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iPhone 4G: Claims release date may skip OS 4.0

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

Written by Jamie Pert

Jamie has a background in computer repairs and maintenance along with network administration, he now enjoys utilizing the benefits of new technologies and enjoys writing about anything that brings new technology to the world.

He began writing for Product Reviews in mid 2009 and has since expanded his knowledge across a wide-base of devices, he is looking to get more hands-on experience with new devices to gain a better understanding of the latest and greatest technologies.

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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


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.


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

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