Apple Previews Developer Beta of iPhone OS 3.0
Beta Release Provides New SDK, Over 1,000 APIs & 100 New Features
CUPERTINO, California—March 17, 2009—Apple® today previewed its iPhone™ OS 3.0 software and
announced the immediate availability of a beta software release to registered developers. The iPhone OS 3.0
beta release includes an updated Software Development Kit (SDK) with over 1,000 new Application
Programming Interfaces (APIs) including In-App Purchases; Peer-to-Peer connections; an app interface for
accessories; access to the iPod® music library; a new Maps API and Push Notifications. Apple also announced
over 100 new features that will be available to iPhone and iPod touch users this summer including cut, copy
and paste; MMS;* landscape view for Mail, Text and Notes; stereo Bluetooth; syncing Notes to the Mac® and
PC; shake to shuffle; parental controls for TV shows, movies and apps from the App Store; and automatic
login at Wi-Fi hot spots. The iPhone OS 3.0 beta release will also include a new Voice Memo app and
expanded search capability for all key iPhone apps, as well as Spotlight™ search across the iPhone or iPod
“The new iPhone OS 3.0 is a major software release packed with incredible new features and innovations for
iPhone customers and developers alike. It will keep us years ahead of the competition,” said Philip Schiller,
Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing.
The iPhone OS 3.0 beta software and SDK include over 1,000 new APIs and are available today for all iPhone
Developer Program members to use for development and testing of their apps for iPhone and iPod touch.
Included in these APIs is the ability to leverage the incredible purchase model of the App Store within apps.
In-App Purchases will allow developers to offer subscription content and provide the ability to sell new
content and features in a simple and secure process. Developers can also more easily create peer-to-peer
games for iPhone and iPod touch by using Bluetooth.
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