• Author arn
  • Posted On2008-11-21 01:57:03
  • News

Apple has released the version 2.2 update for the iPhone and iPod Touch. The new updates is available in your iTunes software update. The new changes found in 2.2 include:

  • Enhancements to Maps
    • Google Street View
    • public transit and walking diretions
    • display address of dropped pins
    • share location via email
  • Enhancements to Mail
    • resolved isolated issues with scheduled fetching of email
    • improved formatting of wide HTML email
  • Improved stability and performance of Safari
  • Podcasts are now available for download in iTunes application (over Wi-Fi and cellular)
  • 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 to the first Home screen
  • Preferences to turn on/off auto-correction in Keyboard settings

More notably, Firmware 2.2 fixes the issue with broken App Store links in Mobile Safari. The new version allows readers to click directly to apps that we link to.

  • http://scottj.info/ Scott Johnson

    I'm noticing that every picture that I have saved on my iPhone from Mail or Safari is showing up in Photos on 2.2 pixellated and blurry. I even viewed a photo in a Mail message after the upgrade, saved it, went to Photos and saw a messed up pic. Not good, Apple.

  • http://scottj.info/ Scott Johnson

    I'm noticing that every picture that I have saved on my iPhone from Mail or Safari is showing up in Photos on 2.2 pixellated and blurry. I even viewed a photo in a Mail message after the upgrade, saved it, went to Photos and saw a messed up pic. Not good, Apple.

  • f e a r l e s s

    @Scott Johnson

    Let's blame Vista!

  • f e a r l e s s

    @Scott Johnson

    Let's blame Vista!

  • narr

    I like that pressing the home button brings you to the first screen. Still, I'd prefer categories. :)

  • narr

    I like that pressing the home button brings you to the first screen. Still, I'd prefer categories. :)

  • OahuSurf

    Categories would be great, can't believe they still haven't made at least some kind of folder system or something.

    I can't find street view on google maps....

  • OahuSurf

    Categories would be great, can't believe they still haven't made at least some kind of folder system or something.

    I can't find street view on google maps....

  • f e a r l e s s

    Street view is available when you drop a pin. There's a new icon on the left of the title on the pin.

    Categories would be awesome! Sucks we only get 9 screens to fill up. :(

  • f e a r l e s s

    Street view is available when you drop a pin. There's a new icon on the left of the title on the pin.

    Categories would be awesome! Sucks we only get 9 screens to fill up. :(

  • Eric5h5

    I don't think street view is on the iPod Touch, only the iPhone for some reason. App store is upgraded...can view all screenshots, so those silly people who put the title screen as the first screenshot don't look so silly anymore.

  • Eric5h5

    I don't think street view is on the iPod Touch, only the iPhone for some reason. App store is upgraded...can view all screenshots, so those silly people who put the title screen as the first screenshot don't look so silly anymore.

  • Jesper

    Oh my! sucks that we ONLY get 9 screens to fill up???? come on!!! if you took away all the shit from your iphone and only go with the god stuff you would have more then plenty of pages left.

  • Jesper

    Oh my! sucks that we ONLY get 9 screens to fill up???? come on!!! if you took away all the shit from your iphone and only go with the god stuff you would have more then plenty of pages left.

  • darwiniandude

    Argh!!! Still the 9 page limit? This sucks!!

    I have paid apps I can't have on my phone due to this limit. I'm not talking free stuff, but paid ones, that I (or the kids) want to use.

    I've limited my buying lately, PURELY because of the 9 screen limit.

    Come on Apple, I know you have to take awhile to redesign the system to handle categories or whatever, but I at least thought 2.2 would address the app count limit.

  • darwiniandude

    Argh!!! Still the 9 page limit? This sucks!!

    I have paid apps I can't have on my phone due to this limit. I'm not talking free stuff, but paid ones, that I (or the kids) want to use.

    I've limited my buying lately, PURELY because of the 9 screen limit.

    Come on Apple, I know you have to take awhile to redesign the system to handle categories or whatever, but I at least thought 2.2 would address the app count limit.

  • http://www.nothowitlooks.com Brett Archibald

    > More notably, Firmware 2.2 fixes the issue with broken
    > App Store links in Mobile Safari. The new version allows
    > readers to click directly to apps that we link to.

    Woo-hoo! Finally! No more having to browse a site, remember the name, close the site, open the App Store, go to Search, type in the name, find it amongst the results, click on it, and THEN get taken to the app's page... :-)

  • http://www.nothowitlooks.com Brett Archibald

    > More notably, Firmware 2.2 fixes the issue with broken
    > App Store links in Mobile Safari. The new version allows
    > readers to click directly to apps that we link to.

    Woo-hoo! Finally! No more having to browse a site, remember the name, close the site, open the App Store, go to Search, type in the name, find it amongst the results, click on it, and THEN get taken to the app's page... :-)

  • http://www.nothowitlooks.com Brett Archibald

    > Jesper Says:
    > Oh my! sucks that we ONLY get 9 screens to fill up????
    > come on!!! if you took away all the shit from your iphone
    > and only go with the god stuff you would have more then
    > plenty of pages left.

    That's your opinion, and an ill-informed opinion at that. Not to mention terrible grammar.
    For the precise reason that we still can't categorise our apps, I make my own categories by putting all similar apps or game on one screen: One screen per category.
    So that means that whilst some screens are full, with 16 icons, some other screens have maybe only 6 or 7 icons - therefore, not all my screens are full.
    If Apple doesn't give us categorisation, we have to make our own. And if we have to leave empty spaces on some screens in order to achieve this, then we'd like more screens.
    Is that really so difficult for you to understand?

  • http://www.nothowitlooks.com Brett Archibald

    > Jesper Says:
    > Oh my! sucks that we ONLY get 9 screens to fill up????
    > come on!!! if you took away all the shit from your iphone
    > and only go with the god stuff you would have more then
    > plenty of pages left.

    That's your opinion, and an ill-informed opinion at that. Not to mention terrible grammar.
    For the precise reason that we still can't categorise our apps, I make my own categories by putting all similar apps or game on one screen: One screen per category.
    So that means that whilst some screens are full, with 16 icons, some other screens have maybe only 6 or 7 icons - therefore, not all my screens are full.
    If Apple doesn't give us categorisation, we have to make our own. And if we have to leave empty spaces on some screens in order to achieve this, then we'd like more screens.
    Is that really so difficult for you to understand?

  • Weener

    Brett Archibald. You're funny. You talk about his "terrible grammar", LOL you should learn how to spell first. HAHA. It's categorize jackass. Anyways so what if he wants more than 9 screens. Although my stuff is separated into pages, categories would make it a lot more organized.

  • Weener

    Brett Archibald. You're funny. You talk about his "terrible grammar", LOL you should learn how to spell first. HAHA. It's categorize jackass. Anyways so what if he wants more than 9 screens. Although my stuff is separated into pages, categories would make it a lot more organized.

  • http://www.allaboutiphone.net James @ All About iPhone

    @Weener: "learn how to spell first", I would offer the same suggestion to you. Have you ever heard of International English?

  • http://www.allaboutiphone.net James @ All About iPhone

    @Weener: "learn how to spell first", I would offer the same suggestion to you. Have you ever heard of International English?

  • http://www.nothowitlooks.com Brett Archibald

    @ Weener:
    It's only spelt that way if you're American.
    (Or would you prefer it if I said "It's only *spelled* that way..."?)

    @ James:
    The phrase "International English" really bugs me. I'd prefer it if people referred to the language that Americans speak as "American English".

  • http://www.nothowitlooks.com Brett Archibald

    @ Weener:
    It's only spelt that way if you're American.
    (Or would you prefer it if I said "It's only *spelled* that way..."?)

    @ James:
    The phrase "International English" really bugs me. I'd prefer it if people referred to the language that Americans speak as "American English".

  • http://www.nothowitlooks.com Brett Archibald

    And anyway, it's not "jackass", it's "jackarse"!

    Ha ha, just kidding of course... ;-)

  • http://www.nothowitlooks.com Brett Archibald

    And anyway, it's not "jackass", it's "jackarse"!

    Ha ha, just kidding of course... ;-)

  • Eric

    no fair I wanna try 2.2 so badly with the google street view :( can't upgrade till its jailbroken, man gonna be a huge process redoing my phone. Also if you did jail break your phone in cydia they have the app catagories so you can have more apps than normal and put apps is folders.

  • Eric

    no fair I wanna try 2.2 so badly with the google street view :( can't upgrade till its jailbroken, man gonna be a huge process redoing my phone. Also if you did jail break your phone in cydia they have the app catagories so you can have more apps than normal and put apps is folders.

  • http://www.GalleyTech.com/ Galley

    The App Store now displays multiple screenshots, and they are full-screen. WooHoo!

  • http://www.GalleyTech.com/ Galley

    The App Store now displays multiple screenshots, and they are full-screen. WooHoo!

  • http://rightonblog.net James

    Can people discuss the topic on hand and not get into pissing contests over who can spell better than the other?

    Grow up.

  • http://rightonblog.net James

    Can people discuss the topic on hand and not get into pissing contests over who can spell better than the other?

    Grow up.

  • http://scottj.info/ Scott Johnson

    Here's a writeup of the problems with the Photos app that I'm seeing in 2.2: http://bit.ly/iphone22

  • http://scottj.info/ Scott Johnson

    Here's a writeup of the problems with the Photos app that I'm seeing in 2.2: http://bit.ly/iphone22

  • mek

    so is 2.2 worth the download as of yet?

  • mek

    so is 2.2 worth the download as of yet?

  • Noah

    From Scott's post, sounds like I'm going to wait for version 2.2.1

  • Noah

    From Scott's post, sounds like I'm going to wait for version 2.2.1

  • Nukie

    Oooooh. I can't wait to play this game! Does it have online high scores? ;)

  • Nukie

    Oooooh. I can't wait to play this game! Does it have online high scores? ;)

  • Adam

    Any chance that 2.2 gets rid of the bugs that pop up when you DL using the iPhone app store? I haven't even bothered getting apps any way other than grabbing them with iTunes on my PC and then syncing. I can't be bothered to deal with the 'open apps and then they close' nonsense.

  • Adam

    Any chance that 2.2 gets rid of the bugs that pop up when you DL using the iPhone app store? I haven't even bothered getting apps any way other than grabbing them with iTunes on my PC and then syncing. I can't be bothered to deal with the 'open apps and then they close' nonsense.

  • Rockey04

    When you update an app it doesn't make a second one: it puts the update bar on the original!!!

  • Rockey04

    When you update an app it doesn't make a second one: it puts the update bar on the original!!!

  • applesauce25r624

    lol @ Brett Archibald talking about poor grammar, and then he begins a sentence with a conjunction

    noob

  • applesauce25r624

    lol @ Brett Archibald talking about poor grammar, and then he begins a sentence with a conjunction

    noob

  • http://www.smiles-game.com PoV

    Anyone know if 2.2 fixes the multiple system sound audio "spike" glitch?

  • http://www.smiles-game.com PoV

    Anyone know if 2.2 fixes the multiple system sound audio "spike" glitch?

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