Skype for iPhone: It’s official

 

                 

Months after teasing us at CES with an announcement of Skype’s native VoIP client for the iPhone, the freeSkype for iPhone will finally be available to download from the iTunes App Store sometime on Tuesday. We got a chance to sit down with the application’s principal engineer before the announcement was made at CTIA 2009, to see Skype for iPhone do its thing. Continue reading

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Evidence of new iPhones, new iPod Touch?

           

We got this information from one of our awesome Apple ninjas, (yes, that one) and here’s the deal… Basically when poking around in the iPhone OS 3.0 restore ramdisk, our guy found evidence of Apple’s upcoming hardware revisions. This includes new iPhones and iPod Touches. Yes, it looks like multiple hardware units. Now, this shouldn’t be taken as fact — we’re posting it for information sake. If we had to bet however, this seems right on. From our guy:

“Apple normally makes their device IDs in chronological order, from first released to last released. Here is what I found very interesting for you. Quick, here is an example of the past devices:

iPhone First Gen – 0×1290
iPod touch 1G – 0×1291
iPhone 3G – 0×1292
iPod touch 2G – 0×1293

Then, here is what is found in the ramdisk:

iPhone2,1 – 0×1294
iProd0,1 – 0×1295
iPod2,2 – 0×1296
iPhone3,1 – 0×1297
iFPGA – 0×1298
iPod3,1 – 0×1299″

As you can see, there are multiple new hardware IDs listed which makes us believe there will be more than one new iPhone model, and there also looks like there is more than one iPod Touch as well. Hit the jump for the information we were sent:

 

<key>devices</key>
<dict>
<key>iFPGA</key>
<dict>
<key>ConfigurationDescriptors</key>
<string>standardMuxPTP</string>
<key>deviceID</key>
<integer>1</integer>
<key>manufacturerString</key>
<string>Apple Inc.</string>
<key>productID</key>
<integer>4760</integer>    // 0×1298 – perhaps a test board?
<key>productString</key>
<string>iPhone</string>
<key>vendorID</key>
<integer>1452</integer>
</dict>
<key>iPhone1,1</key>
<dict>
<key>ConfigurationDescriptors</key>
<string>standardMuxPTPEthernet</string>
<key>deviceID</key>
<integer>1</integer>
<key>manufacturerString</key>
<string>Apple Inc.</string>
<key>productID</key>
<integer>4752</integer>    // 0×1290 – first (edge) iPhone device ID
<key>productString</key>
<string>iPhone</string>
<key>vendorID</key>
<integer>1452</integer>
</dict>
<key>iPhone1,2</key>
<dict>
<key>ConfigurationDescriptors</key>
<string>standardMuxPTPEthernet</string>
<key>deviceID</key>
<integer>1</integer>
<key>manufacturerString</key>
<string>Apple Inc.</string>
<key>productID</key>
<integer>4754</integer>    // 0×1292 – iPhone 3G device ID
<key>productString</key>
<string>iPhone</string>
<key>vendorID</key>
<integer>1452</integer>
</dict>
<key>iPhone2,1</key>
<dict>
<key>ConfigurationDescriptors</key>
<string>standardMuxPTPEthernet</string>
<key>deviceID</key>
<integer>1</integer>
<key>manufacturerString</key>
<string>Apple Inc.</string>
<key>productID</key>
<integer>4756</integer>    // 0×1294 – New iPhone?
<key>productString</key>
<string>iPhone</string>
<key>vendorID</key>
<integer>1452</integer>
</dict>
<key>iPhone3,1</key>
<dict>
<key>ConfigurationDescriptors</key>
<string>standardMuxPTPEthernet</string>
<key>deviceID</key>
<integer>1</integer>
<key>manufacturerString</key>
<string>Apple Inc.</string>
<key>productID</key>
<integer>4759</integer>    // 0×1297
<key>productString</key>
<string>iPhone</string>
<key>vendorID</key>
<integer>1452</integer>
</dict>
<key>iPod1,1</key>
<dict>
<key>ConfigurationDescriptors</key>
<string>standardMuxPTP</string>
<key>deviceID</key>
<integer>1</integer>
<key>manufacturerString</key>
<string>Apple Inc.</string>
<key>productID</key>
<integer>4753</integer>
<key>productString</key>
<string>iPod</string>
<key>vendorID</key>
<integer>1452</integer>
</dict>
<key>iPod2,1</key>
<dict>
<key>ConfigurationDescriptors</key>
<string>standardMuxPTP</string>
<key>deviceID</key>
<integer>1</integer>
<key>manufacturerString</key>
<string>Apple Inc.</string>
<key>productID</key>
<integer>4755</integer>
<key>productString</key>
<string>iPod</string>
<key>vendorID</key>
<integer>1452</integer>
</dict>
<key>iPod2,2</key>
<dict>
<key>ConfigurationDescriptors</key>
<string>standardMuxPTP</string>
<key>deviceID</key>
<integer>1</integer>
<key>manufacturerString</key>
<string>Apple Inc.</string>
<key>productID</key>
<integer>4758</integer>
<key>productString</key>
<string>iPod</string>
<key>vendorID</key>
<integer>1452</integer>
</dict>
<key>iPod3,1</key>
<dict>
<key>ConfigurationDescriptors</key>
<string>standardMuxPTP</string>
<key>deviceID</key>
<integer>1</integer>
<key>manufacturerString</key>
<string>Apple Inc.</string>
<key>productID</key>
<integer>4761</integer>
<key>productString</key>
<string>iPhone</string>
<key>vendorID</key>
<integer>1452</integer>
</dict>
<key>iProd0,1</key>
<dict>
<key>ConfigurationDescriptors</key>
<string>standardMuxPTP</string>
<key>deviceID</key>
<integer>1</integer>
<key>manufacturerString</key>
<string>Apple Inc.</string>
<key>productID</key>
<integer>4757</integer>
<key>productString</key>
<string>iPhone</string>
<key>vendorID</key>
<integer>1452</integer>
</dict>
<key>unknownHardware</key>
<dict>
<key>ConfigurationDescriptors</key>
<string>unknownHardware</string>
<key>deviceID</key>
<integer>1</integer>
<key>manufacturerString</key>
<string>Apple Inc.</string>
<key>productID</key>
<integer>20547</integer>
<key>productString</key>
<string>Unknown- Add device descriptor info for this device</string>
<key>vendorID</key>
<integer>1452</integer>
</dict>
</dict>

 by The Boy Genius

新增100多种功能 苹果发布iPhone OS 3.0

美国当地时间3月17日上午10点(北京时间3月18日凌晨1点),苹果在美国公司总部举行发布会,发布并演示了iPhone OS 3.0,增添新功能达到100多种。

美国当地时间3月17日上午10点(北京时间3月18日凌晨1点),苹果在美国公司总部举行发布会,发布并演示了iPhone OS 3.0,增添新功能达到100多种,而常常受到用户诟病的剪切/复制/粘贴功能、蓝牙P2P连接功能、MMS彩信功能等,都全面装备在iPhone OS 3.0身上了,应该能让用户们感到满意,而新的软件开发包(SDK)也为程序开发者提供了方便,提供了1000多种新的应用程序接口(APIs)。

苹果在会议上说,iPhone OS 3.0将于今年夏季发布,具体时间未定。iPhone用户可以免费升级,iPod touch用户则要付费升级,价格为9.95美元。此外,演示活动上苹果还公布了 App Store 的最新业绩:应用数量超过25000个,下载次数超过 8 亿次。

iPhone OS 3.0主要新增功能:

1、剪切/复制/粘帖

操作方法:用手指双击文字就会自动选中,左右两端会显示指针,用手指即可拖动到所需位置,顶部提供剪切、复制和粘帖三个标签,按下即可完成相应的操作。更重要的是,你可以在不同的应用程序中使用该功能,例如在短信中复制文字,然后在日程表当中粘贴插入。万一操作失误,只需摇动手机即可取消上一步操作。

苹果在会议上说,iPhone OS 3.0将于今年夏季发布,具体时间未定。iPhone用户可以免费升级,iPod touch用户则要付费升级,价格为9.95美元。此外,演示活动上苹果还公布了 App Store 的最新业绩:应用数量超过25000个,下载次数超过 8 亿次。

苹果在会议上说,iPhone OS 3.0将于今年夏季发布,具体时间未定。iPhone用户可以免费升级,iPod touch用户则要付费升级,价格为9.95美元。此外,演示活动上苹果还公布了 App Store 的最新业绩:应用数量超过25000个,下载次数超过 8 亿次。

同时,iPhone OS 3.0也支持图片的剪切、复制和粘帖功能,比如你可以在相册中选中复制一张或多张照片,然后到彩信或电子邮件中粘帖。

 

 

2、MMS 彩信功能

iPhone OS 3.0不仅支持短信转发和单条删除,还增加了彩信功能,用户可以在彩信中添加照片、音频、联系人和地理位置信息。不过,iPhone一代并未获得支持,即使升级了也不会增加彩信功能。

 

 

iPhone OS 3.0 还新增了语音备忘录(Voice Memos)应用,可以进行语音备忘、演讲和采访费等录音,并支持对录音进行剪裁和编辑。语音可以通过电子邮件或彩信发送。

 

 

3、蓝牙立体声

iPhone OS 3.0可以让iPhone 3G和iPod Touch支持A2DP蓝牙立体声,也就是可以连接立体声耳机或音箱了,不过这个功能不支持iPhone一代。

4、P2P 连接

虽然iPhone OS 3.0还不能让iPhone自由地通过蓝牙传输文件,不过P2P连接能够让iPhone的应用程序通过蓝牙找到其他iPhone或iPod touch,简单地说,就是可以与朋友的iPhone或iPod touch游戏对战,或者通过相同的程序互相传输资料。不过,现在还不兼容其他品牌的手机哦。

5、手机横向键盘

即使把iPhone横置,也能通过虚拟的QWERTY键盘进行输入了,该功能支持短信、电子邮件、记事本等重要功能。

 

 

6、增强搜索功能

iPhone OS 3.0的搜索功能扩大到大部分的软件,可以搜索电子邮件(包括标题、发件人和收件人),如果邮件不在本地可继续在服务器上进行搜索;也可以搜索日历和备忘录;还可以根据歌曲、专辑和艺术家名称搜索 iPod 曲库;此外,还可以搜索第三方软件的内容。

 

 

7、其他新增功能

iPhone OS 3.0的其他新增功能还有对CalDAV协议日历的支持,订阅.ics格式的iCalendar日历,新的股市功能,记事本同步,YouTube在线视频帐户,Wi-Fi自动登录,网页信息自动填充,反钓鱼等功能,可谓对苹果iPhone/iPhone 3G/iPod Touch一代和二代的革命性升级。

其他新功能特性:记事本同步,音频、视频标签,流媒体视频直播,晃动机身随机播放,WiFi自动登录,蓝牙立体声,新建iTunes帐号,YouTube评分,防钓鱼网站,家长控制等等。

 

 

 

新版SDK即日起开始测试。

 

 

 

App Store开通国家和地区新增15个,达到77个。

 

 

 

iPhone 3.0软件今年夏天问世,iPhone 3G可免费升级。第一代iPhone也可免费升级,但不支持A2DP蓝牙立体声、彩信等功能。iPod touch升级价格9.95美元。 (本文来源:网易手机 )