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iPhone Dev Center introduces iPhone SDK 3.1 Beta

By Emma Brem on July 12, 2009

This is a new event in the world of iphone software development: Apple releases its iPhone OS 3.1, and here we will briefly look at it to find out what is really new in this one. The new OS is compatible with iPod Touch and iPhone, and SDK is only available for Leopard and Snow Leopard users.

According to Apple, “These versions are for development and testing only and should be installed on devices dedicated to iPhone OS 3.1 beta software development.” Well, yes, we can say that this stuff is pretty much only about development.

It is not so easy to say what is new in this version at a glance, but here we can list some major, obvious changes:

  • Enhanced OpenGL support
  • VideoEditorController & Video picker API to ease video editing and provide access for the 3rd party software
  • Official MMS support by default
  • Lots of “regular” bug fixes
  • 4.2 AT&T carrier settings update
  • Voice commands over Bluetooth
  • Modem firmware 5.08.01
  • SMS quick reply support
  • Enhanced widgets support

Well, it is still a disputable issue about MMS – it still doesn’t work with AT&T, but, according to an AT&T representative, it is planned to launch official MMS support in the nearest future. Not everything is clear with voice commands over Bluetooth. But anyway, this one is just a beta, and things like these are common for a test version.

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