iPhone 2.2 software initial thoughts

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  1. MisterMacintosh macrumors newbie

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    What are your thoughts on the iPhone 2.2 software

    The good,

    Podcast downloads.
    Google Street-view.
    Improve Safari speed ( I guess this is subjective! )
    Improved touchscreen response.


    The bad,

    No text forwarding.
    Copy and Paste still not available.
    MMS support not included.
    The screen seems dimmer by default, had to turn mine up a bit.:p
     
  2. sara123456 macrumors member

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    It was a waste of an hour of my life updating
     
  3. crazylegsmurphy macrumors 6502

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    Actually...if you happen to be a Canadian such as myself, then the list breaks down more like this.

    The useless,

    Google Street-view

    Unless I plan on traveling to the states (or somewhere else in the world soon, this does nothing for me as currently no Canadian Cities support this)

    The Good
    Podcast downloads.


    The I'm not sure this is true
    Improve Safari speed ( I guess this is subjective! )
    Improved touchscreen response.


    The bad,

    No text forwarding.
    Copy and Paste still not available.
    MMS support not included.
    The screen seems dimmer by default, had to turn mine up a bit.:p

    After such a wait this is pretty much a useless update in the sense that while it adds some features, it really doesn't address the lacking features that would make this phone a little more useful.
     
  4. ryanwarsaw macrumors 68000

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    It fixed my GPS. Other than that it doesn't do anything for me. I agree with some that say the google tab on safari is ugly.
     
  5. Bryan Bowler macrumors 68030

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    The good,

    Podcast downloads.
    Google Street-view.
    Improve Safari speed ( I guess this is subjective! )
    Improved touchscreen response.


    The bad,

    The amount of incessant whining around here.
     
  6. DaZe3 macrumors member

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    you also forgot no push :/
     
  7. crazylegsmurphy macrumors 6502

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    I agree, you should all be thrilled just to own an iPhone!! Do you not realize how privileged you are to own one....how you should be kissing Steve Jobs feet for waving his hand and saying, "I suppose...give them an update!" as he smokes a cigar made of $1000 bills.

    Stop complaining people, if you complain we won't get anymore updates like this one, and I for one am happy that it added about 10% more functionality to my phone!
     
  8. shrub macrumors newbie

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    Here's my 2 pence worth:

    - Street View is nice although I can't find anywhere in the uk that is actually covered.

    - Voice input in GoogleMaps and Safari is a nice addition. Google and Apple have obviously learn't from the poor voice detection algorithm within the MobleApp as this is far more accurate. I love being able to search for directions and websites without having to type anything.

    - The device is definately snappier apart from the times when it feels slower.

    - Downloading podcasts is nice although a podcatcher would have been better.

    - My screen seems to have a yellow tinge to it which I cannot explain.

    - Thank goodness I can now finally use the microphone on my new set of deluxe in ear headphones. I have had these things for 3 weeks and have to take them off every time I recieve a call. Good sound quality though.

    - The iPhone actually now chrages using my 2nd Generation iPod dock which will save me a couple of quid on a new one.

    Overall, big improvement.

    Thanks Steve, thanks alot.
     
  9. macbookairapple macrumors regular

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    Well done Apple, thanks for improving this already great device.
     
  10. SheepNutz macrumors 6502a

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    I keep trying and can't get safari to crash! Usually gizmodo (full site), www.courier-journal.com and www.autoblog.com crash on me, but I can't make them crash at all. I hope this is the end of safari crashes!
     
  11. crazylegsmurphy macrumors 6502

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    what are you talking about?

    There is no voice input.
     
  12. MisterMacintosh thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Obviously a troll boy!
     
  13. iMetalG5 macrumors 6502a

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    amen brother
     
  14. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    The lack of push notifications is more than disappointing since that was supposed to be ready in September and now we won't see it until at least MacWorld....
     
  15. mlemonds macrumors 6502a

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    i second that...

    if 2.2 was only push, i would have been thrilled
     
  16. shrub macrumors newbie

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    I find this deeply offensive.
     
  17. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    If you take things so seriously you really need to get off the internet or you'll end everyday in tears.
     
  18. BNZ1 macrumors regular

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    Yeah that comment lost me also.

    I was hoping for more accurate GPS positioning as mentioned by a developer with a 2.2 beta release. He claimed it picked him up walking around his pool. I am guessing he has an olympic sized pool as it still puts me in the houses when I am in the middle of the road.
     
  19. fishmoose macrumors 68000

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    No support for the new apple in ear headphones this sucks!

    Podcast downloading is good thou.
     
  20. mlemonds macrumors 6502a

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    no 'documented' support, the earbuds havent been released yet... time will tell
     
  21. lakaiordie macrumors 65816

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    no keyboard rotation in sms?


    what the hell...................
     
  22. okrelayer macrumors 6502a

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    i think the typing on SMS is a bit laggy. maybe thats when i have a page loading in safari and i go to check a sms. So that might be understandable.

    Also.. HOW do i get safari to stop re-loading webpages in tabs. It drives me nuts. I go back it it, and it reloads the same page!
     

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