iPhone News Roundup for 9/17/08

And this is your daily fix of iPhone news. There was much more going on on the various iPhone blogs but I don’t want to report to you each and every post related to the iPhone. Most of them are useless and don’t deserve to get much attention. I just want to report to you what I think is real news.

Internet petition protests iPhone auto-correction

An internet petition has been building to protest Apple’s auto-correction feature on the iPhone, entitled Please Let Us Disable Auto Correction Steve. Many users would at least like the option to switch the feature off. The truncated words, commonly used while writing on mobile devices, are particularly problematic. Frühjahr Design has received nearly 3,000 “signatures” on its petition in the few days since its launch.
[via Macnn]

UK’s “Stuff” names iPhone 3G gadget of the year

Apple’s iPhone 3G has won a public vote to find the year’s best gadget, beating strong competition from three games consoles, a budget laptop and a balloon-shaped iPod speaker system. The latest version of the mobile that combines a phone with a music and video player was chosen by readers of Stuff magazine in its annual Gadget of the Year awards.
[via Reuters UK]

SwirlyMMS for iPhone 2.x Released
Those of you who are fans of SwirlyMMS will be happy to know that the SwirlySpace Team announced that SwirlyMMS 1.2 for firmware 2.x has been released.
[via iPhone Alley]

First post-patch iPhone 3G lawsuit wants Apple to pay $5 million

Jumping on an increasingly overloaded bandwagon, a Little Rock, Arkansas man has started a class action lawsuit expecting at least $5 million in damages for Apple and AT&T overselling iPhone 3G relative to the network load, even though a fix has already been put into place.
[via Apple Insider]