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Apple releases iPhone OS 3.0 Beta 2 with push notifications


Apple this evening released the second beta version of iPhone OS 3.0 to registered developers, adding bug fixes and several new feature updates and implementations. iPhone OS 3.0 beta 2 contains support for Apple’s push notification service, so that developers can begin testing their apps with push notification activated, a new “Store” menu item in the Settings app, and the ability to have up to 11 pages of applications, raising the app limit from 148 to 180. Screenshots of the new functionality have been added to our Complete Guide to iPhone OS 3.0 for iPhone and iPod touch.

Developers can download iPhone OS 3.0 Beta 2, and the accompanying updated SDK, from Appleā€™s iPhone Dev Center.

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Does anyone know…

Will the new iPhone OS have a red “notification bubble” for the Calender to show important things coming for the day?  This would be really helpful, and is one of the main things I would like… Just wondering if anyone knew of anything.  Thanks!

Posted by Nick K. on March 31, 2009 at 10:17 PM (CDT)


Nick K.

That is one feature I’ve been begging for since my first gen iPhone.  It’s so simple I cannot believe Apple has not implemented that.

Posted by Ryan on April 1, 2009 at 7:54 AM (CDT)


Right now in the current iPhone 2.x OS, a red notification badge is used over the calendar icon to show pending appointment requests/invitations that you haven’t yet accepted or declined.  I suspect this will probably remain the same in 3.0, and although this has traditionally been limited to Exchange accounts, the new CalDAV support that appears to be in 3.0 means that this feature may begin working with other calendar servers and appointment requests as well.

Mind you, even if the notification badge weren’t being used for another purpose, how exactly do you determine what appears there?  You mention “important things coming for the day” but since there’s no method for flagging an appointment as “important” the only way it could possibly work would be to show a count of ALL of your upcoming appointments.

Posted by Jesse Hollington on April 1, 2009 at 9:22 AM (CDT)


anything about bluetooth AVRCP profile!!?

Posted by Shatou on April 1, 2009 at 8:15 PM (CDT)

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