Iphone Firmware 1.1.3 Improvements

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The Apple Iphone 1.1.3 firmware was released last week and has already added a plethora of useful updates. With much positive energy coming from this update, a list was made over at Iphonehacks.com outlining some of the most important of the changes. Also, you may find that some updates weren’t mentioned, such as the SMS storage size (something from like 7,500 to like some absurd number over 50,000) ,which could be important to some Iphone users, like my friend over in Babylon who texts like he’s on an Instant Messaging client.
*edit* Since this page is getting a bunch of hits, i’ve added some info from iphonehacks.com to this page. Please be sure to visit their website, regardless.
  • Some improvements, as follows:
    • Google Maps application can now pinpoint your location using Wi-Fi base stations and cell tower triangulation.
    • Google Maps can now display the Hybrid map view.
    • Ability to customize your home screen so you can now drag and drop application icons on your home screen
    • You can have upto 9 customized home screens and supports pagination.
    • You can now add web bookmarks to your home screen.
    • Watch movies rented from the new iTunes Movie Rentals right on their iPhone.
    • Ability to navigate videos by chapters, so you can now navigate forward or backward in a movie using the chapter markers.
    • The ability to send an SMS message to multiple people.
    • If you have song lyrics iPhone will now display them.
    • You can purchase on iTunes Wi-Fi Store using gift cards.
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