The New York Times is reporting that Google plans to update its free search app for the iPhone as early as today.
Google has pushed its latest update to the AppStore and once Apple approves it users will be able to search for anything by simply talking into the handset. You could say "where in the world is China?" and the software would create a file of your voice, send it to Googles servers which determine what was said and then fire the result back seconds later.
Microsoft and Yahoo both offer similar services on competing devices. The service is particularly handy when you are in the car and typing in search queries is challenging and dangerous whilst driving.
In separate news it is rumored that Apple will release version 2.2 of its iPhone software on November 21st.