The second beta of firmware version 2.2 has been out for a few days.  It looks like Apple still doesn’t have a fix for devices already prone to the pwnage jailbreak and unlock.

Here’s our obligatory screenshot of a jailbroken and unlocked 1G/2G iPhone running 2.2beta2 (which also shows an interesting daemon they left lying around).

2.2 beta2



New 2.2 update

It has all become clear. Apples rejected the awesome app Podcaster under the premise that “… Podcaster assists in the distribution of podcasts, it duplicates the functionality of the Podcast section of iTunes,” forcing Podcaster distribution via Cydia instead of the AppStore. Turns out that might not be the full story.

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Evidentally Apple has included the buttons in the latest build of firmware 2.2 to “Get More Episodes” hinting that firmware 2.2 will be able to subscribe to Podcasts without having to connect to iTunes. It is easy to make the assumption that you would also be able to download new Podcasts directly from the iPhone. Both of those are features previously unavailble on the iPhone and first made possible with Podcaster. I wonder if Apple took a look at the Podcaster source code and did a copy here and a paste there for their new feature.

Via ModMyI