If new apps are released with baseband update...
Let's say, if Apple wants the baseband firmware to be updated so that pre-existing unlocking methods would no longer work.
So Apple releases a new firmware update with whole bunch of new goodies (apps), so that they can tempt people to update, just like sugaring a medication.
But most of us here are smart enough not to update straightaway because we found that a basebase firmware update is included in the package, but still want the goodies so bad :)
Then do you think it's possible to extract only the new .app files from new firmware update package, so that we can install the goodies without updating?