iPhone 3G Firmware 2.1 Released Today

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Since the iPhone 3G debuted less than two months ago, the device has been plagued by numerous issues with call quality and overall performance issues. Apple immediately released two bug patches (2.01 & 2.02) that arguably caused more issues than they solved, particularly with call quality.

As of today, Apple has released the anticipated 2.1 firmware via iTunes that promises to fix a whole host of technical issues including battery life, which will be a relief for many business users and those with heavy data use.

Some of the primary fixes for this release are:

•    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
•    Option to wipe data after ten failed passcode attempts
•    Genius playlist creation
 

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