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This Friday Apple will be releasing the 2.1 software update for iPhone users. This update will be completely free for iPhone users and, according to Jobs, will fix address a lot of issues such as dropped calls, crashes, and painfully slow sync times. Along with the […]

This Friday Apple will be releasing the 2.1 software update for iPhone users.

This update will be completely free for iPhone users and, according to Jobs, will fix address a lot of issues such as dropped calls, crashes, and painfully slow sync times. Along with the fixes will also be better battery life.

The 2.1 update for iPod touch users is actually available today, though it seems most users have had mixed results actually getting the update to work through iTunes. If you’re feeling antsy, you can try downloading the update package directly here, though your results may vary on actually getting it to work. I downloaded the update via that link and the update installed correctly but throws an “Unknown error occurred” message, though data still seems to sync correctly. So, you’ve been warned. :)

The 2.1 update is free for iPod touch users who purchased the 2.0 update but will cost $10 to those who are upgrading from 1.x.

Let me know if you have any issues with either update.

  1. It’s strange they didn’t release any specific details about the 2.1 iPhone update.

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  2. [...] The full event is a little over an hour long and gives you a few more details than our previous coverage of the event. [...]

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  3. So far I’ve had a similar problem- I’ve updated through itunes and am getting a sync error when I try to sync my 2.1 touch with my library

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  4. Hey, you can get rid of that error on the new iPod Touch 2.1 . Follow instructions here: http://www.maciverse.com/ipod-21-itunes-80-error.html

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  5. Just updated my iPod Touch and I have noticed no reduction in Backup/sync times at all. It still takes forever.:(

    Good excuse to make a coffee though…

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  6. iPhone 2.1 Software Update

    iPhone version 2.1 contains many bug fixes and improvements, including the following:
    • decrease in call set-up failures and call drops
    • significantly improved 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 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 two additional times for incoming text messages
    • option to wipe data after ten failed passcode attempts
    • Genius playlist creation

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  7. Hey1 tell something more about this gadget, I am also about to buy it.

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  8. Since updating my iPhone to 2.1, 3G bars are full, but every call has either been dropped or failed before connecting. Dropped calls is now much worse for me! Ahhhhh!!!

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  9. not me I’ve had positive results. Still wagering if the battery life has improved. However if been on 3g allday and gotten five bars the majority of the day. Prior I averaged two. No dropped calls either still no copy and paste though.

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  10. For me, if this 2.1 update doesn’t solve the dropped calls problem, I’m chunking the IPhone — AND, I will never buy another Apple product again. The amount of dropped calls that I have had with my IPhone far exceeds the COMBINED total of dropped calls that I’ve had with ALL of the cell phones that I’ve ever owned. Totally unacceptable performance from both Apple and AT&T in regard to equipment, telephone service and especially customer service.

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