App store enhancements
Apple on Tuesday unveiled the next version of its iPhone operating system, dubbed version 3.0, at an invite-only event at its Cupertino, Calif., headquarters.
With CEO Steve Jobs on temporary medical leave, Apple's Scott Forstall, the head of iPhone software development, took the lead. In addition to the much-awaited copy-and-paste functionality, other key new features include system-wide search, MMS, push notifications, and P2P.
iPhone 3.0 will be available for developers beginning today, and to everyone else "this summer." It's a free upgrade for iPhone users; those who own the iPod Touch will again have to pay for the upgrade.
Here, Forstall announces App Store enhancements, such as Apple's new "In-App Purchase" system, which lets developers create an application where extra content can be purchased from within it to expand what it can do. All the billing is handled by Apple, and goes through the user's iTunes Store account.
March 17, 2009 2:31 PM PDT
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