Rejoice, long-suffering iPhone users -- Apple on Tuesday announced an update to the software that operate their iPhone and iPod touch. A free upgrade from 2.0, iPhone 2.1 software is expected to be released on Friday, September 12, 2008.
Also available with the newly updated iPod touch that Apple CEO Steve Jobs introduced at Apple's "Let's Rock" event in San Francisco, the new 2.1 software is a free update to iPhone and iPod touch users who have 2.0 installed. If your iPod touch is still running 1.x software, it will cost US$9.95 to get the 2.1 upgrade.
The 2.1 update fixes bugs, and reduces the number of dropped calls experienced by iPhone users with the 2.0 software. It also provides "significantly improved" battery life, crashes less, and provides "dramatically faster" backups to iTunes. New performance enhancements have also been made.
Then again for all pinoys who own an iPod touch with OS 1.x, for you to purchase the software update 2.1 iTunes, you can always use an iTunes Gift Card. Gift cards are available at all Power Mac Centers. Update is always free for all iPhone 3G users who legitimately purchase their iPhone 3G at Globe. Jailbreakers may need to wait until 2.1 is bricked.