iPhone updated to Firmware 2.2 right on schedule

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Apple iPhone firmware 2.2 update
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.

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  • Carl Pelletier

    You note: "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."

    Well, I always think that the first screen (or panel) must be the most important one, so why not just drag your top apps on this screen? That will do the job.

    Weird to me that your top screen is 2 or 3…

    Anyway, just behavior…


  • Jake Gaecke

    The reason I use screens 2 and 3 the most is because I like to keep my iPhone screens organized. The first screen for me is strictly for official Apple apps. The second screen is for apps that I use the most often, and screen 3 is for games the games that I currently like the most. I keep screens 4, 5 and 6 organized along similar lines as well but these apps aren't used as much by me.

    I initially thought of your solution, but moving icons on the iPhone is quite a painful process. Everything gets disorganized very quickly with icons spilling from one page to the next. Not to mention it takes a lot of time to move icons around. I've always had a problem with the limited ways in which you can sort your icons on the Home screens.

    I wish that Apple would include some auto sorting options for the Home screen, like sort apps by type (games, automotive, etc. It could use the categories right from the App Store), date released, date installed, most used, alphabetical, etc. Or they could include a way to sort Home icons through iTunes on the desktop with a keyboard and mouse. Also, folders would not be a terrible idea.

    In my opinion, it just takes too long to manually move all of the icons around with your finger on the iPhone. Automation, or the ability to edit with a desktop computer are a necessity for me.

  • TechyNews

    I am glad that apple is continuing to update the firmware, but can they get some priorities straight? Like better integration with exchange calendar invites and some copy paste. I would love to replace my blackberry with an IPhone at work, but these basics need to be provided. Sure Street view is nice, but all its going to do is help me find the soup line if I lose my job because I missed a calendar invite.

  • Carl Pelletier

    @TechyNews What problem do you got for exchange? For me that work perfectly. I receive all meething request..