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.