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iPhone 3G firmware 2.1 seeded to developers with new GPS features

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 6:02PM EST

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While many consumers are still trying to track down and get their hands on a new iPhone 3G, it seems that Apple is already plowing ahead with a new firmware revision. OS version 2.1 has been seeded to developers and contains a number of enhancements and changes, many of which are focused around the GPS functions. Core location services will be updated to provide information about your direction and speed. Could this signal an impending arrival of some turn-by-turn navigation software or support? We certainly hope so, but we’ll have to wait and see as there’s no telling when this one might reach general release. Word on the street is that Apple has also implemented a beta version of it’s push background notification service in the 2.1 release as well. You all know how much we’re waiting for that… Background notification FTW!


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Josh Karp followed his love of technology since a kid through to the present day. As a Special Correspondent at BGR, and part of the first editorial team, Josh covers press conferences, trade shows and other events around the world. An expert in all things mobile, Josh has more than eighteen years of experience covering the wireless industry.