“The 2.1 firmware update may be the most critical update for the iPhone yet,” Christian Zibreg reports for TG Daily.
“The update is already available for the iPod touch and is expected to be posted for the iPhone on Friday. According to Apple CEO Steve Jobs, the 2.1 update addresses “lots of bugs” and finally fixes 3G the iPhone 3G’s connectivity issues such as dropped calls,” Zibreg reports.
“Apple clearly pitches games, the application store, the Genius playlist feature and Nike + iPod support as the main features of the iPod touch 2.1 firmware. However, there is also support for 17 languages, 30 international keyboard layouts and 19 dictionaries. There is a scientific calculator, the integrated App Store, MobileMe and Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync support as well as voice recording functionality, which requires Apple’s new $80 earphones that come with a remote and microphone,” Zibreg reports.
“A bug that caused crashes and unexpectedly shut down applications has been fixed,” Zibreg reports.
“The iPhone version of the 2.1 firmware is scheduled to become available this Friday,” Zibreg reports. “Jobs specifically said the 2.1 iPhone firmware will result in ‘fewer dropped calls’ [and] deliver ‘big battery life improvements.'”
Full article here.
Charlie Sorrel gives “Hands-On with the iPod Touch 2.1 Update” for Wired here.