CNET France points to several legitimate reports and sources that an Apple iPhone 1.1.3 upgrade will appear on or around Saturday, Dec 8. The new features to the popular iphone will include: A disk mode feature capable of storing general data, as well as a voice recording feature designed for capturing direct voice memos or lectures and speeches.
The disk mode feature will behave like the ever so popular Apple iPods, however, it will still block owners of the device from simply dragging and/or dropping content to load the iphone with downloadable, playable music, according to CNET. Apple enabling disk mode for the owner, will and should still allow the user who are knowledgeable to be able to browse the content of the phone. This is however not expected to be of any benefit to the underground iPhone hacking community, which already has gained access to the iphone’s software.
While still unverified, the release of the Apple iPhone v1.1.3 would come approximately a month after the Apple iPhone 1.1.2 update, which added international keyboard support as well as a few other minor upgrades to the iPhone, for its European launch in the UK and Germany. The expected 1.1.3 release would be partly consistent with Apple’s past behavior, they previously released the iPhone 1.1.2 update towards the end of the week.
The update is also likely to break existing modifications to the devices firmware, that currently allows the iPhone to run third-party code and the ability for ‘third party hackers’, to unlock the device to use wireless carriers other than those currently approved by Apple.