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iPhone Software 2.0: new features, coming early July

Apple today revealed several new features of the previously announced iPhone Software version 2.0. New features in the update will include Contact Search, full iWork document support, and completed support of MS Office documents, including PowerPoint. Users will be able to delete and move of email messages in bulk, and save images directly to your library from email. The Calculator application will be improved to include a scientific mode. Other new features will include Parental Controls, expanded language support, including two forms of entry for Japanese and Chinese as well with a drawing character feature. iPhone software version 2.0 will be available in early July as a free update for all iPhone owners. The update will cost $9.95 for the iPod touch.

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1

I was really hoping that we would have the new operating system TODAY.  Little bit of a buzz kill.  Almost all the details were leaked before hand, so nothing too surprising about today’s announcement other than the price and the better battery life.  Even the design is not that much different than what we have already.  Last year was certainly more exciting!

Posted by TosaDeac on June 9, 2008 at 12:52 PM (PDT)

2

I was so hoping for the App Store to be released today. What a Bummer. I just hope that Early July means like the first week of that month because I’ll be out of town. That’s why I’m so pissed off !!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Jozef Del Mundo on June 9, 2008 at 2:30 PM (PDT)

3

This will be the second paid software update this year for the iTouch. While I’m grateful for the updates, paying more than once a year feels excessive.

Posted by Seven on June 9, 2008 at 5:10 PM (PDT)

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Seven while it is true that it will be the second time we Touch owners have to pay so far this year, bare in mind iPhone owners pay 12 times per year under contract.  Yep and if they decide to drop AT&T they pay an massive fee and their iPhone becomes technically useless unless they jailbreak it.  Another words nothing truly comes for free and in my eyes iPhone owners aren’t actually getting the update for free.  They’ve already paid for those updates under the veil of their phone contracts and service fees.

Posted by Phoenixfury on June 9, 2008 at 11:18 PM (PDT)

5

Anyone know how much this update will be for Touch users in the UK?? £5 at exchange rate (plus VAT??) so maybe £6.50? I think the last one was £13 so I guess that would be half?

Obviously the “high price of distributing products in the UK” will probably mean that they round it up to £10 or £20!

I’m not even that sure that there are that many features I’m interested in, the main one would be to have the priviledge of spending more money at the app store….

Posted by robroe in Manchester, UK on June 10, 2008 at 3:01 AM (PDT)

6

First, know that I am no software developer, so if this question seems silly, be gentle.  What are the odds that 1) all software features were NOT revealed on Monday and 2) additional features might be added before July 11th (i.e. MMS, copy/paste, and the other features that we’ve been BEGGING for)?

Posted by Ian Rinestine on June 11, 2008 at 12:33 PM (PDT)

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