The newest version of firmware is now available in iTunes, version 2.2. We’re installing now on a test phone and will be providing screen shots and a direct link as soon as possible. Looks like big features are Google Street View, over the air downloads for Podcasts, Pressing home from any home screen takes you to the first home screen.
*UPDATE* Initial reports are that 1st Gen iPhones retain their software unlocks.
*UPDATE 2* More reports of unlock not being effected, jailbreak is removed and you will lose all jailbroken apps and hacks.
*UPDATE 3* Added progress bar picture (see below). I don’t remember seeing this before. It was displayed during firmware upgrade.
*UPDATE 4* Added screenshots of Google Maps Streetview.
*UPDATE 5* I’ve noticed I can now see thumbnails of screenshots I’ve taken in Windows when browsing the iPhone drive, before they were blank.
*UPDATE 6* Added screenshots of podcasts in iTunes
*UPDATE 7* Added screenshot of Safari, address bar and search bar now side by side
*UPDATE 8* Added screenshots of New App Store features: categories have icons, sort by top paid, top free or Release date; write a review, report a problem and tell a friend buttons have been reorganized (thanks to readers for finding these)
*UPDATE 9*Added screenshots of walking directions & share location features
This update contains many bug fixes and improvements, including the following:
• Enhancements to Maps
– Google Street View
– public transit and walking directions
– display address of dropped pins
– share location via email
• Enhancements to Mail
– resolved isolated issues with scheduled fetching
– improved formatting of wide HTML email
• Improved stability and performance of Safari
• Podcasts are now available for download in iTunes
application (over Wi-Fi and cellular network)
• Decrease in call set-up failures and call drops
• Improved sound quality of visual voicemail messages
• Pressing the Home button from any Home screen takes
you to the first Home screen
• Preference to turn on/off auto-correction in Keyboard
Products compatible with this software update:
• iPhone 3G