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Monday December 31, 2007 9:44 pm

iPhone 1.1.3 Q&A: Batch One


iPhone 1.1.3

EDIT: We have posted Batch Two of our iPhone 1.1.3 Q&A.

UPDATE: In case you thought this was fake, Steve Jobs just confirmed that our 1.1.3 coverage is real in his MacWorld 2008 keynote.

After posting our coverage (if you missed it, here is our iPhone 1.1.3 firmware video and iPhone 1.1.3 photo gallery), we started asking you all to submit your questions to us. We set up a dedicated iPhone 1.1.3 Q&A thread on our forums, and got quite a response. We figured we’d better start pumping out some answers, so here goes. Meantime, leave us your 1.1.3 questions, mkay?:

Does 1.1.3 seem more stable than previous versions of the iPhone software? Also, can you please provide a more in-depth look at the new Google Maps? In addition, can you please explain how the iPhone creates an icon for the Safari bookmarks (for the home screen)? Does it automatically take a snapshot of the top-left corner of the website? (Asked here)

I guess you can say it feels more stable in some cases - but then again, it did crash once in our video. Certainly feels more complete.I am not sure how much more in-depth we can go with the Maps app, as we showed all the new functionality in the video. Lastly, the iPhone takes a snapshot of the left side of your screen to create the bookmark icon. So if you zoomed into the bottom-right of a website, the snapshot would be of the left side of the bottom right. Make sense?

Do you see these changes as a preview of what’s to come in February with the release of the SDK? (Asked here)

I am sure a lot of the changes that are in place in the 1.1.3 firmware are in preparation for the SDK. I am also sure there are under-the-hod changes that are less obvious that we don’t even know about yet.


Why didn’t you guys post a screen shot of the version like you said you would? (Asked here)

Scroll up! If you’d prefer not to, here: iPhone 1.1.3 About Screen

Any indication that Apple will increase the ring/vibrate level(s)?  I miss a lot of calls, especially when there is other ambient noise present (like TV or a car radio).  Thanks. (Asked here)

I just checked, the max volume of my ringtone (Music is My Hot Hot Sex, if you must know) sounds exactly the same as it did before.

It seems like they spent time working on the Safari browser. Is there any Flash support or other noticeable upgrade beyond the webclip-esque dashboard icon? Is there any video support or extra options in the camera app? Is there anything out of the ordinary in the settings menu?  Does video out still only apply to video or does the UI (Dashboard) also show up? (Asked here)

No flash support in Safari. The camera application is the same as it’s been since the iPhone launched. Nothing seemingly new in the Settings menu, and I am unable to test video out currently.

Does Google Maps provide search results based on the location found by the triangulation feature? (Asked here)

It certainly does!

Can you save anything to the disk, such as pictures off a webpage or email attachments? Can you copy and paste? PLEASE god let them have added copy and paste functionality honestly how hard is it???? (Asked here)

No, and no.

Do virginized phones survive the upgrade???? (Asked here)

Nate says, probably not. However, we do not currently have any virginized iPhones to test with.

Stereo BlueTooth? Have you tried pairing the 1.1.3 iPhone with a stereo bluetooth headset and playing songs thru it? (Asked here)

Nope - no A2DP stereo BlueTooth support here.

Just a couple of things. On SMS, Can you forward and save (to Notepad)? Does it support VCards? MMS support? Full image resolution uploads via email? (Asked here)

The only new addition to SMS is the fact that you can now send them to multiple people. No forwarding, no MMS, etc. As far as images go, no full image resolution uploads yet.


So there you have it guys. As I said above, keep the questions coming. We will keep answering them as they come in. By the way, if you are looking for an excellent program to create custom ringtones for your iPhone, check out iPhone RingToneMaker.

EDIT: We have posted Batch Two of our iPhone 1.1.3 Q&A.

 

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Forum Discussion

great video! i’m excited about 1.1.3! i was wondering if there was any noticable speedups or perfomance enhancements or better stability in safari. i know even after i restored 1.1.2 original firmware, the i have so many pictures in my camera roll that the graphics glitch when i try to scroll, such as getting stuck or pause randomly on there way down. is this just me or is anyone else having this issue?

ITS OUT!!!!!!!!! I GOT IT YEAH

Do virginized phones survive the upgrade????

Great work guys. 2 questions actually
1. Can you save anything to the disk, such as pictures off a webpage or email attachments?

2. Can you copy and paste? PLEASE god let them have added copy and paste functionality honestly how hard is it ????

the reason it says “Nate” is because he had a jailbroken phone on an earlier firmware and when it updates, it reapplies that file that had the changes from the user partition. erica sadun’s app that changes this saves the file in the user partition. he probably changed it when it was a jailbroken 1.1.2. also, he is not going to release the 1.1.3 firmware that he has from his source, because they believe that it may have been watermarked. (possibly traceable) and he does not want to give away his source / get sued by apple for leaking it. YOU CAN’T DOWNLOAD IT ANYWHERE ONLINE RIGHT NOW.

Thank you for posting that video. You answered one of the questions from my previous post. I am curious why Apple decided to create a separate search button instead of keeping it the way it was. Does Google Maps provide search results based on the location found by the triangulation feature?

Is that mean you can unlocked the iphone (1.1.3 updated) or may be just activate it to use like an itouch, if yes then can you show us how to do it with the 1.1.2 bootloader 4.06 (already jailbroken)
And where can i get the 1.1.3 firmware ?

It seems like they spent time working on the Safari browser. Is there any Flash support or other noticeable upgrade beyond the webclip-esque dashboard icon?

Is there any video support or extra options in the camera app?

Is there anything out of the ordinary in the settings menu?  Does video out still only apply to video or does the UI (Dashboard) also show up?

Any indication that Apple will increase the ring/vibrate level(s)?  I miss a lot of calls, especially when there is other ambient noise present (like TV or a car radio).  Thanks.

Why didn’t you guys post a screen shot of the version like you said you would?

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that’s not the same (NATE)  iPhone. and not show the modem firmware. and give the new update to THE DEV Team please!!!

I will also post this question in the iPhone 1.1.3 Firmware forum but….
Please please please tell me/us if you have any information as to whether this firmware will be released at the same time for the iPod Touch or not.

It’s interesting that for carrier you have “Nate” and it looks like a hacked image/phone. That makes me believe that this is fake.

can anyone help mu out with 1.1.3 wifi problems?  phone will find signal but fogets ip address etc etc?/  also no utube and tells me email password is wrong! worked fine after upgrade up untill lunchime today!1 confused!!!!!


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