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Apple on Wednesday released the iOS 4.1 update for recent iPhone and iPod touch models, addressing issues with Bluetooth connectivity and proximity sensor accuracy, and also adding HDR photos the mobile operating system.

The download through iTunes is available for the iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and iPhone 3G, as well as the second-, third- and fourth-generation iPod touch. It is dubbed Build 8B117, the same golden master issued to developers a week ago.

Apple showed off iOS 4.1 at its media event last week, where it unveiled its new iPod lineup for the holiday season. The new iPod touch, which went on sale today at Apple's retail stores, ships with iOS 4.1 already installed.

It also added high dynamic range photos, which provide better color and detail accuracy for pictures taken in bright sunlight. The feat is accomplished by taking three photos in rapid succession -- one regular, one underexposed and one overexposed -- and combining them to create an HDR photo.

iOS 4.1 also fixes bugs that have existed in iOS 4, including a problematic proximity sensor issue that would cause the touchscreen to sometimes become active when a user was on a call. It also addresses problems with Bluetooth connectivity, and slow performance for users running the iPhone 3G.

The latest version of iOS also brings the ability to upload HD video over Wi-Fi, including uploads to YouTube, and allows for TV show rentals, which were unveiled alongside the new Apple TV introduced last week. And iOS 4.1 also ships with Game Center, Apple's social media service for gamers with friends lists and achievements.



For more on iOS 4.1, see AppleInsider's extensive coverage on the software update:

First look: Taking HDR photos with Apple's iOS 4.1

Inside Apple's iOS 4.1 update: proximity sensor fix, Game Center, more

Apple testing iOS 4.1 alongside next-gen iPod touch, iPad and 'unknown' product

iOS 4.1 on iPhone 3G shows marked improvement in speed test

Game Center compatible with 2nd-gen iPod touch, not iPhone 3G
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I love the classics.
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Apple on Wednesday released the iOS 4.1 update for recent iPhone and iPod touch models, addressing issues with Bluetooth connectivity and proximity sensor accuracy, and also adding HDR photos the mobile operating system.

When I connect my iPhone 4 to iTunes, iTunes says that a new version of the iPhone software is available, BUT it is listed as Version 4.0.2. No 4.1 in sight.
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When I connect my iPhone 4 to iTunes, iTunes says that a new version of the iPhone software is available, BUT it is listed as Version 4.0.2. No 4.1 in sight.

I'm about 2/3 of the way complete downloading it. It is 4.1 for my iPhone 4 (iPhone3,1_4.1_8B117_Restore.ipsw).
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Interesting, when I tell it to download 4.0.2, it then actually downloads 4.1.
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Sure hope it's snappier.
I love the classics.

Please somebody - is it snappy on 3g?
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gamecenter is a VERY un-Apple UI.
kinda feels like a poker table.
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I'm downloading for my Iphone 4.

The 590MB file is going to take about 70mins. And then my girlfriend has to download it again to the same computer.

Wouldn't be cool if iTunes looked to see if it already had the right .ipsw on my hard drive or on another hard drive on my homeLAN before downloading it from Apple's servers a second time. Even if it meant giving permission for this process in Sharing.

I get that different models have different .ipsws so, if we had different phones it wouldn't be a time saving.
post #10 of 131
Downloaded , it took 17 min to download and another 6 to 8 min to install and back up.
Game center was installed and HDR looks very impressive..
No issues encountered
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Does anyone's apps start getting laggy after opening Camera.app and Photos.app?

Seems like the iPhone 4 starts bogging down after opening camera and photos. Anyone else notice this?
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I'm gonna wait a few days. Not that I don't trust ya Apple, but you have been making the tiniest of errors on a small amount of products lately. Please lemmie know how it turns out.
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Anyone know if the HDR works on the 3G? I'm downloading/installing it now, just wondering if anyone knows off-the-cuff.
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Anyone know if the HDR works on the 3G? I'm downloading/installing it now, just wondering if anyone knows off-the-cuff.

No - it doesn't even work on the 3GS - iPhone 4 only.
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Just did 3GS and a 3G and the latter is back to being 'snappy' after months of feeling like it had a built in 5 second delay on everything.
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Anyone know if the HDR works on the 3G? I'm downloading/installing it now, just wondering if anyone knows off-the-cuff.

Does not work... not sure if it's available on the 3GS or not though.


3G performance appears to be fixed... been a few hours now and it hasn't frozen on me once. (browsing the internet/playing movies (netflix was unusable before), games, etc)
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I'm gonna wait a few days. Not that I don't trust ya Apple, but you have been making the tiniest of errors on a small amount of products lately. Please lemmie know how it turns out.

What? Those guys at Redmond don't supply you with advance info?
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Does anyone's apps start getting laggy after opening Camera.app and Photos.app?

Seems like the iPhone 4 starts bogging down after opening camera and photos. Anyone else notice this?

Maybe. Certainly the camera doesn't seem as snappy (har har) as it was... perhaps its related to the size of the camera roll.
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I feel that pain, thank goodness it's been addressed. Sucks on the no-HDR front. I use my iPhone camera more than my 7mpx Nikon now-a-days, it takes way better photos indoors.

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Just did 3GS and a 3G and the latter is back to being 'snappy' after months of feeling like it had a built in 5 second delay on everything.
post #20 of 131
If this is exactly the same as the GM, which I believe it would be, then the proximity sensor has not been fixed. In fact, I think it is a little worse than the 4.1 beta 3.
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I'm gonna wait a few days. Not that I don't trust ya Apple, but you have been making the tiniest of errors on a small amount of products lately. Please lemmie know how it turns out.

Does this ruin jailbroken phones?
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Maybe. Certainly the camera doesn't seem as snappy (har har) as it was... perhaps its related to the size of the camera roll.

I notice the lag only AFTER I have launched camera AND photos. The lag affects Camera, Photos, Voice Memos and sometimes compass...

It doesn't do the usual startup animation. It skips the first part (fly-away icons) and goes directly to just a short zoom animation.

It's as if the iPhone is chugging on something, but I don't know what it's doing. I even waited just to be sure it wasn't just indexing for spotlight.

Can someone shed some light on this?
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Does this ruin jailbroken phones?

Absolutely.
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I get a response that 4.0.2 is the updated version for my 3GS (which it isn't, of course). Do I have to update iTunes to the new 10.0 version to get the 4.1 upgrade? My impression is that I don't. I'm getting tired of the iTunes bloatware on my PC, and could care less about Ping, so I haven't bothered to update iTunes until I have to.
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Are there any current games that work with GameCenter?
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Originally Posted by neptune2000 View Post

When I connect my iPhone 4 to iTunes, iTunes says that a new version of the iPhone software is available, BUT it is listed as Version 4.0.2. No 4.1 in sight.

You probably need to install 4.0.2 before 4.1
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I get a response that 4.0.2 is the updated version for my 3GS (which it isn't, of course). Do I have to update iTunes to the new 10.0 version to get the 4.1 upgrade? My impression is that I don't. I'm getting tired of the iTunes bloatware on my PC, and could care less about Ping, so I haven't bothered to update iTunes until I have to.

Yes, most iOS updates also require iTunes update.
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What? Those guys at Redmond don't supply you with advance info?

I have nothing to do with Redmond. I am an Apple guy, 100 percent. Well, 98 percent, I run XP on my laptop with bootcamp, but I regret it every day. Off topic, but I just tried to update Safari on XP and my laptop fans went full tilt and the program froze. So I just turned it off. I'll try again tomorrow.

I don't know how a program can freeze when my laptop is hot enough to fry eggs on.
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Does this ruin jailbroken phones?

Always, anytime you download new iOS version you then must wait for new version to be jailbroken.
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gamecenter is a VERY un-Apple UI.
kinda feels like a poker table.

I agree. Gamecenter is lacking fun... can't retain other people's email to add friends/competitors. It's a Sadnesscenter.

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I'm gonna wait a few days. Not that I don't trust ya Apple, but you have been making the tiniest of errors on a small amount of products lately. Please lemmie know how it turns out.

You have been such an ass about everything Apple, why the hell should we help you now?
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You have been such an ass about everything Apple, why the hell should we help you now?

Because you are a better person than him?

OK, maybe that one doesn't work in your case. Sorry.
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[QUOTE=AppleInsider;1710151] Apple on Wednesday released the iOS 4.1 update.

iOS 4.1 on my iPhone 3G running great, no problems. Thanks Apple!!
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Please somebody - is it snappy on 3g?

yep, it is on mine.
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post #35 of 131
I installed 4.1 using iTunes 9. No need to upgrade iTunes. Everything seems to be OK so far.
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Originally Posted by Bagman View Post

I get a response that 4.0.2 is the updated version for my 3GS (which it isn't, of course). Do I have to update iTunes to the new 10.0 version to get the 4.1 upgrade? My impression is that I don't. I'm getting tired of the iTunes bloatware on my PC, and could care less about Ping, so I haven't bothered to update iTunes until I have to.

Running iTunes 9.2.1.

Have just started downloading iOS4.1 - i'll let you know if it installs ok!

If that helps!
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Originally Posted by PaulSorensen View Post

No - [HDR] doesn't even work on the 3GS - iPhone 4 only.

Correct: http://www.apple.com/iphone/software-update/
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I get a response that 4.0.2 is the updated version for my 3GS (which it isn't, of course). Do I have to update iTunes to the new 10.0 version to get the 4.1 upgrade? My impression is that I don't. I'm getting tired of the iTunes bloatware on my PC, and could care less about Ping, so I haven't bothered to update iTunes until I have to.

You really should, iTunes 10 is a massive performance increase.
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So... has the sky now returned to its expected loftiness?
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You have been such an ass about everything Apple, why the hell should we help you now?

Haha. Exactly my thoughts!

Just installed here. Looks good. Can't wait put hdr through its paces.
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