Apple had been silent on the Critical Vulnerability found by BlackHat’s security expert presenter, till Google went ahead with the similar fix for the Android platform.
I haven’t heard the official news coming directly Apple, but Carriers are doing it. First one to do is O2 UK, which announced that Apple will be releasing fix by weekend. 🙂
There’s no news from AT&T yet, but they are not far from.
It’s an admirably quick fix to a comically terrible problem. Probably, it will come as 3.0.1 or something similar. But at least Apple’s got an update infrastructure to match their relatively quick remedy; what’s really worrying is that some other vulnerable phones—mostly Windows Mobile handsets—are still vulnerable, and whatever updates Microsoft have in store may have a slightly harder time blanketing users without the near-daily update checking built into the iPhone’s usage style.