Apple introduces iPhone software updates

During his annual Macworld keynote last week, Apple CEO Steve Jobs announced a series of iPhone software updates highlighted by a redesigned Maps application enabling users to triangulate their position via nearby WiFi base stations or cellular towers. The new hybrid map view combines map view and satellite view featuring major street names overlaid on satellite imagery. Apple also introduced Web Clips (customizable home screen icons that take iPhone users directly to favorite websites) as well as SMS updates enabling users to text the same message to multiple recipients. The iPhone is also optimized for Apple's new iTunes Movie Rentals service, also announced last week. According to Jobs, the iPhone has sold four million units to date. "iPhone doesn't stand still--we're making it better and better all the time," he said in a prepared statement.

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