OK, here we are again. Apple is updating the iPhone. For most of us, there is no reason to upgrade. YET. Apple is reportedly bricking AnySIM iPhones again , breaking the iToner and disabling all 3rd party applications. For the tradeoff, Apple is providing international keyboards (AZERTY and QWERTZ for our European friends) and fixing bugs – including the TIF browser exploit which was used to jailbreak the 1.1.1 version.
Obviously there is a subset of people who have no intention of Jailbreaking/ using any of the 3rd party applications now or at any point in the future. If so, this upgrade is for you. Enjoy. Let us know how it goes.
There are those who are sitting on the fence and may want to use a third party application at some point but haven’t jailbroken their iPhone yet. WAIT. We know it is tempting but just wait. WAIT. If there is a jailbreak on the 1.1.2 or a Option-restore to 1.1.1 then you are golden – upgrade away. If not, it is a one way street and your iPhone will be jailled.
If you are using/enjoying applications like Navizon (we luv u navizon), Voice Notes (Thanks Erica!), Apollo/Mobile Chat, NES, Books.app, WeDict, Sketches, Widgets, iBlackjack, Term-VT100, PDF Viewer, Sudoku, Themes, or the many other 3rd party apps, you can’t upgrade. Let’s just repeat it just in case there is some confusion:
DON’T UPGRADE YOUR IPHONE TO 1.1.2
If you are (rightfully) concerned about the TIF exploit, AppTapp has a great fix for it. They will likely also be able to port any imrovements that you’ll see in 1.1.2, so again. So, again…Wait.
Hopefully the community will be able to knock out a hack for this phone pronto and we can all unite again under 1.1.2.
Apple, we understand you are just doing your due diligence and look forward to the day when you aren’t doing the bidding of the wireless telecom industry.
Until then. Thanks for the update. We are going to pass…for now.
EDIT: As an astute reader just pointed out – it would also make sense not to update iTunes to 7.5 until we see exactly what Apple has planned for us. Patience!