Here we go … 3:02 downloading software 3:03 prepping to load it 3:03 Apple icon is on the screen and the new firmware is loading 3:04 half way there the software is 162mb 3:05 verifying the software 3:06 updating the firmware  3:07 still cooking 3:08 soup is almost cooked 3:09 updated and restarting!!!!!!!! GPS locator […]
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iPhone 1.1.3 Firmware Update Out Now & Dan’s Trying It

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Here we go …

  • 3:02 downloading software
  • 3:03 prepping to load it
  • 3:03 Apple icon is on the screen and the new firmware is loading
  • 3:04 half way there
  • the software is 162mb
  • 3:05 verifying the software
  • 3:06 updating the firmware 
  • 3:07 still cooking
  • 3:08 soup is almost cooked
  • 3:09 updated and restarting!!!!!!!!
  • GPS locator works FAST!!!
  • The add to home screen WebClips feature ROCKS
  • I now have additoinal icons on my home screen for iGoogle and Google Reader!! Nice.
  • Simple to rearrange and remove– just hold an icon until it.. yes….. it starts to wiggle! not very Apple-esque but effective
  • When you add more than three additional icons it moves to the next screen (not new to those of you who jailbroke your phones but cool to the rest of us)
  • Moving icons on the second screen to the first is a bit tricky at first since it requires positioning the two screen so they both partly show. (At least that is what I have seen so far).
  • The pan and zoom feature on the WebClips works beautifully. It does a nice job of leveraging the multi-touch functionality that allows us to look at specific portions of the screen. Nice!

So … thus far the big changes are to:

  • Locate Me and Hybrid Maps features in Google hybridmapMaps
  • Safari – placing Icons for Favorites on the home screen
  • SMS – sending to multiple people
  • Home screen customization

Not Here:

  • Voice notes
  • Stereo Bluetooth
  • Increased ringer and speaker sounds

So far it seems to be …

A nice update but not an earth shattering one.

Hmmmmm – between this, the MacBook Air, and the other keynote announcements that seems to be the apple theme of the day– nice but far from earthshaking!

You can see the video Guided Tour of the new firmware at:

Firmware 1.1.3 Guided Tour

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