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. I don’t care about the animation portion of Flash…that’s just used for annoying web ads and bad “megan’s first web page” pages. I care about the Flash video player. The vast majority of social video sites use Flash. I know that sucks when there’s a superior h.264 open standard they could be using, but reality is what it is, and we need the Flash video player on the iPhone.

  2. Well, how about a cork-screw?
    And something for taking stones out of horses’ hooves?
    And a small laser printer to produce its own playing-cards…
    Actually, cut-and-paste and a horizontal keyboard would be even more useful.

  3. @steve jobs

    oh my god your such a twat pretending to be Steve jobs, and it shows you know dick all about computers when you say flash is used only as an animation tool. nothing new really. customize lets you alter the icons around tool, and it lets you put 5 icons down the bottom, no themes, no copy paste, no flash. mps big deal, the network is too slow for gmaps anyway.

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