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iPhone 3.0 consumer features include copy/paste

updated 02:30 pm EDT, Tue March 17, 2009

iPhone 3.0 for consumers

In addition to features targeted at developers, Apple has also announced iPhone 3.0 components targeted explicitly at the public, such as long-awaited copy-and-paste support. Users can copy text out of any application, by double-tapping on text to select a single word or one or more blocks of text. Pasting relies on the same menu, and can be undone by shaking the phone.

Apple has further enabled features such as mailing multiple photos at a time, and universal support of the landscape keyboard across all Apple apps. A critical new function is said to be the ability to send files via MMS, including audio clips, location data and contact cards.

A built-in Voice Memo app has been introduced, while Stocks can now display news, and the Calendar app has been expanded to support CalDAV and subscriptions using the ICS format. Most built-in software now includes integrated search functions, and a Spotlight utility can be accessed by flicking left at the Home screen, in order to search through all content including iPod libraries.

Some other significant features include note sync, auto-login for Wi-Fi hotspots, and stereo Bluetooth audio. Safari is now able to remember login credentials, and detect phishing attempts in the same manner as its desktop counterpart. YouTube users can save favorite videos and subscribe to channels.

by MacNN Staff




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  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969



    iPod Touch users screwed over again!

    What is Apple offering to their users who paid $10 for the v2.0 software because they were PROMISED Push technology in v2.0? Oh, another $10 update with promised technology!

    And they finally added Note syncing! Wow, two years later!

  1. malax

    Joined: Dec 1969



    That's all you can come up with? $10 isn't a blip on my radar. And I won't even have to take my credit card out of my wallet.

    And a nice $100MM payday when most touch users upgrade. It's a win-win.

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969



    How about iWork compatibility? Will they finally be able to open attachments, like they do with Word/Excel?

  1. elroth

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Only 3 complaints so far from testudo - surely you can do better than that.

    Apple could fix a thousand major things, and all Testudo would do is complain about the one minor thing that's not there.

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Amazing. If MS pulled the ol bait and switch by promising some feature in Vista, and then not releasing it until Win 7, and charging for it again, you'd be all over them.

    But this is Apple. And all you are more than happy to bend over and let Apple give it to you.

    And where is iWork compatibility? No one answered that one. Seems Apple has no idea how to support their own products.

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