iPhone software 2.2 beta sports UI tweaks; no push

Summary:Some naughty developer must have violated their Apple NDA agreement – tsk, tsk.A couple of details have begun to trickle out about iPhone 2.

iPhone software 2.2 beta sports UI tweaks; no push
Some naughty developer must have violated their Apple NDA agreement – tsk, tsk.

A couple of details have begun to trickle out about iPhone 2.2, the next revision to the iPhone/iPod touch software. According to a piece at AppleInsider, Apple has released beta 1 of firmware 2.2 to developers that features a number of small UI tweaks.

  1. The Google search field in mobile Safari has been moved to the immediate right of the address bar (pictured). Currently you need to tap the address bar to bring up the Google search field.
  2. Apple has also re-organized the App Store slightly with large category icons. They also made the "Tell a Friend" option more prominent and added an equally prominent "Report a Problem" button – presumably to report tethering and flatulence applications that slip through Apple's screening process.

Most surprising is that fact that background push notification is absent in beta 1 builds. The feature was promised for September but was pushed back according to an email purportedly from Steve Jobs that said: "We want to get it 100% right the first time."

Even worse. No copy and paste.

Topics: Cloud, Apple, iPhone, Mobility, Software

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Jason D. O'Grady developed an affinity for Apple computers after using the original Lisa, and this affinity turned into a bona-fide obsession when he got the original 128 KB Macintosh in 1984. He started writing one of the first Web sites about Apple (O'Grady's PowerPage) in 1995 and is considered to be one of the fathers of blogging.... Full Bio

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