iPhone 3.0 beta 2: Updates to CalDAV
One thing that was not entirely clear in iPhone 3.0 beta 1’s implementation of CalDAV calendar and subscription-based calendar is the retrieval of data. It is more apparent in iPhone 3.0 beta 2 now.
The CalDAV calendar itself has an option menu for choosing either “Fetch” or “Manual”. According to this menu, “If Manual is selected, this account will only check for updates when the application is in use.” But there does not be a place to specify how often to fetch. Does it use the same Fetch frequency in the main Fetch menu? Not sure if this is set to “Fetch” and the main Fetch menu is set to “Manually”, which option does it default to.
One additional change to CalDAV is iPhone 3.0 beta 2 is the ability to edit CalDAV events on iPhone’s calendar. Previously in iPhone 3.0 beta 1, CalDAV events are read-only on iPhone’s calendar.