One of the featured apps in Apple’s iPhone 3.0 release announcement this past March was Smule’s Leaf Trombone, their second music app (see my review of Ocarina in the Spring 2009 issue of iPhone Life) that leverages both the iPhone’s touch screen and “peer to peer” capabilities of the iPhone. It’s very cool. . .
Real-world tests are being done on the claims of speed in the new iPhone — and it's passing these tests with flying colors. In addition, as this article on Medialets shows, even the previous 3G iPhone shows dramatic improvement with the new iPhone 3.0 software.
UPDATE (06/26/2009): In the meantime, another, major problem has been found out: the encoding lag. See the just-added UPDATE section in the original article.
Originally written: Unfortunately, there are two major problems with the stereo Bluetooth (A2DP) support of iPhone OS 3.
1.) Many of you have already posted the previous/next remote controls not working. This, unfortunately, is a fundamental problem with the AVRCP implementation of OS3. Hope they’ll fix it in a next update.
2.) I’ve found a very hard-to-track and really annoying problem.
After trying most of the calendar & PIM apps out there, I ALWAYS come back to the Calendar app that CAME with the iPhone. It's the best & most reliable.
In addition to our own Used Handhelds and Gazelle, another place you can sell your used phone is NextWorth. According to a company representative, they're currently offering as much as $255 for used 3G iPhones. After the trade-in value is determined, you can opt to have a check sent via mail or paid via PayPal, or receive a Target or Amazon gift card in the amount of the trade-in value.
TidBITS has a great how-to article on the new feature in iPhone 3.0, called Find My iPhone, that lets you locate your iPhone. This feature requires a MobileMe account, which costs $99 per year (and which I recommend), but there's no other cost. (MobileMe constantly syncs your computer and your iPhone in the background automatically.
I've been meaning to write for a while now about Scott Mullin's blog, PowerCycle, as he bicycles solo from Florida to Alaska, and specifically about how much gear his iPhone has replaced. Last night my wife and I hosted four bike tourists on their way to DC, also with an iPhone, so I'll take that as a sign that it's time to write!
I’ve finished (thoroughly) testing my six A2DP headphones with the new Bluetooth stereo support of iPhone OS 3.0 (OS3 for short), along with their traditional mobile phone headset functionality.
(the stereo headphones, all paired with my iPhone)
(in-call view: as can be seen, you can dynamically switch from the Bluetooth headset to the iPhone.
With over 5 million downloads, AroundMe must be one of the more popular apps. It's free, and it directs you to the nearest banks, bars, coffee shops, gas stations, hospitals, hotels, movie theaters, parking, pharmacies, pubs, restaurants, supermarkets, taxis, and theaters. Plus it gives you three-day weather and other features. It's amazingly easy to use.