If rumors are true, Apple has really been holding out on us and going a long way to hide some cool new features they've added to the iPhone 2.2 beta. The latest version listed only "compatibility testing" in its release notes, but sources have uncovered several big new features.
We heard rumors yesterday that Apple had seeded iPhone 2.1 firmware to developers. Speculation at the time was that the software would include more than just a software update, because it was version 2.1 rather than 2.0.1. Now MacNN says they have information from one of the developers that one of the new features being added is none other than the copy and paste functions everyone's been waiting for.
The iPhone keyboard is a brilliant innovation and a good time once users have grown accustomed to it. Crossover users who are used to feeling their keypad, however, might like that tangible comfort of knowing just where their fingers are supposed to go. Some researchers might have the answer.
Although the iPhone 2.0 update was just released Friday, Apple and AT&T are rumored to already be testing the next version of the OS. According to the Boy Genius Report, they've received several visits to their site using a yet-unreleased version of the iPhone software. Two instances, iPhone version 2.0.1, build 5B101 (iPhone) and 5B103 (iPhone 3G), have been observed. No further information can be gained from these log entries, although we're hoping that this build will bring some much needed stability to iPhone 2.0.