With the release of iPhone firmware version 1.1.4 (beat my predicted release date by 2 weeks), many of us were expecting large changes – many of which were listed and noted in my last post about the iPhone 1.1.4 firmware update. There was no specific feature list released with the 1.1.4 iPhone firmware update, however Apple did release a statement saying that the 1.1.4 update is primarily for bug fixes.
Since many of us were anticipating release of the SDK with the 1.1.4 iPhone firmware update, we’ll now have to look toward the 1.1.5 firmware update for any new features. After scouring through all pages and settings on my iPhone after I installed the 1.1.4 update, I have realized that no new features are offered. Here is my question – Why was the download for the 1.1.4 update 160MB? Is it possible that the 1.1.4 update preps iPhones for the release of the SDK, however the features are just inactive until a specified date?
Either way, I’m over the latest iPhone software update, and now I’m anxiously waiting the release of the iPhone 1.1.5 firmware update. Here are some features (taken from my last post) that I’m hoping to see in the next release of the iPhone firmware:
- Copy & Paste
- Wi-Fi updates rather than syncing
- Flash Player for Safari browser
- Sync notes
- Purchase third party apps directly from iTunes – this would be a very nice feature because if applications were sold through iTunes, it would allow the apps to be tested and approved by Apple prior to release – more on this later.
- Send photos through text message
As for a release date of the 1.1.5 firmware… I’m predicting a mid-March release date. What features do you all want to see?