Macworld 2008: Apple reveals iPhone software tweaks

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Apple revealed new software for the iPhone during the keynote, including location-based mapping, and WebClip. The latter lets you add up to nine sites to your Home Screen – users of Leopard OS X will know the idea well.

You can also now text multiple contacts at once, and read lyrics while listening to music. Hurrah! Would this be the point to say that not being able to send multiple texts before was a shocker of an omission? The new software is coming in a firmware update later today. Meanwhile, iPod Touch users are getting five new applications: Mail, Stocks, Maps, Notes and Weather.

Jobs also revealed that more than four million iPhones have been sold since it went on sale last June – a figure that’ll have the haters and fanboys shouting at each other for weeks, on whether it represents a success or flop.

In short, Apple is selling 20,000 iPhones a day, and Jobs claimed that it’s already got 19.5% of the US smartphone market – behind only BlackBerry maker Research In Motion.

Check out our Macworld 2008 Keynote Liveblog for the latest news

Stuart Dredge