Posted by iPod Touch | Posted in iphone os 3.0 | Posted on Tuesday, June 16, 2009
When will iPhone 3.0 be released? That is the question a lot of iPhone users are thinking about right now. If you like to jailbreak your iPhone, you must also be wondering about the jailbreaking and unlocking details as well. Don't worry, I'll explain it all in this post.
iPhone OS 3.0 Release Date and Features
First things first! On June 17, 2009 Apple will be releasing the iPhone OS 3.0 update through iTunes. This is happening just in time to compete with the Palm Pre webOS. iPhone OS 3.0 includes a lot of important updates including spotlight search, cut/copy/paste within apps, tethering, in-app purchases, landscape mode for native apps, and a whole lot more. One feature which I was really hoping for was multi-tasking, but Apple did not add this. I do think Apple may add it in the future, they want to implement it properly just like they did with copy and paste. It's definitely worth the upgrade! Unfortunately for us iPod Touch owners, the upgrade will cost $9.95 while all iPhone owners will be able to upgrade to iPhone 3.0 for free. Even with this fee, I'd say it's worth it.
iPhone OS 3.0 and Jailbreaking
I know a lot of you here like to jailbreak your iPod Touches. My Jailbreak iPod Touch 3.0 will be updated tomorrow with details and download for the new iPhone OS 3.0 jailbreak software. iPhone Dev Team has been working hard on the jailbreak and they plan on releasing their iPhone OS 3.0 jailbreak tomorrow right after the iPhone OS 3.0 launch. It will work with both first generation and second generation iPod Touches, and it'll work with all generations of the iPhone as well except for iPhone 3G S. I think the iPhone Dev Team may have already found out a jailbreak/unlock for the new iPhone 3G S but they don't want to share it until they've tested it on an actual 3.0, I'll be sure to post an update here once they do though.
How to update to iPhone OS 3.0
Before I end this post I'd like to tell you how you can update to iPhone 3.0. Updating is really simple, all you need to do is plug in your iPod Touch or iPhone and click the Check for Updates button. Remember, you need iTunes 8.2 in order to update to iPhone OS 3.0. iTunes will prompt you to update to iTunes 8.2 if you haven't already. I suggest doing it right now so you can quickly update tomorrow.
iPhone OS 3.0 download linksI know some people like to just download and restore iPhone OS 3.0 from the web instead of using iTunes to download. I'll post the direct download links to iPhone firmware 3.0 once it's out.
Tomorrow will be a big day! If you're subscribed to the RSS feeds of Free Apple iPod Touch you'll receive updates or you can just bookmark this page and check back. Feel free to comment on this post and post what you think of iPhone OS 3.0.