iPhone 3.0 Firmware Dated: Brings Bluetooth Mutiplayer Gaming, In-game DLC

Apple today announced that the iPhone 3.0 firmware update is now set for a June 17 release. The update brings support for local multiplayer support over Bluetooth, as well as in-game downloadable content. nope Several games released today already make use of the new functionality. ngmoco's Star Defense, the planet-based tower defense title shown at Apple's press conference this morning, offers several priced content packs for download.

On the multiplayer front, Gameloft's racer Asphalt 5 was singled out for sporting the new peer-to-peer tech. id's John Carmack also said last month that a Bluetooth-enabled version of Doom iPhone will be released in the near future.