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Apple's long-awaited iPhone OS 3.0 is now live.  The upgrade is a free download for iPhone users and can be purchased for a price of $9.95 for the iPod touch.  Grab it through iTunes.

Features brought by the new OS include:

  • Peer-to-peer gaming support
  • Third-party game accessory support
  • Push notification
  • Internet tethering
  • Stereo Bluetooth audio
  • MMS messaging
  • Cut, copy & paste
  • Spotlight search
  • Landscape keyboard in Mail, Messages, Notes and Safari

30_3And while this upgrade is a major overhaul of the iPhone's operating system full of new features and general enhancements, it adds rather significantly to the capabilities of the iPhone and iPod touch as a game platform.

Improved peer-to-peer capabilities along with push notification extend the social aspect of iPhone gaming and will better integrate the game experience into our daily routine.  The support for third-party gaming accessories (think control pads, joysticks, maybe even electronic maracas...) will add depth to supporting titles by giving the platform even more input choices.  And in-game micro-transactions will extend the long-term playability of titles (BAM!  A whole new galaxy in my pocket!!).

iPhone OS 3.0 is supported by all current iPhone platform devices and comes standard on the new iPhone 3GS, which launches Friday, June 19th.

  • Davidovich

    Finally - Downloading now!!!!!

  • Davidovich

    Finally - Downloading now!!!!!

  • Adam Smith

    Started downloading at 18.06pm (GMT) portsmouth uk

    thank goodness!

  • Adam Smith

    Started downloading at 18.06pm (GMT) portsmouth uk

    thank goodness!

  • Dogmeat

    whats the screenshot in the left most iphone all about? it looks like something having to do with photo albums.

    also, is there some way to get your photos off your phone and into itunes with this update? I think its absolutely ridiculous that you can't get your photos easily off the phone.

    • Finch

      the leftmost screen shot is the video capture window where you can trim your video clip on the phone. Its on the 3GS only.

      If your on a mac, run "image capture" it will allow you to pull photos off the phone. Its a standard mac app, so you should have it.

      If your on windows it should popup a box when you plug it in and one option should be to import pictures from a digital camera. Not sure what program it runs to do that but its not hard.

      If apple was nice you could just browse the iphone and copy and paste them out.

      • dogmeat

        OMG THANKS!!!

        Not only have you saved me a headache, but my wife as well. She has a mac and I have a PC.

    • nizy

      That is the video editing on the 3GS.

      Also, on the Mac at least, when I connect it opens up iPhoto and asks if I want to import any new pics from the device.

    • sam

      it is video recording/editing

  • Dogmeat

    whats the screenshot in the left most iphone all about? it looks like something having to do with photo albums.

    also, is there some way to get your photos off your phone and into itunes with this update? I think its absolutely ridiculous that you can't get your photos easily off the phone.

    • Finch

      the leftmost screen shot is the video capture window where you can trim your video clip on the phone. Its on the 3GS only.

      If your on a mac, run "image capture" it will allow you to pull photos off the phone. Its a standard mac app, so you should have it.

      If your on windows it should popup a box when you plug it in and one option should be to import pictures from a digital camera. Not sure what program it runs to do that but its not hard.

      If apple was nice you could just browse the iphone and copy and paste them out.

      • dogmeat

        OMG THANKS!!!

        Not only have you saved me a headache, but my wife as well. She has a mac and I have a PC.

    • nizy

      That is the video editing on the 3GS.

      Also, on the Mac at least, when I connect it opens up iPhoto and asks if I want to import any new pics from the device.

    • sam

      it is video recording/editing

  • Nimrod

    And now it errors out, WTF?

    • http://www.blakespot.com Blake Patterson

      Everyone on earth is downloading it now.

      • Nimrod

        No, I mean it bombed before the installation finished. What the hell?

      • sam

        yeh mine always times out when downloading these updates. you have to keep it active, i always keep syncing it will large quantities 'til download finishes... a long winded way but it works

  • Nimrod

    And now it errors out, WTF?

    • http://www.blakespot.com Blake Patterson

      Everyone on earth is downloading it now.

      • Nimrod

        No, I mean it bombed before the installation finished. What the hell?

      • sam

        yeh mine always times out when downloading these updates. you have to keep it active, i always keep syncing it will large quantities 'til download finishes... a long winded way but it works

  • BluAzn

    Updating now, been waiting for this for months...

  • BluAzn

    Updating now, been waiting for this for months...

  • Vende

    Doing my best to wait until tomorrow, I don't know if it's going to happen though

  • Vende

    Doing my best to wait until tomorrow, I don't know if it's going to happen though

  • Nimrod

    "The iPhone could not be restored..." Error (2), anybody experience this?

    • RNF

      Are you jailbroken?

  • Nimrod

    "The iPhone could not be restored..." Error (2), anybody experience this?

    • RNF

      Are you jailbroken?

  • theone1007

    iPhone 3GS is releasing June 17th? I thought it was releasing June 19th...

    • gr8kabookie

      The 3.0 OS came out today. The 3GS comes out the 19th.

  • theone1007

    iPhone 3GS is releasing June 17th? I thought it was releasing June 19th...

    • gr8kabookie

      The 3.0 OS came out today. The 3GS comes out the 19th.

  • gary

    How do i have it so itshows my batttery % next to the icon?

  • gary

    How do i have it so itshows my batttery % next to the icon?

  • cir

    NIIIICE!!

    off my 60 or so apps 12 work now.

    Gee thanks apple I hope you rot

    • RNF

      Blame the developers for not being on the ball.

      • Reaganomics

        I'm not updating then.

    • Yarn

      Why is this Apple's fault? The developers have had 3.0 betas for three months and it's their responsibility to ensure compatibility, just like any other significant OS update.

  • cir

    NIIIICE!!

    off my 60 or so apps 12 work now.

    Gee thanks apple I hope you rot

    • RNF

      Blame the developers for not being on the ball.

      • Reaganomics

        I'm not updating then.

    • Yarn

      Why is this Apple's fault? The developers have had 3.0 betas for three months and it's their responsibility to ensure compatibility, just like any other significant OS update.

  • Mihir

    not in the Indian store yet:(

  • Mihir

    not in the Indian store yet:(

  • SteveJobs

    I just tried upgrading my iTouch to 3.0... things were progressing nicely, until I got a "connect to iTunes" icon on my screen... when I finally connected it, iTunes said I have to RESTORE my iTouch (which is NOT and has never been jailbroken). Oh well...

    My suggestion to you all is to backup your stuff before upgrading.

    All the best.

  • sam

    it says on my itunes it's only available on 2nd Gen ipod touch?!! :(

    • sam

      nope- that's just peer to peer gaming. still stupid though

      • Nathan

        wait . . . there's no peer to peer gaming for 1st gen ipod touch?!?

      • http://beesbuzz.biz/ fluffy

        The P2P gaming uses Bluetooth, which wasn't in the 1G Touch.

  • SteveJobs

    I just tried upgrading my iTouch to 3.0... things were progressing nicely, until I got a "connect to iTunes" icon on my screen... when I finally connected it, iTunes said I have to RESTORE my iTouch (which is NOT and has never been jailbroken). Oh well...

    My suggestion to you all is to backup your stuff before upgrading.

    All the best.

  • sam

    it says on my itunes it's only available on 2nd Gen ipod touch?!! :(

    • sam

      nope- that's just peer to peer gaming. still stupid though

      • Nathan

        wait . . . there's no peer to peer gaming for 1st gen ipod touch?!?

      • http://beesbuzz.biz/ fluffy

        The P2P gaming uses Bluetooth, which wasn't in the 1G Touch.

  • Johnny82

    Got it!

  • Johnny82

    Got it!

  • Carlos-Sz

    Installed. No problems here. Iphone 3G + iMac.

  • Carlos-Sz

    Installed. No problems here. Iphone 3G + iMac.

  • Mark

    iTunes crashed when trying to sync
    It's backing up and has taken almost 50 (FIFTY) minutes so far and the data in the Touch is around 7gig.

    This is terrible.

  • Mark

    iTunes crashed when trying to sync
    It's backing up and has taken almost 50 (FIFTY) minutes so far and the data in the Touch is around 7gig.

    This is terrible.

  • tmac34

    wow nice i think i might be one of the only ones that actually installed 3.0 successfully. I must admit, many of the features are very cool, like spotlight, copy and paste, and especially we can now log into our youtube account and retrieve all of our favorites!!!!!!!

  • tmac34

    wow nice i think i might be one of the only ones that actually installed 3.0 successfully. I must admit, many of the features are very cool, like spotlight, copy and paste, and especially we can now log into our youtube account and retrieve all of our favorites!!!!!!!

  • Fred

    works great on my 3gs, don't ask how i got it

  • Fred

    works great on my 3gs, don't ask how i got it

  • darchinst

    3g hooked to windows 7.
    installed fine my first try. took too long to download but works perfectly.
    BTW- i was jailbroke before. i backed up my data, restored via itunes, setup as a new phone, updated to 3.0, then restored my data. all is well.

  • darchinst

    3g hooked to windows 7.
    installed fine my first try. took too long to download but works perfectly.
    BTW- i was jailbroke before. i backed up my data, restored via itunes, setup as a new phone, updated to 3.0, then restored my data. all is well.

  • natan

    wait, so if ur ipod touch is 3.0 but a games dev dosnt upgrade the game for 3.0, u cant play it?

    • Adams Immersive

      Not ALL games need an update. But some will. The developer has to test, figure out if the game is OK as-is on 3.0, and if not, find and fix any problems and submit an update. Many have done so already. Others haven't, or the updates are still working their way through Apple's tunnel-o-fun.

      If you go on the App store, you'll see some apps now say they're tested for 3.0. If you have an app or game you depend on, look it up--and if it doesn't say that, it MAY be just fine, but it may be worth waiting a little longer so other people can be the guinea pigs :)

      • http://mohammadfauzitaib.com along123

        i love being a guinea pig! ahaha! Anyway, i'm syncing in progress right now. Hope, it's going to be a smooth one!

  • natan

    wait, so if ur ipod touch is 3.0 but a games dev dosnt upgrade the game for 3.0, u cant play it?

    • Adams Immersive

      Not ALL games need an update. But some will. The developer has to test, figure out if the game is OK as-is on 3.0, and if not, find and fix any problems and submit an update. Many have done so already. Others haven't, or the updates are still working their way through Apple's tunnel-o-fun.

      If you go on the App store, you'll see some apps now say they're tested for 3.0. If you have an app or game you depend on, look it up--and if it doesn't say that, it MAY be just fine, but it may be worth waiting a little longer so other people can be the guinea pigs :)

      • http://mohammadfauzitaib.com along123

        i love being a guinea pig! ahaha! Anyway, i'm syncing in progress right now. Hope, it's going to be a smooth one!

  • Adams Immersive

    I'm not updating today. Whatever testing the OS has been through, it can't equal the testing it's getting NOW with the public using it. No product is perfect, and I want the benefit of that testing! Maybe something will be caught and fixed, or more likely, I'll just have extra peace of mind. Either way, I can wait a day or three.

    And more importantly, even the new OS IS perfect, 3rd party apps are not. I'm sure some of my apps will need to be updated, and I'm sure not all of those updates are available yet. I'd rather wait for more app updates, as well as user reports of what does and does not work.

    An awesome, exciting update, but I'm forcing myself to wait!

    • Reaganomics

      Like I said, I'm holding off a while. I have too many games that are most likely incompatible with 3.0. I've spent too much money on my games for them not to work and not to mention loosing my favorite games.

      • Mr.C

        Is there any game reported not to work with OS 3.0? I tested a buch of games (Real Racing, Let's golf!, WildWest) and all of them work just fine.

  • Adams Immersive

    I'm not updating today. Whatever testing the OS has been through, it can't equal the testing it's getting NOW with the public using it. No product is perfect, and I want the benefit of that testing! Maybe something will be caught and fixed, or more likely, I'll just have extra peace of mind. Either way, I can wait a day or three.

    And more importantly, even the new OS IS perfect, 3rd party apps are not. I'm sure some of my apps will need to be updated, and I'm sure not all of those updates are available yet. I'd rather wait for more app updates, as well as user reports of what does and does not work.

    An awesome, exciting update, but I'm forcing myself to wait!

    • Reaganomics

      Like I said, I'm holding off a while. I have too many games that are most likely incompatible with 3.0. I've spent too much money on my games for them not to work and not to mention loosing my favorite games.

      • Mr.C

        Is there any game reported not to work with OS 3.0? I tested a buch of games (Real Racing, Let's golf!, WildWest) and all of them work just fine.

  • Bethany

    That's my big concern with updating. I'm fine with paying the $10 (even if all that got me was cut and paste, it would be worth it) but I'm concerned whether my various games will still run.

  • LBG

    Anyone had an 'iPhone Activation Server Error'?

    • Matty

      Yeah, getting the activation server error here.
      Damn!

      • Giri

        Yea Damn i got it too, what to do? wait or something? any advise?

    • Lars

      Same here (from Sweden) so I guess it's widespread.

    • LBG

      Ok, I'm pleased that it isn't just me. I am guessing that there are too many people trying to update at once, so the server is too busy. After all, it does say 'temprarily' so we should be able to update after the server is a bit calmer.

      • Matty

        That sounds pretty reasonable. I guess I just wish there was more information from Apple regarding this. Clicking the "More Information" button doesn't take you anywhere useful.

        A simple post on their website saying, "The server is overloaded. Expect errors when upgrading (or any other applicable explanation)" would be appreciated by more than just myself, I think.

  • Bethany

    That's my big concern with updating. I'm fine with paying the $10 (even if all that got me was cut and paste, it would be worth it) but I'm concerned whether my various games will still run.

  • LBG

    Anyone had an 'iPhone Activation Server Error'?

    • Matty

      Yeah, getting the activation server error here.
      Damn!

      • Giri

        Yea Damn i got it too, what to do? wait or something? any advise?

    • Lars

      Same here (from Sweden) so I guess it's widespread.

    • LBG

      Ok, I'm pleased that it isn't just me. I am guessing that there are too many people trying to update at once, so the server is too busy. After all, it does say 'temprarily' so we should be able to update after the server is a bit calmer.

      • Matty

        That sounds pretty reasonable. I guess I just wish there was more information from Apple regarding this. Clicking the "More Information" button doesn't take you anywhere useful.

        A simple post on their website saying, "The server is overloaded. Expect errors when upgrading (or any other applicable explanation)" would be appreciated by more than just myself, I think.

  • YungAssassin
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  • Benjamin

    Be careful if you are upgrading your 2nd Gen iPod Touch to the new 3.0. It seems to have borked the wifi stuff. I'm sitting right next to our wifi hub and I'm lucky to get one bar... or even connect at all. This is really bad!

  • Benjamin

    Be careful if you are upgrading your 2nd Gen iPod Touch to the new 3.0. It seems to have borked the wifi stuff. I'm sitting right next to our wifi hub and I'm lucky to get one bar... or even connect at all. This is really bad!

  • http://beesbuzz.biz/ fluffy

    Does anyone know if the A2DP (stereo Bluetooth audio) works on the original 1G/EDGE iPhone? Nothing on the Internet gives a straight answer for this. The original iPhone has the same Bluetooth chipset as the 3G so conceivably it should support A2DP but everything I've seen only says that the 3G does support it, not whether the EDGE does or not.

    A2DP is the biggest thing I've been looking forward to, since I have had some very nice A2DP headphones for years (which I bought for use with my previous phone) and hate being stuck with the crappy recessed-headphone-jack-compatible headphones that are out there or having to deal with adapters which break after a week of casual use.

    • Galaxius

      Sadly, that answer is no =(. They announced that with the introduction of 3.0

  • http://beesbuzz.biz/ fluffy

    Does anyone know if the A2DP (stereo Bluetooth audio) works on the original 1G/EDGE iPhone? Nothing on the Internet gives a straight answer for this. The original iPhone has the same Bluetooth chipset as the 3G so conceivably it should support A2DP but everything I've seen only says that the 3G does support it, not whether the EDGE does or not.

    A2DP is the biggest thing I've been looking forward to, since I have had some very nice A2DP headphones for years (which I bought for use with my previous phone) and hate being stuck with the crappy recessed-headphone-jack-compatible headphones that are out there or having to deal with adapters which break after a week of casual use.

    • Galaxius

      Sadly, that answer is no =(. They announced that with the introduction of 3.0

  • David

    Hey guys,

    Just wanted to know do you have to restore your iPod to get the 3.0 software. Because I really don't want to lose all my progress in my games. Thanks.

  • David

    Hey guys,

    Just wanted to know do you have to restore your iPod to get the 3.0 software. Because I really don't want to lose all my progress in my games. Thanks.

  • David

    Also what does Backup your ipod do? I honestly don't want to have to lose ALL my progress in my games.

  • David

    Also what does Backup your ipod do? I honestly don't want to have to lose ALL my progress in my games.

  • biggE1669

    Ipod Touch 2G. Smoothly updated to 3.0. It fixed my iPods tendency to randomly reset. All my apps work so far and Ipod + Stereo Bluetooth headphones = Nirvana.

  • biggE1669

    Ipod Touch 2G. Smoothly updated to 3.0. It fixed my iPods tendency to randomly reset. All my apps work so far and Ipod + Stereo Bluetooth headphones = Nirvana.

  • Joey Gladstone

    Stereo Bluetooth? Excuse my ignorance but does this mean I can use now use my Motorola H270 Bluetooth Headset (I currently use it for my phone and PS3) with my iTouch to listen to my music and games?

    Also, what sort of things can you cut, copy, and paste from the iTouch? Can you copy music files from apps like Digidrummer and Guitarist? Thanks in advance for any help.

    • randomdude

      You can only copy text and pics from your album and the pics is only for MMS so for iTouch users it's mostly for text. And you can use your bluetooth headset but for us iPhone 2G and iPod Touch 1g we don't :(

      • SteveJ

        The iPod Touch 1G doesn't even have bluetooth, so it's not a shock that you can't use a bluetooth headset with it! I don't know why it doesn't work for the 1G iPhone, though.

      • SteveJ

        Oh, and my understanding is that you can copy pictures and paste them into other applications, not just MMS. For example you can paste them into an email. Potentially 3rd party apps can add support for copy and paste as well, including pictures. So copying and pasting pictures isn't limited to iPhones.

  • Joey Gladstone

    Stereo Bluetooth? Excuse my ignorance but does this mean I can use now use my Motorola H270 Bluetooth Headset (I currently use it for my phone and PS3) with my iTouch to listen to my music and games?

    Also, what sort of things can you cut, copy, and paste from the iTouch? Can you copy music files from apps like Digidrummer and Guitarist? Thanks in advance for any help.

    • randomdude

      You can only copy text and pics from your album and the pics is only for MMS so for iTouch users it's mostly for text. And you can use your bluetooth headset but for us iPhone 2G and iPod Touch 1g we don't :(

      • SteveJ

        The iPod Touch 1G doesn't even have bluetooth, so it's not a shock that you can't use a bluetooth headset with it! I don't know why it doesn't work for the 1G iPhone, though.

      • SteveJ

        Oh, and my understanding is that you can copy pictures and paste them into other applications, not just MMS. For example you can paste them into an email. Potentially 3rd party apps can add support for copy and paste as well, including pictures. So copying and pasting pictures isn't limited to iPhones.

  • Pitch_Blak

    When you purchase the update, can other iPod Touches under the same account receive it for free? I'd hate to pay $40 for four iPods.

  • Pitch_Blak

    When you purchase the update, can other iPod Touches under the same account receive it for free? I'd hate to pay $40 for four iPods.

  • Sufy

    Just downloaded the update 3.0 and can't download it because it says

    'The iphone cannot be updated at this time because the iphone activation server is temporarily unavailable'

    Anybody else getting this error message?

  • Sufy

    Just downloaded the update 3.0 and can't download it because it says

    'The iphone cannot be updated at this time because the iphone activation server is temporarily unavailable'

    Anybody else getting this error message?

  • gary

    Since updating, no apps or app updates will install...

  • gary

    Since updating, no apps or app updates will install...

  • bobby

    Is there a way to back up or save my progress in games/apps before I upgrade the OS?

    • SteveJ

      Backups are automatic unless you always cancel the backup process when you sync. Just make sure you don't cancel the backup when you connect your iPod/iPhone, at least the one just before updating. Also I don't think you should (normally) need to restore anyway. It should just update in place. If something goes awry you can restore from your backup. I haven't done the update myself, though, so I can't verify that, but I'd be shocked if it didn't update in place. Every past update has worked that way.

  • bobby

    Is there a way to back up or save my progress in games/apps before I upgrade the OS?

    • SteveJ

      Backups are automatic unless you always cancel the backup process when you sync. Just make sure you don't cancel the backup when you connect your iPod/iPhone, at least the one just before updating. Also I don't think you should (normally) need to restore anyway. It should just update in place. If something goes awry you can restore from your backup. I haven't done the update myself, though, so I can't verify that, but I'd be shocked if it didn't update in place. Every past update has worked that way.

  • Viva

    Why the fark do touch users pay 9.95 and iphone if free?

    GG apple you money hungry fwits.

    • EYEMH8

      because i pay $100 every month for this privilege. so cheer up buddy

      • SteveJ

        LOL. And absolutely true as well. $9.95 is an insanely good bargain compared to what iPhone users are paying for the update.

  • Viva

    Why the fark do touch users pay 9.95 and iphone if free?

    GG apple you money hungry fwits.

    • EYEMH8

      because i pay $100 every month for this privilege. so cheer up buddy

      • SteveJ

        LOL. And absolutely true as well. $9.95 is an insanely good bargain compared to what iPhone users are paying for the update.

  • Crim

    Servers must be getting HAMMERED, I'm constantly getting a Network Connection Reset error when trying to make my purchase. I'm probably on my 20th time trying.

    • RaZrVIN

      Yup same here, can't even sign in.

  • Crim

    Servers must be getting HAMMERED, I'm constantly getting a Network Connection Reset error when trying to make my purchase. I'm probably on my 20th time trying.

    • RaZrVIN

      Yup same here, can't even sign in.

  • cfJeff

    I have an iPod Touch 1st gen. Think it's worth upgrading? I can't really see any reason?

    • SteveJ

      Copy and paste, landscape mode in all (more of?) the Apple apps, push notification, in-game purchases, etc. The only thing you aren't getting compared to 2nd gen iPod touches is the bluetooth stuff (peer-to-peer gaming and stereo bluetooth). Having said that... it would certainly be better on a 2nd gen, as those bluetooth features are pretty dang nice.

      I haven't updated my 1st gen yet in part because I've been considering buying an iPhone 3G S or maybe a 2nd gen iPod touch. If I decide not to buy either of those I'll definitely pay for the upgrade. Copy & Paste and landscape in more apps, those features alone are worth it to me.

      • cfJeff

        Thank you for the reply. That summed it up nicely.

  • cfJeff

    I have an iPod Touch 1st gen. Think it's worth upgrading? I can't really see any reason?

    • SteveJ

      Copy and paste, landscape mode in all (more of?) the Apple apps, push notification, in-game purchases, etc. The only thing you aren't getting compared to 2nd gen iPod touches is the bluetooth stuff (peer-to-peer gaming and stereo bluetooth). Having said that... it would certainly be better on a 2nd gen, as those bluetooth features are pretty dang nice.

      I haven't updated my 1st gen yet in part because I've been considering buying an iPhone 3G S or maybe a 2nd gen iPod touch. If I decide not to buy either of those I'll definitely pay for the upgrade. Copy & Paste and landscape in more apps, those features alone are worth it to me.

      • cfJeff

        Thank you for the reply. That summed it up nicely.

  • anon

    it looks like the GM 3.0 OS released to developers (for free) doesn't need to be updated to 3.0 -- and i can have 100 development devices.... hmmmm....

  • anon

    it looks like the GM 3.0 OS released to developers (for free) doesn't need to be updated to 3.0 -- and i can have 100 development devices.... hmmmm....

  • Phreakuency

    Ugh this is painful.

    About 15 of my games don't work now. Devs had more than enough time to make them compatible, so if they didn't do it, they should have had their app yanked off the store.

    Not good enough.

    But the update itself is nice. Good work Apple :) More than happy to pay for the update on my Touch.

    • Benjamin

      I hear you on the breaking of games. Even games like Epic Pet Wars have parts of their game broken. They even knew that if you upgraded to 3.0 you wouldn't be able to use items during battle... (because they submitted a path 2 weeks ago), but they never suggested to any of their users NOT to upgrade to 3.0 because it would break their game.

      Isotope is now unplayable and just stutters all the time.

      Wifi is spotty (for iPod Touch), in mail and notes it doesn't turn to landscape mode, if my headphones pop out of the socket, it starts blaring music... it wouldn't be bad, BUT when my headphones come out, the volume adjust slider disappears.... HUH!!!!

      Hopefully 3.0.1 will be out VERY soon.

  • Phreakuency

    Ugh this is painful.

    About 15 of my games don't work now. Devs had more than enough time to make them compatible, so if they didn't do it, they should have had their app yanked off the store.

    Not good enough.

    But the update itself is nice. Good work Apple :) More than happy to pay for the update on my Touch.

    • Benjamin

      I hear you on the breaking of games. Even games like Epic Pet Wars have parts of their game broken. They even knew that if you upgraded to 3.0 you wouldn't be able to use items during battle... (because they submitted a path 2 weeks ago), but they never suggested to any of their users NOT to upgrade to 3.0 because it would break their game.

      Isotope is now unplayable and just stutters all the time.

      Wifi is spotty (for iPod Touch), in mail and notes it doesn't turn to landscape mode, if my headphones pop out of the socket, it starts blaring music... it wouldn't be bad, BUT when my headphones come out, the volume adjust slider disappears.... HUH!!!!

      Hopefully 3.0.1 will be out VERY soon.

  • Davis

    Do u have to restore ur iPod to update?

  • Davis

    Do u have to restore ur iPod to update?

  • Bethany

    Isotope doesn't work? OK, now I know not to get 3.0 until the devs release an update. That game is my current addiction at the moment. :-)

    • Reaganomics

      This is bs. The 3.0 update couldn't have been backwards compatible? WTF is apple doing? They get you hooked on these games and then they leave the responsibility to the developers to update their games. As a safeguard, apple should have taken extra measures to make the 3.0 update work with older games. I'm not updating.

      • Yarn

        You really don't get it do you? You've now whined about this at several points in this thread. It IS the developer's responsibility to ensure compatibility with new OS updates, whether it's the iPhone or OSX, Windows, Xbox Live, PSN, etc. Where have you been? For instance, many developers exploit known-issues with operating systems (especially with the way memory is handled) to increase performance. When a new version of the OS comes out that fixes some of those issues, they have to update their games.

        Apple was very, very proactive with developers in seeding several betas of 3.0 as well as pointing out in the documentation some areas where developers should take a close look at their code.

        There are over 10000 titles in the AppStore Do you honestly feel as though it's Apple's responsibility to test each and every one to ensure compatibility with the new OS?!? If so, you are absolutely deluded.

      • Benjamin

        Yarn - you say it is absolutely the developers fault if their game doesn't run well on the new 3.0 because Apple gave them plenty of time to get their game ready for the 3.0 launch. Yes that's true BUT.....

        Developers like Miraphonic (Epic Pet Wars) knew that there was a problem with their game and they submitted a patch that would make their game compatible with 3.0. They submitted it over 3 weeks ago... and it still hasn't been approved. The same is true for other developers.

        Yarn, what you are forgetting is that Apple has a closed platform where they are they only gatekeepers for all content flowing to the iPhone/iPod Touch. And therefore Apple bears some responsibility when the software they push out to customers breaks other apps that already have submitted updates, but those updates are STILL waiting on the apple approval process.

        Some of the developers even put "3.0 fixes, etc" wording in their submission so that Apple would know that this was specific to making the app work with 3.0 and yet Apple hasn't approved them or fast tracked them through the approval process.

  • Bethany

    Isotope doesn't work? OK, now I know not to get 3.0 until the devs release an update. That game is my current addiction at the moment. :-)

    • Reaganomics

      This is bs. The 3.0 update couldn't have been backwards compatible? WTF is apple doing? They get you hooked on these games and then they leave the responsibility to the developers to update their games. As a safeguard, apple should have taken extra measures to make the 3.0 update work with older games. I'm not updating.

      • Yarn

        You really don't get it do you? You've now whined about this at several points in this thread. It IS the developer's responsibility to ensure compatibility with new OS updates, whether it's the iPhone or OSX, Windows, Xbox Live, PSN, etc. Where have you been? For instance, many developers exploit known-issues with operating systems (especially with the way memory is handled) to increase performance. When a new version of the OS comes out that fixes some of those issues, they have to update their games.

        Apple was very, very proactive with developers in seeding several betas of 3.0 as well as pointing out in the documentation some areas where developers should take a close look at their code.

        There are over 10000 titles in the AppStore Do you honestly feel as though it's Apple's responsibility to test each and every one to ensure compatibility with the new OS?!? If so, you are absolutely deluded.

      • Benjamin

        Yarn - you say it is absolutely the developers fault if their game doesn't run well on the new 3.0 because Apple gave them plenty of time to get their game ready for the 3.0 launch. Yes that's true BUT.....

        Developers like Miraphonic (Epic Pet Wars) knew that there was a problem with their game and they submitted a patch that would make their game compatible with 3.0. They submitted it over 3 weeks ago... and it still hasn't been approved. The same is true for other developers.

        Yarn, what you are forgetting is that Apple has a closed platform where they are they only gatekeepers for all content flowing to the iPhone/iPod Touch. And therefore Apple bears some responsibility when the software they push out to customers breaks other apps that already have submitted updates, but those updates are STILL waiting on the apple approval process.

        Some of the developers even put "3.0 fixes, etc" wording in their submission so that Apple would know that this was specific to making the app work with 3.0 and yet Apple hasn't approved them or fast tracked them through the approval process.

  • Munkie!

    Why show pics at the top of this article with a 3GS when the article is about the 3.0 upgrade? You are just confusing folks in to thinking there is video editing, voice control, and whatever that compass thing is in the 3.0 release.

    • Mr.C

      Didn't notice but you are damn right.

  • http://None Munkie!

    Why show pics at the top of this article with a 3GS when the article is about the 3.0 upgrade? You are just confusing folks in to thinking there is video editing, voice control, and whatever that compass thing is in the 3.0 release.

    • Mr.C

      Didn't notice but you are damn right.

  • Phillip

    I upgraded to 3.0 for MMS and tethering, and then I come to find out that AT&T isn't going to offer these services for months! I am sure they are just figuring out how else they can juice our wallets. I am so pissed right now and I cannot wait until 3.0 gets jailbroken so I can finally get some functionality back. BOOOOOOOOOO to you AT&T, and I will never pay you a dime for tethering.

  • Phillip

    I upgraded to 3.0 for MMS and tethering, and then I come to find out that AT&T isn't going to offer these services for months! I am sure they are just figuring out how else they can juice our wallets. I am so pissed right now and I cannot wait until 3.0 gets jailbroken so I can finally get some functionality back. BOOOOOOOOOO to you AT&T, and I will never pay you a dime for tethering.

  • fail

    I like how my WiFi doesn't work as well anymore... go apple!

  • fail

    I like how my WiFi doesn't work as well anymore... go apple!

  • Wozniak

    2.2.1 jailbroken

    Nuff Said!

  • Wozniak

    2.2.1 jailbroken

    Nuff Said!

  • WeirdingWay

    What is taking Dev-team so long? They had it jailbroken last night!

  • WeirdingWay

    What is taking Dev-team so long? They had it jailbroken last night!

  • Rockefella

    Hmm... I don't see the feature that could allow me to select multiple photos at a go....

  • Rockefella

    Hmm... I don't see the feature that could allow me to select multiple photos at a go....

  • Dark NRG

    GLAD im waitin a week or two. I'm happy just playing DChron and Blimp. Everything still works fine on my iTouch :D

  • Dark NRG

    GLAD im waitin a week or two. I'm happy just playing DChron and Blimp. Everything still works fine on my iTouch :D

  • Mark

    Games and apps crash

    NO INTERNET

    Safari locks and only turning off kills it

    This is crapness on an epic scale.

  • Mark

    Games and apps crash

    NO INTERNET

    Safari locks and only turning off kills it

    This is crapness on an epic scale.

  • Ravenblack

    I'm going to finish some of my current games before I upgrade. That will give them some time to fix the problems (if any, and it looks like there is) with the 3.0.

  • Ravenblack

    I'm going to finish some of my current games before I upgrade. That will give them some time to fix the problems (if any, and it looks like there is) with the 3.0.

  • ramon

    works perfectly fine for me (australia)

  • ramon

    works perfectly fine for me (australia)

  • Mihir

    The update's not out in India. Will be another two weeks before it releases here. I wonder why the delay. Btw checked with Apple Care India, so it's authentic info.

  • Mihir

    The update's not out in India. Will be another two weeks before it releases here. I wonder why the delay. Btw checked with Apple Care India, so it's authentic info.

  • beetle

    Update is out in india.

    • Mihir

      This is surprising...I click the update icon on the store and I get a message which says this item is not yet available in the Indian store.

      Are you sure you're looking at the correct store?

  • beetle

    Update is out in india.

    • Mihir

      This is surprising...I click the update icon on the store and I get a message which says this item is not yet available in the Indian store.

      Are you sure you're looking at the correct store?

  • JimB

    There is about a 10% fps drop on Open GL games. Games that were pushing on the limits to get good fps updates will now stutter, and in some cases unplayable.

    Well done Apple... What a great update :(

  • JimB

    There is about a 10% fps drop on Open GL games. Games that were pushing on the limits to get good fps updates will now stutter, and in some cases unplayable.

    Well done Apple... What a great update :(

  • http://www.zonanegativa.com Txulu

    Hi gang,

    is the upgrade OK with ITouch 1st Gen?

    Thnx

  • http://www.zonanegativa.com Txulu

    Hi gang,

    is the upgrade OK with ITouch 1st Gen?

    Thnx

  • soggy

    what i want to see in one of these updates is "reverse internet tethering"!, i think we should be able to do online things via the ipod touch without wifi.

  • soggy

    what i want to see in one of these updates is "reverse internet tethering"!, i think we should be able to do online things via the ipod touch without wifi.

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