Just as rumored, Apple has released the 2.2 firmware update to the iPhone. The update includes all of the rumored features and more. Here’s the text that accompanies the update via iTunes:
iPhone 2.2 Software Update
This update contains many bug fixes and improvements, including the following:
- Enhancements to Maps
- Google Street View
- public transit and walking directions
- 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 network)
- 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
- Preference to turn on/off auto-correction in Keyboard Settings
We’ve already covered many of these features in previous articles, but there are some other great updates that weren’t leaked. Call quality has been increased along with visual voicemail sound quality.
Also added is a new feature for the Home button. If you press it on a Home screen, you will be automatically taken to the first screen. While this is a great feature, I wish there was an option for which screen it takes you to. The screens I use the most are screens 2 and 3. It would be great to be able to set one of those screens as the default snap back screen.
Remember, to update your iPhone, just sync it with iTunes and Check for Updates. If you install the update, let us know what you think of it, and what it still needs. I’ll go ahead and say the first two things on everyone’s list: copy/paste and notifications.