If you've been having trouble with your battery life on your iPhone running version 3.1 of the firmware, Apple cares. It's just being quiet about it. According to the iPhone blog, an undisclosed number of users who have posted on Apple’s discussion boards about poor battery life following the iPhone 3.1 software update are being contacted by AppleCare helpdesk with a hefty list of 11 follow-up questions.
Following up on the recent addition of an anti-phishing feature in the recently-released iPhone OS 3.1 firmware and the fact that the feature seems to be inactive by default, The Loop's Jim Dalrymple caught up with Apple spokesman Bill Evans to discuss how to activate the feature:
Truphone, a mobile Voice over Internet Protocol application for the iPhone, is undergoing conflicts with Apple's recently-released iPhone OS 3.0 update. According to Macworld UK, an e-mail sent from the company to customers has stated that some users are now seeing the wrong application icon or the Truphone application icon not showing at all under the iPhone 3.0 Software Update.
A potential security hole in the iPhone OS 3.0 and 3.0.1 firmware has just surfaced via a YouTube video in which the host describes how, by searching for the title of a deleted message, the resulting screen displays two copies of the message; when either is selected for the first time, Mail crashes. According to MacNN, when the messages are selected a second time however, an iPhone will either display the original text, or a warning saying "This message cannot be displayed because of the way it is formatted."
An updated USBConfiguration.plist file discovered in the most recent version of the iPhone OS 3.1 firmware beta offers evidence that Apple is continuing development on an unknown device. According to an ArsTechnica story, the product, referred to as "iProd", was first discovered in March and has since been updated as "1,1", which has led users to believe there is indeed an unknown product inside of Apple under active development running the iPhone OS.
Today Apple provided iPhone developers with a beta version of iPhone OS 3.1 for all versions of the iPod touch and iPhone, including iPhone 3GS. Additionally, Apple has released an updated version of the iPhone SDK for both Leopard and Snow Leopard. No changes have been reported as of yet, but we expect the big differences will come in the form of bug fixes. If you find any changes, let us know in the comments!
Engadget reports that Apple will be previewing iPhone OS 3.0 at a special event on March 17th. With the new OS, Apple will also be updating a revised edition of their SDK. The event will take place at 10am PST, and is being described by Apple as an "advance preview of what we're building", so it's unlikely that they'll have it ready for release by that time, but hopefully we'll start seeing some of those features we've been waiting for.
With any cool new gadget, especially ones from Apple, there are a couple of first goals set by the hackers to try to achieve. With the iPhone, jailbreaking and then soft-unlocking was one of them, and now another has been met. Dev Team member planetbeing announced that they have successfully installed a working copy of Linux on the iPhone.
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.
So let's see, which one of you ignored our warnings and decided to upgrade their phones to the 2.0 beta? If you did, you've likely ended up at a pink activation screen with no way to activate. This is because your phone hasn't been authorized for the beta. If you're stuck, you can downgrade your iPhone back to 1.1.4 and use it once again.