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After conflicting reports, OS 3.0 is ready for download

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UPDATE 4: The iTunes Activation Server is currently down , confirming what some commenters on here already knew. Read more about the inopportune downtime here.

The iTunes Activation Server is back up and running.

UPDATE 3: After an eventful morning, the iPhone OS 3.0 update is now ready for download, on June 17th… just like WebProNews has said all morning.

Learn how to download the OS 3.0 Update here.

UPDATE 2:
It should be noted that it IS June 18th, 2009 in Singapore. Sites basing their information based on the Singapore date are misinformed.

Here is a link to the current date and time for Singapore.

UPDATE 1:
Mike McDonald recently informed me that PC World is reporting that the iPhone OS 3.0 Software Update has been pushed back a day.

Upon further research I’ve found that PC World is linking to the Apple Singapore site, which does say June 18, 2009, when talking about Apple US. So it seems that there was a slight link mix up.

If you venture over to the Apple US site you’ll see that the release is still tentatively scheduled for today, June 17, 2009.

Original Article: Today, sometime between 12:00 and 2:30 EST, Apple is releasing the OS 3.0 software update for the iPhone. Like most things from Apple, this release has some really great features, which I’ll get to in just a moment.

iPhone OS 3.0 Software Update

The free OS update gives older iPhones the ability to run next gen iPhone apps (some features are not available for the first gen iPhones).

Will you be updating your iPhone today? Tell us.

There are literally dozens of new features for the iPhone with this update, but we’ll only be discussing the best of the best.

  • Cut, Copy & Paste – Not sure why this wasn’t in previous OS releases
  • Landscape Keyboard – This makes typing much easier
  • Tethering – Tether with laptops for Internet while traveling (Not available in US!)
  • YouTube Login – Easily see your favorite YouTube videos
  • Push Notifications – Now you’ll know when someone is talking to you
  • Shake to Shuffle – Simply shake your iPhone for a new song

iPhone OS 3.0 Software Preview

iPhone 3.0 will be available for all iPhone, iPhone 3G’s and iPod Touches. It should be noted that the 3.0 OS update for the iPod touch is NOT free, it will set you back $9.95.

To download, simply visit Apple’s Software update page.

iPhone OS 3.0 Update Available NOW!
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  • http://www.amotorkat.com matthew

    I look forward to it. Im glad I did not stay up all night waiting, but for all who have, go take a nap!

  • Alex

    Apple needs to stop play stupid games, they should had released update already. what is the hold up apple?

    • Guest

      THe 3.0 update will reportedly be available for download at 10am PST. Cmon Apple, today is not the day to sleep in!

    • Amanda

      Omg I agree! So I woke up early 2 sync it so I can have the update b4 I go 2 school&It didn’t go so I wwas like wtf. Then comes out they haven’t released it. SOB!!

  • Amine

    Apple knows they have the best product in the market now, that

  • mary

    Yeah!! I can’t wait so all you people waiting and waiting good things come to those who wait!!!

  • Gweneth

    It would have been nice if they would have said WHEN they were releasing the update so people would not be wasting their time checking constantly for the update.

    • Guest

      They are releasing it at 10 AM PDT

  • Guest

    Come on ? it should of been released @ Midnight

    • Guest

      Now their website says June 18!! WTF Apple, don’t toy with us this way, just release it already.

      • Guest

        No it doesnt, still says the 17.. http://www.apple.com/iphone/softwareupdate/

  • T

    I am who is going to need a nap today! I tried
    at 10 PM CA time – thinking well it’s the 17th
    in NY! Then I tried at midnight, still nothing!
    Then I woke up at 4 AM – by accident – I am
    not THAT nerotic and again NOTHING!
    Come on Apple give us what should have
    been on the phone when I bought it!

  • Guest

    I hope this is true, it is 11:40 central right now :)

    • Guest

      its 1102 central right now! cracker your in the eastern timezone if its 1140 already!!!!

  • Afro

    I have been awaiting this upgrade….the most important to me is picture mail. I read that At&t will not have this option available yet….I am p***ed!

  • eric

    steve jobs… your ass is mine/grass if i dont get this update

    • Guest

      lmbo!!!!!!!!that was hilarious!

  • mark

    i know it says it will have internet tethering but i keep seeing sites that say its not comming to USA and some other countrys dose any one know if it will or not

    • Guest

      AT&T will not allow tethering in the US (lame). Also, MMS won’t be available until “late summer” (super lame).

      • Guest

        MMS has been available on the iPhone via 3rd party apps for quite a while. Use it constantly. You can also use Twitter as an MMS… some Twitter clients allow you to save the image as well. Just fyi.

        Thanks

  • jon

    who cares about the update lets all kill time and go to the laker parade!!! i am actually in line right now to go in the Coliseum….this is way too crazy over here….been here since 5am

  • upset

    Apple needs to get its act together and release a time for this, so many people have been wasting their time today waiting for this to come out… I think they have done themselves a disservice by dragging their feet and being so secretive about the release time.

  • Debozki

    Looking forward to the upgrade is a better option than having to pay about $400 for the iphone 3G S. I woke up at 2:30am and was shuttling between study and apple!

    It has been a tiring wait!

  • bb

    if you think about it its June 18th in Singapore so the update is coming out at the same time we are just a day behind those guys over there.

    • Jeremy Muncy

      You are correct. It is currently June 18th in Singapore.

      Not sure what some of those other sites are thinking.


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  • JPENNY

    i have tried to open apple site since5am in june 17 i open site to check the 3.0 for almost 50 times now its getting evening and no update yet i am so excited for thisos pls apple give update status at ur site now…
    im a great apple fan…..

  • iboost

    POS people at apple, ive been waiting since midnight. Whoever is in charge of this update BS needs to get kicked in their throat

    BASTARDS

    • Guest

      Embarrassing…..totally embarrassing. Get help soon. It’s just a freekin phone. Weak minded people. No wonder the world is f’d up.

      Apple has and continues to do a better job than anyone as it relates to software and products. Get lost if you don’t like it. There is always that crappy WM waiting for you losers.

      • iboost

        I think you just need jesus in your life bra

        Its ok..

        • Guest

          Nice. Low life. Your father should have kicked you in the throat, then you would need a phone to worry about. Get a job.

          • Guest

            has your mother always been a whore. tell her i will pay her next week. did she tech you that thing she does with her tongue. OMG

          • Guest

            she must have learned it from your little sister…..

            She did visit a trailer park one day to give free vaccines…..

  • THISisFUNNY

    SO….3.0 is worth staying up all night for? NO. GET A LIFE PEOPLE!

    • Guest

      I am cracking up at you!

  • iboost

    Let me re-phrase that, I CHECKED for the update at 12am et. All I want is this freakin update to work so my wife can send me naked pics while i’m at work already!!

    To the people with negative comments, Die.

    • Guest

      Even low lifes like you have wives?!?! Bet her naked pictures look REAL nice… GMAFB

    • Guest

      sorry dude but even with the update you can’t get mms yet. but tell your wife i said thanks

  • ULfan

    LOL what a fool to tell everyone that it got pushed back a day!! Singapore is half way around the world meaning half a day ahead. :P

    • Jeremy Muncy

      A simple check at TimeandUpdate.com tells you the date and time in Singapore… not sure why no one else thought of this.


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  • cesar

    according to a website i came upon, the new 3.0 OS software is coming out at 12:00 central time. 12 more min. =]

  • Guest

    I still dont see antyhing……

  • Guest

    I’m downloading it! YESSSSS

    • coral

      what?!!!?!? WHERE DO YOU LIVE

      • Guest

        they said they live in louisiana

    • Guest

      How? It’s 1:09 here in South America, and it’s not available yet….

      • Guest

        louisiana in itunes….

  • Guest

    damn itunes haha
    just release the update allready..
    ive been waiting since 11:30 central time haha
    and its 12:10 getting tired of waiting :/ lol

  • Guest

    we should never follow apple we look like we are at there mercy of apple. what we should to is disregard them and make them burn and no one should download the software. eventually apple will start respecting the consumer. like this new iPhone S no one should go buy it for a while and see what happens see how fast apple will respond.

    obviously this is never going to happens we are a bunch of fouls to follow.

    • Guest

      Some people in the world are leaders, some are followers.

      By the obvious lack of command over the English language, I am going to put you in the the “follwer” category.

      Don’t be a “foul” LMAO

  • Guest

    its downloading, FINALLY!

    • Guest

      yay!!!! it is :))))

  • Guest

    Just came up as available in my Itunes! Updating now.

    • Lorry

      Still waiting for the update to come thru Itunes ….. 1:18pm est here in NY.

  • FINALLY

    OMG FREAKIN FINALLY

  • http://www.redcupshirts.com Guest

    229.3 MB . . . downloading now . . .

  • Guest

    Servers are really bogged down…I have a very fast connection and I am only at 38mb downloaded after 10 minutes.

    • Jeremy Muncy

      Just goes to show you how many iphone users were awaiting this update.


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  • Lorry

    Finally!!! yes!!

    • Guest

      I know me 2!!!

  • bb

    installing now!!!!!!!!!

    • bb

      almost done installing!!!

      • bb

        updated!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        • Jeremy Muncy

          Congratulations.

          Please let us know what you think about the update.


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  • iboost

    Shit is SLOWWWWWWW

    • Guest

      perfect for you….

      You people act like this stuff is easy. The only thing you have ever made was a mess and you complain because your little iphone update was late (in your opinion) and the download is slow.

      WHAT THE F EVER!

      God help us all.

      • iboost

        Go fuck off and save your preaching for someone else.

        • Guest

          I have the right to preach. I pay for that when 35% of my income goes to taxes to support scum like you who are nothing but a burden on society.

          No go hit the crack pipe and download your iphone software. Oh yeah, don’t forget to beat the wife tonight….but don’t drop your 40.

          • Guest

            The only right people like you should have is the right to go play on the freeway in the fast lane! Do not be jealous of those of us who can AFFORD to purchase modern day devices…it is YOU who is scum of the earth with your I am better than you attitude. I bet your still on dial up and use an old rotary phone dont ya? Why dont you go get back in bed with your mom and see if she will suck you off with her dentures out. Your a poor excuse for a human.

          • Guest

            I see the crack has kicked in. You buy all your “modern day devices” on credit. Who are you kidding!

            Just a recap, you said the Apple develpers should be “Kicked in the throat” and referred to them as “bastards” and you call someone else a sorry excuse for human.

            Get back to the crack pipe, suck the life out of the “system” and hide behind your ingnorance.

            Have fun in your own “movie”.

            LMAO

          • Guest

            Funny how I dont have a single credit card unlike yourself. I am not iboost so your barking up the wrong tree. However, I still find it hilarious that you are such a loser that you would have to come to this particular discussion about OS 3.0 when you dont even own an iphone. Who is the crack smoker now? crawl back under your rock before someone drops it on your head and crushes your puny little organ claim to be a brain.

  • Guest

    yay! i’m finished….Its been a long time coming, but I’m heah…lol!

    • Guest

      Congrats. Chime in if you have any issues. Apple has temporarily taken their support forum offline!

      • Jeremy Muncy

        The Apple Support forum seems to be loading fine for me… maybe it was just a momentary glitch.


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    • Guest

      Do you need to update to the previous version if you haven’t done so already before you can update to 3.0, it keeps wanting me to update to 2.21 or something like that. Or the update just isn’t ready yet here in DFW

      • Guest

        the update might not be there for you yet….dont quote me on that though…

      • Jeremy Muncy

        I’ll see if I can find something out for you.

        Stay tuned.


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    • Guest

      awww man! I am txt in landscape mode…I am excited

      • Jeremy Muncy

        Landscape texting is a great feature… that should’ve been included in the initial iPhone OS software.

        Apple is a bit late with this feature. IMO.


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  • Guest

    Ummmmm. So I guess u still can’t send or receive picture messages……..WTF

    • Guest

      Not until AT&T allows it. The rumor mill states they will have MMS up and running by the end of summer for the Iphone.

      • Jeremy Muncy

        AT&T better brace for impact from ticked off iPhone fans.

        Not that AT&T is popular anyway.


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        • Guest

          A quote from Apple’s site…

          1. Peer-to-peer connectivity requires compatible applications, which can be downloaded from the App Store when available.
          2. MMS support from AT&T coming in late summer. MMS is not supported on first-generation iPhone. Sending video via MMS is not supported on iPhone 3G.
          3. Downloads over 10MB require a Wi-Fi connection.
          4. Tethering is not currently offered in the U.S. and some other countries. See your carrier for availability.
          5. The iTunes Store is available only to persons age 13 or older in the U.S. and many other countries; see www.apple.com/support/itunes/ww for a list of countries. Requires compatible hardware and software and Internet access; fees may apply. Terms apply. See www.apple.com/itunes/store for more information.

          * Some features, applications, and services are not available in all areas. See your carrier for details.
          * Some applications are not available in all areas. Application availability and pricing are subject to change.

          • Jeremy Muncy

            Do I dare ask if this upgrade was even worth it?

            …I guess for the cut, copy and paste feature.


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    • Guest

      WTF I cant send Pic Messages C’mon

      • Guest

        I hate loving apple sometimes…

        • Jeremy Muncy

          Interesting statement…

          Anyone else feel like this?


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    • Guest

      At&t users will have to wait till the end of summer on picture mail…

  • Jeremy Muncy

    Now that most of you have your iPhone OS 3.0 Update installed.

    What do you think about it?


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  • JV

    Still have about 9 minutes left. HUrry up! I’m not getting any work done until I have my update!!!

    • JV

      Phone is updating the software now. Can hardly wait!

      • Jeremy Muncy

        Please leave a “mini review” of OS 3.0

        I want to see what everyone thinks about the update.


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  • Al Dubl3y

    hey,

    is anyone else finding that the os 3.0 download is going extreeeemely slow? it’s saying three hours for me – argghhhh! can’t wait for it to be done! are there any mirror sites or anythin?!

    cheers!

    • ian

      download keep tell me update softwhere load say 2.1.1 not 3 1

      • ian

        update it down loading softwhere now

      • Jeremy Muncy

        Another commenter was having this same issue.


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  • Guest

    Have the new OS 3 installed, and it is SLOW! Just going between pages is slow and sluggish. The App Store is slow, trying to get updates takes for ever. Overall I would say wait for OS 3, it isn’t worth it. Microsoft Mobile devices are faster then this.

  • Guest

    Just installed the 3.0 update and the phone will no longer connect to the iTunes store. I am not even getting a network connection. all I am able to do is make a 911 emergency call. When I plug my phone in iTunes says that it cannot connect to the iTunes store… connection timedout.

    Any suggestions?

    • Guest

      Im having the same exact problem. Glad to know Im not the only one. Did you find out what to do???

      • Guest

        Same issue and getting timeouts to the store, however, if I go to the store using the link on the left hand side I can get into the store.

        Very strange and now I have a brick and not a phone.

        Hbr

        • Guest

          Right me too, and on the screen of the phone it only whose the iTunes logo up top with a usb cable plugging into it, right? What the hell are we gonna do???

    • Thomas

      is ur phone locked..? when it say slide for emergency calll… slide it and enter ur password..it will work

    • Guest

      Guys… my phone finally came back online without my help. Don’t know why it took so long or why my phone was out of service, but the problem went away by itself. It was not connected to my pc or itunes when it “fixed itself”. Maybe just take a long walk and hopefully it will come back online. It could be a phone network problem (AT&T sucks) since I was getting the “no service” symbol and could only make 911 calls. Then I got a message on the phone screen “iphone activated” or something similar.

      I hope it works for you all. I am still a little peeved that it has taken all morning messing with this thing. Now… I must return all of the calls I missed!

    • Guest

      I had the same issue. I updated itunes before the iphone update and got the same message (no network connection), and the phone was locked. After restarting the computer and launching itunes with the phone plugged in and on, it sorted itself out.

  • KC

    The download for the new 3.0 firmware went fast for me. However, the installation seems to be taking forever. I started installing, not downloading, but installing the firmware and its heading towards its third hour of installing. my computer is still saying that iTunes is running fine and my computer seems to be running fine so it hasn’t crashed. All iTunes is saying is “Verifying updated iPhone software…” I can’t help but be a lil impatient here. lol. Anyone else having this happen?

    • Jeremy Muncy

      iTunes did crash…

      I wonder if this played a part in your slow installation.


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      • KC

        I’m seeing everywhere where people took 2-3 hours to get it to work. I am approaching right at 3 hours. Think it would be wise to shut down my iTunes and try to install it again?

        • Jeremy Muncy

          It’s hard to say.

          I hate being put in those situations… is anything going on? Status bars or anything?


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          • KC

            The only thing it’s doing is saying “Verifying updated iPhone software…” and there is a bar underneath it that is in constant motion showing a small blip of green going from left to right. I ran task manager to see if my iTunes is not responding anymore or anything and it still says that it is still running.

          • Jeremy Muncy

            Gotta love those information-less bars… what a waste of space.

            Maybe your iTunes program is have issues connecting to the iTunes servers.


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          • Guest

            KC, did you get the update to work? I’ve been stuck on the “verifying updated iphone software” page for awhile now. I also have a 1st gen iphone.

  • Guest

    Itunes returns error msg cannot connect to store. I can connect to store using itunes, but when I plug in my phone I get the error. I can make or receive calls until it finishes install… now going on 2 hours.

    Am I the only one?

    • Guest

      Got it!

      Keep trying to connect to itunes store. Just Got a text on phone to say update complete.

    • Adamski

      Have you downloaded Itunes 8.2? That was the advice that 02 gave in advance.

      • Abe

        Good point. So far only 8.2 plays well with iphone os 3.0. A lot of issues i’m hearing people with are like that. Also I’ve got another work around for some to potentially prevent problems…

        1. When you first plug in your iphone, if you have auto launch of itunes enable, Fully close out itunes before attempting the upgrade.

        2. While the phone is already pluged into the computer, then try and do the update.

        It seems there is a potential glitch with the auto loader and the update. Just speculation at this point.

        • Abe

          As for item #2 I mean try the update after manually launching itunes once the phone is plugged into your computer

  • Guest

    Since upgradeing to OS 3 I can no longer access my e-mail! A white screen pops up for about 20 seconds, the goes away.

    • Jeremy Muncy

      Please keep us posted on your situation… as I’m sure it’s happening to more people.


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    • Abe

      I got my hands on the update early and have noticed more connection failure messages in email but simply clicking the refresh button seems to rectify any issues. It almost feels like the software when you first go into your e-mail is temperamental at times and doesn’t want to wait for a server response. I think this will be a self fixing issue that will resolve its self in time as i’ve had less instances as time has gone along.

    • Jason

      Same here my email crashes and the phone is very slow

      • jojo

        mine did the same thing

  • JV

    I was fortunate, and my download and installation took a total of 45 minutes.

    The app store seems to be just a hair slower, but not that noticeable. I like that you can redeem iTunes gift cards in the app store now under the “More” tab.

    Landscape, and cut copy paste seem to all work pretty well. It will make it easier to resend a text msg to a different person. It will be nice once MMS is in place for AT&T

    Unfortunately, I don’t have Wifi in my office, which means I can’t test out the iTunes Store stuff.

    One of my friends already knows how to tether the iPhone, even though he is on AT&T. Obviously is illegal, but I would be curious to know how fast it is. Has anyone else heard of this happening already?

  • Jeremy Muncy

    iTunes crashes under because of OS 3.0 downloads!

    More to come, stay tuned.


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    • Guest

      Yes, no downloads happening right now. My friend was mid – process and his phones is completely locked. It can be undone, but he was on his way to a meeting and was just waiting for the sync to complete. He’s not incommunicado… very bad.

      • Jeremy Muncy

        What an inopportune time for iTunes to crash.

        Wonder how many iPhones suffered the same fate when iTunes went down?


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    • Jeremy Muncy

      As promised, here is an article about iTunes Failing.

      http://www.webpronews.com/topnews/2009/06/17/itunes-activation-server-is-currently-down


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  • Gukghoid

    I can See one person, just above agrees with me.
    The new opperating system 3.0 is VERY SLOW!!
    If you try to download and install an app, it takes twice as long.
    For that matter, it takes even longer to put something in the search bar.. :\
    Tbh, i only updated cos the camera was ‘supposably’ better..
    There are a couple of good feature, but its balanced by bad points

    • Abe

      The camera wasn’t supposed to be better because of the 3.0 update. The 3G S is an updated camera. Also, I don’t have any problems with the phone being slower in the search bar or other slow downs to speak of. You may have too many apps running in the back ground hogging up memory. Yes I know, Apple claims that there aren’t such beast but a lot of us know that to not exactly be the case. Fully close out programs when you are done instead of just tapping the home button. This can be done by pressing and holding the home button until the app closes out. At least this was the case in os2.

    • Guest

      You said that iPhone OS 3 is “very slow” and that it takes forever to download. This is not due to the OS but rather the fact that everyone is accessing the iTunes Store and using the majority of the bandwidth. This makes it very slow when trying to access or download anything. Once everyone has updated, there will be no more problems. Also, you said that Spotlight Search was slow. On my phone, spotlight search is very fast, i’m not sure what the problem is with yours.

  • http://www.atlantadentalcenter.com Atlanta Dentist

    Wow, there are a ton of people commenting on this. It’s a pretty hot topic. I’ve been waiting for this new OS for a while now. When I get back home I’m doing it right away :) Hopefully it does not have all the issue I’ve heard reported.

    • Jeremy Muncy

      Yeah, it’s a very hot topic right now.

      People are passionate about their iPhone.


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      • Guest

        I’d say its a hot topic

        this is the most comments i’ve ever seen on an article

  • Guest

    I was so stoked for being able to send and receive picture messages, but it won’t send them! It loads so far, and then stalls, and then fails. Anyone else having this trouble? Bloody thing!

    • Jeremy Muncy

      iTunes is currently down… read more here.

      According to Apple’s site… MMS support from AT&T coming in late summer. MMS is not supported on first-generation iPhone. Sending video via MMS is not supported on iPhone 3G.


      Jeremy Muncy
      Follow me on Twitter twitter.com/jmuncy”>@jmuncy

  • jojo

    finally got my iphone updated. what a nightmare.

  • Guest

    Huh? My download+installation took me only 10 minutes! How can you guys get 2-3 hours for the download???

    • Jeremy Muncy

      Many iPhone users ran into problems when the iTunes Activation Server went down for several hours yesterday.


      Jeremy Muncy
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    • http://www.controldatainc.com agency collection debt

      I was wondering the same thing. 15 min and I was done.

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