updated 01:25 pm EDT, Wed September 1, 2010
Fixes numerous bugs
As part of a press event, Apple today revealed iOS 4.1, the latest version of its handheld firmware. The update will a number of changes, most notably the introduction of Game Center, Apple's Xbox Live-like gaming service. Users can set up multiplayer matches via challenges or automatic pairing, or else take advantage of more passive features such as score comparison or the discovery of new games.
Several other features are also planned, including support for TV rentals, and the ability to upload HD videos via Wi-Fi. In the camera app, people will be able to use high dynamic range (HDR) photography to bring extra detail out of high-contrast scenes. A number of critical bugs are being fixed, including issues with proximity sensors, Bluetooth, and running on the iPhone 3G. The firmware should become available next week.