If you had the chance to check out the conference live, then congrats. If you’re reading this and wonder what went down then we’ll take a look at some of the key features mentioned at the conference. There will be some interesting additions coming our way when the 3.0 OS releases.
The major update that many app users can look forward is what Apple referred to as, ‘In-App Purchasing’. If you’re a gamer then think of DLC that you get through Xbox Live, or PSN. With In-App purchases, app creators will be able to sell additional content to its users. So, you could see magazine subscriptions offered through an app. Or game makers can add-on various levels to their creations. The possibilities could be limitless. You just have to make sure you’re willing to pay for it.
To go even further with the idea of gaming. Apple will be allowing a feature that could greatly enhance gaming on the iPhone. P2P connectivity will be a feature you can expect to see with the iPhone 3.0 OS. What this means, is that two iPhones or iPod Touches can connect through WiFi or Bluetooth and share data. For games this is a big step forward, but can enhance other apps as well.
If you’re an avid user of the Notes app, or use another app where you’re writing a lot then this inclusion will be a god send. With the OS 3.0 update, you’ll be able to select text, then cut, copy, and paste it to other places. For frequent email writers, this is great news indeed.
There were a slew of other announcements, and if you’d like to check out more Apple has the video of their conference available here.