Apple released the iPhone/iPod touch 2.2 update today. I’ve been expecting this for about a week now. Not sure why, just have. After all, Steve Jobs doesn’t ask my opinion or anything.
This update is focused more on stability issues (Mail, Safari, call setup). There’s some new features in Maps, “improved sound quality of Visual Voicemail messages” (which has been sorely needed!), and pressing the Home button when you are viewing one of your Home screens takes you back to the first Home screen. I guess if you have 12 Home screens, that last one will matter to you!
On the iTunes store front, podcasts can now be downloaded via Wi-Fi or the cellular network. This is a nice addition although I don’t know if they limited it to just audio podcasts or if they allow video podcasts as well.
One complaint I’ve seen in several forums is the inability to turn off the auto correct feature when using the Keyboard. Now you can do that via the Keyboad Settings preference. Not a big thing for me as it’s usually correct but I know for some people it’s a big thing.
Apple also released an update to the iTunes software (8.0.2) and QuickTime (7.5.5 I think). This iTunes software is a bug fix/stability release. The QT update fixes some compatibility issues with iChat.
The iPhone/iPod touch update is available via iTunes. Size is about 245MB so you have time to get a cup of coffee while the update runs. The iTunes/QT update is around 65MB so you can start sipping your coffee while it runs.