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.
- No tasks & doesn’t appear to be a calendar API.
- We have note syncing, but not clear whether there’s a note API.
- YES! The standard mail form can be accessed via a new API.
- No. Apple still insists background processing will drain the battery too fast.
- YES! You can now access the iPod library and control the audio player.
- No, although there are some improvements like spotlight searching.
- Not clear if we have video recording.
- YES! MMS is supported with a new message application that replaces SMS.
- 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.