Unofficial iPhone OS 3.1 change log

July 1st at 10:41 AM

Unofficial iPhone OS 3.1 change log

Last night we told you that iPhone OS 3.1 beta was released to developers and we’re pretty sure each and every one of them has had a pretty long night of playing, err, working with the new OS. Thankfully however, one anonymous tipster took a break from getting his or her 3.1 on to send us a quick breakdown of the changes so far in this build:

  • Options for MMS are back on AT&T, but not sending or receiving.
  • Non-destructive video editing means trimming a clip no longer saves over the original video but gives you the option to “Save as copy…”
  • Voice Control now works over Bluetooth
  • iPhone vibrates when moving icons
  • Updated AT&T profile to 4.2
  • Updated modem firmware to 5.08.01
  • Improvements to OpenGL and Quartz
  • APIs to allow third party apps to access videos and edit them
  • You can now paste phone numbers into the phone app’s dialer. This wasn’t possible under 3.0
  • While pasting phone numbers, a neat feature is that it will convert alphanumeric phone numbers into a real phone number (e.g. 1-800-FLOWERS becomes 1-800-356-9377)
  • Calendar appointment popup notifications now display the “Location” field from the calendar entry
  • Ability to save video attachments in emails to your camera roll

One item we notice to be MIA from the listed changes is a fix for the widespread squealing issue we broke last month. Considering Apple’s refusal to comment on the matter, perhaps the company is just hoping everyone forgets about it. Then again, maybe Cupertino will swoop in under the radar and sneak a fix past us in the release build. Yeah, we hope the latter is the case — and our ear drums hope so, too.

Thanks, Jeff / The iPhone Blog!


Apple releases details of September MobileMe upgrade… At the end of October

October 30th at 2:01 PM

Apple releases details of September MobileMe upgrade… At the end of October

Since what some might characterize as disastrous beginnings, Apple has been relatively quiet about the MobileMe service it initially billed as the savior of sync. In fact, short of a leaked email from the Jobsinator to his team we’ve basically heard nothing of interest. Apparently that doesn’t mean Apple hasn’t been hard at work repairing the mess it created however, and details have now emerged that bring Apple’s recent efforts to light. Apple is typically pretty tight-lipped when it comes to change logs but seeing as MobileMe was a bit of a mess, the Cupertino crew has changed its tune a bit. A new support document published on Apple’s site details a pretty extensive list of changes and improvements that supposedly went into effect in late September. Why it waited until the end of October to make these changes known is a bit of a mystery but hey – at least Apple is giving us something. Does this mean MobileMe troubles are now a thing of the past? You tell us – we still won’t touch MobileMe with a 10-foot pole…

[Via Ars Technica]