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iPhone OS 3.0

Well that's the new OS downloaded and installed on my iPod Touch and I can't help wondering what all the fuss has been about. This update feels even more anticlimactic once it's actually living on your iPod. There's just nothing to it. Nothing really changes. There's no little red circles on Twitter apps suddenly appearing to tell you that someone more has left 140 characters of wisdom, there's no oomph when the device boots in again for the first time after update...there's nothing.

TUAW have posted a little reading material for all those people who are downloading their updates for the iPhone and iPod Touch. A link to it can be found here and it takes you through everything you can look forward to when your little shiny piece of Steve restarts. Seeing it laid out there there's not really that much to cheer about.

I am glad to see the landscape keyboard get introduced to the rest of the apps at last because that was getting very annoying trying to type a note in portrait mode, it doesn't seem to work in the App Store App which is a little weird. However, lets face it this should've been there from day 1.

There's notifications but looking through my Settings screen is telling me that this isn't even available on my iPod Touch so that's a non-starter.

Now Spotlight searching is good and I'm really glad to see it implemented across the device. It maybe should've been there from the start too but I am will to give credit where it's due and this is a nice addition to have.

Improvements to YouTube and App Store are grand for what they are, just updates. Nothing interesting to see here move along please. Same for the MobileMe based services because I'm def not paying more money to Apple per year just to do something Google does for free and The wiping won't work for Touch anyway.

I'm not out to just slate Apple I'm more just disappointed that this update didn't have more kick to it.

Image from Apple.com
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