iPhone OS 3.0 Preview Coming on March 17th: Predictions?

Word has gotten out that there will be an Apple Special Event on March 17th. What’s going to be announced? Well, for starters we will see a preview of iPhone OS 3.0! On top of this, there will be a new iPhone SDK. The event is going to take place at 10AM PST on Tuesday so mark your calendars!

What Do You Think Apple Will Announce with iPhone OS 3.0?

The iPhone has been out for almost two years now. In that time we’ve seen various firmware updates released by Apple, with some of the major announcements coming from firmware 2.0 which debuted the incredibly successful App Store. What can we expect to see in iPhone OS 3.0?

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Rumors are out there that we might see MMS and tethering via Bluetooth and USB. But honestly…MMS?! Who still sends MMS messages? Most people email pictures if they want to send and regarding tethering using Bluetooth and USB, I’d be interested to learn more about that. It will be interesting if these rumors become a reality, but until then let the speculation run rampant.

My iPhone OS 3.0 Wishlist

In a perfect world, we might see the following announced (my wishlist):
– copy and paste
– push notifications
– ability to run multiple apps simultaneously
– wireless sync over WiFi
– forwarding of SMS
– new ringtones/notification sounds; better handling of notifications
– increased battery life (this is possible; remember the 1.x.x firmwares?)
– video recording
– ability to “mark all as read” in Mail
– iPhone themes
– debut of Flash??

If Apple were to introduce some new features, it might make jailbreaking seem less appealing to people. Sure, it’s fun and all but it does take some time and dedication to get it done. However, jailbreaking is the only way to unlock your iPhone 3G at this point in time.

Nevertheless, March 17th can’t come soon enough! What would you like to see from OS 3.0? Let us know by responding to this thread in the iPhone in Canada Forums, or post a comment!

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  • Bud Colby

    Ditto on the wish list!!

  • Bud Colby

    Ditto on the wish list!!

  • eason

    at lease copy and paste and video recording and increased battery life for me ^^

  • eason

    at lease copy and paste and video recording and increased battery life for me ^^

  • eason

    at lease copy and paste and video recording and increased battery life for me ^^

  • Dude

    I will wait for the jailbroken version of 3.0 so that I can keep my phone unlocked.

  • Dude

    I will wait for the jailbroken version of 3.0 so that I can keep my phone unlocked.

  • Dude

    I will wait for the jailbroken version of 3.0 so that I can keep my phone unlocked.

  • Word

    iphone os 3.0 would be great, exspesially if it included the wish list, but would it be another update from itunes, or will it cost us?

  • Word

    iphone os 3.0 would be great, exspesially if it included the wish list, but would it be another update from itunes, or will it cost us?

  • Word

    iphone os 3.0 would be great, exspesially if it included the wish list, but would it be another update from itunes, or will it cost us?

  • someone

    I would also hope for java 🙂

  • someone

    I would also hope for java 🙂

  • someone

    I would also hope for java 🙂

  • Jason

    Hopefully a clickwheel-like interface for scrubbing through a video? Rather than the timeline-dragger? And if they hint at a new device, I think it’d be pretty awesome if they lit up the apple logo on the back of the phone (like on the macbooks) and used that as a camera flash/light.

  • Jason

    Hopefully a clickwheel-like interface for scrubbing through a video? Rather than the timeline-dragger? And if they hint at a new device, I think it’d be pretty awesome if they lit up the apple logo on the back of the phone (like on the macbooks) and used that as a camera flash/light.

  • Jason

    Hopefully a clickwheel-like interface for scrubbing through a video? Rather than the timeline-dragger? And if they hint at a new device, I think it’d be pretty awesome if they lit up the apple logo on the back of the phone (like on the macbooks) and used that as a camera flash/light.

  • Guest

    Any kind of updates are better then now lol 😉 Apple is to stubborn to release all of those I’d say, just need to hope for the best!

    Cheers Gary!

  • Dusty

    Any kind of updates are better then now lol 😉 Apple is to stubborn to release all of those I’d say, just need to hope for the best!

    Cheers Gary!

  • Joker

    I would love MMS. I would perfer someone get the picture automatically instead of having to check their email. And the other big one for me is the “Mark all is Read” for email.

    And the text keyboard going horizontal. And of course Copy and Paste. There must be a technical reason why this is not here yet. I don’t care what they say about people not wanting it, there has to be a technical reason, it is just stupid not to have it.

  • Joker

    I would love MMS. I would perfer someone get the picture automatically instead of having to check their email. And the other big one for me is the “Mark all is Read” for email.

    And the text keyboard going horizontal. And of course Copy and Paste. There must be a technical reason why this is not here yet. I don’t care what they say about people not wanting it, there has to be a technical reason, it is just stupid not to have it.

  • Joker

    I would love MMS. I would perfer someone get the picture automatically instead of having to check their email. And the other big one for me is the “Mark all is Read” for email.

    And the text keyboard going horizontal. And of course Copy and Paste. There must be a technical reason why this is not here yet. I don’t care what they say about people not wanting it, there has to be a technical reason, it is just stupid not to have it.

  • alamarco

    The last iPhone update came with the new iPhone 3G. So I wonder if a hardware update will be coming as well.

  • alamarco

    The last iPhone update came with the new iPhone 3G. So I wonder if a hardware update will be coming as well.

  • alamarco

    The last iPhone update came with the new iPhone 3G. So I wonder if a hardware update will be coming as well.

  • bringer666

    I would like to see:
    Copy and Paste
    Enhanced Calendar with better alerts and Contact integration
    Standalone pdf viewer built in.
    Running multiple apps would be nice.
    Tethering would also be nice but I doubt you will see this as long as they are stuck to AT&T / Rogers

  • bringer666

    I would like to see:
    Copy and Paste
    Enhanced Calendar with better alerts and Contact integration
    Standalone pdf viewer built in.
    Running multiple apps would be nice.
    Tethering would also be nice but I doubt you will see this as long as they are stuck to AT&T / Rogers

  • bringer666

    I would like to see:
    Copy and Paste
    Enhanced Calendar with better alerts and Contact integration
    Standalone pdf viewer built in.
    Running multiple apps would be nice.
    Tethering would also be nice but I doubt you will see this as long as they are stuck to AT&T / Rogers

  • Bruce

    I wonder how many of the new capabilities of 3.0 will be available via a firmware update to current iPhones, and how many will only be implemented on the next hardware version.

  • Bruce

    I wonder how many of the new capabilities of 3.0 will be available via a firmware update to current iPhones, and how many will only be implemented on the next hardware version.

  • Bruce

    I wonder how many of the new capabilities of 3.0 will be available via a firmware update to current iPhones, and how many will only be implemented on the next hardware version.

  • Colin Ward (wardo8551)

    Would love the tethering, I haven’t updated in a while cause I’m too cheap to pay for PDAnet (lol)
    Copy and paste
    MMS
    Forward SMS

    Those are my main wishes

  • Colin Ward (wardo8551)

    Would love the tethering, I haven’t updated in a while cause I’m too cheap to pay for PDAnet (lol)
    Copy and paste
    MMS
    Forward SMS

    Those are my main wishes

  • Colin Ward (wardo8551)

    Would love the tethering, I haven’t updated in a while cause I’m too cheap to pay for PDAnet (lol)
    Copy and paste
    MMS
    Forward SMS

    Those are my main wishes

  • Colin McBride

    What about texting with a landscape keyboard??

  • Colin McBride

    What about texting with a landscape keyboard??

  • Colin McBride

    What about texting with a landscape keyboard??

  • Andrew

    That list would kickass. I kinda have a feeling it will be be a let down like most of the updates we have had. Im not getting my hopes up.

  • Andrew

    That list would kickass. I kinda have a feeling it will be be a let down like most of the updates we have had. Im not getting my hopes up.

  • Andrew

    That list would kickass. I kinda have a feeling it will be be a let down like most of the updates we have had. Im not getting my hopes up.

  • Rose

    The ability to email to a group (set up in address book) is on my wishlist!

  • Rose

    The ability to email to a group (set up in address book) is on my wishlist!

  • Rose

    The ability to email to a group (set up in address book) is on my wishlist!

  • Teen Wolf

    all of the above mentioned plus multiple attachments for email. PS love the new iPhone edition site. Great work!!!

  • Teen Wolf

    all of the above mentioned plus multiple attachments for email. PS love the new iPhone edition site. Great work!!!

  • Teen Wolf

    all of the above mentioned plus multiple attachments for email. PS love the new iPhone edition site. Great work!!!

  • flex260

    All of the above and Also landscape text would be sweet, Iphone edtion site is awsome!!

  • flex260

    All of the above and Also landscape text would be sweet, Iphone edtion site is awsome!!

  • flex260

    All of the above and Also landscape text would be sweet, Iphone edtion site is awsome!!

  • Yeah, this is a big question that many people are waiting to find out the answer to!

  • Yeah, this is a big question that many people are waiting to find out the answer to!

  • Yeah, this is a big question that many people are waiting to find out the answer to!

  • Phileops

    Stereo Bluetooth!!

  • Phileops

    Stereo Bluetooth!!

  • Phileops

    Stereo Bluetooth!!

  • Jorelle

    An option to turn off auto-rotation, or keep it to one side (ie rotating left won’t affect it, but right, yes)

  • Jorelle

    An option to turn off auto-rotation, or keep it to one side (ie rotating left won’t affect it, but right, yes)

  • Jorelle

    An option to turn off auto-rotation, or keep it to one side (ie rotating left won’t affect it, but right, yes)

  • SSK13

    I hope we get all those features and more!

  • SSK13

    I hope we get all those features and more!

  • SSK13

    I hope we get all those features and more!

  • I could not agree more. I hope to see a new version soon. Bluetooth would be very use when you travel. And when you travel, you should have travel insurance to protect your staff.

  • I could not agree more. I hope to see a new version soon. Bluetooth would be very use when you travel. And when you travel, you should have travel insurance to protect your staff.

  • I could not agree more. I hope to see a new version soon. Bluetooth would be very use when you travel. And when you travel, you should have travel insurance to protect your staff.

  • smb31

    I think this 3.0 update will be the deciding factor on whether I will keep using the iPhone or not. I have actually decided to get the upcoming Nokia N97 which will be released sometime this summer but I sorta changed my mind and wanted to give the iPhone another shot after hearing about the OS 3.0 update. I really do hope that everything that have been said before me will be included in the list. It would be wonderful if it can finally play flash videos though not really a big on tethering. An actual Bluetooth functionality will be great (able to pair with any Bluetooth devices and transfer files, any Bluetooth headsets,etc) There are also some little but important features which I think should be included like copy and paste, landscape qwerty keypad when texting, etc. I am not entirely sure about this but there’s actually an app on Cydia that can improve the picture quality of the iPhone from 2megapixels to 4megapixels so that would be nice if they can do that. And last but not least, the ability to run multiple applications simultaneously in the background.

  • smb31

    I think this 3.0 update will be the deciding factor on whether I will keep using the iPhone or not. I have actually decided to get the upcoming Nokia N97 which will be released sometime this summer but I sorta changed my mind and wanted to give the iPhone another shot after hearing about the OS 3.0 update. I really do hope that everything that have been said before me will be included in the list. It would be wonderful if it can finally play flash videos though not really a big on tethering. An actual Bluetooth functionality will be great (able to pair with any Bluetooth devices and transfer files, any Bluetooth headsets,etc) There are also some little but important features which I think should be included like copy and paste, landscape qwerty keypad when texting, etc. I am not entirely sure about this but there’s actually an app on Cydia that can improve the picture quality of the iPhone from 2megapixels to 4megapixels so that would be nice if they can do that. And last but not least, the ability to run multiple applications simultaneously in the background.

  • smb31

    I think this 3.0 update will be the deciding factor on whether I will keep using the iPhone or not. I have actually decided to get the upcoming Nokia N97 which will be released sometime this summer but I sorta changed my mind and wanted to give the iPhone another shot after hearing about the OS 3.0 update. I really do hope that everything that have been said before me will be included in the list. It would be wonderful if it can finally play flash videos though not really a big on tethering. An actual Bluetooth functionality will be great (able to pair with any Bluetooth devices and transfer files, any Bluetooth headsets,etc) There are also some little but important features which I think should be included like copy and paste, landscape qwerty keypad when texting, etc. I am not entirely sure about this but there’s actually an app on Cydia that can improve the picture quality of the iPhone from 2megapixels to 4megapixels so that would be nice if they can do that. And last but not least, the ability to run multiple applications simultaneously in the background.

  • Dynomity

    This is exciting.. I hope Safari will be even more stable!!!

  • Dynomity

    This is exciting.. I hope Safari will be even more stable!!!

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