Apple seeds iOS 4.2.6 for Verizon iPhone in advance of launch

Apple has put iOS 4.2.6 for Verizon iPhone (iPhone 3,3) up on their servers in advance of the February 10 launch date. The firmware version shown off at the Verizon iPhone launch event was 4.2.5 so there's been a minor point bump worth of updates since then.

Those hoping the Verizon iPhone would ship with iOS 4.3, anticipating a wide release for iOS 4.3 for the AT&T/GSM iPhone (iPhone 3,1) at the same time, will no doubt be disappointed (and no, there doesn't seem to be a 4.2.6 for the AT&T/GSM iPhone posted at this time.)

So if you're testin

[Firmware link, via MacRumors]

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Kunar says:

Will it have same features like iOS 4.3 for GSM version?

chris gonzales says:

4.3 will come out with the iPad.

Rene Ritchie says:

I'm guessing 4.3 might sneak out before iPad 2, then iPad 2 announcement will have new beta for whatever features Apple wants to show off (like iPod touch does for x.1) and that will come out in April when iPad 2 ships. If that's too tight, then 4.3 beta x with those features will drop at announcement and ship with iPad 2.

Justin Fowler says:

New OS's for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad usually come in July

JPSAL says:

Those are major updates (2.0, 3.0, 4.0 etc.). The only minor update with a scheduled release is X.1 which is announced with the iPods in September.

OneOfDaKine says:

One question. How can someone be testing out the Verizon iPhone? Did it come out already?

TX Mike says:

No, only select developers/testers have it. Ordering starts on Feb 3rd with availability Feb 10th.

Rene Ritchie says:

Internal quality assurance and networking tests inside Apple and Verizon.

BeyondtheTech says:

How much you wanna bet that it's not so much bug fixes, but probably anti-jailbreak or security holes being plugged up? Perhaps further preventing unlocking use on Sprint or other CDMA networks?