Apple releases iPhone 2.2, iPod touch 2.2 Software Updates

Apple has released iPhone OS 2.2 and iPhone OS 2.2 for iPod touch Software Update which contains many bug fixes and improvements including:

• Enhancements to Maps
– Google Street View
– public transit and walking directions
– display address of dropped pins
– share location via email

• Enhancements to Mail
– resolved isolated issues with scheduled fetching of email
– improved formatting of wide email messages

• Improved stability and performance of Safari

• Podcasts are now available for download in iTunes application (over Wi-Fi and cellular network)

• Decrease in call set-up failures and call drops

• Improved sound quality of visual voicemail messages

• Pressing the Home button from any Home screen takes you to the first Home screen

• Preference to turn on/off auto-correction in Keyboard Settings

Update your iPhone or iPhone 3G or iPod touch via iTunes Update:
Step 1. Make sure you are using iTunes 8. Connect your iPhone to your computer.
Step 2. When iTunes opens, select your iPhone under Devices in the Source List on the left.
Step 3. In the iPhone Summary pane, click Check for Update.
Step 4. Click Download and Install. Do not disconnect your iPhone until the update has finished.
Step 5. There is no Step 5. Enjoy!

More info about the security content of iPhone OS 2.2 and iPhone OS for iPod touch 2.2 here.


  1. Before people start moaning about… they should have included this- or that, remember that your updates- you take for granted now- have never happened before the iPhone. In the past, if you wanted to update your phone, it involved going to the store and buying a newer version or phone- not just plugging into your computer.

  2. Well, Richie, I have updated my BB a few times in the past. It was not fun, and mostly bug fixes, but they too were free. iPhone is a class apart, but still, it was certainly not a first to offer free software/firmware/etcware updates.

    I hated my BB internet features, so much so that I canceled my data plan with T-Mobile. Before, iPhone mobile web was like using Win 2.0 to browse the net without the sockets even.

  3. On the previous comment, I meant to say: before iPhone, mobile web browsing was akin to browsing the net from a terminal prompt. There.

    And yes, no cut and paste, no Flash crap etc., get over it, or get a different phone. We know this already, and there are more than 10 Million of us who bought this knowingly what with all the constant whining.

    Btw. I consider not having Flash on my iPhone to be a feature worthy of advertising.

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