2.1 Firmware this Friday [Details inside]
This Friday. 2.1 is released.
"iPhone owners get a 2.1 software update that “fixes lots of bugs.” Significantly improved battery life, fewer call drops, crashing problems, increased speed for iTunes backups and various other fixes."
- 09-09-2008, 01:05 PM #2
Just saw that. Can i say disappointing? Bug fixes were expected. Thought they might actually throw in a feature or two. But what makes this a 2.1 update and not 2.0.4?
But i suppose they do need to get the old stuff straight first before adding new things. If it works, great. Can't wait to find out.
- 09-09-2008, 01:13 PM #4
- 09-09-2008, 01:39 PM #5
with palm and wm, the features are already there as well as hundreds of apps. We kinda bought the iphone that was missing basic features but hoping they might put them in down the line. Say in a 2.1 update?
This feels like a mere 2.0.4 fix.
- 09-09-2008, 01:47 PM #6
- 09-09-2008, 02:01 PM #7
I am going to stand on the "disappointed" side of the fence for now. I rarely have a problem with my iPhone so a "bug fix" update to me isn't a big deal. I was looking forward to added features. Hopefully Friday I have a reason to be impressed.
*Good example... WM devices, how long did it take them to get threaded SMS??? How many years???
- 09-09-2008, 02:41 PM #9
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- 09-09-2008, 04:29 PM #11
I hope the push notification is still coming!
And I think it's out for the iPod touch is because they didn't have to work on anything involved with the phone. So once the other bugs and things were fixed the iPod touch version was done.
- 09-09-2008, 08:14 PM #13iPhone Newbie
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Well he said sometime this month for push notification, so I am hoping that that shows up sometime soon. Friday would be the logical day. (Are they going to release 2.1) and then in the next 2-3 weeks release an update that adds push notification for application???
Also the GPS thing would have been great, copy/paste yeah, but I don't see that coming anytime soon.
One thing that I am going to be pissed about is if the genius playlist feature isn't included in the release. I have yet to see this confirmed, but the nano is getting it and the touch is getting it. iPhone better be getting it. I have been playing with it in iTunes and I am already addicted to it.
Also considering how close the iPhone and touch are it would seem really dumb if they didn't make it consistent and put it in both devices.
- 09-09-2008, 08:33 PM #14iPhone Newbie
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You know I just watched the keynote presentation and Jobs only spent 1 minute discussing iPhone.
48 minutes 40 seconds to 49 minutes 40 seconds. Kind of interesting how he rushed through it and really didn't mention any features, just performance updates.
I am hoping they are trying to pull some SURPRISE trick and there are new features. Otherwise, this update really isn't deserving of a 2.X title.
- 09-09-2008, 08:55 PM #15
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- 09-09-2008, 10:21 PM #17
Well I think the reason behind the delay till Friday could be that they released the iPods today which come with 2.1 firmware so it kind of makes sense to release it on the same day. At the same time the touch and iphone share pretty much the same firmware (might even be identical and just acts diff in certain areas based on the device).
Another reason is they released iTunes 8 and the 2.1 touch so this would let the initial surge of downloads from their server subside before the millions of iPhone users go to download the update.
- 09-09-2008, 11:15 PM #18
- 09-10-2008, 06:50 AM #19
I'm thinking they held off the iPhone firmware just in case it screws up a billion phones. Then they can scramble over the weekend, and not have (as enormous) a business PR disaster with people not getting emails, calls, etc.
No one is going to sue Apple if their iPod stops working for a few hours, but after what happened initially with the 3G, it might start a groundswell if the 2.1 update did something bad...
- 09-10-2008, 10:05 PM #20
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- 09-11-2008, 12:44 PM #22iPhone Intermediate
- 147 Posts
Well Steve did say "performance enhancements" as well as the stuff about battery life, 3G faster backups etc so maybe there is something actually worth waiting for. I'm in the UK so I'm betting that it won't we out until late afternoon/early evening over here. Does anyone know what time it's released tomorrow as I'd like to know if I need to set my alarm?
- 09-11-2008, 12:51 PM #23
I don't think they said which time, but I would think (hope) they would do it pretty early so that other countries can start downloading while most of us here in the US are sleeping. This way downloads will be more spaced out and there isn't a huge hit on the servers with everyone in the world downloading at the same time.
- 09-11-2008, 01:03 PM #24
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