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.]

45 Comments

  1. Arrrrgh where is my To Do, Cut & Paste and Notes… well ActiveSync and BB access is needed. Got to get them in those corporate areas also. ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”grin” style=”border:0;” />

  2. Hail WebKit.

    @Steve Jobs

    This is going very well sir.
    With Android and Ajax/JavaScript – MacroSloth will be seen wasting it’s efforts with FireFox, HD DVD, Xbox, Zune, Vista, XML… blah blah blah…

    They won’t know what hit them my leader!

  3. Just freakin’ awesome! But let’s not get all worked up over fancy-pantsy when we’re missing some key basics!

    To wit:
    – Notes that sync
    – To do list
    – Save out SMS convo
    – Ability for browser to mimic desktop OS X so usability “gurus” who force us into gimped mobile websites can be rendered irrelevant once and for all.

    This is for un-jailbroken iPhoners out there, anyway. Reward our patience, Sir Jobs.

  4. Dear Fellow Mac lovers,
    I’d just like to say that we plan to do this all next month. 1.1.3 will be even better than described and 1.1.4 will support third party applications. I am very happy that we can bring this to you so soon. Also, movie rentals will be a breakthrough in technology. Movie Rentals will be called iRentals and will be supported through Apple TV. You will have all your movie rentals at the press of a button. I can’t wait.

    Sincerly,
    Steve Jobs
    CEO Apple Inc.

  5. I agree with the cut and paste, it really needs it. MMS would be handy. Also voice dialing, i mean, come on???

    But the one thing it has to have, oh please stevie poo, give me GAMES!!! argh!!!

  6. It would be nice to be able to click on an address in an email and have it open a map the way you can with phone numbers being clickable to the phone.

    And the way you can using Leopard’s mail program.

    Happy for the update though. Looking forward to see how well the “Locate Me” function works.

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