Wednesday, September 9, 2009

iPhone 3.1 software update is out

On Wednesday, 09/09/09, at the Yerba Buena Center during the “Rock and Roll” event Apple's CEO Steve Jobs introduced the latest iPhone software update - iPhone 3.1. According to Apple this update includes some great new features, as well as all the features from previous updates.

iPhone OS 3.1 provides Genius recommendations for apps, supports download ringtones wirelessly, offers a new way to organize apps on the iPhone, automatically generats playlists of tracks based on the library, has the ability to organize applications on the iPhone's Home screen in iTunes; new syncing options for music, movies, TV shows, podcasts, and photos; iTunes U content organization and more.

The software includes a handful of new features and bug fixes:

  • Genius recommendations for Applications
  • Support for iTunes 9 (Mac and Windows downloads), which offers Genius Mixes, app organization in iTunes, improved syncing options for music, movies, TV shows, podcasts, and photos, iTunes U Content organization
  • Redeem iTunes Gift cards, codes, and certificates in the App Store
  • Display available iTunes account credits in the App Store and iTunes Store
  • Browse and download ringtones wirelessly from the iTunes Store
  • Save video from mail and multimedia messages into Camera Roll
  • Option to "save as new clip" when trimming a video on iPhone 3GS
  • Better iPhone 3G Wi-Fi performance when Bluetooth is turned on
  • Remotely lock iPhone with a passcode via MobileMe
  • Use Voice Control on iPhone 3GS with Bluetooth headsets
  • Paste phone numbers into the Keypad
  • Option to use Home button to turn on Accessibility features on iPhone 3GS
  • Warn when visiting fraudulent Web sites in Safari (antiphishing)
  • Improved Exchange calendar syncing and invitation handling
  • Fixes issue that caused some app icons to display incorrectly

Apple improved its extended Genius media-recommendation algorithm to make search for new application, within 70,000 database, easier. It looks at the already owned apps and makes recommendations based on that information.

New update allows the download of over 30,000 ringtoens form major labels via a Ringtones section in the iPhone’s iTunes application. The price for a ringtone would be a little more then a dollar per clip.
lso, the ability to redeem iTunes gift cards, codes, and certificates in the App Store was improved. As well as a video features. Now iPhone users can save videos from both Mail and MMS into the Camera Roll.

Last but not list. One of the most exiting features include in the update. Voice control is now accessible via Bluetooth handset and there's an option to use the iPhone 3GS's Home button to activate Accessibility features.

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