iPhone Firmware 1.1.3 Improves Google Maps, SMS, Home Screen

iPhone Firmware 1.1.3 Improves Safari, Google Maps, SMS, Home ScreenApple’s next iPhone firmware update will bring some much-needed improvements to Google Maps and SMS. iPhone users will finally be able to send text messages to multiple contacts and use Google Maps for Mobile’s GPS-ish locating service.

iPhone Firmware 1.1.3 will also allow users to customize the home screen. The dock can be customized to include your favorit apps. You will be able to add Safari bookmarks as icons on the home screen and reshuffle all of your icons. If you run out of space, you can paginate your icons across multiple home screens.

As an iPhone owner, it’s great to see Apple continually improving the iPhone, but there are still a ton of features that need to be added. One of my pet peeves with expensive gadgets is when they don’t have some of the basic functions that much cheaper alternatives do. Unfortunately, it appears there’s still no way to send photos via SMS.

Check out the below video demo from Andru at Gear Live, who got his hands on a beta version of iPhone Firmware 1.1.3.

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