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iPhone 2.1 firmware out now

Christina Warren
09.12.08
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As announced on Tuesday, the iPhone 2.1 firmware is out now, downloadable via iTunes.

According to Apple's website, updates 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 (in case you missed the beep the 1st time)
  • Option to wipe data after ten failed passcode attempts
  • Genius playlist creation
To get the update, connect your iPhone to your computer, load up iTunes 8 and click "Check for Update."

Thanks to everyone who sent this in!