Apple's "Let's Rock" event scheduled for Tuesday, September 9 is rumored to include the release of iPhone firmware update 2.1 according to an inside tip via Ars Technica. The firmware update is said to contain new GPS functionality, that will include tracking speed and direction. Several sources also indicate that there's preliminary support for push notification services is coming. While some are holding out hope for copy and paste in the update.
"We were told that, aside from what we already know about iPhone 2.1 from leaked info on the web, there are other parts to 2.1 that were specifically removed from developer seeds in order to keep them secret from the world." according to Ars Technica.
No specific word has surfaced pointing to a fix for stability issues that many users have experienced after the iPhone 2.0 update. Let's hope Jobs delivers the required fixes.
Ars Technica claims that the release of iTunes 8 is finally confirmed for September 9th as well, aligning with many of the claims made by Kevin Rose, making iTunes 8 sound incredibly promising. Rose is quickly becoming the new guru of Mac rumors, proving to be more credible than some may have originally believed. We'll know more after the Let's Rock! party is over.
UPDATED: iPhone 2.1 Update Will Be Released On Friday, September 12th [more]
[via Ars Technica]