iPhone 2.1 Update Available

Today around 8:00 MST Apple posted the 2.1 update as promised. For this update Apple actually listed some of the things that were to be fixed which include:


  • 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


I’ve had the update on my phone now for a little over an hour and can say I have noticed some of the changes. I have really enjoyed my iPhone and haven’t seemed to have most of the problems other users have had. I have noticed with the update that my email does check a lot faster. I have 4 email accounts and it used to take a couple of minutes for mail to check them all. Now it is a matter of seconds. The other big improvement I have noticed is with syncing. Some people have been reporting it taking hours to sync. I never had that problem. I would say for me the longest was about 20 minutes. However the new update after the 1st initial sync it appears to only take a few seconds if nothing has changed between phone and computer. 

So far all looks good. I’ll report on more once I have a little more experience with the update.

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