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iPhone 2.1 software out now

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iPhone 2.1 software out now
The iPhone 2.1 update is now available for download, with a laundry list of bug fixes in tow.  Among the improvements are better battery life, better call setup and less call failures, decreased backup times, better 3G signal strength display (but no mention of better 3G) and a fix for bugs causing hangs and crashes.  Basically, Apple is admitting that there were all kinds of problems with the 2.0.x software but are saying everything's good now.  Kinda sounds like a certain operating system Apple likes to bring up.  Hit the link for the download and let us know if your problems disappear!

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iPhone 2.1 software out now

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:42

1. xmguy (unregistered)

HA! My Dare has been out from Verizon since July. NO FW update needed yet!

posted on 12 Sep 2008, 09:00

3. (unregistered)

Ha! My nokia 6340i has been out since 2003 and no software update yet!

posted on 13 Sep 2008, 18:48

33. (unregistered)

no no no you are complete right. i love the iphone. it breaks down alot but its easy to get it fix and after all isnt that enough. why would be talk down to a phone when you can fix it. after all if my car broke down on a regular bases that would make it bad since i can just fix. yeah great way of thinking guys. this phone rocks cause i can fix it 3 times a week every time it breaks down easily. rock on iphone yeahhhh!!!!

posted on 12 Sep 2008, 08:58

2. lb55 (unregistered)

mine is downloading right now! here we go.

posted on 12 Sep 2008, 09:08

4. m.i.k.e. (unregistered)

the 2.1 update was available since tuesday, at least over here in Spain i downloaded it that night

posted on 12 Sep 2008, 09:24

5. (unregistered)

did it help?

posted on 12 Sep 2008, 09:48

6. (unregistered)

like to know whats the improvement in text messaging they are talking about.

posted on 12 Sep 2008, 12:53

9. (unregistered)

I would assume the keyboard lag. Mine gets really slow and I'll type a whole message and watch it go letter by letter, like slo-mo.. Only problem is I'm unlocked and jb so probably won't get to take advantage of the update until a new unlock comes out

posted on 12 Sep 2008, 14:58

15. (unregistered)

There is also an issue that happens with iphones getting stuck on attempting to send sms to 7 digit numbers until you completely clear the number from your phone and re-add it. That could be fixed as well.

posted on 12 Sep 2008, 11:57

7. jrcrow (unregistered)

had my LG Vu and so far no firmware updates yet!..hmm..wondering when LG or ATT will release a firmware update @ some point

posted on 12 Sep 2008, 12:10

8. (unregistered)

thats up to LG. Just check in once a month by phone to find out.

posted on 12 Sep 2008, 13:06

10. (unregistered)

the Vu got dumped and is being re-made so dont expect any support for it since it sold terribly on ATT compared to how well the Voyager and Dare have sold for VZW, thats why LG supports VZW 1000% more than gAyT&T....because VZW sells FAR more quality LG handsets . Its the network ...get with it or get worked son.

posted on 14 Sep 2008, 13:29

37. (unregistered)

Far better quality LG phones? What planet are you from "son"? (Little condescending?) Almost every LG VZW has had, excluding the dare has had at least 4 firmware updates. The VX8300 would stop booting up for NO REASON at all. Worked fine ten minutes ago, then powercycled it and the phone would lock at the Verizon Wireless screen. Come to think of it, the LG 5300, the 9800 and the original Chocolate did the same thing. The original chocolate would white screen for no reason as well. I used to work at VZW as a tech and we saw more LG phones come in for repairs than any other device they sell. I don't have AT&T either, can't stand them, but don't go around being a condescending prick to other people and talk about the quality of VZW LG phones compared with othe carriers LG devices. In my personal opinion, the best phone that LG has made (meaning it didn't have any or very little firmware updates or software issues) is the LG Fusic which was sold by Sprint. I know people who have had it since it came out and refuse to upgrade because they have NEVER had one issue with it. No lockups, no blank screens, etc. Also, how would you know that LG supports VZW more than others? The only way you could is if you worked for LG yourself. Being a consumer with VZW or being an employee with VZW does not mean you know how much support LG provides to each company. If you are an employee and your LG rep that comes to the store tells you they support VZW more, then your more of an idiot than I thought. Have you ever bought a car? That LG rep is a SALESPERSON. They are no different than a car salesman. Of course they are going to tell you they support you more. The LG rep for Sprint will say the same thing to the Sprint guys and the one for AT&T wil do the same for them. It's called a sales tactic. Not an honest one and not one I personally condone, but one that exist nonetheless. They are not going to tell you they support everyone the same because that would boost all the little VZW reps and customer's self esteem. Doesn't make them feel special or wanted if they did that. Oh and as far the last comment you made to the AT&T person, take a look at your plan prices and everyone else's.... It's the network... YOU are getting worked...SON.

posted on 14 Sep 2008, 13:31

38. (unregistered)

*would not boost... sorry, forgot a word there

posted on 14 Sep 2008, 21:31

41. 9800 (unregistered)

I don't know what you guys are talking about i had the original V, VX9800 for 2.5 years! NOT A SINGLE PROBLEM... EVER! I have fiddled with the internal programming and changes stuff to see what it does and changed it back, and still nothing. I gave the phone to my sister in law and it worked great for her for 6 months, before she was thrown into a pool at a party! After it dried out for a few days, it worked decently well, minus a few dropped calls (by the way, never had a single one since i have been with verizon, WAAAAAAAAAAAAY better than quest would ever be, b/c they used to resell on sprint's network). Until it finally died last week. I think all you people that have problems with your phones are all your own faults. People will have nokia phones and one person will say it is great then one will say the same phone sucks, same with sony ericson, LG, motorola, and yes even the iphone. I think all you whiney babies need to point your finger back at yourself and say, "I need to f*cking grow up and own up to my own problems, even though that is what my mommy taught me to do... COMPLAIN!!!!" .

posted on 12 Sep 2008, 13:32

11. get-a-life (unregistered)

Seriously, I don't give a d*mn about how much you like you LG or Verizon, or how much you hate the iPhone or AT&T. I'm happy with my purchase of the iPhone because it does everything I need it to. Plain and simple. I weighed the Pro's and Con's of each phone I considered before my purchase, and yes there are other phones that are better at some things, or have other features. So what?? The iPhone works for me. Why do I need more? The reason you probably have so much time to troll around iPhone posts, and bash on a phone you don't even have, and try to convince everyone else your smarter and/or better for getting a different phone, is because you probably don't have any friends to call you on your wonderful, super, awesome phone to begin with. If you have nothing of any importance to add to the iPhone 2.1 FW update comments, shut up and go away. Otherwise, I'm interested in hearing how the update is going for the other iPhone users on here, as I'm about to start mine here shortly.

posted on 12 Sep 2008, 15:09

17. Peta Feiner (unregistered)

Yeah!! (My iphone updated quickly and it seems to be holding a charge much longer. Hopefully they've fixed the dropped call thing.)

posted on 13 Sep 2008, 18:53

34. (unregistered)

you know big guy if your phone was working so great you wouldnt be on here asking about how the upgrade is working out cause your phone wouldnt need it now would it face

posted on 14 Sep 2008, 13:34

39. (unregistered)

Right on, I totally agree. BTW anyone notice how the majority of bashers are from VZW in EVERY blog? They must have to do some bashing to justify spending 25% more for the same services offered by every other carrier.

posted on 14 Sep 2008, 13:36

40. (unregistered)

that was in response to #16. #52 is probably just another VZW person trying to justify all of them coming into a blog that has nothing to do with their service and phone and running their mouth.

posted on 18 Sep 2008, 18:03

42. (unregistered)

I dont know what pricing plans your looking at except for maybe T-Mobile. At&t prices seem to sure look the same as VZW in my area, and if you think about VZW gets all of the cool stuff first anyways, like the MediaFLO Feature, Navigation Feature, Almost all phones ARE 3G (Not select phones), and hell they even tried to beat VZW in the "Family Messaging" by a whole penny. Check your pricing and also check how many customers VZW will have by the end of this year or next Compared To Any Other Wireless Carrier.

posted on 18 Sep 2008, 18:08

43. (unregistered)

I actually agree with you on this one. I do work for VZW but I agree that if you get a phone make sure it does what you want it to do. Dont get it and then complain about the carrier and the phone. If you like At&t then go with them same with everyone else. Chose what is right for you before your Trial Period is up. Thats the point of those. Every carrier has one so take advantage. If you phone does what you want it to do and you like the service, then shut up and be happy. Dont come on here and complain to everyone who does not want to hear it.

posted on 12 Sep 2008, 13:33

12. (unregistered)

I'm rofling so hard at comment 12. Thank you for that anonymous. It's almost as if you're serious haha

posted on 12 Sep 2008, 14:31

13. (unregistered)

Well just updated to 2.1 software and i can say here at work (A VerizonWireless Call Center) i was getting 1-2 bars of service before update. After update im happy to report i have 4-5 bars most of the time. So definetly a great update since signal strength was improved. Yes i work for VZW, yes i own an iPhone. Yes the iPhone is the best touchscreen phone out there for my needs. Yes VZW has better service hence why my iPhone 3G is on prepaid at $20 a month and i have an eNV2 for Voice/Txt.

posted on 12 Sep 2008, 14:32

14. (unregistered)

*Clarification* $20 Unlimited Data

posted on 12 Sep 2008, 15:05

16. (unregistered)

all those who are here to bash the iphone get a friggin life! is there anyone who has done this updat yet?? if so can you please leave some feedback...

posted on 12 Sep 2008, 15:27

19. peta (unregistered)

my iphone is holding a charge much longer and everything seems to be working better/faster. update was quick and without problems, go for it

posted on 12 Sep 2008, 15:26

18. kmichalec (unregistered)

I've done the update to 2.1. It went very smooth. No issues during the update. Syncing seems a bit faster, as does backing up. So far, I can't tell if the signal is any better, as where I am currently, I always get 5 bars, so the real test will be when I'm back at work on Monday, where I was always getting 1 bar. So far, there doesn't appear to be visual differences. Will report back more later after further testing.

posted on 12 Sep 2008, 15:32

20. kmichalec (unregistered)

Home button security issue is fixed. I set it back to Phone Favorites, locked the phone, then went to the unlock screen, and hit the home button, and it does not take me into my contacts like it used to.

posted on 12 Sep 2008, 16:04

21. (unregistered)

Hey can you guys make calls yet with this update? lolol

posted on 12 Sep 2008, 17:01

22. vzw fanboy (unregistered)

apple must have a lot of problems with the iphones because they release a lot of updates. my voyager had an update in january and then again in spetember. now hopefully the blackberry storm or the HTC Raphael for vzw will be good competition for new at&t phones. haha lol thats a good one ill remeber that, "gayt&t"

posted on 12 Sep 2008, 18:21

23. (unregistered)

FYI Alot of bugs are on the voyager and some VZW phones that have been there for months and months and they have yet to be fixed. Id rather have a phone that has some minor bugs but that at least have some support for thema nd they actually fix them. i work for VZW stop tryign to say you know more..... Thanks!

posted on 12 Sep 2008, 21:45

25. (unregistered)

But I have a Voyager and was very angry that my phone wasn't constantly being updated while the iphone's are being improved constantly. There is so many things wrong with the voyager that wasn't fixed. I couldn't even multitask while listening to music and I heard that there was an update for multitasking coming soon. I waited and waited for something that never came. And also I wanted an update that would add more options for shortucts because I wanted to add notepad to my shortcuts since I used it constantly and hated going to menu, setting&tools, tools, and then notepad just to write something. I've been waiting for the update since January and they're finally coming out with it when the Voyager Titanium comes out. I wouldn't mind getting my Voyager updated like the iphones. In fact, I would actually like it. And the apple customers are always begging for copy and paste and I bet apple will listen to them and include it in one of the updates soon.

posted on 13 Sep 2008, 14:06

30. vzw fanboy (unregistered)

the titanium voyager is already out...it seams like the iphone updates fixes bugs, ive had the voyager since january and ive seen no bugs...all the updates do is add more features, and sometimes improve battery life...someone told me you cant add multitasking in a firware update, she said its a hardware thing...idk though. if the best phone in the world were on t-mobile i wouldnt get it, but i bet half of these barking sprint and at&t idiots would cause all they care about is their phonesand not good service reception

posted on 13 Sep 2008, 16:48

32. (unregistered)

Well i work for VZW and trust me they have PLENTY of buggs. I get complains about them daily. Now yes VZW has way better service than AT&T but no phone compares to the iphone's Touch Screen responsiveness..... Yes i have used the Dare, Voyager, Glyde they are nice but cnat match up

posted on 12 Sep 2008, 19:07

24. To VZW Lovers: (unregistered)

First of all, about the VZW Touch Pro, it's completely stripped of specs. Half the ram, no accelerometer, if what I've been hearing is true it'll be a piece of garbage and barely run TouchFlo3D. I had an AT&T Fuze (Touch Pro) for almost a month, and I loved it to death... Sold it because I got an offer of $1,000 and I can't turn down that kinda money. Second, the kid who's on here saying "get worked" reminds me of this:http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/duty_calls.png

posted on 13 Sep 2008, 13:55

27. (unregistered)

Half the RAM, but twice the ISM... Although it is speculated that there will be no accelerometer for the VZW Touch Pro, which really sucks, would have been a very nice feature. But then again, it is just speculation at this point.

posted on 12 Sep 2008, 22:45

26. (unregistered)

How is the Dare in iPhones league? Have you guys not experienced a jailbroken iPhone before?

posted on 13 Sep 2008, 14:00

28. (unregistered)

So whats the difference between the iPhone and the iPod Touch, since the iPhone cant really function well as a phone.

posted on 13 Sep 2008, 14:02

29. vzw fanboy (unregistered)

haha lol. gayt&T haha that was a good one. haha verizon ppl are beating at&T and sprint idiots on these comments...please someone try and compete with verizon!

posted on 13 Sep 2008, 14:54

31. (unregistered)

The tageline for the iPhone 3G should have been: iPhone 3G. Half the price. Twice as fast*. Four times the problems. *3G coverage is pretty much non-existent within the United States.

posted on 13 Sep 2008, 21:48

35. (unregistered)

Could you people please stop dragging on the technology!!! There doing the best the can and bad language really doesnt help.Had fun...

posted on 13 Sep 2008, 23:15

36. (unregistered)

As an iphone 3g owner (ex-verizon customer) I love the phone But I hate the network. Be AWARE, If you make call overseas with calling card ATT still will charge you For the long distance even though I used local access number.I just got a 900 dollars bill cuz I was calling overseas with calling card with a local access number plus pin plus the phone number. When I call they told me with the iphone I can't call international even with calling card cuz I will still be get charge. They suggested me to get att world connect pkg. They will do me a FAVOR to reduce the amount like if I have "world connect pkg" and I only have to paid 425. I never hear about this BullS... before in my life. I always make international calls with calling card with VERIZON and only got charge for the airtime. I am beginning to regret the switch.

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