Apple’s iPhone 1.1.3 to bring Locate Me, Home customization/additions, Google Maps update, more

Gear Live has posted a “iPhone 1.1.3 firmware feature gallery” which shows that Apple’s amazing multi-touch device is soon due to get even better. No release date is known, but we expect it on or before Apple CEO Steve Jobs’ Macworld Expo keynote presentation on Tuesday, January 15, 2008.

Looks like the soon-to-be-released iPhone firmware 1.1.3 has quite a few surprises. We were able to get a look at it, and here is what we found:
• The ability to send an SMS message to multiple people is now there
• Google Maps application can now pinpoint your location using cell tower triangulation [Locate Me]
• Google Maps can now display the Hybrid map view
• You can now drag and drop application icons on your home screen
• The home screen supports pagination
• You can now add web bookmarks to your home screen

Check out Gear Live’s gallery here.

MacDailyNews Note: The iPhone 1.1.3 images are mirrored at Flickr here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]


  1. @pete1967

    The longer we can keep Flash off the iPhone, the quicker it dies and the world can move on. Flash is never used properly anyway, it’s mostly just used as sprit animation for web pages. Ajax/JavaScript can do anything Flash can and they are open standards.

  2. Wow. Just Wow!

    This thing already completely changed my life and now it’s doing it again. How much more of this can I take?

    I’ve given up all computers, all forms of transportation, my job, my wife… everything. I only eat about once a week anymore.

    I just hold this amazing device in my hand and the rest now just comes naturally.

    Steve, I love you.

  3. Flash? Whatever. Without Microsoft Silverlight support the I-Phone is a goner. You MAC lemmings get all high and mighty with your “open standards” talk. If you ask me, open standards are a cop out.

    Real innovators with a finger on the pulse of what is best for consumers make their own formats. That’s hard work. I commend Microsoft in their continued efforts to make file formats which are tethered to the fine folks in Redmond. You can’t go wrong. Microsoft is simply giving what any sane computer or media player user wants. You MAC sheep don’t know what you’re talking about.

    Your potential. Our passion.™

  4. And still no iChat?

    I just got a Palm Centro for Christmas and while the phone’s interface sucks, it does provide email, SMS, IM, and web. I’m ready for the iPhone 2.0. Sure hope it includes iChat.

  5. Multi SMS recipients is a step in the right direction but where is the MMS? The iPhone needs this badly. I’m getting sick of having to go to AT&T;’s website to look at my received MMS’s and very sick of not being able to save them!

  6. I am just so happy with my iPhone. Even after the “fanboy” love has worn off, I am still just so pleased with this device. I am glad to see Apple continuing to add features.

    Can’t wait for the update to be released.


  7. Please, please, please, MDN, never outlaw trolls.

    Zune Tang is either the funniest fanboy I’ve ever read (except me) or he/she/it’s the most literate idiot on the web outside of Rob Dvenderlou. A national treasure.

    Happy New Year

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