Friday, September 10, 2010

iOS 4.1 Good? or Bad?

Following information from here:

About iOS 4.1 Software Update

This update contains improvements, including the following:

• Game Center
  - Send and receive friend requests
  - Invite friends to multi-player games over the Internet
  - Play multi-player games by auto-matching with other 
  - View Leaderboards and Achievements
  - Discover new games from friends
• High dynamic range (HDR) photos on iPhone 4
• Support for TV show rentals on iTunes
• Ability to upload HD videos to YouTube and MobileMe
   over Wi-Fi on iPhone 4
• Additional support for AVRCP-supported accessories,
   including next & previous track control
• FaceTime calling directly from Favorites
• Bug fixes, including:
  - iPhone 4 proximity sensor performance
  - iPhone 3G performance
  - Nike+iPod fixes
  - Bluetooth improvements

Products compatible with this software update:
• iPhone 4
• iPhone 3GS
• iPhone 3G
• iPod touch 2nd generation, or later

So, Apple says everything improves, but how far can we go to trust this update. Those of us that are iPod touch users have felt the hard end of the stick so to speak with the first iOS 4.0 most of us lost the thing that is most needed for the iPod and that is battery life, so my question is will Apple fix the battery life? On the other hand the features of the update are awesome and those that know how to jailbreak have enabled the multi-tasking features and picture background, but to tell you the truth, we got that on 2.x already, so Apple is a bit slow. 

Another thing about this battery issue, Apple on the support forums that I've seen haven't really addressed this problem. So that being said, this seems like to me just a big ploy to get those of us using the old hardware to go for the new "usable" hardware. I say it's a good ploy, but how many of us have the money to buy new hardware? For now I say that we wait, beings the new iPhone 4 came out, there's bound to be something newer, that's going to be more awesome than the iPod Touch.

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