Sunday, March 15, 2009

iPhone OS 3.0: a dream & hope for the perfect (i)Phone

Apple is making the most of its money spent on marketing to make yet another scene and create a buzz to kill off the heat of the most talked about smartphone nowadays: the Prē™, the Cupertino-based company is planning to announce the third generation of OS for its popular smartphone: the iPhone on March 17th.

Like usual, Apple doesn't provide any more details regarding the special event for iPhone OS 3.0 besides the picture there on the left. And as for me, and most of you who always follow the mobile & tech news, we don't exactly suprised by Apple quick decision to launch a new iPhone OS. The reason is quite simple really; Apple is trying to beat the race against Palm to present the ultimate and most desired smartphone into the market.

The Palm Prē™ launch date is yet to be official, but generally we expect it will be launched on June later this year. Palm definetely has left out a quite big hole for competitors to fill in the time frame ever since the company introduced the Prē™ at CES 2009 on January, and Apple obviously doesn't want to waste the chance.

Even though the current iPhone 3G with OS 2.x is already become the most sought after smartphone in the world right now, but there are still plenty of standard features for average smartphone which are not in it. iPhone users know this better than anyone else, and with the new OS ready to be introduced, Apple without doubt plans to make the perfect iPhone.

In short, what the Palm Prē™ can do, Apple will make its iPhone can do the same or better. There are many wish lists made by iPhone users in forums all over the internet, but here are some of the features that will perhaps come close enough to be in the iPhone OS 3.0:
  1. MMS
  2. Tethering via Bluetooth & USB
  3. Themes option
  4. Cut & paste
  5. Multitasking
  6. Push notifications
Apple underlined the word "sneak peek" at the iPhone OS 3.0 software event invitations that's spread for media coverage, so it's very clear that the new OS is not going to be available right away after the introduction. And it's also so apparent that Apple is trying to steal the thunder from Palm Prē™, and Apple is doing it gradually, because there's a huge rumor going around the net about Apple is making a bigger iPod Touch with 10-inch screen.

If these all are true, then it'll be a very interesting battle between iPhone (Apple) vs. Prē™ (Palm) at June. Where the Prē™ is to be released, and Apple is known to refresh its hardware line-ups at around the same month of the year.

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