IPhone 2.0 software, available on Apple servers

Software 2.0 for iPhone provides a host of new features for iPhone and iPod touch users; and although the accent has been placed mainly on the characteristics aimed at the business world, the truth is that its novelties also include others aimed at private users.

The new iPhone software adds a contact search that allows users to enter a name to instantly find what they are looking for. Full support for iWork documents is also added, allowing users to view Pages, Numbers, and Keynote documents. Apple will also offer full support for Microsoft Office documents, adding a display option for PowerPoint presentations, in addition to the Word and Excel documents that are already available. Putting the iPhone in landscape mode will turn the Calculator app into a scientific calculator.

The parental control features will allow adults to disable access to explicit content, as well as access to YouTube, the iTunes Store (via Wi-FI connection), and the App Store that was also presented yesterday.

Of course, iPhone 2.0 software also incorporates features geared toward the business world, such as push email, calendar information, and contact management, additional support for virtual private network (VPN) access, including Cisco IPsec; strong authentication, certificates and identities. Apple also includes Wi-Fi support and tools with WPA / 802.1x to enforce security policies. IT managers will also be able to deploy iPhone terminals, configuring them to configure themselves automatically and, perhaps most importantly, with the option of remote wipe when required.

With the release of the App Store and iTunes 7.7, it is also possible to buy and download applications on the iPhone, once the 2.0 update is installed.