iPhone/iPod Touch Software 3.0 is Coming Soon!


Apple today let loose some pretty cool info, saying that come next Tuesday, it will show the world the next verison of the iPhone/iPod Touch software: Version 3.0!

Now why would this be so important? Like Version 2.0 of the iPhone/iPod Touch software that came out last July, this proves to be a pretty big software update that promises to bring a lot of cool (and in some cases very needed!) features. These features could be anything from finally allowing Apps to run when you’re not using them directly — for example, having AIM continue to run while your playing a game in a different app (this feature is called Push Notifications) — to full usage of the GPS, to a wireless headphone option, to copy and paste, to something insane that Apple just thought of!

Luckily though, Boy Genius Report.com has learned some of the new features to expect in the 3.0 update:

  • send and receive picture messages (called MMS or MultiMedia messaging),
  • use you iPhone as a wireless modem to connect to the Internet on your computer using your cell phone signal (something we’d assume Apple and AT&T would make you pay extra for)

Those we know are coming for the iPhone, as for what would also be included for the iPod Touch we’ll have to wait till Tuesday.

Oh, and if you develop apps for the iPhone/iPod Touch, Tuesday’s also your lucky day, as Apple also plans to show off a whole new SDK which should promise to give you the ability to create even more cool things!

Let’s hope that both the software and the SDK get released to all of us soon after Apple shows it off; whatever it ends up that they show off on Tuesday, we know we’ll probably want it asap!

We’ll of course have it all covered here on Tuesday, so don’t worry, and make sure to check back 😉

Anyways, we gotta ask– what are you praying/hoping/wanting to see in the new iPhone software 3.0, and while we’re at it, what apps you still wanna see out on the iPhone/iPod Touch (you never know who’s reading and could make it happen 🙂 ). Let us know in the comments.

Posted on March 12, 2009, in Apple and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 14 Comments.

  1. the plans came out today! cut and paste finally!!!

  2. We’ll have bluetooth for ipod touch?
    Plz answer at my question

  3. they need two headpfone jacks with a two way peaker sytem. it would sound so much better and no more earbud sharing. plus an option to turn the accelarator off. when im layin in bed on my side my ipod always shows my albums when i want to just flick through my music.

  4. Hey Elliot,

    If you got a iPod Touch 2G (the thinner, newer one with the speaker and volume rocker on the side) then yes, with iPhone OS 3.0 you will get Bluetooth.

    Unfortunately if you got the first iPod Touch (the one that doesn’t have the built in speaker), then sorry but you won’t get the Bluetooth feature unlocked.

    You can learn all about iPhone OS 3.0 in our post here.

    Hope this helps 😉


  5. ovbiously it is not coming out in march but I here it is sometime in june, do you know when? thank you very much – I’m just so curious

  6. Hey Laur,

    Ya, the update comes out next week, June 17th. We covered that, and all the other Apple news from their conference on Monday in our post here (there is also a new iPhone!).

    We’ll have a full review of 3.0 once it comes out, so stay tuned!

    — Eli .

  7. its 10am june 17.. where is this update?

  8. this is the 17th and still no up date for the iphone or itouch and it’s 10:40 in the morning

  9. its the 17th and still no update when i plug in my ipod touch. it says my current version, 2.2.1, is up tp date. when is the update going to be available?

  10. where is the update!!!!!!!!!!!!????????????????????

  11. Hey everyone,

    I know, I know, Today is the 17th. Don’t worry I highly doubt Apple is forgetting. Rumors are saying they’re waiting till 1 pm East Coast time to release it. So hang tight, relax and enjoy summer– the update is on it’s way.

    We”ll have everything covered on 3.0 later today once it’s released (with iTunes links and first thoughts). So keep checking back!


  12. The only thing we really need is some flash plugin for use with some websites.

  13. So what about this Sending or recieving picture messages…can I recieve picture messages on my ipod touch? I have the latest version

    • Hey Brian,

      No the iPod Touch can’t send or receive picture messages like on the iPhone as it doesn’t have the iPhone only Messages app that is used on the iPhone for texting. You can though send and receive pix using E-mail.



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