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iPhone 2.2 Firmware Download Now Available in iTunes!

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iPhone 2.2 firmware is now available to download via iTunes! It seems as though the rumored predictions of 2.2 coming out on the 21st were partially correct because the release came out around 10:30PM PST (but it would be 1:30AM EST, November 21st).

What’s included in this firmware update? Well, no big surprises here folks but you’ll now see Google street view (not available in all cities–any Canadian cities?), public transit and walking directions, direct downloads of podcasts via the iTunes app, along with other fixes and stability to Safari and Mail.

Enhancements to Maps:
* Google Street View
* public transit and walking directions
* display address of dropped pins
* share location via email

Enhancements to Mail
* resolve isolated issues with scheduled fetching of email
* improved formatting of wide HTML email

Other Enhancements
* Improved stability and performance of Safari
* Podcasts are now available for download in the iTunes application (over Wi-Fi and cellular networks)
* Decrease in call set-up failures and call drops
* Improved sound quality of visual voicemail messages
* Pressing the Home button from any Home screen takes you the first Home screen
* Preference to turn on/off keyboard auto-correction
* Click here to read the update security enhancements.

The update is available to download now via iTunes. Here are some direct links:

– iPhone 2G
iPhone 3G
iPod Touch
iPod Touch 2G

Go get it! But…

Remember: Do Not Update to 2.2 Firmware if You Need the 3G Software Unlock

Like we talked about yesterday, do not update to 2.2 firmware if you care at all about the iPhone 3G software unlock. The iPhone Dev Team will shortly be reporting on when it will be safe to update to 2.2 and have a functioning iPhone 3G software unlock.

Why is the software unlock so important? It will essentially unlock your iPhone 3G and allow you to use it with any GSM carrier worldwide. This is handy when you travel and want to pop in a local SIM card. Also, by having an unlocked iPhone 3G you are increasing the resale value of your phone. In the future, selling a locked iPhone to Rogers limits you to Canadian buyers. Selling an unlocked iPhone on the other hand extends your purchasers to the entire globe. Food for thought, no? 😉

As for myself, I’m going to try holding off updating (of course this is going to be easier said than done) to 2.2 firmware because I’m really curious and interested in an iPhone 3G software unlock, since I have some future travel plans coming my way. Using my iPhone 3G overseas will be extremely useful! On the other hand I also desperately crave the new fixes and stability improvements to Safari and Mail. Hmm…what to do?

As for the rest of you, if you update to 2.2 please let me know what you think of the latest firmware update by pushing it in my face in the comments! :p

More Updates: iTunes 8.0.2 Has Been Released

Late last night there was an update to iTunes, version 8.0.2. What’s new in this version? You can expect the this update to have improved stability and performance along with the following fixes:

• Addresses a quality issue creating MP3s on some computers.
• Fixes a connectivity issue with the iTunes Store when using some Internet proxies with Mac OS X.
• Improves accessibility with VoiceOver.

Wow, two big updates in one night by Apple. First iTunes, then 2.2 iPhone firmware! Be sure to let us know how the 2.2 firmware update goes in the comments!

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  • jpbob

    mmm … it going a a bit faster … for street view … nothing for vancouver … everything seem more mmm … let say FLUID lol

    thanks

  • jpbob

    mmm … it going a a bit faster … for street view … nothing for vancouver … everything seem more mmm … let say FLUID lol

    thanks

  • Mike

    So I guess if we upgrade the Jailbreaking of the phone is gone?

  • Mike

    So I guess if we upgrade the Jailbreaking of the phone is gone?

  • m1ndgam3z

    GRR,
    no landscape?!

  • m1ndgam3z

    GRR,
    no landscape?!

  • johnerboy

    whazzz up yalll!!!!,

    this updadadate is off the hoookkk gangstaaa.

    Ballllllllinnn!!!!!!!!!!

  • johnerboy

    whazzz up yalll!!!!,

    this updadadate is off the hoookkk gangstaaa.

    Ballllllllinnn!!!!!!!!!!

  • teddyx

    if you update you lose your jailbreak and all the apps you have yes. Wait for the devteam to release there new quickpwn and you can re-jailbreak

  • teddyx

    if you update you lose your jailbreak and all the apps you have yes. Wait for the devteam to release there new quickpwn and you can re-jailbreak

  • dand

    iphone 2.2 at work! http://tubedirect.net/index.php?q=iphone-2.2
    for all: watch then you can download torrent-treker

  • dand

    iphone 2.2 at work! http://tubedirect.net/index.php?q=iphone-2.2
    for all: watch then you can download torrent-treker

  • Cgyrunner

    The Apple servers must be getting pounded cause since last night I can’t get my apps updated via iTunes or via the iPhone itself.

  • Cgyrunner

    The Apple servers must be getting pounded cause since last night I can’t get my apps updated via iTunes or via the iPhone itself.

  • Dave T.

    Anybody know if its resolve the problem for the Album Art on the Iphone ?

  • Dave T.

    Anybody know if its resolve the problem for the Album Art on the Iphone ?

  • cach

    what about texting in landscaping mode.. so the keyboard is bigger???
    that should be priority.. duh

  • cach

    what about texting in landscaping mode.. so the keyboard is bigger???
    that should be priority.. duh

  • Mike

    Dave T, what problem?

  • Mike

    Dave T, what problem?

  • Mike A

    Am I a complete dork for thinking the coolest feature of this upgrade is that the home key will return you to the first screen when you are on any home screen?

    Pretty darn useful when you have 9 pages of apps.

  • Mike A

    Am I a complete dork for thinking the coolest feature of this upgrade is that the home key will return you to the first screen when you are on any home screen?

    Pretty darn useful when you have 9 pages of apps.

  • I am glad that apple is continuing to update the firmware, but can they get some priorities straight? Like better integration with exchange calendar invites and some copy paste. I would love to replace my blackberry with an IPhone at work, but these basics need to be provided. Sure Street view is nice, but all its going to do is help me find the soup line if I lose my job because I missed a calendar invite.

  • I am glad that apple is continuing to update the firmware, but can they get some priorities straight? Like better integration with exchange calendar invites and some copy paste. I would love to replace my blackberry with an IPhone at work, but these basics need to be provided. Sure Street view is nice, but all its going to do is help me find the soup line if I lose my job because I missed a calendar invite.

  • Dave T.

    Mike – i dont know man, since i have updated my iphone 2G to 2.1 the album art are all f%?&$/ up. Sometimes they works, sometimes it’s not the right one & sometimes they just black but in itunes they are ok. I heard that there other people have the same problem that mine. That’s why i’m asking if there’s a patch for that.

  • Dave T.

    Mike – i dont know man, since i have updated my iphone 2G to 2.1 the album art are all f%?&$/ up. Sometimes they works, sometimes it’s not the right one & sometimes they just black but in itunes they are ok. I heard that there other people have the same problem that mine. That’s why i’m asking if there’s a patch for that.

  • Bud Colby

    Say that in Layman terms. ????? (Sorry, I’m 50)

  • Bud Colby

    Say that in Layman terms. ????? (Sorry, I’m 50)

  • Translation:

    “Hey everyone! The 2.2 firmware update is fantastic! It’s amazing!”

    🙂

  • Translation:

    “Hey everyone! The 2.2 firmware update is fantastic! It’s amazing!”

    🙂

  • coop

    I’ve pointed things like this out a number of times on the Apple ‘discussion’ forum, and have had the comments deleted and told that they were not in compliance with the ‘terms of agreement’ by which they allow me to enter comments onto their forum.

    They don’t like being told that they could do a better job.

    The offending comment?

    “I must say I’m disappointed that the recent upgrade to the firmware did not add the ability to search within the calendar app.

    The iphone would be so much more useful as a real tool (as opposed to a really cool gadget) if this feature were implemented.”

    Two people commented on my entry. Both of them suggested that I not complain too much and just send Apple the suggestion via the suggstion/feedback link.

    IN a joking fashion I wrote back to them explaining why entering the info there probably wasn’t too useful. I suggested that the experience of the “copy and paste brigade” had demonstrated that the suggestions weren’t all that effective, but I agreed that hey, it couldn’t hurt to try.

    Their replies essentially said that Apple could do what they wanted, and the suggestion box wasn’t a drive-in counter, where I ordered and Apple delivered.

    This seemed a bit much, so I followed up with what I thought was a reasonable posting about a particular need, including an example of why I thought searching in the calendar app would be a good idea.

    That post follows….

    “To Alan and roaminggnome,

    I agree, that it’s not a guarantee that entering a ‘wish’ into the magic suggestion box will get that wish implemented. It’s just that anytime someone on the forum makes a suggestion, someone chimes in with “well, enter what you want here, and stop whining!”.

    Well, this is the place to whine as well as gush like fanboys. Or is should be as a ‘community’. We should be able to share what doesn’t work as well as what does (and maybe provide examples of better ways of doing things).

    The iPhone does some things really well, other things, astonishingly poorly. And the calendar is (IMHO) one of the astonishingly poorly implemented things.

    I’ll ignore the overly fragmented method of entering events in the iPhone calendar and concentrate on searching for events when they’re there.

    One of the keys to an electronic calendar is the ability to search for appointments. If you can’t search for stuff, you may as well carry a Daytimer ™. Think about it for a moment. Someone sends you a meeting invitation, and it gets automagically copied from your email into your calendar on the desktop/laptop computer. You sync the iPhone with the laptop, and voila, the appointment gets copied to the iPhone.

    But other than flipping through the ‘pages’ in the calendar app, there’s no way to find it. What if you’re in a meeting, and someone askes about the date for another event, or a previous meeting.

    You can’t find it.

    I’ve seen people say ‘well you can search for it on the laptop’. Duh. That’s not the point. I don’t want to have to search for it on the laptop. I don’t carry it everywhere, It just seems like it. I shouldn’t have to. The calendar app on the iPhone should be able to do that. It’s been a long time since I used a Newton (and I did, because a friend had one), but I’m pretty sure you could search for events in the calendar with it.

    And that was in 1999/2000 or so.

    For me, without this basic, critical function the iPhone calendar (and by extension, the iPhone itself) is crippled, and I have to carry two devices to meet my needs. I thought that the iPhone would be a great converged device (PDA and phone) – after all, the ads and salespeople made a great show of having a calendar on the device. Unfortunately, in my case, the PDA portion is nowhere near good enough. And the worst part is I know Apple could do better.

    I realise that not all wishes get fulfilled. As I pointed out, the legions of Copy/Paste fans can attest to that. I can also understand how implementing a copy/paste function (especially between apps – where it would be most useful) might be a security problem.

    I don’t understand how search, especially one implemented within a specific – Apple Controlled -application would be a security problem.

    They did manage to enable searching in the Contacts app, after some whining, so maybe there’s hope for calendar search as well.

    Thanks for responding, I hope that this explains why I’m disappointed.”
    Five minutes after posting that the entire thread was deleted. No trace at all. Like it never happened. Yep that’s quite the “community” they’ve got going over there.

    Remember when Apple had the 1984 commercial – where the hammer thrower ran into the room full of shabby grey drones and destroyed the giant screen? Looks like they’ve managed to become Big Brother, rather than the hammer thrower… Oceania has always been at war with Eastasia.

    Face it. Apple has your money, and doesn’t give a rat’s *** if you don’t like it, or God help you, you offer an opinion as to how it could be improved.

  • coop

    I’ve pointed things like this out a number of times on the Apple ‘discussion’ forum, and have had the comments deleted and told that they were not in compliance with the ‘terms of agreement’ by which they allow me to enter comments onto their forum.

    They don’t like being told that they could do a better job.

    The offending comment?

    “I must say I’m disappointed that the recent upgrade to the firmware did not add the ability to search within the calendar app.

    The iphone would be so much more useful as a real tool (as opposed to a really cool gadget) if this feature were implemented.”

    Two people commented on my entry. Both of them suggested that I not complain too much and just send Apple the suggestion via the suggstion/feedback link.

    IN a joking fashion I wrote back to them explaining why entering the info there probably wasn’t too useful. I suggested that the experience of the “copy and paste brigade” had demonstrated that the suggestions weren’t all that effective, but I agreed that hey, it couldn’t hurt to try.

    Their replies essentially said that Apple could do what they wanted, and the suggestion box wasn’t a drive-in counter, where I ordered and Apple delivered.

    This seemed a bit much, so I followed up with what I thought was a reasonable posting about a particular need, including an example of why I thought searching in the calendar app would be a good idea.

    That post follows….

    “To Alan and roaminggnome,

    I agree, that it’s not a guarantee that entering a ‘wish’ into the magic suggestion box will get that wish implemented. It’s just that anytime someone on the forum makes a suggestion, someone chimes in with “well, enter what you want here, and stop whining!”.

    Well, this is the place to whine as well as gush like fanboys. Or is should be as a ‘community’. We should be able to share what doesn’t work as well as what does (and maybe provide examples of better ways of doing things).

    The iPhone does some things really well, other things, astonishingly poorly. And the calendar is (IMHO) one of the astonishingly poorly implemented things.

    I’ll ignore the overly fragmented method of entering events in the iPhone calendar and concentrate on searching for events when they’re there.

    One of the keys to an electronic calendar is the ability to search for appointments. If you can’t search for stuff, you may as well carry a Daytimer ™. Think about it for a moment. Someone sends you a meeting invitation, and it gets automagically copied from your email into your calendar on the desktop/laptop computer. You sync the iPhone with the laptop, and voila, the appointment gets copied to the iPhone.

    But other than flipping through the ‘pages’ in the calendar app, there’s no way to find it. What if you’re in a meeting, and someone askes about the date for another event, or a previous meeting.

    You can’t find it.

    I’ve seen people say ‘well you can search for it on the laptop’. Duh. That’s not the point. I don’t want to have to search for it on the laptop. I don’t carry it everywhere, It just seems like it. I shouldn’t have to. The calendar app on the iPhone should be able to do that. It’s been a long time since I used a Newton (and I did, because a friend had one), but I’m pretty sure you could search for events in the calendar with it.

    And that was in 1999/2000 or so.

    For me, without this basic, critical function the iPhone calendar (and by extension, the iPhone itself) is crippled, and I have to carry two devices to meet my needs. I thought that the iPhone would be a great converged device (PDA and phone) – after all, the ads and salespeople made a great show of having a calendar on the device. Unfortunately, in my case, the PDA portion is nowhere near good enough. And the worst part is I know Apple could do better.

    I realise that not all wishes get fulfilled. As I pointed out, the legions of Copy/Paste fans can attest to that. I can also understand how implementing a copy/paste function (especially between apps – where it would be most useful) might be a security problem.

    I don’t understand how search, especially one implemented within a specific – Apple Controlled -application would be a security problem.

    They did manage to enable searching in the Contacts app, after some whining, so maybe there’s hope for calendar search as well.

    Thanks for responding, I hope that this explains why I’m disappointed.”

    Five minutes after posting that the entire thread was deleted. No trace at all. Like it never happened. Yep that’s quite the “community” they’ve got going over there.

    Remember when Apple had the 1984 commercial – where the hammer thrower ran into the room full of shabby grey drones and destroyed the giant screen? Looks like they’ve managed to become Big Brother, rather than the hammer thrower… Oceania has always been at war with Eastasia.

    Face it. Apple has your money, and doesn’t give a rat’s *** if you don’t like it, or God help you, you offer an opinion as to how it could be improved.

  • Eli

    i made the mistake of dowloading the 2.2 version now my phone is completly locked is there anything i can do or am i screwed

  • Eli

    i made the mistake of dowloading the 2.2 version now my phone is completly locked is there anything i can do or am i screwed

  • matt t

    hi guys,
    I think I am in deep shit, I have recently jailbreaked my iPhone butnow after few days my the dailpad is not working I can only recieve calls keys pad shuts down after
    Few seconds.
    Can anyone help plz??

  • matt t

    hi guys,
    I think I am in deep shit, I have recently jailbreaked my iPhone butnow after few days my the dailpad is not working I can only recieve calls keys pad shuts down after
    Few seconds.
    Can anyone help plz??

  • Teebs

    I wanna know why my GPS hasn’t worked properly since the early days of my 3G purchase?!

    It worked in Vancouver at times with the blue ball tracker but now it just shows the blue circle where I wasn’t located or the circle is too large to even know where I am in that circle. A major disappontment when they add new features to an app that needs fixing before anything else.

    And from typing this on my phone I can’t see the “I” or “R” pop put when typing so it’s very confusing because it’s shows no visualization of typing!

    Why does every iphone update make me regret my purchase more than the previous one?

  • Teebs

    I wanna know why my GPS hasn’t worked properly since the early days of my 3G purchase?!

    It worked in Vancouver at times with the blue ball tracker but now it just shows the blue circle where I wasn’t located or the circle is too large to even know where I am in that circle. A major disappontment when they add new features to an app that needs fixing before anything else.

    And from typing this on my phone I can’t see the “I” or “R” pop put when typing so it’s very confusing because it’s shows no visualization of typing!

    Why does every iphone update make me regret my purchase more than the previous one?

  • chris

    Hi matt, It shouldnt be a problem caused by the update, ive had this issue before after downloading certain files from cydia/installer, usually different combinations of mods throw up such errors, try backtracking and remove anything that has changed the operation or interface at all, i once had a winterboard skin that stopped the phone app working. if all else fails do a clean install of the vanilla firmware and see if that fixes it.

  • chris

    Hi matt, It shouldnt be a problem caused by the update, ive had this issue before after downloading certain files from cydia/installer, usually different combinations of mods throw up such errors, try backtracking and remove anything that has changed the operation or interface at all, i once had a winterboard skin that stopped the phone app working. if all else fails do a clean install of the vanilla firmware and see if that fixes it.

  • Sam Jiang

    Why won’t the link for the first gen ipod touch work..

  • Sam Jiang

    Why won’t the link for the first gen ipod touch work..

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