Oh, joy! Oh, no, the iPhone update is here! That's a reason to be happy for those still using AT&T's initial SIM card and a dreadful threat for those who will run it on their unlocked devices.
Apple developers kept their word and found a solution
for locking back the hacked
iPhones. Their solution, though, is one that will cause dissatisfaction among those still using AT&T's services and the users with unlocked devices as well. It looks like the phone is now cast away from any third party apps. This means that even the phones with third-party "hacks" or applications installed have been reverted to their initial state, with all additional software erased.
Apple warned customers in the release notes accompanying the software download that "If you have modified your iPhone's software, applying this software update may result in your iPhone becoming permanently inoperable". Furthermore, "making unauthorized modifications to the software on your iPhone violates the iPhone software license agreement, and the inability to use your iPhone due to unauthorized software modifications is not covered under your iPhone's warranty".
Version 1.1.1 of the iPhone includes iTunes Wi-Fi Music Store, as well as louder speakerphone and receiver volume. One important feature is that of TV Out
that Apple has promised to include for some time now. The phone will also allow expressing the preference to turn off EDGE/GPRS when roaming internationally, along with 10 individual security modifications.
In order to download the 152MB update, iPhone owners only have to connect their iPhones to the Mac or PC and click the "Check for update" option in iTunes. It should be a difficult decision to make for many owners out there, as most of them already have third party applications installed. On the other hand, this upgrade
brings some useful improvements that might not come for a long time now from hackers.