The official Twitter client for the iPhone and iPad has been updated

New features include:

– Photos. Uploading photos is now easier than ever. There’s a camera button in the toolbar and we improved the image preview, so you can quickly choose a photo from your library or take a new picture.
– Follow your friends. Now you can find which of your friends are on Twitter that have chosen to be discoverable through the contacts on your phone.
– Local trends. See trends based on your location.
– Shorten links. When you want to share a link on Twitter, just paste it into the Tweet box and we’ll automatically shorten it.
– Tweet box design. We redesigned the “New Tweet” screen so it’s now cleaner and simpler.
– Autocomplete. When tweeting on-the-go, speed and accuracy are important. Autocomplete for @usernames and hashtags help you tweet faster
– Direct Messages. The new Direct Message conversation view helps you better keep track of messages.

The iPhone client also has a new feature called the Quick Bar, that lets you quickly see trends at the top of your timeline. You can swipe the Quick Bar to the left or right to see additional trends.