Inside Look At 2.0 Firmware, iTunes 7.7

There was a rumor going around last week that Apple was finishing up version 2.0 of the iPhone software, and that a special version of iTunes 7.7 would be needed to install it. Jesus Diaz over at Gizmodo has managed to get his hands on it, and has taken a few screenshots to confirm some rumors.

According to Jesus, the latest release of the 2.0 software runs fine, and he claims to notice a speed increase with application performance. He did notice that the parental controls didn’t stop him from visiting some x-rated websites in Safari, but everything else seems to work well enough.

iTunes 7.7 was more telling than the 2.0 software. In the Preferences he found a section for MobileMe, but it’s not active. There’s a new applications tab in the iPhone control panel, but there’s nothing in the App Store yet, so there’s not much there. There were also a few other changes to the preferences, like having it automatically check for downloads, age restrictions for games, and most interestingly, “look for iPhone and iPod touch remotes.”

This definitely confirms the rumors.

He also created a fun little video of him messing around with the iPhone 2.0 software, so be sure to check out his article at Gizmodo.

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