iOS 4.1 Beta Released - What does it Fix?

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  1. dhy8386 macrumors 6502a

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    Just saw it was released. God I hope it fixes the 10 or so annoyances I have with 4.0...love for someone in the know to chime in once they put it through its paces....

    UPDATE: Hear are changes I am gleaning so far:

    1) Signal bars are longer/bigger
    2) Signal strength indicator seems to be updated (now showing less bars where it had shown more previously)
    3) Gamecenter is back
    4) Modem firmware updated
    5) Numeric Keypad added
    6) AVRCP Bluetooth controls for full function BT

    Death grip, as expected, still causes bar drop and proximity sensor not fixed
     
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  3. eo6564 macrumors member

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    I'm installing it on my iPhone right now.
     

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  4. Ashin macrumors 6502a

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  5. iPhone4UK macrumors 6502

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    Does this work like the GM iOS4 or do you have to be a dev?
     
  6. zub3qin macrumors 65816

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_0 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/532.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.5 Mobile/8A293 Safari/6531.22.7)

    First one to post a mini review (hopefully in the next 10 mins) wins. Macrumors readers usually post these things before engadget, 9to5mac etc
     
  7. eo6564 macrumors member

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    You do have to be a developer.
     
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  9. dhy8386 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  10. zub3qin macrumors 65816

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_0 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/532.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.5 Mobile/8A293 Safari/6531.22.7)

    So 4.1 will be ANTENNA FIX and more! Otherwise it would be 4.0.1. Good pickup.

    Now can someone explain to me the rationale of making the signal bar icon larger?
     
  11. mcdj macrumors 604

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    Fix? You mean sci fi placebo.
     
  12. dhy8386 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Perception. When you had one bar before it was so small that you think you had no signal. Being bigger would be perceived as still having a signal. Not saying i have this problem but thats why they said they did it.
     
  13. mikejfrd macrumors regular

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    they should just send out the little stickers that come on the screen of new cell phones that have the logo on it with 5 full bars!
     
  14. UCF-ENG macrumors regular

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    I really hope that it fixes the yellow screen tint issue
     
  15. dhy8386 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    And by the way im sure everyone knows this :))) but the software "fix" will not solve the antenna problem - again perception - but instead how much it seems to affect your overall signal strength.
     
  16. gforce216 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm pretty sure that would be a hardware problem.
     
  17. Zcott macrumors 68020

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    Expecting 4.1 to permanently show 5 bars. ;-)
     
  18. boogaloo shrimp macrumors newbie

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    I think i'll try this beta for shizzles and giggles, F the bar issue, I just want my proximity sensor re-calibrated....

    I guess Apple mislead us with FaceTime, it should be a reference to my face making and ending calls while I'm talking to someone.......:D
     
  19. crobbins macrumors 6502

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    If I'm lucky perhaps my proximity sensor will start working!
     
  20. xmtgx macrumors regular

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    It isnt a hardware problem, the "yellow" tint is desired, shows more accurate colors then the cool coloring of previous iphone. I much prefer it.
     
  21. UCF-ENG macrumors regular

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    Are you sure? I know you can change the "temperature" on TV sets. But that is between red and blue. Is there nothing that can be done on the software end to adjust the whites? Can't it be calibrated better?
     
  22. andybno1 macrumors 68040

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    whats the best way to update to the beta? use the update option or backup an use restore?
     
  23. Jare macrumors 65816

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    I'll try and be the first person to post a review. Just gotta FIND anything different.
     
  24. dgstan macrumors 6502a

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    What's the typical delay between the SDK version and the one for us unwashed masses?
     

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