Apple today announced major changes to forthcoming iPhone software, including a plan to use a full gamut of Bluetooth protocols, enhanced maps functionality and peer-to-peer networking.

Turn by turn navigation is likely to be adopted, but developers will have to supply their own maps, which surely positions Google with an opportunity to make an entry into the SatNav market with a headstart.

Push notifications will be adopted, but programmes which developers wish to run in the background won’t. In addition, developers seem likely to have access to the iPod Library infrastructure in the iPhone OS 3 update.

Changes for users include Copy and Paste (yay) and MMS (yay) and calendar subscription.  A new search system called Spotlight is also to be built in.

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Read the Apple press release here.

But this post was there before theirs lol.