updated 12:05 pm EDT, Wed April 1, 2009
iPhone 3.0 Home screens
End users of the iPhone 3.0 firmware should be able to store more applications on-the-go, testing has discovered. The present iPhone 2.0 software limits users to nine Home screens with 16 custom icons apiece, each of which sits on top of the four persistent icons in the Dock. Intentionally or not, users are limited to having 148 apps active on a given iPhone or iPod touch.
A second beta of the v3.0 firmware is said to expand the number of Home screens to 11, making it possible to store 180 apps. Without extra screens a user is forced to sync apps selectively, leaving some titles sitting unused within iTunes.
Little else has changed in the user interface, except for the Settings menu, which now contains a "Store" subsection without any options listed. Its exact purpose is unknown, but it may be intended to allow or disallow particular downloads from the App Store.