updated 02:10 pm EDT, Wed June 25, 2008
iPhone 2.0 on Friday?
The final iPhone 2.0 firmware could be complete as soon as Friday, rumors say. A report cites a source within Apple's iPhone software team, who claims it is "highly probable" that the firmware's gold master -- official production version -- will be finished by the end of the work week. This version would be following build 345, which enables new code-signing and encryption options.
According to the report the Friday deadline is only planned, however, and the completion of the firmware does not mean that it will be immediately distributed to the public via iTunes. The first to receive the firmware would likely be developers, who would receive it approximately two weeks before the deployment of the iPhone 3G. The firmware will also be compatible with current 2.5G iPhones.