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iPhone OS 3.0 Reveals Copy/Paste, MMS, Landscape Keyboard

iPhone OS 3.0: Copy and Paste! MMS, Plus More Revealed

Hold onto your hats, and try to think of complaints you've had about the iPhone in the past, because Apple has done their darnedest to correct all of them. Gizmodo's live coverage in Cupertino, CA, this morning revealed the features of the iPhone's 3.0 OS update, which include:

  • Copy/Paste: Finally! You'll be able to double-tap text to get the option of cutting, copying, and pasting (which also applies to images).
  • Multimedia messaging (MMS): You'll be able to text and receive texts with images and sound (also, finally).
  • Landscape Messaging: You can use the keyboard in landscape mode for the eMail and Notes apps.
  • Spotlight: One of my favorite features of Macs, the iPhone will have Spotlight for you to search all the information stored on your iPhone.

To hear about other new features, and to find out when 3.0 will be released, just


The other big features revealed today include support for other calendar types, a voice memo app by Apple, and the ability to send and receive files. In addition, Apple is adding APIs so that third-party developers can shoot for the stars with new apps, including the ability for your iPhone to do peer-to-peer WiFi connectivity with another iPhone and turn-by-turn directions.

Also being beefed up is the App store, which will feature subscriptions to apps, and the ability to purchase new levels for games and additional content for apps you already own.

So when is all this available? Apple says the update is coming sometime this Summer, and it'll be free for iPhone 3G owners, $10 for Touch owners, and free for first generation iPhone users, who'll get most but not all the features.

Oh, and if you're still upset about the high price of the iPhone service: Word on the street is that that may also drop, due to competition with the Palm Pre.

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la-dee-da-dee la-dee-da-dee 8 years
NouraBee NouraBee 8 years
Thank god i red this , i was gonna buy the 3G ipod LOL
flutefingers flutefingers 8 years
I am sooooo excited for this update! i have been complaining to my friends about these exact problems (no MMS messaging and no copy and paste option) Love my iphone all over again!!!
LOVErickii LOVErickii 8 years
YESSSSSSSSSSSSS I've been waiting for these functions :D
flutterpie flutterpie 8 years
Oh, and if you're still upset about the high price of the iPhone service, I dont think that the date service will change because thats pretty standard but the price of the phone may drop further, im soooo excited about the mms feature!!!!
Gigglalot Gigglalot 8 years
YESSSSSSSS!!! Those are my only complaints about the iPhone and Apple is fixing them! THANK YOU JESUS! ( I'm not even religious) hehe
sellmecandies sellmecandies 8 years
yay! cant wait! another reason why i wont be changing phones anytime soon! im in love in my iPhone
Renees3 Renees3 8 years
YAYYYYY for texting with pictures! I've been wanting that for SO long. I have a first gen phone, I really hope that's one of the things we get. Come on Summer, I need these updates!!!!
macgirl macgirl 8 years
Laura you can have landscape mode while texting! Saw it first hand last night :-)
refinedharmony refinedharmony 8 years
Hahaha the information on the iPhone in the pic is from LOST!!!!
laura_j laura_j 8 years
Too bad no landscape mode while texting. UGH! Make it happen!!!! So what if you can't see the message screen?? Still kind of sad.....25% sad 75% happy haha
mrbig mrbig 8 years
I'm so excited! Cannot wait!! :D
suziryder suziryder 8 years
Woo hoo!! But what a bummer, having to wait until summer for it!!
hanako66 hanako66 8 years
macgirl macgirl 8 years
Some serious stuff was announced today. I am so excited! And if they can add this much functionality with just a software update... what will the new iPhone hardware have in it? I really wish we didn't have to wait until summer :-(
iBake iBake 8 years
OMG i am so happy right now, i just feel in love with my iphone all over again i cant wait until summer! Better late than never apple
lolmisstran lolmisstran 8 years
Finally, I Thought I Would Never Find Out :/
PiNkY-PiNk PiNkY-PiNk 8 years
I honestly can't believe it took apple this long for things that are on some of the oldest phones.
esmerb esmerb 8 years
I have gone to heaven!!! Amazing!!!
refinedharmony refinedharmony 8 years
Wait... it's FREE for iPhone owners?! MMS! Praise the Apple gods!!
nals33 nals33 8 years
*ecstatic* I'm sooooooo excited for this update! June cannot be here soon enough! Copy & Paste, MMS, Landscape Keyboard, Push...*sigh* I'm in love with my iPhone all over again! :P It's about time Apple came out with these updates. :D
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