iPhone 4.0 OS: Firmware update hinted in Apple placeholder

By Peter Chubb - Jan 27, 2010

Today is going to be a busy day for Apple and its employees as they have their big press event. There has been so much speculation surrounding what Steve Jobs will unveil, will it be the new Tablet PC, a new iPhone 4G on Verizon or even the new iPhone 4.0 OS firmware update.

We only have about 7 hours left until we know what Apple have planned for us, but you can bet that it will be something big. We all have our own opinion as to what we will see today, I believe that we will see the new tablet device and an announcement of the end of the AT&T exclusivity with the iPhone.

For those who believe that we could also see a new iPhone operating system, then you could be right as according to MacRumors a firmware update has been spotted on the placeholder for the iPhone Developer Program signup form.

In that form it reads, “Need to update this for the 27th launch.” Take from that what you will, but it certainly points to a new iPhone OS. It certainly looks as though Devs will get to play with the new OS first before consumers are allowed to download and install it.

If you are impatient then, Engadget believes that more people will pay the $99 sign-up fee to gain access to the updated iPhone OS.

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