Apple has announced releasing a new software update for popular iPhone 4, and that new firmware solution, iOS 4.0.1 (8A306) for the iPhone 4, 3GS, and 3G. This new update addresses the reception issue which is experienced when the phone is tightly griped in the left hand. That forthcoming update is expected to include a number of fixes that go beyond the reporting of signal strength on the iPhone.
According to Apple web page, the new iOS 4.0.1 software update for iPhone comes with various fixes and improvements, including the following: “Improves the formula to determine how many bars of signal strength to display.” At the same time, Apple notes that “This update contains security content originally included in previous iOS Updates.”
The cosmetic software fix, however, does not address antenna issues that some users have experienced specifically with the iPhone 4 hardware. Apple is expected to reveal its reaction to that issue at a press conference scheduled for 10 a.m. Pacific Time on Friday.
To update your iPhone to iOS 4.0.1, all you need to do is to connect your iPhone with your computer via USB and start iTunes. You should now see a message as shown below. Simply click on “Download and Install” button to get on to the new iOS 4.0.1 firmware.
iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS come with full support for iOS 4.0.1, while iPhone 3G, although supports the solution, does not support all the features included in it, such as multitasking and wallpapers, though it seems that even these can be enabled.
Apple has also released iOS 3.2.1 for iPad, addressing a number of issues including Wi-Fi connectivity issues as promised in an Apple support document posted several months ago:
OS 3.2.1 for the iPad, according to Apple, includes a number of fixes:
* Improved Wi-Fi connectivity
* Fixed an issue that could prevent copy and paste of single-page PDF attachments in Mail
* Addressed an issue that could cause video playback to freeze
* Improved reliability of video-out when using iPad Dock Connector to VGA Adapter
* Added Bing as an option for Safari’s search field
iOS 4.0.1, is already available for download now. a new software update for popular iPhone 4, and that new firmware solution.
Download Software iOS 4.0.1 from Apple