Apple Releases iPhone OS 3.1 for iPhone & iPod Touch

September 10, 2009 by Rob  
Filed under Apple, Devices, Firmware, News, Tips and How-To's

os31icon Apple Releases iPhone OS 3.1 for iPhone & iPod TouchAt yesterday’s “It’s Only Rock and Roll” event not only did we get new iPods, but Apple also made available the new iPhone OS 3.1 for download.  The full list of features is here, however here’s a brief overview of what goodies you’ll find:

  • Improved syncing for music, movies, TV shows, podcasts, and photos
  • iTunes U content organization
  • Redeem iTunes Gift Cards, codes, and certificates in the App Store
  • Display available iTunes account credits in the App Store and iTunes Store
  • Save video from Mail and MMS into Camera Roll
  • Option to “Save as new clip” when trimming a video on iPhone 3GS
  • Better iPhone 3G Wi-Fi performance when Bluetooth is turned on
  • Remotely lock iPhone with a passcode via MobileMe
  • Use Voice Control on iPhone 3GS with Bluetooth headsets
  • Paste phone numbers into the keypad
  • Option to use Home button to turn on accessibility features on iPhone 3GS
  • Warn when visiting fraudulent websites in Safari (anti-phishing)
  • Improved Exchange calendar syncing and invitation handling
  • Fixes issue that cause some app icons to display incorrectly

As usual, iPhone OS 3.1 is free for iPhone users but will cost iPod Touch owners $4.95 (unless they already have OS 3.0, in which case it’s free for them too).

Source: MacRumors.

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