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iPhone 1.1.3 firmware demonstrated in video

updated 09:50 am EST, Mon December 31, 2007

iPhone 1.1.3 firmware demo

One site claims to have acquired a pre-release version of Apple's v1.1.3 firmware for the iPhone, revealing several features. In contrast to reports from earlier this month, the new account does not make any mention of disk modes or voice recording, but rather concentrates on improvements to Google Maps and the home screen. In the latter case users can drag and drop icons by holding their finger on one for a few seconds, which "shakes free" all icons to be moved around as desired. Users can then shuffle around items in not just the primary screen, but also in the dock, or to and from the newly-accessible secondary pages. Tapping the Home button locks icons back in place.

Possibly reflecting Apple's desire to legitimize web-based applications, users of Safari can now add bookmarks to the home screen, which are simultaneously the only icons that can be deleted in the aforementioned drag-and-drop mode.

Google Maps has been expanded in several ways, most crucially with support for location-finding, which relies on triangulation of cellular towers to approximate an iPhone's position. Users can also view maps in the Hybrid satellite overlay mode, and add draggable marker pins at random locations.

Lastly, SMS users can send messages to multiple recipients at once, simply by tapping the Add button to include extra contacts. This causes some extra delay however, as a phone uploads the message once to each contact.

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  1. TheBum

    Mac Enthusiast

    Joined: Sep 2001


    Needs GPS integration

    There are a number of Bluetooth GPS units that would be perfect in combination with a GPS-enabled Google Maps app. The iPhone has all the required hardware, so I don't understand the delay in getting such a feature implemented.

  1. Zkatz007

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: May 1999



    I was hoping they would have more Google Maps integration. The adding of the marker is good, as is the triangulation feature ó†I knew it wasn't far away when Google first announced it.

    The "wiggle" is kind of nauseating!

  1. VHMP01

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: Nov 2007


    Improvements needed.

    Itís got nice looks, I agree with that. Yet Mobile Google Maps or Live Maps with true pin pointing positioning through real GPS was there a while ago both in Map and Satellite views. Also rearranging and moving icons about on the screen or to a secondary screen was there already. Even browsing with multiple Tabs and scrolling through pages. Or sending SMS to multiple recipients.

    So in my view, it has nice UI but to really improve needs to change from within hardware big steps.

    (HP iPAQ hw6945 &

  1. automorrow

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: Oct 2000


    iWant more ...

    Also .. you cannot yet 'mark' a map in Google Maps and save it as a bookmark.

    Another iComplain .. that a few of us have is you cannot use a contact for a calendar date ... which sucks.

    I want a vibrate for email too ...

  1. godrifle

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: Jan 2006


    Crash was faked

    Nice touch though. ;-)

  1. jbadboy1113

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: Dec 2007


    this is so fake

    if ya had good eyes and saw the message he received when he sent the message "hi" to two number. The message said that he is only able to send text messages to one individual at a time.. go see the video again and pause it when he receives the message... its completely fake...

  1. PBG4 User

    Senior User

    Joined: Feb 2001


    AT&T Logo?

    Where my iPhone says AT&T, his said Nate. So far only jailbroken phones have been able to customize what the iPhone displays next to the signal strength bar.

  1. theblackfedora

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: Jan 2008


    Jailbreak your 1.1.3

    I just jailbroke my 1.1.3 iphone and now can use all the features that came with 1.1.3 plus added 3rd party apps! Wow. you can use the same guide i did. It is found here:

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