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iPhone 2.2.1 firmware fixes Safari, Mail problems

updated 01:40 pm EST, Tue January 27, 2009

iPhone 2.2.1 firmware

Apple is now distributing an incremental firmware update for the iPhone, v2.2.1. The software is so far known only to contain bug fixes, including improvements to the stability of the Safari web browser. Also resolved is a problem in which images saved from Mail messages would not display properly in the Camera Roll. The upgrade applies to both the original iPhone and the iPhone 3G, and can be downloaded through iTunes.




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  1. gskibum3

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -32

    Yippy!

    Another update to supposedly make Safari not be crash-happy garbage!

  1. dogzilla

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +16

    Yippy!

    Yes! Safari is crash-happy garbage, especially when compared to a desktop or any other mobile browser! Even though it delivers a desktop experience in the palm of your hand, and occasionally has some problems running on a resource-limited platform, and even though 9 of 10 times crashes are due to c*** coding in CSS or Javascript! You're absolutely right, you no-talent assclown!

    Jesus - I'm not advocating people let Apple off the hook for everything. But I think bitching about ANY mobile browser occasionally crashing - especially one that takes about 2 seconds to start up again and picks up right where you left off - is just being a whiny little girl. A little realism would be nice on occasion.

  1. VinitaBoy

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +6

    Personal Validation . . .

    No matter what, no matter where, no matter how . . . no one in this world of instant communication feels personally validated until he or she b******, gripes, whines, complains, howls, screams, moans, grumbles, protests, disapproves, and condemns something. Anything. Everything. Nothing, but nothing is good enough for ME. Nothing is ever close enough to being perfect for ME. I reject ALL if it's not exactly what I need, want, crave, or must have. And I am OUTRAGED--OUTRAGED, DO YOU HEAR!?--if anything falls short of my lofty expectations.I hold life, the universe, and everything PERSONALLY accountable for any and all of my unhappiness and shortcomings.We have become a planet of spiritual gnats.

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  1. gskibum3

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -20

    LOL!

    You say you're not letting Apple off the hook, yet you turn around and let Apple off the hook! Good show!

    Occasional crashes? Whatever.

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  1. gskibum3

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -19

    Note to Self

    This is an Apple criticism free zone.

  1. ff11

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +9

    and another note

    Thankfully Apple produced a patch to prevent Safari from being garbage. Now if only someone could produce such a patch for some of the posts in this forum, we would have something.

    gskibum3, constructive criticism is one thing, catty bitching is quite another. In other words, unless you have something useful to say, you are better off not saying anything at all.

  1. jameshays

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +7

    Rare Crashes

    I've rarely had safari crash on me. It's been as stable as any other browser. Lucky me I guess.

  1. ZinkDifferent

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +5

    Safari / Free Memory...


    I have had Safari (or, WebKit) crash incessantly on me in some occasions, but I am not bitching about it (however frustrating it is). The issue is that an app quits when it runs out of memory, since iPhone only has 128mb available to it.

    A recent entry on the app store called FREE MEMORY is a veritable life saver in that regard, as it allows you to reclaim 20 MBs of free memory, and make it available to whatever app launches next. Best 99 cents I spent, and many of the crashes are now gone. Get this app, if you are running into those issues.

    I'm also glad to see Apple releasing updates that further improve Safari's stability in that regard, but until Apple releases hardware with more available application RAM, we'll need to engage in that dance of free memory.


  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -7

    push???

    So Apple, where's this Push technology we heard so much about a year ago?

    And when exactly does it reach the stage of being called 'vaporware' and/or FUD?

  1. Zanziboy

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +6

    Better than most...

    Opera bombs my Sony Ericsson phone regularly (Three.co.uk). The browser on my Nokia (on T-Mobile) bombs frequently and does not render pages properly. I have used the browser on the new Blackberry Storm (Vodafone) and I am unimpressed. For all of the complaints about Safari, it's a far better experience/reliability than the competition.

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