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iPhone 1.1.3 to bring voice capture, disk mode?

updated 09:15 am EST, Thu December 6, 2007

iPhone 1.1.3 Rumor

Apple may be preparing a significant update for the iPhone as early as this weekend that will have some heavily requested features, according to a claim from CNET France. The site points to multiple reports that a 1.1.3 upgrade for the iPhone will appear by Saturday which adds both a disk mode for storing general data on the device and a voice recording mode for capturing lectures or voice memos. The disk feature behaves like the equivalent for iPods and will still block users from simply dragging and dropping content to load the phone with playable music, CNET says. Enabling disk mode should still allow knowledgeable users to browse the content on the phone, though this is not expected to be of any use to the hacking community, which has already gained access to the phone's software.

While unverified, the reported release would come roughly a month after the 1.1.2 update that added international keyboard support and other minor upgrades to the iPhone for its launches in Germany and the UK. The release would be at least partly consistent with Apple's past practices, as the firm released the 1.1.2 update towards the end of the week.

It is also likely to break existing modifications to the firmware that allow the iPhone to run third-party code or unlock the device to run with carriers outside of those approved by Apple.



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  1. vasic

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    Another proof

    If this turns out to be true, then once again, Apple will demonstrate to the world how iPhone sets itself worlds apart from everything else. With everyone else, in order to get a better phone, you need to spend money and buy a newer model. With iPhone, Apple delivers the new model to you for free when you sync the one you already have. The device is already a different beast from what it was when it came out, less than six months ago. Turn on voice recording and disk access, and it will be even more different. So much so that the reviewers that reviewed it in July will have to do it again in January.

    Can't wait for current contract to expire...

  1. OtisWild

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    video capture?

    Wake me when video capture is enabled..

  1. imagine engine

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    copy cat

    Don't let this announcement fool you into believing Apple has come up with something new for the iPhone. Apple is only copying features which have already been created by the hacker community for the iPhone. This would be no different than when in version 1.1.1 the hacker community noticed the TIFF exploitable hole so they released a free patch but Apple only released their patch much later when they provided firmware 1.1.2 through iTunes. If this next update only includes voice capture (aka: Voice Notes) and the disk mode feature then I'll be upset. What about the features everyone has been posting on the Apple user forum such as copy/paste, being able to download/read PDF documents, Flash Player support for Safari and Bluetooth data sync/transfer support.

  1. bjojade

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    It's important

    Because those dells will be sold alongside Macs in many BestBuy store. It will be interesting to see how sales compare when customers actually can touch each machine side by side.

    Since the price is pretty comparable, I'd think this would help Apple quite a bit.

  1. dliup

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    iPhone has PDF support

    Do agree that some of the features are already made available by third party iPhone developers.

    iPhone can read PDF from emails (not sure about web site).

    The last time I checked, iTunes allows PDF files, so you can have a smart play list of all your PDF in iTunes. I know it works on iPod, never tried on iPhone.

    Flash support is pretty useless. Flash is used mostly for annoying ads.

  1. testudo

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    Re: another proof

    What? The only thing this probably proves is that the iPhone OS was not ready when released. Two obvious features (one available on the iPod since day one, the other available with the iPod with an add-on speaker, which the iPhone has built-in) finally making it to the phone.

    Maybe if they add new features that actually aren't just trying to catch up to other offerings you can start crowing how apple's changing the world. There's still no way to edit calendar items and sync them back. Mail is still too cumbersome to use. No copy/paste.

    BTW, I believe people with Windows Mobile and Blackberry devices can get upgrades too. Oh, and they allow other software to be installed, so you don't have to wait for the OS maker to give you the capability.

  1. testudo

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    Re: pdf support

    The last time I checked, iTunes allows PDF files, so you can have a smart play list of all your PDF in iTunes. I know it works on iPod, never tried on iPhone.

    Yeah, because when I think of reading and storing my PDFs, I always think of storing them in iTunes.

  1. boazh

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    Hmmm....Makes you wonder

    I read somewhere that Apple's intention from the get go was NOT to release the iPhone with all the features turned-on so they can come up with these new "upgraded" features that help sales... true or false?

  1. ZinkDifferent

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    (sigh)

    otiswild : moron imagine engine : idiot testudo : the usual

    vasic pretty much nailed the gist of it.

    Oh, and regarding Windows Mobile devices being easily upgradeable, that certainly comes as news to most of friends stuck with them. Yeah, sure you can jump through hoops, take it to dealers, or follow complicated instructions to update your Windows Mobile device ... or you can synch your iPhone.

    Lastly, Apple is providing added features at their own pace, and based on their own predefined roadmap -- not based on the whims of pimplefaced idiots suffering from ADD. You seem to labor under the false impression that, if it were up to Apple, v1.02 would be where iPhone should have been stuck for all eternity, and we only get new features from Apple because the valiant hacking community forces them to add these features...

    Don't make me laugh!

    While it's certainly nice that you guys spin a fantasy of feeling that important, in order to giver your insignificant lives meanings, but the reality is that you're not that important, or significant. But, it sure is nice that you dream....

  1. ViktorCode

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    easy ones

    Those two features are the easy ones to implement (unlike decent video capture that may require hardware support).

    As it was officially stated Apple is watching what home-brew developers produce for iPhone. Of course, they will use the ideas they find successful.

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