A Glimpse on the iPhone Software
Similar to iPod, the device is typically managed with a version of iTunes 7.3 and is therefore compatible with the Mac OS X with a 32-bit Vista or Windows XP. Discovering a workaround was discovered for the previous 64-bit operating systems. Copying of applications from an iPhone to a Mac OS X is not that easy and takes a lot of effort to achieve. One must be able to write and compile the files for the iPhone specifically. Considering Safari, it is supported by applications via the web which are technically written in AJAX.
Application wise, there are indeed several noticeable applications wherein one can direly control or expand. These applications are embedded on the Home screen. Some of the applications are: camera, weather, notes, calendar, photos, maps, clock, stocks, setting, YouTube, iTunes and most importantly, text messaging. Docked at the bottom of the screen are four additional applications which delineates the purposes of Safari, iPod, Phone and Mail.
For those who are fanatics of watching different kinds of entertainment, YouTube has got to be one of your favorite applications. Upon entering YouTube, you automatically extract videos which are then streamed to your screen. You can easily get hooked with YouTube through the WiFi, 3G or even 2G. After you have encoded the video of your choice, you can open it up by using the H.264 codec to where YouTube was able to convert videos of more than a hundred thousand. Result is, one can instantly view a video selection from the YouTube application.
Some of the most recent updates made by Apple for this device is the free public updates of the gadget’s operating system through the infamous iTunes wherein it follows the same fashion that iPods are being updated. Patches for security and features which are improved are likewise released in the same respective patterns and features.
The features of the operating system of the device that makes it very remarkable is that it allows video conferences through audio, call merging, integration with phone functions which allows other related devices, cellular networking features, call holding and a caller identification. Visual voicemail that is also included allow users to view several lists of recent messages via voicemail on the screen without even having to connect through their voicemail numbers. Compared to other systems, messages can be “listened to” and be discarded in no chronological manner just by choosing the unwanted message on the screen list.
In order to accommodate the innovation of Apple to the operating system of iPhone, companies like O2 and AT&T modified the infrastructure of their voicemail. There came a time when lawsuits are filed against the joint incision of AT&T and of Apple because of some claims about visuals of voicemails which infringes patents of the two.