The free update allows users to automatically find their location using the redesigned Maps application; text message multiple people in one message; create web clips for their favourite websites; customise their home screen; and watch movies rented from the new iTunes Movie Rentals service right on their iPhone.
New iPhones shipping from the factory will include the software update and existing iPhone customers will automatically get the update for free when they sync their iPhone with iTunes.
“iPhone doesn’t stand still—we’re making it better and better all the time,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO.
“We’ve delighted millions of users with this revolutionary and magical product and it’s great to share these improvements with them.”
The movie update allows users to navigate forward or backward through their movies by chapters, select alternate language tracks and view subtitles, if available.