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iPhone OS 4.01 To Feature Anti Jailbreak Features?

Apple is already working on a minor update to the iPhone OS 4.0 mobile platform but the firmware upgrade is likely to be delayed as Apple engineers scramble to patch holes that have been used to jailbreak the existing iOS 4.

A number of status updates on Twitter appear to confirm this rumour and it seems that Apple is targeting the iPhone Dev team specifically who have successfully managed to circumvent Apple's security measures and have relentlessly released numerous versions of BlackSn0w.

Apple will also use the update to introduce a number of tweaks and solutions for existing problems that have arisen lately. Expect Apple to introduce a "totally right" formula to calculate the signal strength on the iPhone 4.

Whether Apple will implement software solutions for widespread issues such as the proximity sensor problems during calls, issues with accessories, 3G speed, battery life and overheating (all of which are thoroughly documented on the Apple forums), remains to be seen.

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.