Should I Upgrade to iPhone 2.1?
With the Apple’s release today of the iPhone 2.1 firmware update, that’s the exact question many people will be asking. Hey, we at TiPb asked it ourselves — for all of about 0.1 seconds before diving headlong into iTunes, for the good of our readers, of course.
So what’s new in iPhone 2.1, is it compelling enough for you to update, and who should avoid it at all costs?
Answers after the jump!
What’s in the 2.1 Update
According to Apple, 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
In addition, there have been some minor UI tweaks, which can be seen in our iPhone 2.1 Gallery.