Apple CEO Steve Jobs announced a few days ago that iOS 4.1 will be released next week, but he didn't say exactly when.
A note on the Apple UK website, however, says that this upgrade for the iPhone and iPod touch is going to be introduced on Wednesday, Sept. 8. The company's U.S. website is less specific, only noting that iOS 4.1 is "Coming soon".
What's New in iOS 4.1?
The next version of Apple's mobile operating system is going to include a few enhancements, most notably the release of the Game Center. This social networking service for mobile gamers was first unveiled several months ago, but is just now being released.
Game Center will allow users to play head-to-head games, challenge friends, etc.
iOS 4.1 is also going to allow users to rent some TV shows for just 99 cents.
Most of the other enhancements are more minor, such as improvements to the camera's image quality and the ability to upload high definition video over a Wi-Fi connection.
iOS 4.1 will also include a fix for the proximity sensor issue that some iPhone 4 users have reported. This causes the screen to turn itself back on during phone calls.
This system software upgrade for recent iPhone and iPod touch models is going to be available for free.