Firmware 3.0 Beta 5 (7A312g) and iTunes 8.2 are seeded to developers. Apple breaks its tradition of seeding betas every other week and releases Beta 5 after only 8 days.
Could this early release be in anticipation of Leopard 10.5.7 update rumored to be on track for this Friday? Maybe a compatibility update?
Downloading now. Will update with changes.
EDIT: Upgraded store kit is the only api updated.
There is a new iTunes 8.2 and it apparently the option+click/shift+click has been patched. If you want to keep your cellular data settings screen, tethering, and MMS then make sure your carrier settings (ipcc) is updated before you upgrade.
• A small set of AT&T customers may experience data services that stop working
after installing iPhone OS 3.0 beta 5 on a device. If you experience this problem
with a device that worked properly before the beta 5 update, please call the
developer support line at 1-800-xxx-xxxx for help restoring data services.
This may be more of a loop hole patching update rather than a bunch of new features.
YOU DO NOT HAVE TO USE THE NEW ITUNES TO UPDATE TO BETA 5! I RECOMMEND USING THE OLDER ONE SO YOU CAN UPDATE YOUR IPCC!