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Spelunking through iPhone's firmware reveals new widget hints

Chris Ziegler

It seems like a healthy percentage of iPhone users currently in circulation are twiddling their collective thumbs, waiting for Apple to drop a feature-bomb on them in the form of a plump firmware update (and no, 1.01 doesn't count) -- but the present-day build may already be lending clues as to what's to come. It turns out that one of the iPhone's preference files makes mention of several widgets that seemingly don't yet exist; among others, Unit Converter, Translation, and Radio seem the most promising. An FM radio add-on from Apple certainly isn't without precedent, and the others have obvious analogues on the desktop, so it's all believable enough -- whether Apple gets 'em out before the homebrew community, though, is another question entirely.

[Thanks, Kai]

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