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Apple posts iPhone OS 3.1, SDK 3.1 beta


Apple has released its first beta version of iPhone OS 3.1 to registered iPhone developers, along with an updated SDK. Listed as build 7C97d, the new beta OS appears to include non-destructive video editing, support for Voice Control over Bluetooth, and new modem firmware and AT&T profiles. The updated SDK includes updated OpenGL and Quartz APIs, as well as third-party developer access to video recording and editing controls. iPhone OS 3.1 beta and iPhone SDK 3.1 beta are both available for download now from the iPhone Dev Center.

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Hopefully this will address the many problems with 3.0 and not just add new “features” (and break other things). My fear is that 3.1 was planned awhile ago and the rash of 3.0 bugs aren’t scheduled to be addressed until 3.1.1 ...

Posted by rockmyplimsoul on July 1, 2009 at 7:59 PM (CDT)


Well, considering that many of the “features” that are turning up in 3.1 are really things that should have been there in 3.0, this really does in some ways appear to be a maintenance release.  For instance, I consider things like the lack of voice control over Bluetooth in 3.0 to be more of a bug that a missing feature.

Other things, like the anti-phishing filters clearly appeared to be present in earlier pre-3.0 betas, but for some reason were pulled from the final release, only to reappear in the 3.1 beta.

Basically, I suspect 3.1 is Apple tying off all of the loose ends of things that they couldn’t get working in time for the big 3.0 launch, which hopefully should include fixes for some of the smaller glitches as well.

Posted by Jesse Hollington on July 2, 2009 at 10:49 AM (CDT)


Hopefully the “smaller glitches” includes the wifi problems with iPod Touches.

Posted by Tommy Palladino on July 2, 2009 at 3:24 PM (CDT)


Hopefully it will include the ability to skip over to the next/previous song via bluetooth stereo headset.

Posted by Ð on July 2, 2009 at 4:29 PM (CDT)


Actually, the OS 3.1 update has given me and a lot of other friends & developers a lot of crash, loss of speed, severe cuts in battery life & messed up iPod sub video library listings. I hope they issue 3.1.1 very soon. Has anyone else experienced these types of problems?  By the way, this is foe iPhone 3G not 3Gs

Posted by Steven Landau on July 9, 2009 at 10:34 PM (CDT)

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