It's the middle of the night in California, so there's no guarantee we won't get the firmware update today, but... After reading the details of the iPhone launch in the UK and the 9th November on-sale date, there was absolutely no reason to hold off the firmware update for the UK announcement. And it's obvious the new firmware is ready to go, as it's what all the pretty obviously production iPhones at the UK event were running, complete with the as yet unavailable in the UK on any device iTunes WiFi Store. The only thing I can think of that's holding up the firmware update is Apple trying to break anySIM and/or other unlocks. I too very much did not like the exclusive, contract nature of the iPhone with no subsidy, but after spending some time checking out the iPhone, I decided the trade-off was worth it. But unless we do get the update today, all this unlocking nonsense is holding up legitimate iPhone users from getting new features that even the stripped-down iPod touch already has, in the States just so you can use the iPhone on Tmobile with somewhat cheaper voice plans but double the cost for the unlimited data plans, while you lose a lot of features that make the iPhone unique. We were Tmobile customers for years, and they're fine, but they're nothing so special you can't switch carriers to get an iPhone. And for all the "I have to unlock" because I'm in HK or Milan or Edmonton or wherever and the iPhone isn't offered here yet crowd. No, you don't have to unlock. In the States we miss out on all kinds of products and services, some of them quite superior to stateside alternatives, that are not offered here. You don't have to have an iPhone until it is made available in your local region. And with an iPod touch you can get a lot of the iPhone's features now, anyway. So knock it off already. As it is I have to update iTunes every other day because people are hacking away after freaking out having to pay 99 cents for ringtones, which is like US$1.50 less than other ringtone services and you actually get songs you want, no that AxelF Frog nonsense or what have you. There are plenty of phones that lock ringtones to the provider service and their are plenty that do not. Go buy one that does not. I'm sure all this hacking and unlocking and making free ringtones business is great fun for those of you spending all day living in your parents' basements cleaning your bong collections, but there are those of us who are paying for a device, software and services that we'd like to be able to use and for which we'd like to expediently get new features via updates and not have to babysit with iTunes software updates to close up exploits. I'm all for creative use of technology, even of proprietary devices, but you don't have to release your efforts to the public and cause problems for people whose time is a bit more constrained than yours. And if just have to release your hacking into the wild, Linux is widely available on many devices for you to do just that. My stars even Sony allows you to easily install Linux on a PlayStation 3. But otherwise, please stop gumming up the works for the rest of us with your sloppy, mostly useless garbage efforts to break just for the sake of breaking. UPDATE: I do think that now they've shown off all the features included in the 1.1.1 update, break anySIM or not, they pretty much have to release the update stateside today or current customers are going to start to get tweaky not getting the new features that are so obviously already ready to go.