When we first got our hands on the UK iPhone
back in September, it was already running the 1.1.1
firmware. The same firmware which helpfully bricked a number of hacked iPhones Stateside upon later release. Now T3
is claiming that the UK iPhone -- set for release on November 9th -- is kicking 1.1.2 under the glass. Besides support for French and German keyboard layouts and characters, the other notable change is the shuttering of the TIFF exploit used to jailbreak
and then install (and unlock) third party applications on the 1.1.1 iPhone and iPod touch. With the possibility that Apple might release 1.1.2 globally with the UK launch on Friday, consider yourselves warned. It's not like there's a lot of incentive for you to update anyway (remember, it's optional) what with the latest jailbreak simultaneously exploiting and then plugging the TIFF exploit to keep your browsing safe. For whatever it's worth, the February SDK
isn't too far away -- perhaps you should wait 'till then to get right with The Steve.