Touch 2.0 Upgrade

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  1. BoabSmith macrumors newbie

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    Is there any news of what will be included in the 2.0 upgrade at all?

    Or will there be no annoucement until it's released?

    Had a look around but not able to find any details.
     
  2. dmkemick macrumors member

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    Aside from the ability to download apps nothing is really known (that I'm aware of).
     
  3. psychofreak Retired

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    Plenty of things are known, such as the ability to save pictures from the web, and a more advanced calculator.
     
  4. nirvana06 macrumors regular

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    i have not been following Touch news lately.....when is this 2.0 firmware coming out?

    My original firmware from September is kind of buggy now...i need an upgrade but dont want to do anything until 2.0 comes out.

    Do we know what will be included with this new software? Other than the ability to buy 3rd party applications.
     
  5. AceFernalld macrumors 65816

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    Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync support
    Push email
    Push contacts
    Push calendar
    Global Address List
    Certificates and Identities
    WPA2/802.1x
    Enforced security policies
    Extra keyboard languages including Chinese and Korean
    Cisco IPsec VPN support
    Device configuration
    Remote wipe
    Ability to view PowerPoint attachments
    Mass email delete
    Mass email move
    Bonjour service discovery protocol
    Support for SVG
    Parental controls
    Ability to search contacts
    App Store (To manage third-party applications)
    New "Calendar" menu in "Settings"
    Updated calculator with extra features in portrait mode, a scientific calculator in landscape mode and an updated icon.
    Updated iTunes with a new icon and reordered category icons within iTunes application.
    Ability to save or open images from websites in Safari
    Support for Traditional and Simplified Chinese handwriting recognition
    Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, Finnish, Polish, Korean and Brazilian Portuguese language interface in iPhone.
    :) There's probably others but this is most of them.

    Edit: Oh and on June 9th Steve will probably announce A LOT more features coming with this update.
     
  6. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    i wonder if this update will be availiabe on the first touches
     
  7. AceFernalld macrumors 65816

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    It definitely will be. Confirmed by Steve himself. It's gonna be available to all iPod touch owners for a nominal fee.
     
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    Not officially, but that's what I've always said. $20-$25 seems great :D
     
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    I wish there was a way to listen to live streaming radio over wifi.
     
  12. BoabSmith thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Touch 2.0 Upgrade

    Thanks for the info

    My original touch had died and i got a replacement this week so i've not been keeping up to date with the news.

    Pretty exciting really, even only the fact we can now have some new apps without jailbreaking which i chose not to do for some reason.

    I guess the exchange facility will be usefull for some too although i have a blackberry so i'll keep using that as i only have the touch and not the iphone.

    I don't mind paying the fee at all, my opinion is if i was selling a product and was releasing updates i would expect to be paid for the work i have done, i can understand some people are against it but hey, thats my opinion.

    Cheers.
     
  13. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    I'm pretty sure that's for the iPhone only: it tags the imaged from the built-in camera as they are taken. The iPod Touch doesn't have a built in camera so no geotagging...
     
  14. IgnatiusTheKing macrumors 68040

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    I understand the concept of push email, but what are push calendar and push contacts?
     
  15. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Same thing really, when a contact or a calendar is updated at the central server those changes are pushed instantly out to the phone. It's great for large companies who need to keep everyone on the same page.

    Have a look at the roadmap event video to see a demo.
     
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  17. razorianfly macrumors 65816

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    In Apple's eyes, 'Yes'. In reality, the update will only be available to the countries which Apple:

    1. Operate in.
    2. Have an iTunes store.

    R-Fly
     
  18. BoabSmith thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Am I correct in thinking the 2.0 upgrade is out tomorrow or Tuesday?

    Obviously I started this thread but can't seem to see a release date anywhere.

    Thanks.
     
  19. aethelbert macrumors 601

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    There is no release date...
     
  20. BoabSmith thread starter macrumors newbie

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    OK cheers. Noticed earlier today on some random forum it mentioned Monday/Tuesday but must have been speculation.

    I presumed as i hadn't seen any release date on here it was probably rumour.
     
  21. aethelbert macrumors 601

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    Well, I'm sure that tomorrow, you'll either have 2.0 or you'll know when it's coming. That will end all of these stupid rumors, at least for the next month.
     
  22. FencingGeek1695 macrumors newbie

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    So does a jailbreaker give more or less than what is offered?
     
  23. goosnarrggh macrumors 68000

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    IMO, if you have to ask that question, you're probably better off waiting for Apple to make it official.

    Jailbreaking undeniably gives you the *potential* to do everything that was listed there, but you still have to either write all the associated software enhancements yourself, or else scour the web looking for trustworthy sources for all that software. And there will be no guarantee that the software you ultimately assemble will have been designed to play nicely together without hurting overall system stability. Not to mention, if anything happens to go wrong, you'll be on your own without any official recourse for help in fixing it.
     
  24. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    will the 2.0 upgrade include the other upgrades that costed 20 bucks? it would be nice if the 2.0 upgrade had the maps and other apps included as well
     
  25. aethelbert macrumors 601

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    Probably not.
     

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