iPhone 4G: Claims release date may skip OS 4.0

 

By Posted 4 May 2010, 09:48

So far all we have heard regarding the iPhone 4G has been rumors, however I must admit once of the most likely-sounding rumors we have heard suggests that the handset will come with iPhone OS 4.0 as standard, however a article on OzcarGuide suggests that this may not be the case.

According to their article the iPhone 4G may infact come with iPhone OS 3.1.2 as standard, this is because Apple may face an anti-trust inquiry surrounding changes to Apple’s terms of service which are being seen by many as anti-competitive, this could perhaps land Apple in trouble with the U.S. fair trade commission.

Obviously the easiest way for Apple to rectify this would be to modify iPhone OS 4.0 so that it doesn’t bring-on an anti-trust inquiry, however with just a month or so until the expected iPhone 4G launch experts doubt that Apple could make all the necessary changes in time.

If all this turns out to be true we could perhaps see OS 4.0 arrive later than planned, no-doubt if this is the case it will arrive via an over-the-air update, which could perhaps kill the initial buzz surrounding an iPhone 4G launch.

Would you prefer to wait for an iPhone 4G running OS 4.0? Or would you be happy with an iPhone 4G running OS 3.1.2?

Source: OzcarGuide

  • Mux

    They don't need to make any changes to the software. Only changes to their terms and conditions. There is no reason for them not to release 4.0

    Secondly the IPhone cannot be updated over-the-air – you have to plug it into your PC to update it

  • http://www.youtube.com/joshuatm0 Joshua

    I am happy to get an iphone4g with out the update.
    because as soon as the software is available i will update it. it would be like running the same software as on your iphone 3gs and 3g. The only differences would be the camera quality and what no that is going to be in the iphone 4g.

  • http://www.facebook.com/linkinpark9503 Stephanie Howard

    id be ok with an iphone4g with OS3.1.2 as long as i knew OS4 would eventually be released…. my only complaint is battery life with the iphones