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Briefly: iPhone Software version 1.1.2 now available via iTunes

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Apple on Monday evening began distributing iPhone Software version 1.1.2 to U.S. customers over iTunes.

The software update, which made its debut as part of the German and UK iPhone launches last Friday, had previously been available as a direct download for those brave enough to perform manual installations.

Less tech savvy iPhone owners can now acquire and install the update by docking their iPhone to their Mac or PC, selecting the device in iTunes, and then selecting the "Check for Update" option.

Apple does not include a proper set of release notes alongside the software, though previous reports have revealed that the update repairs a TIFF exploit, delivers support for dozens of foreign languages, and includes various localized keyboard layouts.

iPhone Software version 1.1.2 is the fourth widespread iPhone software update, following version 1.1.1, which was released in late September. Versions 1.0.2 and 1.0.1 were released in August and July, respectively.
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I just installed it. I haven't discovered anything new or interesting that's been added.

My outgoing Earthlink mail doesn't work, though. But it never seems to have worked consistently, anyway, since it never can connect with the outgoing server, even though Mail on my iMac has no issues whatsoever with the same outgoing server.
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The iPhone no longer displays the Apple Bluetooth Headset on the screen while in the charging dock. Bug? Feature?
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Less tech savvy iPhone owners can now acquire and install the update by docking their iPhone to their Mac or PC, selecting the device in iTunes, and then selecting the "Check for Update" option.

Less tech savvy? How about less trusting of unofficial sites posting official Apple updates? No offense to you guys, but I think it's kind of irresponsible to post such files on your own servers prior to their release from Apple. Several other sites linked to your copy of the file, many of which suggesting all the while that it was a "direct download" from Apple. Which, of course, it wasn't.

Considering the recent Trojan Horse activity spotted on porn sites, it's not a far stretch to imagine a "savvy" hacker getting past a rumor site's security and posting malware disguised as an Apple update that the fanboys just can't wait for. I'm the last person to suggest that Apple has security issues compared to Microsoft, but the one thing Apple can't protect us from is our own stupidity.

Again, I'm not trying to knock AI; this site has become a better source of Apple news and information than most others in the last year or so. I just think that gives you all the more responsibility to teach the fan base not to do these kinds of things without caution.
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The only thing I see different is a battery status notification in the iTunes sidebar. Nice, I don't have to hit the wake/sleep button to see if it's fully charged...
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Install was painless.

As I saw mentioned elsewhere... My own personal ringtones work again !! It seems any .m4a file renamed to .m4r will now sync as a ringtone. They even show up on the phone in their own menu, "Custom" within the ringtones menu.
... Now... if only it could do vibrating custom Morse code ringtones when the ringer is turned off!
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Less tech savvy? How about less trusting of unofficial sites posting official Apple updates? No offense to you guys, but I think it's kind of irresponsible to post such files on your own servers prior to their release from Apple. Several other sites linked to your copy of the file, many of which suggesting all the while that it was a "direct download" from Apple. Which, of course, it wasn't.

Considering the recent Trojan Horse activity spotted on porn sites, it's not a far stretch to imagine a "savvy" hacker getting past a rumor site's security and posting malware disguised as an Apple update that the fanboys just can't wait for. I'm the last person to suggest that Apple has security issues compared to Microsoft, but the one thing Apple can't protect us from is our own stupidity.

Again, I'm not trying to knock AI; this site has become a better source of Apple news and information than most others in the last year or so. I just think that gives you all the more responsibility to teach the fan base not to do these kinds of things without caution.

I think you are mistaken. We hosted no such file. We offered a direct download link to a copy hosted by Apple, which was and continues to be:

http://appldnld.apple.com.edgesuite....b_Restore.ipsw

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post #8 of 13
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I just installed it. I haven't discovered anything new or interesting that's been added.

Here's a biggie for web forum users: Version 1.1.2 fixes the bug introduced in 1.1.1 that kept the caps lock key on when using it to enter your password. That's fixed, yay!
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Well, my predominant gripe is the speed of the download! I'm on a 8mps download pipeline and I am getting at BEST oh maybe NOTHING EVEN CLOSE!!!!

Jeezus......... 2+ hrs for a 160.2 mb d/l??????? Its freakin nutz!

Hold me.........
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Can someone post a link that describe what lenguages were added in this update? Thanks
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Can someone post a link that describe what lenguages were added in this update? Thanks

/tempted /tempted

*deep breath*

whew.
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Well, my predominant gripe is the speed of the download! I'm on a 8mps download pipeline and I am getting at BEST oh maybe NOTHING EVEN CLOSE!!!!

Jeezus......... 2+ hrs for a 160.2 mb d/l??????? Its freakin nutz!

Hold me.........

The slowdown's not on Apple's end ... mine downloaded the whole thing in about 5 minutes.
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Can someone post a link that describe what lenguages were added in this update? Thanks

French, German, and Italian.

They've also added a U.K. English keyboard in addition to the American English one, which is a welcome addition. You can activate multiple keyboards, and switch between them by pressing the 'world' symbol when the keyboard is shown on-screen. Unfortunately, the American English is the only one you can't turn off!
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