New Features in iPhone OS 3.0 - Coming June 17th

During the keynote address at WWDC 2009 the head of Apple's iPhone software development, Scott Forstall, revealed major new features coming to iPhone OS 3.0.

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The new iPhone OS will be released worldwide on June 17th. The cost to upgrade firmware will be $9.95 for iPod Touch and free for iPhone.

Over 100 new features are in the works... here are the ones mentioned in the presentation:

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MMS (later this summer on AT&T)
Spotlight search
iTunes video rental and purchase on 3G
Support for iTunes U
Parental content restrictions
Tethering via usb or bluetooth with no additional software (not on AT&T)
Javascript 3x faster on safari
HTTP streaming video and audio
HTML 5 support
Support for over 30 languages
Find my iPhone (only for MobileMe users)
1000 new APIs in the SDK
In-app purchasing
Peer to peer support
Support for 3rd party hardware accessories via bluetooth or dock connector
Google maps in any application
Push notification

Surprising and disappointing that AT&T will not support iPhone tethering, and isn't ready to support MMS at launch on June 17th.