iTunes 8.2 and iPhone 3.0 Updates

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As a technology consultant at Achieve Kids, I am often the GO-TO Guy for technology outside the scope of the workplace. Sometimes this can be annoying, but when its about mobile phones, touch and gestural interfaces like the exciting Microsoft Xbox Natal gaming idea,

and Apple products, I am happy to oblige and “geek out” for a minute.

Just yesterday, there were questions to me,

“When is the new iPhone 3.0 update supposed to happen?”

“When can I cut & paste on my iPod Touch?”

“Is this new iTunes update for 3.0? Why is it numbered wrong?”

The iTunes 8.2 update gives support to iPhones and iPod Touches that have the iPhone 3.0 update……But the 3.0 update has not been released yet. Its an interesting order of events, but for those of us who are anxiously awaiting the new APIs coming with the iPhone update, this is like a teaser trailer.

In addition, the iTunes 8.2 has improved security. Apparently there is also improved bounds checking in the upgrade to prevent a stack buffer overflow problem that could lead to unexpected app termination or arbitrary code execution.

There is still not a specific hard date given for when the iPhone update will be but, but it’s expected to take center stage at Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC), which takes place June 8 – 12, 2009 in San Francisco.

Several articles have come out over the last 3 days about the iTunes 8.2 update

Macworld
The official Apple details
iPhone Mobility Blog

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