Apple iPhone adds new features

A free software update for Apple’s iPhone allows users to automatically find their location using the redesigned Maps application; text message multiple people in one message; create Web Clips for their favorite websites; customize their home screen; and watch movies rented from the new iTunes Movie Rentals right on their iPhone.

New iPhone products shipping from the factory will include the software update and existing iPhone customers will automatically get the update for free when they sync their iPhone with iTunes

Maps, one of the most popular and helpful applications on iPhone, has a new interface and the ability to find a location automatically. iPhone triangulates the users position using nearby Wi-Fi base stations or cellular towers.

Users can also create Web Clips — icons on the home screen that take them directly to favorite websites, including the exact spot they zoom into.

iPhone’s new software update also adds the ability to send the same SMS text message to multiple people.