The libimobiledevice 1.0.0 release is compatible with Apple's iPod Touch and iPhones of the 1G, 2G, and 3G generations running up through the very latest iPhone OS 3.1.3 firmware. This library provides support for reading the device's file-system, reading device information, backing up and restoring data, manage screen icons, manage installed applications, retrieve addressbook/calendars/notes and bookmarks, and synchronize both audio and video.
The 1.0.0 release of libimobiledevice and ifuse occurred on Sunday while yesterday was the 1.0.3 release of usbmuxd. The libimobiledevice library is in turn used by other components like GVFS, libgpod/gtkpod, and libusb to provide a pleasant experience when connecting your iPhone or iPod to a Linux desktop.
The open-source library can be downloaded at libimobiledevice.org. There's also additional information on this 1.0 release on Martin Szulecki's blog. Martin has taken over the maintainership role of libimobiledevice project from Matt Colyer who started this project in late 2007.
Still left to accomplish with this iPhone/iPod mobile device library is software updating/restoration, camera/photo synchronization, and profiling/debugging support. There's also touch-up work left to do with regard to synchronizing the calendar, contacts, notes, bookmarks, and backup/restoration feature.