updated 09:25 am EDT, Wed July 15, 2009
iPhone 3.1 beta 2 seeded
Apple has seeded a new iPhone 3.1 beta to developers, beta 2. People with the updated code report that some testing can now be conducted via Wi-Fi, instead of just a USB connection. While only more convenient for some developers, the change is said to be "huge" for others, due to the ability to attach any accessories that might be necessary in the testing process.
Some limitations exist, such as slower speeds and gradual battery drain, along with an inability to debug or install applications from Xcode. Other changes in the beta include a small collection of bugfixes, for both Xcode and the iPhone firmware. More features may be present in the new release, but it can often take several days to discover such updates.