Apple has unveiled a new software update for its iPhone.
The 3.0 update will add over 100 new features to the device, including the ability to copy and paste text and send picture messages (MMS).
Users will also be able to search their mobile phone and record voice messages using both the internal and external microphones.
The software upgrade – and an accompanying SDK package for developers – was unveiled yesterday (March 17th) at the company's headquaters in San Francisco.
On the whole, analysts were happy with the announcement, which reinforced Apple's intentions to tighten its grip on the mobile phone market.
It is thought users will be able to download the 3.0 update from as early as June.
There is speculation that the software update could pave the way for Apple to release its third generation iPhone.
The company has sold more than 13million iPhones since the first generation device was unveiled in June 2007.