Tuesday, January 15, 2008

The iPhone Just Got More Awesomer

Apple released the latest firmware for its iPhone today.

New features include:
The ability to send a single text message to multiple people

Google Maps can now pinpoint your location using cell tower triangulation

Google Maps can now display the Hybrid map view (a combination of the regular map and satellite)

You can now arrange icons on your home screen

You can now add web bookmarks to your home screen in the form of icons

The home screen supports pagination (meaning it has multiple pages now to accommodate the additional icons you may add)
It's all pretty cool.

4 comments:

JeromeProphet said...

All this was available within weeks of its introduction, but Apple squashed third party development by disabling iPhones of anyone brave enough to install these applets on their phone without forking over money to them.

By the time my contract runs out I doubt I'll be buying this phone, as there will be others better for the same price, or less.

ThirtyWhat said...

Great news ... unless you've got an iPod Touch ... which means you'll be paying $19.99 for the SAME features they're giving away for free if you have the iPhone.

It's true guys ... those of us who waited to Jailbreak ours ... have been screwed. Thanks, Steve ...

JeromeProphet said...

Having said that, it's still the best phone available right now. But Apple has learned to become more Microsoft-like, which is bad, really really bad.

Bad Apple.

JP

blevins said...

Verizon Wireless's Voyager is the way to go, in my totally unbiased opinion...*cough, cough*