Apple Announces iPhone Software Update & SDK Release Date

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Apple announced a number of updates to the iPhone platform today. The iPhone has sold over 4 million units since going on sale 200 days ago. That averages 20,000 iPhones sold per day. In its first quarter shipping, the iPhone garnered 19.5% of the US Smartphone market (2nd only behind RIM's BlackBerry).

iPhone SDK Release scheduled for February

New Software today
Google Maps with Location
Webclips - website bookmarks on your home screen. Clips will remember where you zoomed/panned to, and you are able to create up to 9 of them.
Chapter Options & Language Capability - now available in iPod mode.
Multiple-Contact SMS
Available today as a free update to all existing iPhone users.

Many of these features were recently previously rumored.
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domness

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i will be upgrading my iphone when it's available
@twoodcc & CWallace - Same here!

I almost thought that GearLive was faking the whole new 1.1.3 update with screenshots. But now I just can't wait to download it!
 

ImNoSuperMan

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Dec 1, 2005
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GENTLEhackers start your engines.

Please I have 2 locked 1.1.2 iPhones eating dust:(:(. Please.
 

ben5959

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Keynote was bad, Every bit of it was previously leaked. when can i get this today, im impatient
 

ben5959

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BTW, Thanks apple for making the touch virtully the same as my iphone now. "oh its got 2-4 times as much storage and all the same features as your iphone except for the camera and phone appn now, we dont care" hahaha!!! apple jerks
 

kellen

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BTW, Thanks apple for making the touch virtully the same as my iphone now. "oh its got 2-4 times as much storage and all the same features as your iphone except for the camera and phone appn now, we dont care" hahaha!!! apple jerks
Wasn't that the point of the touch, an iphone without the phone?
 

kenaustus

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Jun 11, 2003
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Happy to see the software upgrades, but sorry that there were no hardware upgrades to go with it. My money was on a bump in memory and a second iPhone design. Looks like my bank account is safe for a few months.
 

xwk88

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clicking at the check for update button in itunes is not working!!!!!!:mad:
when is this going to be up????isn't there like a download page from apple:cool: I'd happily do it manually if i have to, to get it now!!!:D:apple:
 

bytethese

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Jun 20, 2007
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Lame!

The new software updates for my iPhone are cool, but I was hoping for an anouncement for upcoming hardware changes, ie Larger Storage Capacity or perhaps plans for a 3G iPhone. Grr....
 

empress

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clicking at the check for update button in itunes is not working!!!!!!:mad:
when is this going to be up????isn't there like a download page from apple:cool: I'd happily do it manually if i have to, to get it now!!!:D:apple:
i'm downloading the update right now through "check update" in itunes... i have 60 seconds remaining on the download!!!
 

john7jr

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Aug 14, 2003
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clicking at the check for update button in itunes is not working!!!!!!:mad:
when is this going to be up????isn't there like a download page from apple:cool: I'd happily do it manually if i have to, to get it now!!!:D:apple:
Keep trying to look for an update, it's there.
 

PlaceofDis

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Jan 6, 2004
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all good improvments.

its a good thing that apple are moving forward with improving the iPhone as much as possible from a software standpoint, rather than locking a set of features to hardware upgrades. (as they've done with the iPod in the past, no?)