A list of changes and fixes in the iPhone 2.1 Firmware

There is a full list of changes and fixes in the new iPhone 2.1 firware on Apples site, which you can read here: http://www.apple.com/iphone/softwareupdate/ I’ve also included them below: General Updates * Decrease in call set-up failures and dropped calls. * Significantly better battery life for most users. * Dramatically reduced time to backup to iTunes. * Improved email reliability, notably fetching email from POP and Exchange accounts. * Faster installation of 3rd party applications.

There is a full list of changes and fixes in the new iPhone 2.1 firware on Apples site, which you can read here:

http://www.apple.com/iphone/softwareupdate/

I’ve also included them below:

General Updates

* Decrease in call set-up failures and dropped calls.
* Significantly better battery life for most users.
* Dramatically reduced time to backup to iTunes.
* Improved email reliability, notably fetching email from POP and Exchange accounts.
* Faster installation of 3rd party applications.
* Fixed bugs causing hangs and crashes for users with lots of third party applications.
* Improved performance in text messaging.
* Faster loading and searching of contacts.
* Improved accuracy of the 3G signal strength display.
* Repeat alert up to two additional times for incoming text messages.
* Option to wipe data after ten failed passcode attempts.
* Genius playlist creation.

Security fixes

iPhone Software 2.1 also patch six security vulnerabilities.

* An application may be able to read another application’s files.
* Multiple vulnerabilities in FreeType v2.3.5.
* mDNSResponder is susceptible to DNS cache poisoning and may return forged information.
* Predictable TCP initial sequence numbers generation may lead to TCP spoofing or session hijacking.
* An unauthorized user may bypass the Passcode Lock and launch iPhone applications.
* Visiting a maliciously crafted website may lead to an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution.

Other fixes

Some of the other enhancements and observations reported by readers thus far:

* No sign of background push notification or turn-by-turn GPS support.
* The texting memory leak problem seems to be fixed.
* Apps are running a lot faster.
* No scrolling lag, faster launching of SMS app.
* New “3G” logo in the menu bar sans box.
* Updating applications keeps their icons in place on the home screen.
* App syncs still sluggish compared to media syncs.

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