Whether or not a typo, the MobileMe
section in the iPhone 3.0 OS beta now lists the option to publish videos, a feature currently unavailable in the iPhone OS (version 2.2.1). Additional findings include a "Find My iPhone" service, also in the MobileMe settings, and functional USB tethering capabilities, according
While USB tethering has already been confirmed
by Apple's Scott Forstall, who mentioned that devs were building it in iPhone OS 3.0, the company did not mention the Find My iPhone and Publish Video features within MobileMe. Avid Softpedia readers may also remember that iPhone OS 3.0 beta also contains references to what look like several new iPhone / iPod models. Talking about the fresh video capabilities of the updated iPhone OS, Engadget claims “it's an odd typo, to be sure,” noting that video recording has been topping the site's wishlist for some time now. While the find is also accompanied by a screenshot (above), the source still isn't convinced it's the real deal.
The features Apple has
confirmed include:· In App Purchase
, which allows users to purchase content or services from an application using the Store Kit framework; · Apple Push Notification service
, which provides a way to alert users of new information, even when the application isn't running; · Accessories
, which uses the new External Accessory framework, allowing apps to communicate with "Made for iPod" hardware accessories attached to iPhone or iPod touch through either the 30-pin dock connector or wirelessly using Bluetooth; · Peer to Peer Connectivity
, which adds multi-player capabilities to iPhone and iPod touch games using the peer to peer network connectivity and in game voice communication features of Game Kit; · Maps
, allowing devs to embed maps within their applications using the new Map Kit framework;·
and iPod Library Access
, opening the door to music, podcasts, or audio books in a user's iPod library directly from an application, using the updated Media Player framework.