Copy/Paste Coming To The iPhone This Friday. Is It For Real?

We’ve heard that before and we’ve had our share of disappointment about the copy/paste options on the iPhone but this time it seems that it’s finally around the corner. Best of all, you don’t need to hack your iPhone or even install applications. What? So how does it work?

Unlike other approaches, it works with the two apps that matter most, Mail and Safari, and gets around Apple’s onerous App Store terms through a clever combination of javascript bookmarks and web services.

This new service is called PasteBud and as you can see in this video, it works using two bookmarks in Safari. The first bookmark prepares and loads the page you are viewing, and let’s you select the text you want to copy with your finger. From there, you can open your Mail app and paste the text in there or you can even paste the text in the text field of another web page if you want to.

Looks pretty sweet, eh? Well, don’t get too excited as I believe this is BS. But you know me, I’m always the devil’s advocate… I do hope I am wrong on this one as I would love to finally be able to copy/paste on my iPhone. My biggest disappointment remains that Apple still hasn’t made this available and that we have to jump through hoops and holes to get something that should have been on the iPhone since June 27, 2007.

What do you think? Real? Fake?