iPhone 4G: Claims release date may skip OS 4.0

By Jamie Pert - May 4, 2010

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

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