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Apple has made a third beta of iOS 4.1 available to developers, focusing on updates and enhancements to AV Foundation and Media Player, GameKit, UIKit and MapKit.

The update is the third release in just over three weeks, following the initial 4.1 beta that became available on July 14, and the second which was delivered July 27.

Developers who have seen the beta report that it includes a new API allowing apps to access contact thumbnail pics, as well as media playback enhancements that include new classes in AV Foundation related to file compression, reading/writing, and batched playback.

There is also significant progress with Game Kit and the Game Center app it powers. Once bundled in a shipping version of iOS, Game Center will allow players to track their game scores on leaderboards, find teams for group play, and track their in-game achievements.

Game Center was touted by Apple as a major feature of iOS 4, signaling the company's efforts to support and attract high quality mobile games to the platform while making it easier for developers to add basic gaming features and more consistent for users who play multiple games.

Game Center may ship with the final release of iOS 4.1 for iPhone and iPod touch, which is likely to hit in September/October. Apple is also preparing an update that will bring iOS 4.x features to iPad.
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Let's fix that proximity sensor, and see what can be done about that mobile Safari security hole while we're at it... Thanks
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OT: anybody else notice how amazon.com shifts its home page up a fraction of an inch after loading? Click in the search box too soon and you're treated to a full-page kindle advertisement instead. I see this in safari. Adblock seems to be required.
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So does this finally add FaceTime support for iPhone 3GS?!
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So does this finally add FaceTime support for iPhone 3GS?!

Yeah for that front facing camera it doesn't have.
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It's strange because RTM version of iOS actually had a game center app. Wonder what happened.
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So does this finally add FaceTime support for iPhone 3GS?!

You can't be that stupid can you?
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OT: anybody else notice how amazon.com shifts its home page up a fraction of an inch after loading? Click in the search box too soon and you're treated to a full-page kindle advertisement instead. I see this in safari. Adblock seems to be required.

I believe the idea is to try and make the webpage look more like a native App by pushing the address bar off the screen. Google does the same thing with some of their web pages.
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You can't be that stupid can you?

Oh come on! He is probably one of those people who take pictures of themselves in the bathroom mirror.

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I appreciate the time it took you to type that out. I know it probably won't make you feel any better, but iOS 4.0 runs great on my iPod Touch 16GB 2nd gen. It is actually about 20% faster than 3.1.3.
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I appreciate the time it took you to type that out. I know it probably won't make you feel any better, but iOS 4.0 runs great on my iPod Touch 16GB 2nd gen. It is actually about 20% faster than 3.1.3.

Irrelevant.


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I want to use it for the camera it DOES have, to show people things and events. The front camera is actually pretty impractical -- who wants to hold the camera out in front of their face perfectly for a long time anyhow? I sure do not.


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Yeah for that front facing camera it doesn't have.
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Ad hominem attacks will get you everywhere.

So will being myopic.


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You can't be that stupid can you?
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Done.
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Nevermind.. not worth it...
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Dear Gordon,

Sounds like the perfect (and completely unintended) reason to get a new iPhone 4.

Love, Steve Jobs
post #18 of 22
Here's an idea: give the 3GS (and the 3G) VoiceTime, a voice-only implementation of FaceTime so you can make free calls iphone-to-iphone even when you're out in the middle of nowhere as long as you've got WiFi access.
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It's strange because RTM version of iOS actually had a game center app. Wonder what happened.

My best guess is that is was still far from being finished for 4.0 even though demoed back in the Spring. There seems to a feature with each major iOS release that has taken longer to appear than expected, however with this app I wonder if was ever intended for the June release, merely demoed and added to iOS 4.0 for devs to get started, with a more thorough demo and full release coming with the iPod/iTunes special event in the Autumn.
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No problems here with my iPhone 3G. I did have then I did another restore and works perfectly for me.
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Kind of screwy that they are putting off the proximity sensor update which is a BIG deal for some people to roll it out with the first major iOS 4 update. Heck, they put out the pointless signal bar display fix and that is definitely trivial compared to the proximity sensor issue.

I know that the wife will be VERY happy once iOS 4.1 comes out if for no other reason than the prox sensor fix. Seems that iOS 4 needs just some general stability improvements as well. I get lots of app crashes, especially with Slacker though this could just be the apps I suppose.
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You can't be that stupid can you?

all you need is an iphone 3gs, a mirror, and support from apple ;D
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