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Apple iPhone 3.0 coming next week

Software uppgrade suggests new model planned

Apple plans to preview version 3.0 of its iPhone software next week, prompting speculation that a third-generation iPhone may be with us this summer.

Apple will introduce the next version of the iPhone OS, along with new tools for building iPhone applications downloaded from the company's App Store, next Tuesday, according to an Apple invitation issued on Thursday.

The last major upgrade to the OS, version 2.0, was released in July, 2008, along with the new iPhone 3G.

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Apple iPhone 3.0A Dow Jones Newswire story quoted one Wall Street analyst, who envisions Apple offering a universal search capability - letting a user easily sift through email, contacts, and documents on the phone or on the web, similar to a feature being touted by Palm for its upcoming Palm Pre phone.

Another possible addition is 'tethering', which would let a laptop use a USB cable, Bluetooth or Wi-Fi to connect to the iPhone, and then use the phone's cellular radio to surf the internet. iPhone users are also hoping for push e-mail notification, turn-by-turn directions and Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS).

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