updated 12:45 pm EDT, Thu March 12, 2009
Apple iPhone 3 0 Event
Apple today invited the press to a special event where it will provide an early look at the iPhone 3.0 firmware. To be held March 17th at the Town Hall theater on the company's campus, the event will focus primarily on the iPhone SDK but will also give the public a look at some features of what end users will experience. No clues are given as to what the software will contain beyond a major revision.
Few rumors have surfaced about what the software would contain. However, one such report has alluded to possible true background processes rather than simple push notification; the latter was promised for iPhone 2.1 but has never appeared in a public iPhone firmware release. Early betas of iPhone 2.1 also once incorporated vector-based GPS positioning that would bring the Apple handset closer to true turn-by-turn navigation.
Apple is also widely believed to be launching its third-generation iPhone in or near June and may have a noticeable redesign of the handset to accompany the 3.0 firmware.
(image via Ars Technica)