Apple announces iPhone OS 3.0 | Apple | My Website

Apple announces iPhone OS 3.0

Apple today announced the release of iPhone OS 3.0 software, due this summer, which will deliver 100 new features and 1000 new APIs. The four that we find most exciting are...

Accessories

Using the new External Accessory framework, your application can now communicate with "Made for iPod" hardware accessories attached to iPhone or iPod touch through either the 30-pin dock connector or wirelessly using Bluetooth.

In App Purchase

Apple has provided a new frameworks which will support the purchase content or services from iPhone application. This uses the existing revenue share mechanism, with Apple taking 30% of each purchase in return for handling all payments and credit card fees. This is ideal for

Peer to Peer Connectivity

Add multi-player capabilities to your games using the peer to peer network connectivity and in game voice communication features of Game Kit. This powerful new framework allows any application, not just games, to communicate between devices using Bluetooth-no pairing required.

Push Notification

The Apple Push Notification service provides a way to alert users of new information, even when your application isn't running. Send text notifications, trigger audible alerts, or add a numbered badge to your application icon.