Major iPhone update in works?

iPhone updateAccording to the post on Howard Forums, Apple will release a major update for the iPhone soon. Apparently the new firmware version will bring several improvements, including:

  • File browser
  • Disk mode support
  • More REAL applications are coming, including the special version of iWork and iChat
  • Search for files, aka mobile Spotlight
  • Widescreen keyboard in every app, not just Safari
  • Copy/Paste support
  • You will be able to add mail accounts without iTunes
  • File sharing
  • Syncing with .Mac accounts
  • Ringtones
  • Camera software upgrade to include stabilization feature
  • Support for Flash

Sounds promising, but what about Java support? C’mon Apple, we’re hungry for features, hurry up. :)

[Via: gadgetsonthego.net]

  • Tom

    oh man, that sounds sweet! I can’t wait!
    That’ll make me feel a little better about that hole in my wallet.

  • Jonathan Greene

    I hope it really is soon .. that sounds great!

  • Kevin

    Sounds too good to be true… I cant wait :)

  • Will Park

    Flash support!

    Although, extensive Flash use could kill your battery pretty quickly

  • Mule

    You will be able to add mail accounts without iTunes

    Hummm this is already possible

  • dug

    WELL I DONT KNOW WERE EVERYONE IS GETTING THESE RUMORS ON APPLE UPDATES FOR THE IPHONE BUT MY FRIEND JACK WORK AT ONE OF APPLES LABS WERE THEY TEST ALL AQUIPMENT AND SOFTWARE HE HAS ASSURED ME THAT THERE ARE NO MAJOR UPDATES COMING OUT FOR THE IPHONE JUST SOME PATCHES TO CORRECT SOME ISSUES SEE ANY UPDATE PATCHES GO THRUE THIS LAB BEFORE IT IS INTRODUCE TO ITUNES HE DID MENTION THAT THER IS A LOT OF HYPE ON THIS UPDATE THAT DOSENT EXCIST BUT EVEN IF APPLE DECIDED TO BRING IT OUT IT WOULD BE ABOUT 2 YEARS BEFORE IT WOULD BE OUT SORRY FOR THE BAD NEWS ANY QUESTIONS LET ME KNOW AND I WILL FOWARD THEM TO MY FRIEND

  • dug’s better half

    Dug doent know what hes talking about copy/paste support is essential, as well as being able to search for something on a web page CTRL-F style… GG QQ Dug as well as your imaginary friends at apple.

  • Chad

    Yeah I agree that Dug must not know what he’s talking about. Apple said even before the launch that they will be adding features for free through software updates as time goes on.

  • Greg

    :cry: No updates to the Bluetooth??? That sucks! I really love the iphone, but I swear a couple magazines I read said it would support stereo BT, but when I bought it, AT&T told me that they thought it would! Does anyone know if the phone is even capable of having a BT profile update, or is this not even possible? I can’t get anything from the Apple.com site because they keep giving me a link to provide feedback (which I have done)… Apple is @$%#$%$ quiet about everything!

  • Andy tran

    the funny thing is on the list of update it says there will be support for flash for the camera. Now tell me how is that possible when there is no type of lighting on the back of the iphone

  • dusanb

    It’s Adobe Flash! You know, the .SWF files and stuff. It nowhere says there will be “flash for the camera.”

  • dug

    WELL WHAT CAN I TELL YOU HAD LUNCH WITH JACK TODAY HE WAS TELLING ME ABOUT HOW WELL THE IPHONE WAS GOING FOR APPLE BUT THAT THEY WERE MORE CONCERN ABOUT THERE NEW REALESE OF THE NEW IPHONE COMING OUT IN JANUARY I SAID THO HIM WATH THE #?!* I JUST PURCHASE THIS ONE HE TOLD ME HOW MANY PROLEMS THEY WERE HAVING LIKE MIS PLACE SPEAKERS AND THE CHROME GETTING ALL SCRATCHED UP SO THEY NEEDED TO MAY SOME NEW IMPROVEMENTS THAT IT WOULD BE FOR THE BEST I TOLD HIM IF THERE WAS GOING TO BE SOME SOFTWARE AND SOME NEW FEATURES ON THIS PHONE THAT MIND DID NOT HAVE HE SAID THAT HE COULD ONLY TELL ME 40GB OF STORAGE AND THAT WAS ALL MAN IM MAD I JUST MADE THIS PURCHASE AND I KNOW ALOT PEOPLE WOULD BE UPSET HE TOLD ME THAT APPLE WILL HAVE A UPGRADE DEAL WERE THEY WILL GIVE YOU SOME TYPE OF CREDIT WITH THE PURCHASE OF A NEW IPHONE 2ND GENERATION SORRY TO JUST BE POSTING BAD NEWS BUT I BELIEVE EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW THIS I THINK IM JUST GOING TO PURCHASE THE MOTOROLA Q9 THIS PHONE IS TO MUCH MONEY.EBAY HEGOES ANOTHER IPHONE FOR SALE!

  • Joe

    Right…I’m going to trust (let alone try to make sense of) what someone wrote that doesn’t seem to understand the concept of when to capitalize, the use of punctuation or the impact of run-on gibberish (some people *might* call them sentences).

    Not likely.

  • Greg

    Can anyone please tell me if the iphone bt stack is even capable of being updated to provide stereo or is this not possible? Will there be a dock adapter available soon that would allow a2dp connections?

  • Jonahz

    dug needs to learn English before making false statements, then maybe it would be somewhat believable.

  • Jonahz

    Even though the phone IS a little pricey, I have one and do not regret buying one. I love the set up and edge is fast enough for what I use it for. Things freakin awesome. If they come out with updates, even better.

  • Greg

    :smile: Anyone else notice you can call someone and go into the ipod function and stream audio to my mono headset to hear decent audio! The only problem is that the audio cuts off after the caller hangs up. I wonder if Apple will release an update to allow sound to route to the BT Headset because it obviously works!

  • Rich

    The i phone is ok… But not great… I have one and dont know if anyone else has this other problem, but the dam thing over heats! Literaly… And sometimes you will be on the internet or on the maps and it will just go to the home menu!!! And that really sucks… Well hopefully they work on that… And i hope they do make a ringtone feture… Cause if not… Hackmyiphone here I come.

  • dug

    Well is true no updates for the iPhone johnutz you need a wife your hand is not making you happy.

  • Johnutz

    Dug,
    My hand is making me happier than your mouth.

  • Will Park

    Oh man, you guys are hilarious :lol:

    @Greg
    We’re all crossing our fingers for the update to do a lot of things, I’ve noticed that problem as well.

  • Leopard

    I really don’t see any big features added until leopard is released, because of their whole big hype with how well the iPhone will work and integrate with leopard. There may be some small things added up till then, but just nothing big. I do hope they unlock the stereo bluetooth ability as I’ve heard the chip is able to do that, because I’ve been eyeing those sweet Moto S9’s

  • Jason

    :grin: I think it’d be awesome if Apple made an itunes browser for the iphone where you could purchase tunes, movies or etc, then the purchased tunes, movies and etc would sync to your home base itunes where the iphone connects.

  • Wolfie

    This will be nice, it makes me feel a bit better about spending 600 bucks on a phone. The file browser feature would be nice.

  • Tiger

    any new updates ?

  • James

    any new updates for the iphone? when is the ichat comin ?

  • brittany

    i think that there should also be pics in text messages

  • James

    I agree with Brittany it would be awesome if they do that. !! any new update out?

  • James

    hey guys the new iPhone Update 1.0.2 is out now..

    i don’t see anything new . i really want the Ichat badly :(

  • PEB

    DUG,

    I have a question. When can we expect new applications (chat, etc) for the Iphone?

    PEB

  • hunter

    like when is this update coming out geez.. :mad:

  • Duke

    Chat is available NOW. Install the installer.app and tap the real power of your phone. dont know why more people arent doing this.

  • justin

    that still b nothing as long the phone s not working with other sim cards its nothing nothing ,,, apple baby sty away from nokia’s buisness :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

  • ej

    where is the software for sending pictures with your texts???????????????

  • ej

    texting with pictures should be a easy fix! why is it not happening or done, $400 phone limited!!!

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