Testing of iPhone 3.0 Push Notification Continues

Only one month after the initial release of push notification, Apple has invited iPhone OS 3.0 developers to participate in high-volume tests of the system. If all goes well, push notification is expected to be operative for general users with the release of iPhone 3.0.

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Push notification saves the iPhone battery by allowing apps to receive information without actually running in the background. Recent reports have indicated that Apple is considering allowing a limited number of apps to run in the background, however this taxes iPhone resources.

New iPhone 3.0 Specifications Leaked

New information has leaked regarding iPhone 3.0, allegedly from a member of Apple's hardware development team. Along with a list of features and specs, the source indicated that July 17th will be the release date for the new iPhone.

The list of features below, should it be correct, would be impressive. We've heard rumors of an OLED screen before, however this doesn't make the prospect any less interesting. This design upgrade alone would dramatically improve battery life.

Apple May Offer iPhone Background App Support

Wouldn't it be great if every time you jumped to the iPhone home screen Pandora kept streaming music? The only application that Apple currently allows to run in the background is the iPod, however if recent reports are correct, this could all change.

Pandora is just one example of how useful allowing apps to run in the background could be. Another likely use would be keeping an instant messaging chat connected. Rumors have been swirling about just how Apple would implement background processing considering the limited resources of iPhone hardware.

Can I Jailbreak iPhone OS 3.0?

iPhone Dev-Team has reported that Apple's iPhone OS 3.0 beta 5 has been jailbroken. In fact, unless changes to iPhone hardware are made in the next generation device, the Dev-Team reports that the jailbreak will work on all existing iPhones and iPod Touches.

Jailbreak apps such as Cycorder and Qik do not currently work using iPhone OS 3.0, and more beta releases are on the way. As a result, the iPhone Dev-Team plans to wait until a final release from Apple before releasing a new PwnageTool and QuickPwn.

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