iPhone OS 3.0 includes bevy of hidden features

Now that Apple's servers seemed to have recuperated from an onslaught of downloads, users are finding that the newly released iPhone OS 3.0 update brings with it a number of little tweaks and adjustments that up until now haven't been widely reported, if at all.

Now that Apple's servers seemed to have recuperated from an onslaught of downloads, users are finding that the newly released iPhone OS 3.0 update brings with it a number of little tweaks and adjustments that up until now haven't been widely reported, if at all. The iPhone OS 3.0 is a major software update, and encompasses a large array of new features that make it a must-have for all iPhone users. That being the case, Apple only had enough time to hype up some of the bigger OS updates (such as the addition of cut, copy, and paste). As a result, users who have already downloaded the update are quickly finding that the new iPhone OS update incorporates a ton of changes that will make their iPhone experience even more enjoyable than they might have initially imagined. In light of that, some users have even begun compiling exhaustive lists of all the 'hidden' features in the new OS that Apple either didn't have time to promote, or weren't important enough changes by themselves to warrant dedicated attention. Listed below are a number of these features that have, until now, flown under the radar. - In addition to swiping to the left to access spotlight, users can also bring it up simply by hitting the home button - Users can program a double tap on the Home button to bring up the camera - When browsing through the app store, you can now slide through app screenshots - Notes now include data detectors, making it easier to add names and phone numbers to your address book, and add important dates to your calendar - When browsing on Safari, users can now tap and hold on a URL to launch it in a new window - Users can now download as many iPhone apps as they want, though after a certain limit, downloaded apps won't show up on any homepage. However, they can still be accessed via spotlight - Users can now switch iTunes accounts straight from the iPhone - Users can now delete specific text messages from conversation threads - Re-organizing apps across multiple homescreens is a lot easier - Users can now zoom in even further on photos in the camera roll - If you receive a phone call while using an app, the new iPhone OS will take you right back to that app once the phone call ends - The Weather app now supports up to 20 locations. Great for checkin on all the warm places you're not at during the winter months. - When playing music or podcasts, the time remaining and time-elapsed meters are displayed with 4 digits. i.e if a podcast has 5 minutes and 21 remaining, it will show up as 05:21 as opposed to 5:21 - Apps can now be closed while they are opening, a useful tweak for when you accidentally tap on an app with a long loading time - You can now download media content via Wi-Fi and have it seamlessly switch over to a 3G network

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