Grist for the Mill: The Fellas at iPhoneHellas Say iPhone OS 2.2 Will Arrive on Nov. 21


Gizmodo, The Unofficial Weblog, among several other sites, are circulating a rumor that Apple will release its iPhone OS 2.2 update on November 21, sooner than Apple watchers expected.

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.

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  • PJomegranate

    whats with the wait?