Do you think we could see firmware 2.3 tomorrow?

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  1. christall109 macrumors 6502

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    Hey guys one thing I've noticed lately is that there has been no mention of iPhone firmware 2.3... not even the beta. Could Apple be holding it back or are they preparing something with new features for tomorrow?

    Would they have to release it early to developers to test their apps on? Or should there always compatibility with future iPhone OSs?

    **Finger crossed for Copy+Paste***
     
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  4. PatrickRolfsen macrumors regular

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    werd. We're never gonna get that :p
     
  5. Mikey B macrumors 65816

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    It might be possible that Phil announces 2.3 and gives a release date in the future, but I don't really see it being released tomorrow. Mainly because there hasn't been a peep anywhere about a 2.3 beta being distributed to devs. Unless the NDA finally managed to keep a FW beta completely under wraps, which I highly doubt, there won't be a release at Macworld. There is no way Apple would push out a new firmware without going through a couple of betas first.
     
  6. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    I agree with John Gruber. Based on the fact that no one has heard anything about 2.3, they're probably done with version 2 and are now working on 3.0, but it won't be out tomorrow.

    We may get a peek at it, but that's it.
     
  7. Warbrain macrumors 603

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    Who says that there needs to be a version 3 being worked on right now? I suspect one more update for 2 and then an upgrade to 3. But what could go into a new iPhone to warrant version 3?
     
  8. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    I suspect that we're getting close to needing a new organizational structure beyond swiping pages. With the number of apps people are downloading, something has to change.

    This is just my guess, but I think that something that changes the iPhone interface so drastically will warrant the "3.0" number all on its own.
     
  9. Warbrain macrumors 603

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    That's possible. I think we're bound to see more UI changes now and not so much fundamental changes in the device.
     
  10. iParis macrumors 68040

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    2.3 may end up being released on when the iPhone goes to 32GB's, which is most likely February since that's when it got it's last capacity bump.
     
  11. Warbrain macrumors 603

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    I could see this happening. But what new features? Copy and paste? Video? Stability is pretty much there...
     
  12. iParis macrumors 68040

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    Copy/paste, flash, Push (not that "push" they've been giving us), and a little more stability is always good (even if not needed).

    Well, actually copy/paste and flash seem more likely for the 3.0 update.
     
  13. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    No, first betas go out, then the actual thing. I can see 2.2.x (where x stands for a number from 1-9) to add stability to the OS.

    However, a surprise would be nice like having finally native video recording
     
  14. Chundles macrumors G4

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    2.3 hasn't been released as a beta to SDK developers. We won't be seeing 2.3 tomorrow.
     
  15. nfl46 macrumors 603

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    They'll probably talk about 2.3 tomorrow, and release it in February/March.
     
  16. milani macrumors 68000

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    It might be announced, but I highly doubt it will be ready to go tomorrow.
     
  17. NotFound macrumors 6502a

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    Are you using the same mobile Safari I am using?
     
  18. milani macrumors 68000

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    Are you visiting the same websites that he is? It's not always the browsers fault you know.
     
  19. NotFound macrumors 6502a

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    A friend was checking his facebook tonight under safari, it crashed three times. It even crashes under the native facebook application. Next excuse?
     
  20. iParis macrumors 68040

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    Facebook is filled with tons of code.
    The apps for websites are made to be watered down and not take up as much ram.
     
  21. NotFound macrumors 6502a

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    It is advertised as the 'real internet' not the 'watered down' internet. Next.

    The native facebook application is a facebook problem; not an apple problem. I concur on that note.

    To stay on topic, I would love to see a 2.3 preview tomorrow at the very least. Hopefully copy/paste and stability included.
     
  22. iParis macrumors 68040

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    NO. The app.facebook, one in the app sotre, is watered down.
    I was saying that's why the facebook app doesn't crash as much as when you go to the facebook website.
     
  23. jmpage2 macrumors 68030

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    I have actually found Safari to be very stable, maybe you could provide additional examples of sites that are crashing it.
     
  24. Farns514 macrumors 6502

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    Please tell me they will finally implement picture messaging, that is the biggest set back.....
     
  25. iParis macrumors 68040

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    Sounds like a 3.0 thing.
     

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