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News: Apple investigating exploding iPhone OS devices

Apple is currently investigating reports of an exploding iPhone and iPod touch in Europe, according a European Commission spokeswoman. Reuters reports that Apple told the EU it considers the reported incidents isolated. “Apple have come back to us … and what they’ve said to us is that they consider these are isolated incidents. They don’t consider that there’s a general problem,” Commission spokeswoman Helen Kearns…

News: Apple releases iPhone OS 3.0.1, fixes SMS vulnerability

Apple has released the iPhone OS 3.0.1 Software Update for the iPhone, iPhone 3G, and iPhone 3GS. According to the release notes, the new update fixes the SMS vulnerability publicized yesterday by cybersecurity researchers Charlie Miller and Colin Mulliner which would allow a series of mostly invisible SMS bursts to give a hacker nearly complete control over the phone’s functions, including dialing the phone, accessing the Internet, turning on the…

News: Apple blames iPhone OS instability on jailbreaking

In a newly published support document, Apple has blamed a number of iPhone and iPod touch issues on jailbreaking. The article, entitled “Unauthorized modification of iPhone OS has been a major source of instability, disruption of services, and other issues,” describes a number of issues dealing with instability, reliability, security, and more. In particular, it claims jailbreaking can disrupt Visual Voicemail service, cause “frequent…

News: Apple releases third beta of iPhone OS 3.1, SDK

Apple has released the third beta versions of iPhone OS 3.1 and the related SDK. The new beta operating system is listed as build 7C116a, while the updated SDK is listed as build 9M2808. It is currently unclear what changes are present in these new beta releases; however, Apple is expected to make certain video APIs accessible for third-party developers in order to support augmented reality applications on the iPhone 3GS. Both the updated beta OS…

News: Apple posts iPhone OS 3.1, SDK 3.1 beta

Apple has released its first beta version of iPhone OS 3.1 to registered iPhone developers, along with an updated SDK. Listed as build 7C97d, the new beta OS appears to include non-destructive video editing, support for Voice Control over Bluetooth, and new modem firmware and AT&T profiles. The updated SDK includes updated OpenGL and Quartz APIs, as well as third-party developer access to video recording and editing controls. iPhone OS 3.1 beta…

Article: Editorial: Developers’ iPhone OS 3.0 Features Work, With Key Caveats

Though many of the new features in Apple’s iPhone OS 3.0 are obvious to users from the first moment they install the software on their iPhones or iPod touches, a number of other additions only appear after downloading new third-party applications from the App Store. These features are ones that Apple told developers in March to start testing, and consequently are just beginning to appear in actual applications this week. Because these features…

News: Apple releases iPhone OS 3.0 for iPhone, iPod touch

Apple has officially released its iPhone Software Upgrade 3.0 for the iPhone and iPod touch. The second major update to the iPhone OS brings with it a host of new features, including Copy & Paste, widespread landscape keyboard support, in-app and Spotlight search, a new Voice Memos application for the iPhone and iPod touch 2G, MMS support for the iPhone 3G, multi-photo emailing and deletion, stereo Bluetooth support for the iPhone 3G and iPod…

Article: Instant Expert: Secrets & Features of iPhone OS 3.0

Announced on March 17th, then promised for worldwide release on June 17, Apple’s iPhone OS 3.0 upgrade was officially released for public consumption earlier today. The third major release of the iPhone OS brings a number of features that many will likely feel have been too long in coming to the iPhone platform; however, this latest release succeeds in making the iPhone OS feel more grown up and ready to face a wider audience. Downloading and…