Should I "upgrade" to 1.1.2?? (US)

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ~J~, Nov 12, 2007.

  1. ~J~ macrumors 6502

    Jul 27, 2007
    3rd Rock from the sun
    Ok, so I have the file downloaded and have been thinking about upgrading to the new firmware all weekend... but why? For someone that lives in the US, what benefit does it provide? What down-sides are there? The only program I use with my iPhone is iToner... so as long as it doesnt break that, I'm good (which Ive read from several posts on here that it doesnt). So, should I upgrade or not?
  2. gceo macrumors 6502a


    Jul 13, 2007
    San Diego, CA
    Upside: Free Ringtones.

    Downside: Every couple of days the Slide to Unlock experiences long (10 second) delays... making people think there phone is locked up.

    Upside: No more TIFF exploit.

    Downside: It's not technically supported by Apple yet, and might not be in the US.

    Upside: Garageband Ringtones!!!!

    Downside: No new REAL features

    Upside: You're cool because you got something most don't have 'yet'.

    Downside: Could get you in trouble at the Genius Bar.

    Upside: There is Jailbreak available for it.
  3. OCOTILLO macrumors regular

    Mar 25, 2005
    Houston, TX
    Obviously Apple doesn't think it is a required upgrade for US phones, or it would sync automatically on iTunes. So what would be the point?
  4. rayward macrumors 68000

    Mar 13, 2007
    Houston, TX
    Huh? I've been asleep and not seen this.

    Is it still just iTunes purchases that can be used, or all music?
  5. boss1 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 8, 2007
    Technically Apple still wants you to purchase ringtones however, I'm under the impression that with 1.1.2 you can simply rename an m4a to m4r and it will appear as ringtone in iTunes. Effectively making a free ringtone option much easier in 1.1.2 ... also iToner 1.0.4 still works.
  6. rablat macrumors 6502a


    Oct 8, 2007
    Classified NSA intel
    If this upgrade is not apple sanctioned
    why then, when you do a restore it prompts you to download 1.1.2?

    Just as a note.
    I have seen it and done it through restore.
    With update files in the software updates folder (on a PC) it then prompts to
    restore and update.
    And without it simply downloads 1.1.2 and restores.

    Why its not available to just update I have no idea
    but the restore is coming from apple through iTunes.
    Not some sinister group to void your warranty.
  7. gceo macrumors 6502a


    Jul 13, 2007
    San Diego, CA
    Not only just music, but movie quotes, sound effects, basically anything you can find on the net and put into GarageBand (or similar).

    A lot of my contacts now have quotes from some good movies...

    Also, it's easy to pull audio out of clips on YouTube with the app TubeTV.
  8. YoungCreative macrumors member


    Jun 25, 2007
    Speaker is finally loud enough

    Not only can I use my ringtones again, but my speaker is finally louder. 1.1.1 didn't raise the volume for me, but 1.1.2 has made it a now usable feature!

    All hail the speakerphone! :D
  9. chr1s60 macrumors 68000


    Jul 24, 2007
    I look at it this way... Unless you have your phone hacked and refuse to lose your games or whatever, update your phone. Most likely there will be an update in January or Feb that will make the phone optimal for 3rd party apps and if you want apps you will need to update then. So my point is that there is no reason holding off on an update unless you have a hacked phone. Eventually if you want all the new features you will have to update anyway, so why wait?
  10. IDANNY macrumors 6502a


    Dec 26, 2003
    Las vegas
    I agree there is no reason not to update unless you hacked. I hacked mine and updated kinda pissed about it now : ( haha o well

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