Apple delivers iPhone 2.1; fixes bugs and security holes

Today, if you have connected your iPhone to the computer, you might have noticed that Apple has made the iPhone firmware version 2.1 available via iTunes. And if you haven’t already done that, well, now would be a good time. As promised by Steve Jobs at the company’s ‘Let’s Rock’ event recently, the 2.1 version was indeed released on Friday and promises fewer dropped calls, bug fixes, increased battery life and fixes security holes. Here’s a list of what seems to have been fixed with the update, according to Apple:


  • Decrease in call set-up failures and dropped calls
  • Significantly better battery life for most users
  • Dramatically reduced time to backup to iTunes
  • Improved email reliability, notably fetching email from POP and Exchange accounts
  • Faster installation of 3rd party applications
  • Fixed bugs causing hangs and crashes for users with lots of third party applications
  • Improved performance in text messaging
  • Faster loading and searching of contacts
  • Improved accuracy of the 3G signal strength display
  • Repeat alert up to two additional times for incoming text messages
  • Option to wipe data after ten failed passcode attempts
  • Genius playlist creation
As always, the update is free for all iPhone users. Apple has detailed out how to upgrade the iPhone on their site
This update also fixed the Passcode lock flaw, which we wrote about earlier.

6 replies on “Apple delivers iPhone 2.1; fixes bugs and security holes”

I finally upgraded to 2.1last night. The OS is a lot less laggy now but the signal seems unchanged. It's still terrible at home and good in a most other places (why can't O2's signal seem to pass through my house's walls – it's fine outside?). I haven't used it enough to comment on battery life yet.

iPhone 2.1 fix is crap! My mail downloads are slower and my battery life is worse! I want to revert back to v2.0 but I cant find a way!

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