Apple Seeds iPhone 2.1 Firmware with GPS Features

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    GearLive reports that Apple has seeded a beta version of iPhone 2.1 Firmware to developers.

    According to the site, Apple has included new Core Location features that might suggest that turn-by-turn GPS could become a reality. Core Location can reportedly track your direction and the speed at which you are traveling.

    Along with the new firmware, Apple has also seeded a new version of the iPhone SDK but the new SDK can not be used to submit Apps to the current App Store. There have been earlier reports that Firmware 2.0.1 had been spotted in the wild, but a 2.1 upgrade would presumably introduce more than just bug fixes.

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  2. macrumors 68020

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    thats great i cannot wait!
     
  3. macrumors 601

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    Copy and paste? :D
     
  4. macrumors 6502

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    Awesome! Hopefully its more stable. Copy & Paste would be good. Maybe some MMS if were lucky. :)
     
  5. macrumors 68020

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    Safari is faster, lol

    Turn-by-Turn is the big new here.
     
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    Installing it on my old iPhone right now. They said not to install it on a production device. There is three version iPhone, 3G iPhone, and iPod Touch.
     
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    Can we get copy/paste please :p
     
  8. macrumors regular

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    looking forward to turn by turn app
     
  9. macrumors regular

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    Screw copy and paste... Just give me stability!
     
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    I wonder how much Steve will charge iPod touch owners for this latest upgrade. ;)
     
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    Can we finally get cut and paste in OS X? Not going to happen. How about a 2nd button on laptops? Not going to happen. Apple is stubborn. And that's not good.
     
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    Faster isn't the word for it wow...
     
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    I just want my smooth UI, and stability back.

    Edit: Actually no, I want smooth UI, stability, fast browsing speed, removal of SMS typing lag, push email to work properly, Safari to quit crashing, better battery life, and copy/paste.

    OK, thats it.
     
  14. macrumors 6502a

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    Life support ain't cheap man, and Steve will be on it any day from the looks of things...

    Seriously speaking though, I just hope it addresses stability, and gets rid of the awful lag that happens from time to time in SMS and contacts. Copy/Paste would be nice, but that ain't coming out in a minor update... that's something Steve's gonna wanna take credit for on stage like he's the first one to implement it or something (and surprisingly, everyone will roar with applause as if he did).

     
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    If they release turn by turn GPS, that would be freaking sweet. I mean hook that thing up to the Aux input of your car and go to town. The iphone 3g would then truly be the greatest phone ever. That and if they would just release MMS to shut up the critics, and I don't even care about MMS.
     
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    10 bucks per .1 of a version ;)

    ORLY? Do tell...
     
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    Looking forward to this more than I was for 2.0 itself. Hopefully this will be a stable version of 2.0...
     
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    Wow, huge changes to the audio frameworks as well. Wonder what that means?
     
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    early push notification APIs for apps also said to be in it.

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  20. macrumors member

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    can't wait. Im just glad I have the iPhone now so I don't have to pay for updates haha. What a rip for iPod users
     
  21. macrumors 6502

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    Where are the downloads for this located? I'm a paid member of Apple's Dev Program. All I see is the SDK download.
     
  22. macrumors newbie

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    How about let us pick the sounds for text messages, not the lame apple sounds that are included
     
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    Yay! new features are always welcome.
     
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    I got it off http://developer.apple.com/iphone. I been a paid member since May, so maybe they haven't turn it on for all paid developers yet?
     
  25. macrumors 68040

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    You guys are on drugs if you think there are going to be major features like this included in a .0.1 update.
     

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