Apple to unveil iPhone 3.0 software upgrade

 

Apple has said that it plans to preview the new version of its operating system, iPhone 3.0, at a special event on March 17.

It is also expected to unveil a new software development kit (SDK) for developers.

Few details of the software have been released but analysts expect the code will include support for video, turn by turn directions and possibly support for Flash, after Adobe at Mobile World Congress this year that it was targeting the smartphone market.

The news comes days after Android that it will be releasing a new version of its operating system, codenamed Cupcake in April, so Apple’s announcement may be a tactic to jump ahead of that, as no release date for iPhone 3.0 has been suggested.

Android’s Cupcake will include adding a virtual keyboard, to augment the existing hardware one available on the G1, as well as support for video and voice recording.

Other upgrades expected include support for Bluetooth stereo headsets, adding cutting and pasting to the browser and better search capabilities.

Copyright ©v3.co.uk


Apple to unveil iPhone 3.0 software upgrade
 
 
 
Top Stories
ANZ looks to life beyond the transaction
If digital disruptors think an online payments startup could rock the big four, they’ve missed the point of why people use banks, says Patrick Maes.
 
What InfoSec can learn from the insurance industry
[Blog post] Another way data breach laws could help manage risk.
 
A ten-point plan for disrupting security
[Blog post] How can you defend the perimeter when it’s in the cloud?
 
 
Sign up to receive iTnews email bulletins
   FOLLOW US...
Latest Comments
Polls
What is delaying adoption of public cloud in your organisation?







   |   View results
Lock-in concerns
  29%
 
Application integration concerns
  3%
 
Security and compliance concerns
  27%
 
Unreliable network infrastructure
  9%
 
Data sovereignty concerns
  21%
 
Lack of stakeholder support
  3%
 
Protecting on-premise IT jobs
  4%
 
Difficulty transitioning CapEx budget into OpEx
  3%
TOTAL VOTES: 1030

Vote