<![CDATA[The new iPhone is fun, but the new software is what is really important. There are many who feel 2.0 was rushed out to market before it was ready, and there are numerous reports of hard resets and application failures (and reports from developers that it is 'not our fault, but the firmware). So it looks like v. 2.1 of the firmware is coming very very soon. A new developers release was sent out to a select group of folks today who are making sure it jives with their existing apps and whatnot.
Apple has not announced a timeframe for the 2.1 release, but the included “Push Notification Service” was promised by September. Despite early hints of turn-by-turn GPS and Copy/Paste, further investigation indicates that these may not have been new findings in the 2.1 firmware (and had also existed in 2.0). References to a new iPod Touch model, however, suggests an iPod Touch hardware upgrade in the coming months.]]>