According to several U.S. journalists, Apple will present the iPhone firmware 3.0 tomorrow. As of now there are some rumors, that it eventually will contain:
Bluetooth and USB Tethering
Copy and Paste
As a normal cell fon user you may ask if this is really worth the news, since both MMS and tethering is standard in almost any 10US$ cell. Well you are right. But this is the Apple world. Apple knows by including these features their clan of fanboys will immediately be satisfied. The internet will be immediately full of flames if anyone utters criticism. Anyway we don’t believe it will have all those three features. It will have one. Firmware 4.0 will than have another of these and so on.
And there is still the question of Sun Java or Adobe Flash. What about these? Will we have them in firmware 8.0 or never? We really like the iPhone’s UI. It definitely brought the mobile internet thing major steps forward, but we expect the iPhone’s time is up. We currently recommend to not buy an iPhone or GPhone, but wait for the Palm Pre with WebOS.
Did you know the Palm Pre is beeing developed by the former Apple iPod creator Jon Rubinstein?
Eric Castro released a beta version of his All-In-One media player named “PwnPlayer” to chose beta testers. PwnPlayer is intended to be a replacement for the iPod player included with the iPhone or iPod Touch.
PwnPlayer’s features as follows:
playback from file system – PwnPlayer reads any folder from the file system
copy files to the iPhone via FTP client, iTunes not required
Compatibility with iTunes music library
Search songs, artists, albums or files
Gesture controlling even on locked screens
For obvious reasons this app will not be available on Apple’s AppStore
Jailbroken iPhone 2G or 3G
Jailbroken iPod Touch
Interested in becoming beta tester of this amazing app? Simply donate Eric some money. He’ll contact you then.
Jim Goldmann of CNBC interviewed Steve Jobs on tuesday. Steve talks about their new iPod holiday collection, about bugs in the iPhone 3G and Microsoft’s new advertisments. Steve – as always – is kinda simpatico, but he definitly looks a little bit thinner than last year.
The iPod is (one of) the best sold portable music devices. Consumers are very glad about the easy to use interface, though music professionals are not. The iPods simply lacks recording features… Lacks? No lacked… Because this is now over due to Alesis’ ProTrack announcement.
The Alesis ProTrack is a “stereo handheld digital recorder for the iPod”. It securely mounts the iPod into and adds the benefit of having recording features. It can capture audio whereever you are and it records directly to the iPod.
It is equipped with two hq condenser microphones, but also provides XLR inputs. Four AAA batteries allow up to five hours of recording. It is planned to be available from audio dealers somewhere in Q3/2008. Prices have not been disclosed yet.
Update: the german technews Golem.de got a picture of that device (click here).