iPhone OS 2.1 released; many bug fixes/improvements claimed

iPhone OS 2.1 released; many bug fixes/improvements claimed

Ben Wilson

Apple has released iPhone OS 2.1, as promised, with the following, surprisingly detailed release notes:

  • 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

To apply the update, connect your iPhone to a Mac or PC running iTunes 8 then click the "Update" button.

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