This rumor comes from VG247 via Joystiq:
The story is that PlayStation 3 firmware update 3.0 will bring, “a completely new system” to Sony’s console by Christmas.
If the rumor is to be believed, the new update will bring the following:
-A reputation system
-a grief reporting System
-Support for background patch downloading
-Simultaneous HDMI and digital optical outputting
According to VG247, they have been told more, but will have to “wait” before they share that information.