An anonymous tipster sent some information about the latest iPhone firmware to the people at TUAW blog. According to Mr. Anonymous, the firmware contains some code for a new iPhone application that Apple themselves are working on – an app with a catchy name iControl.
This is, of course, just a rumor, but a pretty interesting one, especially considering the earlier talk about Apple releasing a few native apps for the iPhone of their own.
Here is a screenshot of an XML file containing the text for supposed localization of iControl:
This new application is supposed to let the iPhone user connect to his local iTunes libraries via WiFi and browse and play back music or videos on your phone; at least that’s what the tipster said. Personally, I think it would make more sense if this new app were more like a remote control for the iTunes on your Mac, or even other Apple products like the Apple TV. The big screen of the iPhone would certainly make it a great remote control, with the ability to preview the media.
Of course, there already are a number of applications that let you control iTunes by using your iPhone – such as the Remote Buddy – but it’s likely that an app from Apple would be free and perhaps have more functions.
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