Favorite feature or update to the 2.1 firmware?
Some time has passed, the dust has now settled... what is your favorite feature or update for the 2.1 firmware. No matter how small it may be, some cool things have been added. [Please keep bugs out of this thread - use this one to report bugs here.]
*There have been a few people complaining that there really were no new features with this firmware, that is just not true. While some of the features added may have been small, they are still features and they may be more significant to others. Please stay on topic or your post will be deleted so the thread does not get bogged down. Thanks for your cooperation.
Last edited by Jeremy Sikora; 09-21-2008 at 11:38 PM.
- 09-21-2008, 07:07 AM #2
- 09-21-2008, 10:35 AM #3
It's hard to say since 2.1 didn't really release any new features. Genius? But that's more itunes related. I suppose the extra sms beeps qualifies however minor it is.
Improved battery life, reception, less crashes, etc are not new features..
- 09-21-2008, 12:10 PM #5
- 09-21-2008, 12:44 PM #6
Last edited by Jeremy Sikora; 09-21-2008 at 01:02 PM.
- 09-21-2008, 12:55 PM #8
I would have probably asked the feature question as "what features did you anticipate that /weren't/ in 2.1?" My biggie would have been notifications, with a close second of SDK improvements so AppStore apps can do more useful things. As of now, most of my truly important apps require jailbreaking...
What we got in 2.1 probably should have been 2.0.3 (or some would argue 2.0... heh). But as we know, features were dropped out of the beta releases along the way. This kind of very late scope decrease is usually done to accomodate more fixes. Happens a lot in the software industry.
Last edited by taroliw; 09-21-2008 at 12:57 PM.
Let me help those of you who are confused a bit.
Here are some features:
~You can pause the installation of apps by simply clicking on the icon.
~While listening to music via your headphones you can click the mic 3 times to go back a track.
~You can now take away the camera in the parental settings.
~You are now able to see APPS in iTunes to see how much space they are
~2 more audible alerts for SMS messages
~for more visit this thread here.
Ah, back on topic finally...
Last edited by Jeremy Sikora; 09-21-2008 at 01:06 PM.
- 09-22-2008, 09:48 AM #10
(I've never timed it but it's close to 10 minutes apart.)
- 09-22-2008, 02:36 PM #12iPhone Nanite
- 5 Posts
Mine is definitely faster backups. That's the main reason I upgraded. I just went from night long backups, that sometimes weren't even finished in the morning to a 1 minute or less backup which is amazing! I love 2.1 I also thought there was shake to shuffle but oh well I have lived without it LOL
Last edited by dannyrodri; 09-22-2008 at 02:44 PM.
- 09-22-2008, 02:55 PM #13