Apple Seeds iPhone 2.2 Beta 1 To Developers, Safari Interface Changes

According to MacRumors, Apple has seeded iPhone 2.2 Beta 1 to developers. The build is being seeded for “compatibility testing” and there is no mention of new features or changes in this build. A new beta build of the iPhone SDK (build 9M2611) has been seeded alongside the OS X iPhone beta. It is possible that Apple is including the highly anticipated push notification service which will allow developers to send out notifications similar to the way SMS notifications appear now.

One user on the MacRumors forums claims to have received an email from Steve Jobs regarding the push notification service.

We’re running a bit late. We want to get it 100% right the first time.

Steve

Sent from my iPhone

Although not listed as a change, Apple has made some slight changes to the Safari application. From the screenshot, the folks in Cupertino seem to have moved some things around in the top portion of the app. The “search” icon has been removed and a search field has been integrated right into the bar. The “stop” and “refresh” buttons also seem to be moved into the location bar.

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