Tagged With iphone 3.0

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Expect a glut of media coverage as the iPhone 3GS goes on sale in the US this weekend -- but in Australia, we have to wait until Friday June 26 for the third major model of Apple's phone to appear. What do we know about what will happen when it does?

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We haven't verified any of these methods yet (as we don't have access to iPhone 3.0), but word on the street is that iPhone internet connection sharing—aka tethering—is already working on the iPhone 3.0. Our gadget-loving sibling site Gizmodo has a detailed guide to enabling 3G tethering—but they haven't verified it either. According to Mac Rumours, USB tethering is also working. On Tuesday Apple indicated that tethering would be an option in the 3.0 software update, but that it's up to the providers to allow it. So while this really isn't available to the majority of us yet, it's a good sign of things to come. We particularly like the notion of USB tethering, which would likely mean less of a battery drain and better connection.

How to Enable 3G Tethering in Your iPhone 3.0 Now

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One of the features Lifehacker US singled out straight away as appealing in the forthcoming iPhone 3.0 release (apart from the finally-here copy and paste option) was the ability to send and receive MMS messages. Photo frenzy ahoy! However, there's a disturbing note at the foot of Apple's official press release:

MMS may not be available in all areas.

iPhone 3.0 won't be on general release until mid-year, which means there's plenty of time for a local telco to get on the MMS bandwagon if they can see a potential revenue source. On the other hand, there's a precedent for it not happening: visual voicemail, one of the most hyped features of the original iPhone, never made it down under. If I was a betting man, I'd be inclined to back the "no MMS for Aussies" horse.

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Apple announced an iPhone event today where they'll be giving "a sneak peek at the iPhone OS 3.0 software." Gizmodo suggests this might coincide with the unveiling of a rumoured touchscreen tablet based on the iPhone, but we'll see for sure on March 17th. Got a feature you'd love to see added to iPhone 3.0 (*cough, copy and paste, cough*)? Let's hear about it in the comments.