Apple is hosting an invite-only media event at its headquarters next week to show off its latest iPhone OS 3.0, causing many to assume a new iPhone is in the works.
An email invite to reporters yesterday, read, "Get an advance preview of what we're building. Join us at an invitation-only event to learn about the new SDK and get a sneak peek at the iPhone OS 3.0 software."
The Cupertino, California firm's last major upgrade to the OS was version 2.0 released in July 2008, in conjunction with the new iPhone 3G.
Apple also launched an interim software update in November 2008, Version 2.2, which patched up some inconsistencies and added Google Street View, improved the sound quality of Visual Voicemail messages and added enhancements to mail, amongst others.
So what will the new features in the updated operating system entail? No one knows, but according to media reports, Apple might add Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS)- right now iPhone users can only email photos.
Some believe that the new code will support video, turn-by-turn directions and possibly Flash. Another speculation is that the upgrade will include support for Bluetooth stereo headsets and better search capabilities.
I am personally rooting for a forward function for text messages and of course a cutting and pasting feature.
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