MobileMe on your iPhone. You then login to your account info page on MobileMe.com and press the Find My iPhone sidebar icon.
You are then presented with a nice looking Google Maps-like interface that pinpoints your iPhones approximate location. In my case, it was pretty much on the money. (I fuzzed out the street names for all you stalkers!)
You can also send your iPhone a message. That too worked as advertised:
3.0 is looking great. And lets not forget Spotlight and Cut/Copy/Paste. It’s just too bad AT&T dropped the ball on MMS. They say they’ll have that at the end of the summer, but I’ll believe that when I see it.
I’ve decided to pass on the iPhone 3G S. The new hardware tweaks are a nice- to-have, but I’ll have to wait until December to get the full-subsidized price. By then, we’ll only be 6 months away from a new iPhone. And hopefully just in time for AT&T’s exclusive contract to run out. But that’s another story.