According to Tidux, a newer PS4 firmware is possibly coming sooner than thought seeing how the latest firmware 1.7 has been released just a couple of days ago. The insider has already revealed various Sony secrets earlier so this is a pretty decent source.
There are various bugs in the firmware 1.7 and the main objective of an update is to fix all this. Some of the bugs are like discs being ejected randomly, consoles locking up, party chat glitches etc. Friend list notification can also be added in the next update as they weren’t able to do that in the last update due to the affects of bugs.
The news is still a rumor until Sony’s official announcement but as per Tidux’s standards, well there could be a possibility.