The cut, copy, and paste feature is long overdue. The interface is simple and user-friendly, and it works across all applications including notes, e-mails, messages, and text on Web pages. To access the feature, just double-tap on the desired text. You then can move the grab points to select as much, or as little, text as you'd like. Choose the "cut" or "copy" option, open a new document, and tap the "paste" button. If you make a mistake, you can undo your action by shaking the iPhone.
When using the text-messaging app, a small camera icon now appears next to your writing area. After tapping it, you have the choice to take a new photo or send an existing shot. Also, you can initiate a picture message from the photo gallery.
To access the new search function, swipe your finger to the right from the home screen. After inputting a search term with the onscreen keyboard, you'll get results from your contacts list, messaging and e-mail folders, iTunes library, and calendar. Alternately, you can go directly to search or the camera by changing preferences for the Home button.
The Stocks app adds news headlines for each ticker symbol. You also can get information such as the market capitalization, the 52-week low, and the 52-week high. You'll also be able to see the charts in landscape mode.