March 17, 2009
| by Chuck McKenney
Apple debuted on Tuesday the new operating system for its iPhone and Touch.
The iPhone OS 3.0 includes several features such as the ability to cut-and-paste text, send emails with attached voice recordings, photos or other files.
Other features include:
- Use Apple’s “Spotlight” function to search contents on phone
- Play video games against other iPhone users via Bluetooth connection
- Provide Internet connection for notebook computers and other devices
The new operating system will be available sometime this summer. There will be no charge for iPhone users, but it will cost iPod Touch owners $9.95.
Many suspect Apple will launch the next version of the iPhone when the software becomes available.
According to Apple - iPhone apps have been downloaded 800 million times, and there are now more than 25,000 apps in the iTunes store.