I was thinking about what Apple would add to the next version of the iPhone/iPod touch firmware and I think I came up with a good prediction. Lately, Apple has been enabling features that people used to hack in order to get. Some examples? 1. SDK is the big one: People have been hacking the iPhone just to get more Apps and Apple responded to this by announcing an official SDK at the end of this month. 2. Movable icons on the home screen: Again, people were previously using Customize.app to do this... Apple made it official 3. People have been complaining about Lyrics ever since the iPod touch came out... Lyrics are now in 1.1.3 4. When the iPod touch first came out, the Calendar was not editable from the iPod: Apple "fixed" this issue in 1.1.2. Thanks Apple! 5. WebClips: Do I even have to say anything for that? 6. Mac OS X Leopard: Apple recently officially allowed people to turn off menu bar transparency for those that do not like it and also making stacks able to use list view. Now, we can clearly see that lately, Apple has been on quite a roll with listening to the users and watching the hacking scene and they've been pretty good at updating the software please the users. Now for the BIG thing that will be in 1.1.4 (my prediction): I think that in 1.1.4 (or whatever they're gonna call it) will NOT ONLY allow for 3rd party Apps to be installed via iTunes but, the ability to customize the home screen wallpaper behind the icons. It makes so much sense to me. This seems to be one of the last things that people are jailbreaking for. I imagine there will be a control panel in Settings to edit the background. Just look at how many pages are in the thread "Post your NEW SpringBoards"... people want some color on the boring flat black background. Also, why would Apple put black shadows behind the icons if the background is black anyway? Anyways, that's my prediction for the next release of the iPhone/iPod touch firmware. This could be what stops most people from jailbreaking. Wanna talk about it?