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iPhone iOS 4.0.1/4.1: Release Date delayed by Apple?

Is it fair to say that the iPhone 4 has encountered it’s fair share of problems since launching last month. Today we are hearing numerous reports that Apple may delay the release of their first firmware update to iOS 4.

According to this report from RedmondPie, this could be due to a number of reasons. We know a firmware update is definitely coming soon, since Apple has already confirmed this thanks to the recent reception problems which is affecting some of you.

However, a couple of tweets from users have indicated that Apple may be postponing the release of an iPhone 4 update due to issues regarding Jailbreak methods for the handset. iOS 4 has already been jailbroken, although a release for the public has not yet been made available for use, and it is likely that Apple are keen to patch up the hole to stop users jailbreaking their devices.

On the other hand, iPhone hackers are holding off releasing the jailbreak methods as they know that if Apple release a firmware update to the iPhone 4, they can quickly alter their software so users can jailbreak on iPhone iOS 4.0.1, or OS 4.1 – whichever is released by Apple.

This tug of war occured with iPhone OS 3.0, and it looks to be happening again. Let us know your thoughts on this situation. Are you currently awaiting an update from Apple?

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

Contact Alan Ng: alan@product-reviews.net

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chriscyprus
chriscyprus

Grozni +++++++ man you've said the most serious comment in here…SALUT

Grozni
Grozni

You know what? Who want to jailbreak and install apps for free, will do it anyway. Who has a money will buy apps. The bottom line is if you have money buy apps, if you don't then jailbreak it and learn about hardware and software – it might help you to get some high tech job. Just like any other platform (PC, xbox, Wii, etc.), iOS is no difference. People will mod and jailbreak whatever they can. Apple Corp. will not stop them. Sony does the same thing. M$ protects their Windows and Office software. There is no difference. But… Read more »

Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs

Jailbreakers do what they do to run cracked apps, and denial of that fact is a lie, sure some may just want to 'configure' their devices (BUY AN ANDROID DEVICE THEN -DUH?) but most just use the exploit to run cracked apps and software deemed unsuitable for the App Store.

Yes, Apple DO tightly control the iOS platform but if they didn't it would be a poorer user experience for the VAST majority of users who want their devices to just work.

Stuff jailbreakers.

Raman
Raman

hey americans……..
see im an indian and we are d people who often jailbreak the idevices………….
and all this is because we dont get a iphone for 100$ but for 10 times more than u
FUCK steve jobs

Wyvon54
Wyvon54

I don't know why Apple is so worried about their phones being jailbreak('d). It can't be because they think they're losing money!! People who are on other plans want to have the iPhone and the only way they can use them is to jailbreak them. That means that Apple sells MORE phone than are on their plans. You'd think they'd WANT to sell more. I have wanted an iPhone since they came out but since I was with T-Mobile I thought I couldn't use one. I purchased an iPhone 3Gs thinking I would jailbreak it and use it with my… Read more »

Nate
Nate

I have been using a 3GS for about a year now and love it. I had it Jailbroken on 3.1.2 and accidently upgraded to 4.0 thinking I was installing a Jailboken 4.0. Oh well. But the whole point of me wanting to jailbreak is not to "steal" apps, I want to be able to configure the phone as I see fit!. My phone was jailbroken for close to a year and I still bought apps. Again, it isn't about the freebies, its about making the user experience what I think it should be for me. Apple could learn a lesson… Read more »

Chihuahuas
Chihuahuas

oh pleaes the only reason I want to Jailbreak my touch is so I can configure it the way I want, I love the sbsetting, the quick lock, volume control, 5 columns and rows, all things Apple should have thought of first. At the price we pay for our touch and phone, we should be able to configure it the way we want. Now that Canada can use the Itunes cards to buy software I wait for the software to be 99¢ and buy it, never was interested in stealing apps from itunes. It was always a configuration issue, they… Read more »

Mark
Mark

Jared,

You are completely right. If Apple wants to combat jailbreaking, that's fine (well, not really…IMO) but FIX the rest of the damn phone first…. then worry about figting the jailbreaking.

I don't know how many iphone 4's are out there with problems. (I'm on my 3rd iphone 4) but they need to make their 1.7 million customers happy by having useable phones.

Customer satisfaction first.
Greed second.

metaclam
metaclam

I've been an Apple buyer and fan for decades, but have grown so tired of their lock-down mentality since the iPhones. They used to be a company about tinkering with tech, about all the fun mods you could make. Now they're all about controlling the user experience. I wish they'd get over the cat and mouse game. Ignore the jailbreakers and don't make it so hard to do. Their "new" end user base can enjoy their controlled experience in ignorant bliss, and the tinkerers can do what they will.

Nelly
Nelly

If apple wasn't so greedy and uptight about their sh&!. I know jailbreaking leads to loss profits for apple but their already making a killing off of the iPhone itself. Maybe if apple never had all these restrictions then there would be less jailbreaking. All this is about is greed and authority. AT&T is one and apple is the frosting on the cake for being money hungry asses!!!! FaceTime only on wifi?!? Cmon that's a perfect reason to jailbreak! To unrestrict 3G! AT&T is complaining that if face time was using 3G then it would clog the towers. Only one… Read more »

Ira
Ira

I am not waiting for a firmware or any other kind of update.
I am waiting to hear that the reception problem is fixed, then I will buy my IPhone 4.
My IPhone 3G has no reception problems, and I can't see trading up to problems that need updates to be fixed.
Ira

Barrington Twatley
Barrington Twatley

@Jared – I was interested in your comment about the way some people forget how to write on sites like these, but then I noticed that you used "loose" and "loosing" instead of lose and losing. How amusing! I do, however, agree with the main thrust of your submission.

scared4america
scared4america

oh my lord that comment was maybe the most poorly written thing i've ever read.

Tom
Tom

Yeah, stupid apple. Playing this game.

Jared
Jared

ZackV thank you for your literate post! Some people get on these sites and totally forget how to write, in addition to realizing that their lack of literacy totally negates anything they have to add to the conversation. As far as Apple goes…they can play this waiting game, but will loose. They have created a flawed and inferior product with iOS4 and in my opinion are loosing face by not immediately releasing an update to fix the known issues.The repair of their flawed OS should be their chief concern, not what the infinitesimal percentage of jailbreaks do with their phones.

farmski
farmski

they should look after the customers first… but with all things APPLE…. money is at the top and money comes first…. flash support… price of goods/contract deals.. even coming down to peripherals like the icontroller where apple came along and set patents on something that was near as damn it in the process of being shipped out… check out there blog site.. a holistic approach to locking down their systems to them selves… why they dont give some kind of open platform i dont know… practically every other phone company is going down that rout and come this time next… Read more »

Ratfink
Ratfink

Wow the author of the article found a few different ways to spell "jailbreak" rofl

Growup
Growup

Zackv, instead of worring too much about this, I would recommend you to take 1st,2nd and 3rd grade again! Please learn how to write!

Zackv
Zackv

Heres my thing people want a jailbreak i can understand that me personaly i want my lock info back :/ i updated by accident eather way you look at it apples ganna patch the jb backdoor bc they want to monopolize what you can do on the iphone correct me if im wrong but no ware in the service agreement does it say we cant modify our iphones to suite what we think the perfect iphone would be, i can see were programs like installous come in and im guilty of using it but i get a program i am… Read more »

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