The U.K. Apple press team has confirmed that version 1.1.2 will be an international update for all iPhone owners and will be released on November 9, 2007.
Although the time could not be confirmed, iPhone owners who sync their device with iTunes tomorrow in the States will be presented with the option to upgrade to the new firmware. Among other things, the update brings wider language support with international keyboards and special character keys, and access to The Cloud Wi-Fi hotspots for U.K. users.
In case you're still not aware, the iPhone is launching in Germany and Britain on Friday as well.
- Apple's iPhone heading across the pond (CNET News.com)
- Apple releasing iPhone update 1.1.2, breaking third-party apps - again (Information Week)
- iPhone to hit German, British markets (Associated Press)
- Germany, Britain iPhone sales start Friday (East Bay Business Times)
On the flip side, this update will re-lock any unlocked iPhones, so appropriate caution to unlockers is advised.
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