Last Minute iPhone OS 3.0 Rumors: Copy and Paste!

We’re only a day away from the highly anticipated Tuesday Apple Event that will showcase a preview of iPhone OS 3.0! When it comes to any sort of Apple announcement the rumor mills just go absolutely berserkers and into overtime. This time around, one of the last minute iPhone OS 3.0 rumors comes from digg co-founder, Kevin Rose.

Live Diggnation Reveals Copy and Paste “Leak” by Kevin Rose

During a live filming of Diggnation at the South by Southwest festival, Kevin announced to the crowd that copy and paste was indeed coming to iPhone OS 3.0. Just how would this work? Double tapping a word would bring up the iPhone’s magnifying glass to work the copying magic. I’ll let the following video do the explaining:

Apple’s Pre-Emptive Strike Against the Palm Pre?

Another “leak” was that iPhone OS 3.0 would help bring Apple up to speed in the comparisons with the upcoming Palm Pre. On the agenda was “multitasking”, which many of us are hoping for. How much would you love to be able to have applications run in the background? The only problem with this I foresee is the limitations of the iPhone’s hardware. But, you never know, maybe 3.0 will be revamped and made even better in terms of multitasking.

Waiting for Copy and Paste for the iPhone Could Come to an End Soon

Copy and paste has been long overdue by Apple. Sure, how often will YOU use copy and paste? It really depends on what you’re doing. If you want to copy a paragraph or a few words to embed into an email, currently you have no solution (unless you’re using Clippy on a jailbroken iPhone!). I think Apple might include a few more “business” features in 3.0, to expand the userbase of the iPhone for even more sales. Copy and paste could just be the tip of the iceberg.


Do You Think These Rumors Have Any Basis of Truth?

Just how reliable is this “leak” by Kevin Rose? Well, if we take a look at his track record in the past he was bang on with details of the 4th generation iPod Nano and other features of iTunes 8. However, there were times he was inaccurate in the past too so it’s really hard to tell at this point in time.

Kevin also confirmed the death of the previous MMS and video recording rumors. He did mention that his “source” for this information was a reliable one. But, Gizmodo also received a couple tips from other “sources” claiming copy and paste in 3.0. Let’s wait and see! Tuesday can’t come any sooner!

How often would you use copy and paste and for what application?

[Apple Insider]

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  • Justin

    Too bad us unlock phones will need to wait before our update if you want your phone to stay unlock and jailbroken. 🙂

  • Justin

    Too bad us unlock phones will need to wait before our update if you want your phone to stay unlock and jailbroken. 🙂

  • Justin

    Too bad us unlock phones will need to wait before our update if you want your phone to stay unlock and jailbroken. 🙂

  • Brian

    I usually copy and paste from sms to email to notes depending. Another time I copied and pasted was when I had to set up multiple calendar events on random days.

  • Brian

    I usually copy and paste from sms to email to notes depending. Another time I copied and pasted was when I had to set up multiple calendar events on random days.

  • Brian

    I usually copy and paste from sms to email to notes depending. Another time I copied and pasted was when I had to set up multiple calendar events on random days.

  • B

    Way to plagiarize this article nearly line for line from Apple Insider

    That’s some fine journalistic integrity you’ve got here

  • B

    Way to plagiarize this article nearly line for line from Apple Insider

    That’s some fine journalistic integrity you’ve got here

  • B

    Way to plagiarize this article nearly line for line from Apple Insider

    That’s some fine journalistic integrity you’ve got here

  • Guest

    Clippy works really good! I guess theres many more like hClipboard that works fine to. Ill just wait till its released to see what Apple has hidden 😉

  • Guest

    Clippy works really good! I guess theres many more like hClipboard that works fine to. Ill just wait till its released to see what Apple has hidden 😉

  • Dusty

    Clippy works really good! I guess theres many more like hClipboard that works fine to. Ill just wait till its released to see what Apple has hidden 😉

  • Actually, that is the article I used for the basis of my post. I totally forgot to linkback to them as I have in the past. Link added!

  • Actually, that is the article I used for the basis of my post. I totally forgot to linkback to them as I have in the past. Link added!

  • Actually, that is the article I used for the basis of my post. I totally forgot to linkback to them as I have in the past. Link added!

  • Yeah, that’s another thing we have to keep in mind. Since my first gen is unlocked, I don’t think I can resist 3.0 and wait for it to be jailbroken. 🙂

  • Yeah, that’s another thing we have to keep in mind. Since my first gen is unlocked, I don’t think I can resist 3.0 and wait for it to be jailbroken. 🙂

  • Yeah, that’s another thing we have to keep in mind. Since my first gen is unlocked, I don’t think I can resist 3.0 and wait for it to be jailbroken. 🙂

  • Teen Wolf

    Something to think about is if there is a 3rd generation iPhone release. Then I won’t have to worry about unjailbreaking my current 3G. Hahaha. I’ll probably blow my money on a new phone.

  • Teen Wolf

    Something to think about is if there is a 3rd generation iPhone release. Then I won’t have to worry about unjailbreaking my current 3G. Hahaha. I’ll probably blow my money on a new phone.

  • Teen Wolf

    Something to think about is if there is a 3rd generation iPhone release. Then I won’t have to worry about unjailbreaking my current 3G. Hahaha. I’ll probably blow my money on a new phone.

  • Bud Colby

    Copy & Paste would be wonderfull. I used it all the time on my Ipaq, and I sure do miss it.

  • Bud Colby

    Copy & Paste would be wonderfull. I used it all the time on my Ipaq, and I sure do miss it.

  • Bud Colby

    Copy & Paste would be wonderfull. I used it all the time on my Ipaq, and I sure do miss it.

  • IcemanYVR

    Copy & Paste, Multi-Tasking and true Bluetooth connectivity would be awesome 🙂

  • IcemanYVR

    Copy & Paste, Multi-Tasking and true Bluetooth connectivity would be awesome 🙂

  • IcemanYVR

    Copy & Paste, Multi-Tasking and true Bluetooth connectivity would be awesome 🙂

  • Did Mr. Rose mentioned the “CUT” function too?

  • Did Mr. Rose mentioned the “CUT” function too?

  • Did Mr. Rose mentioned the “CUT” function too?

  • mark heras

    i would like a feature that has a pussy magnet! so i would stop masterbating everyday. an iphone that would attract pussy kinnda like a hummer exept thousands of dollars less. you know what im saying?

  • mark heras

    i would like a feature that has a pussy magnet! so i would stop masterbating everyday. an iphone that would attract pussy kinnda like a hummer exept thousands of dollars less. you know what im saying?

  • mark heras

    i would like a feature that has a pussy magnet! so i would stop masterbating everyday. an iphone that would attract pussy kinnda like a hummer exept thousands of dollars less. you know what im saying?

  • Trent

    I’d like to see a function that lets me highlight a few words (i.e. a street address on a web page) and allows me to directly send that text to the maps function. It’s probably what I’d use copy and paste for the most, so I’d like a “send to maps” button as well as “copy” and “paste” buttons.

  • Trent

    I’d like to see a function that lets me highlight a few words (i.e. a street address on a web page) and allows me to directly send that text to the maps function. It’s probably what I’d use copy and paste for the most, so I’d like a “send to maps” button as well as “copy” and “paste” buttons.

  • Trent

    I’d like to see a function that lets me highlight a few words (i.e. a street address on a web page) and allows me to directly send that text to the maps function. It’s probably what I’d use copy and paste for the most, so I’d like a “send to maps” button as well as “copy” and “paste” buttons.

  • Wintersdark

    heh I’m not seeing how there’s much of a reason to upgrade if you’re already jailbroken. Still not looking like 3.0 is going to offer anything that you don’t already have through jailbreaking and – in fact – we’d lose capabilities (video recording, etc).

    Thus, not hard to wait for our illustrious DevTeam to jailbreak 3.0.

  • Wintersdark

    heh I’m not seeing how there’s much of a reason to upgrade if you’re already jailbroken. Still not looking like 3.0 is going to offer anything that you don’t already have through jailbreaking and – in fact – we’d lose capabilities (video recording, etc).

    Thus, not hard to wait for our illustrious DevTeam to jailbreak 3.0.

  • Wintersdark

    heh I’m not seeing how there’s much of a reason to upgrade if you’re already jailbroken. Still not looking like 3.0 is going to offer anything that you don’t already have through jailbreaking and – in fact – we’d lose capabilities (video recording, etc).

    Thus, not hard to wait for our illustrious DevTeam to jailbreak 3.0.