My iPhone 3.0 score card

Yesterday I posted my list of things I’d like to see in iPhone OS 3.0. Here’s how the actual OS stacks up to my wish list.

  1. No tasks & doesn’t appear to be a calendar API.
  2. We have note syncing, but not clear whether there’s a note API.
  3. YES! The standard mail form can be accessed via a new API.
  4. No. Apple still insists background processing will drain the battery too fast.
  5. YES! You can now access the iPod library and control the audio player.
  6. Yes
  7. No, although there are some improvements like spotlight searching.
  8. YES!
  9. YES!
  10. Not clear if we have video recording.
  11. YES! MMS is supported with a new message application that replaces SMS.
  12. YES! We have full cut/copy/paste/undo!

There are also a lot of other goodies, like accessory hardware access, in-application store purchases, bluetooth stereo, and peer-to-peer connections.

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