iPhone Software 2.1 beta tester finds references to copy/paste, mobile radio

As a smartphone, the iPhone has lacked a very important feature ever since it first came out. It doesn’t have copy/paste functionality. Also, as a music player it is kind of flawed by not having a native radio application. Both of these shortcomings might be remedied soon, however, as traces of commands regarding their application have been spotted in the latest beta build of iPhone software by a diligent dev.

Combing the beta iPhone 2.1 software build recently, one developer has been able to find references to a copy and paste feature under the ‘Localizable.strings’ file in the WebKit framework.

copy paste feature

However, since the references are found in the web kit specifically, it could mean that those were merely carried over from the existing WebKit frameworks that are used for Windows PC and Mac application development.

The same developer also found references to an Apple MobileRadio, which theoretically could be the iPhone and iPod’s long-awaited FM radio application.

Of course, all of this is just speculation at this point, and none of us here at UV are developers so your guess is as good as ours.

Via <a href=”http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/08/07/25/copypaste_references_spotted_in_existing_iphone_frameworks.html” target=”new”>Apple Insider</a>

Author: David Gonzales

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