Apple finally launched their "Cut, Copy and Paste" feature for the iPhone with the arrival of iPhone 3.0. Apple's Senior VP of iPhone Software Scott Forstall reviewed a few of the key Cut, Copy and Paste features during a special event presentation. He began with the Cut, Copy and Paste Bubble feature and then went on to discuss such things as "grab points," the "magnifier" and the ability to copy and paste across applications like Safari and Mail or even third party apps. Forstall also covered how to undo your copy and paste selections by using a "shake" technique in addition to covering how to use copy and paste with your photos into Mail. It took Apple a long time to bring Cut, Copy and Paste to the iPhone and they took a lot of heat for it. Apple's philosophy is that they want to get major features right. Some simply consider that to being nothing more than an excuse. Perhaps in some cases that may be true, but once you see Apple's ten in-depth patents covering this feature, you'll come to realize that Apple was really being honest about the delay of this feature. Forstall began his presentation by stating "we've been working really hard to design an easy to use straight forward user interface for Cut, Copy and Paste for our large touch screen display – and we think that we've nailed it." And for those of us who aren't naysayers, I think we could agree that they did just that.