iPhone 2.1 Software Features

Today we got the iPhone 2.1 Firmware:

The iPhone 2.1 software update contains many bug fixes and improvements. To get it, connect your iPhone to your computer using iTunes 8 and click Check for Update.

Official Updates:

  • Decrease in call set-up failures and dropped calls
  • Significantly better battery life for most users
  • Dramatically reduced time to backup to iTunes
  • 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 contacts
  • Improved 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
Unofficial updates:
  • Pause application installations by tapping on the icon.
  • Triple clicking on the headset button goes to the previous track
  • Podcasts listings indicate partially listened to items.
  • iPod song listings show artist and album name
  • Improved compatibility with certain bluetooth headsets.
  • more…
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