Posts Tagged ‘iPhone’

A quick and I think unannounced operating system update for the iPad, iPad2, iPhone and iPod was released today. It’s a relatively minor update that appears to have been focused on fixong minor bugs. This update contains improvements and other bug fixes including:

• Fixes an occasional graphics glitch on iPod touch (4th generation)
• Resolves bugs related to activating and connecting to some cellular networks
• Fixes image flicker when using Apple Digital AV Adapter with some TVs
• Resolves an issue authenticating with some enterprise web services

Products compatible with this software update:
• iPhone 4 (GSM model)
• iPhone 3GS
• iPad 2
• iPad
• iPod touch (4th generation)
• iPod touch (3rd generation)

In case you haven’t heard, the OS for the original iPad and for iPhones has been updated. This update contains new features and improvements, including the following:

• Personal Hotspot*
– Share iPhone 4 cellular data connection with up to 5 devices (combination of up to 3 Wi-Fi, 3 Bluetooth, and 1 USB)

• iTunes Home Sharing
– Play music, movies and TV shows from a shared iTunes library on a Mac or PC (requires iTunes 10.2)

• New AirPlay features**
– Play videos from the Photos app including the Camera Roll album, iTunes previews, enabled third-party apps and websites on Apple TV
– Play slideshows from Photos on Apple TV using transitions available on Apple TV

• Faster Safari performance with Apple Nitro JavaScript engine

• HD video out using the Apple Digital AV Adapter***
– View 720p HD videos from Videos app, iPod app, Photos, YouTube, Safari, Keynote, and enabled third-party apps on an HDMI display

• Ping features
– Push notifications for comments and follow requests
– Post and Like songs directly from the Now Playing screen
– Parental controls

• New Settings
– Messages setting for number of times to repeat an  alert
– iPad side switch setting to lock screen rotation or mute audio notifications and sound effects

• Single tap conference call dialing with a pause to send a passcode

• Bug fixes

Products compatible with this software update:
• iPhone 4 (GSM model)
• iPhone 3GS
• iPad
• iPod touch (4th generation)
• iPod touch (3rd generation)

*Requires iPhone 4 with tethering data plan
**Requires Apple TV (2nd generation) running software version 4.2 or later
***iPhone 4, iPad, iPod touch (4th generation)