iPhone 2.2 Update Ready to Download

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Just like they said it would, this morning brings the much-anticipated version 2.2 update for iPhone. (iPod touch and iTunes also received their own set of updates.) There has been lots of speculation about what this new update would bring.

Now we, know for sure. This update, for iPhone and iPhone 3G, contains many bug fixes and improvements, including the following:

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 scheduling fetching of email
- improved formatting of wide html email

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 features 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

To access the update plug your phone in to sync with your computer. You should be automatically prompted to update. If you are not prompted to update, Version 2.2 is also available by selecting your iPhone or iPhone 3G from the Devices list in iTunes version 8.0.2, and hitting the Check for Update/Update button.

We're downloading the update now and will let you know how it goes.

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  • http://www.inkmusings.com Gary

    Podcast feature is...well, it sucks. Yes, you can download podcasts...but mostly the top X in various categories. You can NOT freely download or manage your own list of chosen podcast descriptions. The closest you can get is to download back issues of podcasts you sync to the device...which are typcially the ones you read the previous day. No real value there! :-|

    Bottom line: falls short of being much use to a podcast user.

  • Shannon18

    Are these updates going to keep coming out? How many are 'necessary'?

  • rxCaptain

    Just picked it up this morning!