I read this post on ModMyiFone.com (original from gearlive.com) that reveals some of the features we might be seeing in the new 1.1.3 firmware. The list includes the below:
* Edit Home Screen
* Drag Calculator App
* Drag Mail App
* New Google Maps Menu
* New Google Maps Options
* Google Maps Locate Me Feature
* SMS Multiple People
* New Bookmarks Menu
* Add Bookmark to Home Screen
* Bookmark on Home Screen
There are also a few screenshots on the article. It looks promising! Plus, our heroes the iPhone hackers have promised to get closer to hacking the O.O.B. 1.1.2 iPhones once the new firmware is released! They updated with the below statement:
As of December 27, 2007 it is NOT YET POSSIBLE to unlock Out-of-box 1.1.2 iPhones from USA or Europe yet. We are waiting for Apple to release the next firmware update (possibly 1.1.3) to get a new hardware access key that will allow us to write the modified bootloader into the phone's memory.
The iPhone hackers are working hard on the new unlock and as far as I know they have already found the right places to modify in the bootloader to unlock the phone. Just as I said before: we are waiting for Apple to release a new firmware update before the unlock can be released to the broad public.