The last couple of days have seen news/rumors about iPhone firmware 1.1.4 swirling about, all based on claims by third party software developers Tiny Code that they were working with iPhone firmware 1.1.4 in preparation for the release of the official iPhone SDK.
The stories involving 1.1.4 were originally fueled by details found on Tiny Code's website which made public mention of the new iPhone firmware and of the SDK. The story was then further emboldened by statements made by one of Tiny Code's developers on the Macrumors forums which confirmed the 1.1.4 availability to developers and suggested that Tiny Code had been punished by Apple for its loose lips.
Later today, the same developer made further comments on the Macrumors forums, apologizing for the situation and revealing the entire drama as falsified. At this point, we're not even going to try to make further sense of this ridiculous situation, read for yourself (from Macrumors),
It's finally time I just come out and say it; I lied.Tiny-Code never had any relations with Apple, Inc. or any other division of Apple. Never had the new firmware or any pre-SDK pack. Certainly never signed any NDA.
I find it interesting that a simple joke on the front of a minor at best Installer.app repo can cause so many wakes.
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It is equivocally funny that a simple re-enforcement of the page by me posted earlier stating I had been "reprimanded" by Apple could throw it even more into believability. To top it all off, a simple redirection of the domain to Apple's iPhone Developer center would cause so many theories as to why that is so when it was to just stop the "where did it go" questions.
All of it should teach everyone at these rumor sites WWWide to not trust anything that did NOT come from the mouth of Apple. 8 lines of text were published on Friday, by Sunday those lines of text are one of the biggest talked about and debated lines of text across Apple related internet sites.
This goes to prove anyone can register a domain one week and less than two later be believed, talked about, debated over, defended, ratted on, bashed, requested to be interviewed on DowJones Newswire and everything else under the sun. The power of the internet is amazing.
Make of it what you will.