Monday, November 24, 2008

Apple Releases iPhone 2.2 Firmware

Apple has released the iPhone 2.2 firmware update which features Google Street View, public transit and walking directions, and more.

What’s in this update:
- Enhancements to Maps
o Google Street View*
o Public transit and walking directions
o Display address of dropped pins
o Share location via email
- Decrease in call setup failures and dropped calls
- Enhancements to Mail
o Resolved isolated issues with scheduled fetching of email
o Improved formatting of wide HTML email
- Podcasts are now available for download in iTunes application (over Wi-Fi and cellular network)
- Improved stability and performance of Safari
- Improved sound quality of Visual Voicemail messages
- Pressing Home button from any Home screen displays the first Home screen
- Preference to turn on/off auto-correction in Keyboard Settings

Apple has also posted some technotes in regards to the new firmware:
- Downloading podcasts from iTunes Wi-Fi Music Store
- Troubleshooting Emoji issues
- Mail or SMS messages may include special characters if sent from Japan
- About the security content of iPhone OS 2.2

You can find links to the new firmware files here :

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