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Latest iPhone firmware is leaked

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 31 Dec 2007 17:25 User comments (6)

Latest iPhone firmware is leaked The website GearLive has leaked the upcoming 1.1.3 Apple iPhone Firmware update that is rumored to hit users in the upcoming weeks.
The update will allow all iPhone users to shuffle their home screen icons using a drag and drop method. In addition, users will be able to add shortcut web bookmarks to the home screen if they so choose.

A more functional update will be the ability to send SMS messages to more than one recipient, a feature that should have been included since the beginning.

The most intriguing update however, is to the Google Maps application which will add "Locate Me" services. Using Cell phone tower triangulation, the Locate Me service will tell you where you are when you are lost.

Anyone who has unlocked their handsets, or jailbreaked previous firmwares should be careful with this latest update as it seems 1.1.3 will do what previous updates have done, lock unlocked handsets, un-jailbreak phones, and uninstall unofficial third party software.

Source:
pocketlint

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6 user comments

12.1.2008 18:26

See where you are on a map!!!! SCARY! that means your not the only one knowing where your at at all times guys!!! CRAZY!

22.1.2008 21:46

All this is good however locking the phone still included in the deal is the no go zone for me.

33.1.2008 11:58

Originally posted by Shegax:
See where you are on a map!!!! SCARY! that means your not the only one knowing where your at at all times guys!!! CRAZY!
You never were....mwah ha ha..

/looks behind back....

44.1.2008 13:05
themuse
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What good is Google maps using the cell towers. Cell phone reception where I live, (CT) is teriable! If I move 15 feet in the wrong direction in my house the iPhone (or any cell phone) loses all signal.

When are they going to use the Bluetooth technology it already has and connect with a GPS like the Pharos PT-120?

M

56.1.2008 18:25

Still I feel this technology can and will be misused

68.1.2008 6:17

I am sure it will be misused... but at the same time its some what interesting.


will there ever be an official iPhone unlocking thread here??

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