iPhone 2.2 firmware released

iPhone 2.2 firmware released

Summary: As expected, Apple released iPhone firmware 2.2 today.


iPhone 2.2 firmware released

As expected, Apple released iPhone firmware 2.2 today. The 246MB update includes the following published features:
  • Enhancements to Maps
    • Google Street View
    • Public transit and walking directions
    • Display address of dropped pins
    • Share location via email

  • Decrease in call setup failures and dropped calls
  • Enhancements to Mail
    • Resolved isolated issues with scheduled fetching of email
    • Improved formatting of wide HTML email

  • Podcasts are now available for download in iTunes application (over Wi-Fi and cellular network)
  • Improved stability and performance of Safari
  • Improved sound quality of Visual Voicemail messages
  • Pressing Home button from any Home screen displays the first Home screen
  • Preference to turn on/off auto-correction in Keyboard Settings

Other features include:

  • Google search box moved next to the address bar in Safari
  • Large category icons in the App Store
  • New “Tell a Friend” and “Report a Problem” buttons in App Store
  • Support for Japanese emoji icons
  • Application rating on delete
  • Multiple screen shots in the App Store (like iTunes)

What else have you noticed?

Topics: Browser, Google, iPhone, Mobility, Software

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  • Not What We Wanted to See

    Apple knows what we've really been waiting for:
    -MMS & Message Forwarding
    -Landscape Typing In Every Native App (Esp. SMS & Email)
    -Flash (Likely to be turned down due to app limitations)

    Sure, you can email photos to other cellphones but surely adding true MMS can't be difficult. Maybe AT&T has something to do with this?

    With the introduction of BlackBerry's Storm I thought for sure we would get landscape typing with this update.

    Does anyone know why Apple is holding off on these things?
    • You forgot these...

      Some people want to see tethering, video, keystroke feedback, voice dial, turn by turn directions, loosen restriction on ring-tones and I'm sure there is more.
      • RE: You forgot these...

        Was it just a rumor, but I thought AT&T were coming up
        with tethering plans? Tethering isn't an Apple issue, there
        was an app for a while, but Apple pulled it because of their
        agreement with AT&T to forbid tethering.

        Keystroke feedback - Do you mean tactile feedback like
        some form of vibrate? I would prefer to be completely
        silent and no vibrations since I have become good at
        typing on the iPhone. If they put it in, at least it would
        have been a good option at the beginning.

        Voice dial - Do you mean native? If not there are free
        AppStore apps SayNDial and Say Who, that do that. I think
        that Say Who is the better of the two. SayNDial stores your
        contact names to their server (no numbers or data is there,
        but your list would be). Say Who just guesses from your
        internal contact list.

        For me the one wish the iPhone had was the ability to
        choose which recent/missed calls I could delete. I don't like
        the all or nothing.
    • i completly agree!

      totally right ive been waiting for all of those things, especialy landscape keyboard!
      and mms and message forwarding and copy/paste. kinda a good thing to have on a phone!
  • RE: iPhone 2.2 firmware released

    i want a landscape keyboard!!in text mode!
  • RE: iPhone 2.2 firmware released

    Not that anything was said about the youtube app in the firmware release, but I just thought I'd give it a go again after installing the update - I haven't bothered using it since giving it an initial try after first getting my iphone.
    It is still unusable using my wifi connection at home! What a pain it is to try to watch a video clip that I can watch fine using my macbook pro over the same wifi link.
    I use wifi most of the time (work and home) and don't usually bother with apps like youtube when I am in transit and therefore on 3G so I don't really care about optimisation of the video stream, especially not at the sake of making the whole thing pretty much unusable.
    I think that Apple should offer a setting that lets you turn on/off the use of the alternative video stream that I have heard that they got google to develop for them. This way the user has a choice to decide to watch the video in standard format or not.
    I do like my iphone but there are quite a few things that they could improve on and many of them are quite basic like some of the things mentioned elsewhere in this thread like cut & paste.