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  • [Rumor] iPod Touch Firmware 2.1 and iTunes 8 in 3-4 Weeks
    Do ya'll know who Kevin Rose is? He's the co-founder of Digg. These days he seems to have a hobby of making predictions of what Apple is going to do next. His latest great super secret info says that the iPod Touch will have firmware 2.1 and iTunes 8 will be released in the next 3-4 weeks.



    Of course if history repeats itself don't hold too much weight in this rumor -- Kevin isn't on a great streak with his most recent predictions.

    - The iPhone 3g would have a front facing camera Nope
    - The iPhone 3g would be launched in June Nope
    - The iPhone 3g would be launched the second week of June Nope
    - A low-end iPhone would be added to the lineup for the price of $200 coinciding with the 3g launch So close, except subsidizing, not a cheap low-end version so Nope

    [via kevinrose]
    This article was originally published in forum thread: [Rumor] iPod Touch Firmware 2.1 and iTunes 8 in 3-4 Weeks started by Cody Overcash View original post
    Comments 38 Comments
    1. Macboy67's Avatar
      Macboy67 -
      Can't wait
    1. MetallicaFan1991's Avatar
      MetallicaFan1991 -
      Hmm, I think he's not lying this time.

      Only time (and Apple) will tell
    1. fletch33's Avatar
      fletch33 -
      man!!! i just got my 2.0.2 setup the way i like it LOL

      i want the updates but i hate starting over and over and over.... every month
    1. todesto's Avatar
      todesto -
      I am sooooo with fletch33. I got my iPhone just the way I like with 2.0 and that's why it keeps me from doing it all over again.... maybe I will do it again if 2.1 is out but not for 2.0.1 or 2.
    1. jm12345's Avatar
      jm12345 -
      Wait I am confused, you stated iPod Firmware 2.1, not iPhone. We can't use iPod firmware on the iPhone. So your thinking their dropping another firmware for the iPhone too?
    1. WillyDavidK's Avatar
      WillyDavidK -
      No, he specifically said in the video that the iPod touch would be the first device to get the FW 2.1, but that the iPhone will get it 'shortly thereafter'

      So can we assume most of this will happen during the WWDC keynote?
    1. jm12345's Avatar
      jm12345 -
      My fault, I didn't even see the video because it is blocked through work. Thanks.
    1. minivinny95's Avatar
      minivinny95 -
      iTunes 8 pwns
      It was seeded to me (developers) couple days ago to test it out and it has a lot of fixes and awesome features along side with the 2.1 firmware (i'm and developers are on beta 4)
      Some feattees in iTunes:
      FAST BACKUPS
      Wireless syncing
      Faster sync time
      progress bar
      Back up all itunes data into a folder incase a crash
      Very new and simply yet awesome design
      And more...

      iPhone (I don't about iPod)
      Wireless syncing
      Wayyyy fatser and stable
      Install multiple apps in app store at once
      App installs take 2 min
      GPS for 2G
      Apple push server is being prolonged and not going to be in 2.1
      Many more..

      Wat we are working on:
      MMS AND PICTURE TEXTS
      Video camera!!
      Push server

      Much more

      STAY TUNED!


      I am not allowed to say anymore and cannot give a relase date (which I no) but will be in mid September

    1. Happy Noodle Boy's Avatar
      Happy Noodle Boy -
      And the award for biggest fakepost goes to...
      Quote Originally Posted by minivinny95 View Post
      iTunes 8 pwns
      It was seeded to me (developers) couple days ago to test it out and it has a lot of fixes and awesome features along side with the 2.1 firmware (i'm and developers are on beta 4)
      Some feattees in iTunes:
      FAST BACKUPS
      Wireless syncing
      Faster sync time
      progress bar
      Back up all itunes data into a folder incase a crash
      Very new and simply yet awesome design
      And more...

      iPhone (I don't about iPod)
      Wireless syncing
      Wayyyy fatser and stable
      Install multiple apps in app store at once
      App installs take 2 min
      GPS for 2G
      Apple push server is being prolonged and not going to be in 2.1
      Many more..

      Wat we are working on:
      MMS AND PICTURE TEXTS
      Video camera!!
      Push server

      Much more

      STAY TUNED!


      I am not allowed to say anymore and cannot give a relase date (which I no) but will be in mid September

    1. disturbedreaper's Avatar
      disturbedreaper -
      i have a hard time beliving that apple will finaly listen to poeple and put mms on the iphone
    1. ima80baby's Avatar
      ima80baby -
      I didn't know that GPS could be added via software update.
    1. corizzle's Avatar
      corizzle -
      fishy fishy. i'll believe it when i see it. ;]
    1. dillonsmith9147's Avatar
      dillonsmith9147 -
      Quote Originally Posted by ima80baby View Post
      I didn't know that GPS could be added via software update.
      ya that part made it completly obvouis it was fake, not that it didnt seem fake before, but that was its cherry on top
    1. minivinny95's Avatar
      minivinny95 -
      Http://www.macrumors.com/
      Read it and see for yourselfs

      U might have to scroll down for too see The article
      So all idiots that don't belive me go ahead and look
      Also it's on iClarified - Apple News and Tutorials
      So go see

      update: here are some links

      iClarified - Apple News - Wireless Sync coming to the iPhone?

      http://www.macrumors.com/2008/07/24a...-gps-features/

      iPhone 2.1 Beta 4 Seeded, Removes Push Notification Service - Mac Rumors

      There are some links to prove to you people...

      Bump.

      bummpppppppp
    1. elr0y7's Avatar
      elr0y7 -
      Lol, get 'em vinny! But to clarify it does say the gps will be a feature of the next gen ipod touch, not an update
    1. minivinny95's Avatar
      minivinny95 -
      in the realsase of beta 2 they added the feature and clearly stated:
      TURN-BY-TURN GPS
      It clearly works and finds me and follows u

      I wish I can upload pics/vies but Apple told us not too :/

      UPDATE:

      Copy and Paste will be coming to iPhone in 2.1 and is being tested as we speak!

      So far you can highlight and copy/paste
      More feastures like moving text coming soon!

      Please respond and tell what u want
      So far along side with copy and paste u also want to try:
      Change font
      Change color
      Change size

      All on top of the keyboard (like the bar that says [previous, next, and done] )

      Well keep u updated with what I can!
    1. WillyDavidK's Avatar
      WillyDavidK -
      Obviously they can't integrate gps into the 2G iphone, but I thought maybe he meant gps support on the iPhone 3G over Edge. It seems I'm hardly ever able to get a gps signal unless I have a 3G connection. Maybe that has nothing to do with it, but just a thought.
    1. aayman_farzand's Avatar
      aayman_farzand -
      GPS using google maps maybe?
    1. minivinny95's Avatar
      minivinny95 -
      yes that is what we meant, we will realse an update in 2.1 for Google Maps with fixes, fatser on 3G and EDGE, turn by turn for 2G (original) iPhone and more advance locate me with motion detection so when u move the dot indicator on your iPhone will move too giving more pin-point accuracy and easier location.
      We are testing this and it is working awesome.
      I will keep you updated!!
      Thank You.
    1. aayman_farzand's Avatar
      aayman_farzand -
      damn it i wont be able to use any of those features. Is google maps restricted to the US only? or can i change the location to Bangladesh somehow? I saw Maps were available on the web for my country, i dont need step by step features, it would be cool to see where i am as i dont know the names of all the streets