Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Apple Released 2.2.1 of iPhone and iPod Touch Operating System

Apple has released version 2.2.1 of its iPhone and iPod Touch operating system that come with several minor changes.

For instance yesterday's release of the iPhone 2.2.1 firmware may have also fixed a problem with SMS messaging, accounts on Apple's support forums suggest. The issue involves an error message triggered every time a user attempts to send a text, previously impossible to resolve with any resets or settings adjustments, though some success has been reported after switching SIM cards. The problem appears only to manifest after installing the v2.2 firmware.

The iPhone 2.2.1 update, weighing in at a full 246.4MB, is the first firmware release since November's massive Google Street View-bringing and podcast download-enhancing 2.2 offering. The software is said to improve Safari's stability and fix an image issue in which pictures saved from Mail don't display properly in the Camera Roll. And that’s about it.

Unfortunately absent from the 2.2.1 update is the addition of support for push notifications, something that had once been rumored to be in the works. A similar version of the software update available to iPod touch owners includes both of the aforementioned improvements in addition to correcting an issue that caused some Apple Lossless (ALAC) to skip during playback.

iPhone Software 2.2.1 is compatible with the iPhone 3G and the original iPhone, while iPhone Software 2.2.1 for iPod touch is compatible with both the first and generation of the touch-screen media player. Users can update their devices by loading iTunes, plugging in their iPhone of iPod Touch, and clicking the "Check for Updates" button on their screen.


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