My contract with T-Mobile has ended and I was planning on getting an iPhone in couple hours? Is this a safe bet, or is their a chance that an iPhone update or an iPhone nano could arrive on September 5th?
Buy one and ENJOY it. Now is the time to have an iPhone, all this exciting news coming out. If worst comes to worst, Sept 5th is within the 14day return policy, although you may eat the restocking fee? I don't think you have anything to worry about. Buy one, and enjoy the holiday weeked with it!
If you wait until Sept 6th to buy the phone, and there is a software update on the 5th to facilitate ringtones, you're still going to need to update, because the phones in the supply chain all have the older firmware.
Ayep, what (s)he said. I bought my iPhone last Sunday and as soon as it was charged enough to sync, I had a prompt to download 1.0.2 (which superseded 1.0.1, so I got ALL of the updates at the same time).
This is going to be an iPod event, there most certainly won't be any new hardware on the iPhone side of things. You're completely safe to buy now. If anything, more functionality will be added to the iPhone (such as ringtones, etc.) via a software update or similar procedure.