Apple will release its 2.1 firmware for the iPhone Friday and iPod touch today. Steve Jobs touted the update today, saying it fixes many bugs, allows for faster backups, drops fewer calls, and more. For those of us with iPhone issues--we've had them all--he had us at "hello."
iPhone fans everywhere are still clamoring over their copy and paste void. Who can blame them? Surely, one would assume that a smartphone would come equipped with something as useful as copy and paste. Apple recently announced that the function is in development for a future iPhone and iPhone 3G firmware update, but it is probably still considered low priority.
It's the greatest iPhone firmware update since 2.0.1! (Heh.)
248.7MB, that's a biggish-seeming update for the absolute lack of details Apple gave about it.
I haven't noticed any real-world difference in my limited time with it. I think I read syncing is supposed to go faster. But it's not like I'm sitting here with a stopwatch clocking the iPhone's sync time, you know?
Find out what the rest of the staff thinks after the jump.
Apple's Push Notification Service is getting closer to a reality; the first implementation of it was included in a beta release of iPhone Software 2.1, which was seeded to iPhone developers yesterday. Once the service is live, app developers will be able to send various notifications to their users even if the app in question isn't running on that user's phone.
After more than a year of training, Apple’s star duo is ready for the Beijing Olympics. The 2.0 Software Update finally brings support for Chinese input to the iPhone and iPod Touch, just in time for next month’s opening ceremonies.