MacRumors has linked up RussianiPhone.ru which claims to have gotten a pre-release look at the upcoming first beta for 2.2.1, which is said to include both the long-delayed Push Notification Service and something Mike first discovered way back with Mac OS X Leopard's release: Notes sync.

Rightly, they point out how easy to fake something like this is, and we won't know anything for certain until a public beta is actually made available for 2.2.1 (or 2.3, Apple hasn't done minor point bumps for the 2.x architecture yet, so why now?)

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But even if it's not real, just how desperate have we become for these long overdue, or mind-boggling-ly missing features that we'll fall all over even fake news about them?

Battered consumer syndrome much?