List of More than 100 New Features in iPhone OS 3.0

As we all known that the latest and greatest iPhone OS 3.0 is going to be made public on 17th of June. Here is a list of more than 100 new features in iPhone OS 3.0.

iPhone OS 3.0 Features list

  1. Cut/Paste
  2. Copy/Paste
  3. Shake to undo/redo typing
  4. Text selection for easy mass deletion
  5. MMS
  6. Landscape keyboard in Notes
  7. Landscape keyboard in Mail
  8. Landscape keyboard in Messages
  9. Forward texts or picture messages
  10. Delete individual texts or picture messages
  11. Sending progress bar in Messages app moved to title instead of over the keyboard area (allows typing new message while the first one is sending)
  12. USB tethering
  13. Bluetooth tethering
  14. Stereo bluetooth (A2DP)
  15. Spotlight search (searches all app titles, mail, media, contact details, and calendar appointments)
  16. Search in Notes
  17. Search in Mail
  18. Search in iPod
  19. In-App purchases
  20. Option to have double clicking the home button go to the Spotlight Search
  21. Option to have double clicking the home button go to the Camera
  22. Preview icon in lower left hand corner for last shot taken in Camera app
  23. Shake to shuffle in iPod
  24. Scrolling of screenshots in App Store
  25. Type of phone used under each call in Recents (i.e., mobile, home, work, etc.)
  26. Call history log (including call duration)
  27. Option to Share Contact in each contact listing
  28. Hold link in Safari to Copy
  29. Hold link in Safari to Open in New Page
  30. Auto Fill contact information, usernames and passwords in Safari
  31. Login to your YouTube account
  32. See Comments in YouTube
  33. Subscribe in YouTube
  34. Rate in YouTube
  35. Shake to undo what you have typed
  36. Option to retry sending failed text messages, indicated by red exclamation point next to text
  37. Turn-by-turn GPS capabilities
  38. Maps can be run inside other applications
  39. Access to dock port for accessories to communicate
  40. Peer-to-peer connectivity using Bluetooth (no Wi-Fi required)
  41. New Voice memo application
  42. Extended Parental controls
  43. Anti-phishing
  44. Wi-Fi auto login
  45. Note syncing in iTunes
  46. Improved Stocks app
  47. New calendar types (CalDAV)
  48. Prompt to confirm deleting a note
  49. Prompt to confirm deleting a photo
  50. Option to select multiple photos to attach to an email
  51. “Find My iPhone” option for MobileMe users
  52. Unlimited size podcast downloads over 3G
  53. Pushing home button on first home screen takes user to Spotlight
  54. Pushing home button on Spotlight takes user to first home screen
  55. Variable speed playback for audio books
  56. App Store subscriptions
  57. Push notifications
  58. Audio/Video tags
  59. New video streaming capabilities (HTML 5 video, h.264 and HTTP)
  60. Calendar subscriptions
  61. iTunes login
  62. iTunes account creation
  63. Encypted profiles
  64. LDAP (directory services)
  65. VPN on-demand
  66. EAP SIM
  67. Proxy support
  68. OTA profiles
  69. Revoke certificates
  70. Exchange ActiveSync Policies
  71. Media scrubber
  72. More languages
  73. Improved keyboards
  74. Failed app updates now are shown in a duplicate icon and labeled “Paused”
  75. When selecting multiple emails to forward/delete, any unread emails’ blue dot are shown next to the red selector dot instead of being overridden by the red selector dot
  76. Non-contact phone calls list their city and state of origin in Recents and Visual Voicemail under the number.
  77. Ability to change ringtones straight from Favorites
  78. Lap time display now displayed smaller and above time in Stopwatch
  79. Polished Phone, Messages, and iPod icons
  80. Swipe to delete notes in the Notes app
  81. Advanced Bluetooth options for Handsfree devices
  82. Option to close a single web page in Safari page view, which immediately opens a new blank page
  83. Improved predictive dictionary
  84. Blue dot now displayed in center of location circle in Maps (V1 only)
  85. Listening to music while charging the battery now displays the album art instead of the battery
  86. Smaller font for song title on lock screen
  87. Option in Phone Settings to choose your phone number
  88. Option to disable text message reminder alerts
  89. Option to disable text message previews
  90. Option to show subject field in text messages
  91. Ability to integrate iPod music into apps
  92. Clickable email links in App Store app descriptions
  93. JavaScript 3x speed boost
  94. 11 homescreens now allowed
  95. Reboots to “slide to unlock” screen instead of homescreen
  96. In Settings>General>Home>Search Results, users can choose what is searched on the phone and in what order.
  97. Application count added in Settings>General>About
  98. Option “Load Remote Images” added in Mail settings
  99. Global address book option available if Exchange account is set up
  100. Speed control in audiobooks
  101. 30 second repeat option for audiobooks
  102. Improved scrubbing speeds when holding white dot in song progress bar in iPod
  103. When sending a text, your text box where you typed smoothly fades from white to green instead of instantly changing from white to green.
  104. When moving an app across homescreens, holding the app on either the left or right side will slowly advance the app one through one homescreen at a time, without leaving empty spots in the bottom right corner or each homescreen it advances through.
  105. Album name displayed on lockscreen iPod controls
  106. Shake to shuffle on lockscreen iPod controls
  107. Podcasts saved on iPhone now show Run Time, Time Left and Date Published
  108. Screen goes from dimmed to full brightness after each song when playing the iPod while plugged in
  109. WAVE file support in Mail
  110. Attachment no longer automatically downloaded until user taps the attachment in Mail
  111. When using a bluetooth headset with iPod, volume bar is removed and bluetooth headset name is displayed in its place.
  112. A hard reset on your phone (holding sleep and home for 10 seconds) now turns it off instead of restarting it.
  113. A space is no longer needed between two words for predictive texting to function.

The new iPhone 3GS is also due on June 19th. So, it would be a great month for Apple Lovers.

Let us know which one(s) of above mentioned features are your favourite ones.

14 comments… add one
Chris Litherland June 18, 2009, 6:30 pm

some of these feature (eg. when moving app, screen changes without leaving blank spaces) are already available on OS 2.2.1. i just did it then on my ipod touch.

Chris Litherland June 18, 2009, 6:33 pm

although the ‘bottom right fill in’ is a nice addition…

Hamood October 13, 2009, 7:20 pm

can i minimize apps on my iphone?

iPhone Heat October 14, 2009, 12:29 am

@ Hamood
you need to install Backgrounder from Cydia. it will let you switch between applications without actually closing them.
http://www.iphoneheat.com/2009/05/iphone-backgrounder-utility-updated-to-svnr230/

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