Gizmodo attributes the rumor to iPhoneHellas, a Greek developer of iPhone unlocking software, and adds that the fellas at iPhoneHellas have been reliable in the past.
iPhoneHellas claims to have gotten the tip from an insider, whom it can't name, for obvious reasons. According to a transalation of an iPhoneHellas Web page, the new features of iPhone OS v2.2 purportedly will be:
- On/off toggle to disable auto-correction
- Support for Japanese emoji icons
- Support for additional languages
- Line-in audio through the headphone jack
- Google Street View and Google transit information
- Walking directions
- Location sharing
Evidently, there are some changes to the App Store also on the way such as scoring an app when it's deleted from the iPhone, the addition of "Tell a friend" and "Report a problem" buttons on each page and direct downloading of podcasts from the iTunes Wi-Fi Music Store.
November 21 is about a week ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, so we'll know soon enough whether we'll be getting our turkey early this year.