Developer Leaks Imminent iPhone 4.0? Not.

UPDATED: TiPb heard back from the developer, and sure enough, it's their app 4.0, nothing to do with iPhone OS 4.0. Move along. Notiong to see here...

CNET is reporting, and others are picking up, that a developer sent them a note saying:

"Just wanted to give you a heads up that we've submitted an updated app for the new iPhone OS 4.0 software."

Well, TiPb got a note from a developer worded exactly the same way:

I've sent you some news about [redacted] before, but just wanted to give you a heads up that we've submitted an updated app for the new iPhone OS 4.0 software.

However, we also got a personal note from the developer that read:

We just released [redacted] 4.0 for iPhone.

And if you follow the link to their blog:

[Redacted] 4.0 has been released!

TiPb feels there's a strong chance we will indeed see the first iPhone 4.0 beta soon, perhaps at Apple's rumored January 27th event, and while this could be a "leak", it looks to us like it could just as easily have been a wrongly worded press mailing. It's not their application for iPhone 4.0, it's version 4.0 of their application for the current iPhone OS.

What do you think?

Rene Ritchie

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