According to iPhoneAtlas, a member of Cnet's family of sites, reported today that the iPhone demo units used at Apple's press conference/media event held today at the Regent Street Apple store in London were updated with the yet-to-be-released version 1.1.1 firmware. iPhone owners have been eagerly awaiting the new firmware version for many weeks.
Although we theorized yesterday that the .Mac web gallery integration feature demonstrated at yesterday's Apple media event would come to the iPhone in it's next update - it appears we were wrong. Apparently, this feature has come to many iPhones without any update at all.
Apple held a media event today, August 7th, where they announced the new iMac. A sleeker, more feature packed, sexier version of the previous iMac. Along with the announcement of the new iMac came a slew of information on updates to Apple software offerings such as iLife, iWork, and the .Mac online service. The most noteable of the group for iPhone owners were the online additions.
.Mac is Apple's online subscription service featuring email, web hosting, online storage, and other features. Now, added to the mix is the .Mac Web Gallery featuring online photo and video sharing.
After the next iPhone firmware update (we're assuming this will be in the next update), you'll be able to share photos from
As a few days have passed since the first iPhone software update became available, users have begun reporting additional features, fixes, and enhancements resulting from new firmware. Although Apple's official indication regarding the update noted only security and bug fixes to the iPhone's Safari browser and it's underlying webkit, initial reports showed evidence of more expansive improvements.
Users have been reporting a generally improved iPhone experience. Things seem snappier, annoying bugs have been removed, and a few lacking features already added.
Here is a list of some of the new improvements that have surfaced since our initial report about the iPhone 1.01 update:
The first update for the iPhone is now available via iTunes. Users who have recently docked their iPhones have received notification that an iPhone software update, version 1.01 of the iPhone firmware, is available for download and installation. The update is around 7 MB and installs in approximately 5 minutes.
According to Apple, the update includes security and bug fixes. Specifically, the update patches security holes in the iPhone version of Safari and the iPhone webkit which previously allowed malicious attackers entry points from which to exploit the iPhone.
Though speculation was that Apple would rush out the first update to the iPhone in order to patch these holes, including nothing else in the update, it appears as though this is untrue - even despite Apple's failure to mention otherwise.
Users are already starting to notice other changes to their iPhones via