Friday, September 12, 2008

The iPhone get it's much needed tune up!

Tired of the dropped calls and your iTunes is taking forever to backup? Or is your iPhone's short battery giving up sooner than expected? These and many more bugs are prime targets for Apple's new  iPhone 2.1 Software Update released today (09/12/2008) .

Update Contents
Here's the update content list from Apple's iPhone software update site:
  • Decrease in call set-up failures and dropped calls
  • Significantly better battery life for most users (most users? WTH)
  • Dramatically reduced time to backup to iTunes (FAIL)
  • Improved email reliability, notably fetching email from POP and Exchange accounts
  • Faster installation of 3rd party applications
  • Fixed bugs causing hangs and crashes for users with lots of third party applications
  • Improved performance in text messaging
  • Faster loading and searching of contactsImproved accuracy of the 3G signal strength display
  • Repeat alert up to two additional times for incoming text messages
  • Option to wipe data after ten failed passcode attempts
  • Genius playlist creation (Which means?)
Updating Process
To update your iPhone, you MUST have iTunes 8 installed - you can get it here from Apple's iTunes Download Page. Once you have iTunes 8 installed you simply connect your iPhone and select it using iTunes, select the summary page and click on update! While your iPhone is being updated, keep your grubby hands off for a while or you'll end up with a shiny looking brick. :D

Happy Updating!


Anonymous said...

Waaahh!! I want an iPhone!! XD drooling..

Anonymous said...

Today is my lucky day :)
Apple is giving review copies of iPad to 100 lucky person. Go to and apply for it.