iPhone 2.1 Software Update

iPhone 2.1 Software Update

As promised during the Apple Let’s Rock Keynote. The iPhone 2.1 Software Update was made available yesterday.

iPhone 2.1 Software New Features

  • option to wipe data after ten failed passcode attempts
  • Genius playlist creation

Bug Fixes and Improvements

  • decrease in call set-up failures and call drops
  • significantly improved battery life for most users
  • dramatically reduced time to back-up 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 if you have lots of 3rd 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 twp additional times for incoming text messages

Kernel Panic

The first time I tried installing the update I got a major kernel panic, and the black screen wipe of death. Possibly unrelated, but I haven’t had one of those for a long time.

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