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Apple releases iPhone 2.1 firmware

Looks like Apple has just released the 2.1 firmware update for the iPhone.

New in this update are:

  • decrease in call set-up failures and call drops
  • significantly improve battery life for most users
  • dramatically reduced time to backup to iTunes
  • improve email reliability, notable 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 of 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

I’m in the process of downloading the update right now so i can’t say for sure yet just how improved things feel but if you’re eager to get your hands on it you’d better hurry before people from all over world start hitting Apple’s servers.

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