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CNET News Video: iPhone OS 3.0: Search
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CNET News Video: iPhone OS 3.0: Search

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Scott Forstall, Apple's senior vice president of iPhone software, shows off a new feature that will allow users to search for specific e-mail messages, applications, contacts, and other data.

[ Music ] >> We created a new home screen where you can search across all of those applications, and we call it Spotlight. And so, now to the left of the other home screens, there's a single location where you can search across your phone. You see at the bottom here where it show what home screen you're on? There's a new icon on the left which is for Spotlight. Let me go ahead and demo it up for you now. So here we are on our home screen. I'll just flick to the left, and that is Spotlight. Again, here is the home screen you're used to. Here is Spotlight. Now go ahead and search for, let's say Tim. T-I-M. And go ahead and say search. Now, it searched across the entire, you know, the phone. For the first couple of results, those are contacts. So if I tap here on Tim Young, it takes me directly to that contact inside of the phone application, and from there you can dial him, you can send an e-mail, you can go and look up his location based on here in Maps. Now, go back to the home screen. The next three items, "New York Times", The Time Machine, and Times Square, those are all applications. If you're like me, and you have well over 100 applications on your phone, this makes it really easy to find and launch an application quickly. I can just tap on, let's say, The Time Machine, launches that e-book application right there, and now I'm reading it. Let's go back to the home screen, and to Time Machine. The next three items, that's searching my entire music library, the iPod library. So I'll tap on "Take 5". That's on the Time Out album so it matches TIM. And again, [music] just starts playing. So it's that easy if you want to play some music, go right to Spotlight, search for what you're looking, and play it. [music ] Back here in Spotlight, into the next one, it found a, a note that had TIM in it. It found two e-mail messages. Again, I can jump right to those, and even a calendar appointment. And that is right next to your home [inaudible], brand new home screen to search across your phone. That is Spotlight. [ Music]

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