iPhone Atlas is reporting that developers who have access to the latest iPhone firmware 2.0 are claiming that the new iPhone 3G will have support for both FM radio and FOTA (firmware over the air).
Pre-release version of iPhone firmware 2.0 which comes bundled with iPhone’s SDK and expected to be released to iPhone users
in June has already revealed some interesting new features such as:
- Chinese Handwriting Recognition Feature
- Ability to Save Images from Email Attachments
- Save Images straight from iPhone’s Safari browser
- Contact Search and Embedded YouTube Support coming to the iPhone
- Import SIM Contacts feature
- Geo-tagging for photos
iPhone Atlas is reporting that developers who have access to the latest iPhone firmware are claiming that the new iPhone will have support for both FM radio and FOTA (firmware over the air).
They have not provided any further details to authenticate their claim. However, FM radio support would mean that the 3G iPhone may be able to make use accessories such as Apple’s iPod Radio
Remote, which includes an FM tuner and allows users to listen to FM
radio stations which was not supported in the current iPhone.
FOTA or Firmware over the air support would mean that Apple will theoretically be
able to deliver software and firmware updates over the iPhone’s
cellular network connection. Though iPhone Atlas’s analysis that Apple could use this to potentially allowing re-locking of
unlocked devices seems a little far fetched.
However, I am not sure how many of you will be buying a iPod Radio Remote when we will soon have apps such as AOL’s Radio app via Apple’s AppStore which will let iPhone owners listen to over 350
online radio stations, including 150 local CBS RADIO stations and
custom channels plus more than 200 AOL Radio channels for free or native iPhone applications such as iRadio which are already available for free.
Let us know what you think about this latest firmware news?[via iPhone Atlas]
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