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    Editors at MacWorld have begun to review the iPhone OS 2.2 update and are somewhat disappointed to see that certain desired improvements for business functionality have not been made. However, the order in which iPhone owners can now view podcasts is said to be an improvement.

    As far as the business features go (and certainly some in this list would be very handy for personal use too), just some of the desired ones not part of the update that MacWorld notes include no on-device data encryption, passwords are limited to four-digit numeric PINs, no ability to synchronize notes or set up calendar items with the same scheduling controls as in Exchange and cut and paste. MacWorld even goes as far to say that since the 2.2 update does not accommodate more of the needs of the business community that the BlackBerry Storm has “a real chance to push the iPhone out of the enterprise, at least as a standard sanctioned device.”

    Although the 2.2 update does not change much as far as business needs go, there are two main User Interface changes that MacWorld pinpoints. One is on the Safari browser - it now has a small search box on the same row as its URL box. MacWorld calls this design change “inelegant.” However, a welcome UI change according to MacWorld is that there is now a preference setting to turn off or on the iPhone's autocorrect feature when a user types. In addition to several minimal application changes the other big functional change is the new ability to download podcasts from Apple's iTunes Store while not having to sync via iTunes on the desktop.

    Also as far as podcasts go, the older OS used to list podcasts with the newest at the top. Now the podcasts are listed in chronological order, as MacWorld describes, with the “oldest at the top. Which means you can start playback at any episode, and after that episode is finished, the next-most-recent one plays automatically.” This is also a welcome change.

    MacWorld says it’s still too early to tell if the update will fix bugs in e-mail and browser operations.

    Source: iPhone finally gets its podcasts in order | iPhone Central | Macworld
    iPhone 2.2 update doesn't fix key business flaws | iPhone Central | Macworld
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Early 2.2 Opinions started by AppleChic View original post
    Comments 75 Comments
    1. hollow0's Avatar
      hollow0 -
      Quote Originally Posted by wisecat74 View Post
      Apple's inability or unwillingness to add some features (listed below) that are common on almost every wireless phone out there, has let me to start thinking about getting the BlackBerry Storm.

      I hate to get and email and having to type some of the info in the email as a note in a contact. Most of these features are not a luxury, they are a necessity.

      Features:
      1. Copy and Paste
      2. MMS
      3. Video recording
      4. Flash player
      5. Text forwarding
      6. Being able to dial numbers from Notes application

      Apple time is running out!!!
      Well, with jailbreak, 2 of the 6 features you mentioned exist (MMS and Video Recording). I've never seen flash on a phone before.
    1. plukk's Avatar
      plukk -
      I thought this was early impresiions of 2.2 not a wish list or cydia apps that screw it up...
    1. mtgplayer247's Avatar
      mtgplayer247 -
      Please excuse my noobishness...if there is another place to post this I will. But I cannot update my iPhone to 2.2... I have tried to upgrade it many times and I keep getting a message saying that my iPhone was dissconnected. Any suggestions?
    1. rolandgabor's Avatar
      rolandgabor -
      I am not understanding why Apple is so proud of the iPhone features that resemble any iPod's. If we wanted to have a device for music playback, podcast, music downloads we would buy an iPod.This phone needs to provide for business usage or it has to go away because all the interface, the pretty icons and all the gadgets are just not going to be enough.
      I love my phone but as a business owner i find it more and more annoying that it simply does not provide funcionality for business use. If the Blacberry pushes the iPhone out of the market it is well deserved.
      I also find it highly upsetting that Apple who revolutionized the cellphone market with this device is bending over for AT&T and not taking control over issues like MMS,Teethering and can we please have SMS forwarding, copy and Paste and "business card" forwarding along with a decent GPS??
    1. MetallicaFan1991's Avatar
      MetallicaFan1991 -
      People bought the iPhone while back knowing what features were on the iPhone and what were missing.
      Although I do really want the features people request, what I really, really want is to edit a received a text and then forward it and ability to send files through bluetooth!
    1. prodigy's Avatar
      prodigy -
      Wow, I haven't posted on here for quite some time. So long in fact that I believe it was still modmyifone! I'm itching to try 2.2 out and I'm liking the sound of being able to turn off auto correction! I get my iPhone back tomorrow from Apple. I sent it in because I was getting a big yellow spot in the corner of my screen. Somehow it managed to just burn up the screen over time I guess.( Still have the orginal iphone also)Back to topic though, I still can't believe we don't have landscape txting! There's currently a commercial for some new verizon phone and they zoom in and specifically show both vert/landscape txting I think just to spit in our faces. Anyway, where's our flash, MMS,copy & paste, other txting features like easy txt forwarding? Please update the next firmware for this already come on!

      Oh almost forgot, my mail app has NEVER worked because I use Hotmail, and the only way to make it work is to forward my mail through some gay mail client and then they want to charge me to use their mail fetching features. I'm not paying anymore why can't you just get all mail domains to work with our phones it'd be a bit more convenient.
    1. Jgamble317's Avatar
      Jgamble317 -
      lol blackberry...you make me laugh... a friend of mine got the storm when it came out and put it on ebay the same day lmao. he let me try it and it is absolutly horrible..
    1. cg_ai4's Avatar
      cg_ai4 -
      well as for me om very disappointed with 2.2 every time i reboot or restart my springboard all of my apps. change to different pages on my home screen and my phone app. crash every time i open it so i cannot make any calls only toy contacs but they have to hang off otherwise the call would continue and if i receive a call i have to turn off my iphone to hang off i dont like that have this happen anyone else?
    1. tudtran's Avatar
      tudtran -
      Need MMS please.
    1. Carrbone's Avatar
      Carrbone -
      Quote Originally Posted by cg_ai4 View Post
      well as for me om very disappointed with 2.2 every time i reboot or restart my springboard all of my apps. change to different pages on my home screen and my phone app. crash every time i open it so i cannot make any calls only toy contacs but they have to hang off otherwise the call would continue and if i receive a call i have to turn off my iphone to hang off i dont like that have this happen anyone else?

      Im tryin really hard to read this and re-read this and understand but Im still at a loss..

      I think whats happening to you happened to me as far as the calls...

      I got a call today and dismissed it by pushing the power button.
      The phone went back to what I was doing in cydia.

      The LOCK icon was present up top and I couldnt navigate away from the screen.
      I was stuck staring at cydia but it wasnt frozen cause I could scroll up and down....

      I pushed the home button and held it for over 20 seconds before reseting hoping it would send it home
      only a reset saved me.. nothing else would work-

      This happened twice-
    1. kimbongo's Avatar
      kimbongo -
      On my 2.2 G3 iphone i've notice that you can screen grab by pressing the home and the power button at the same time....is this new?
    1. Carrbone's Avatar
      Carrbone -
      ^^^ lol as new as the invention of the round wheel.
    1. plukk's Avatar
      plukk -
      WHY DONT YOU GO BUY A DIFFERENT PHONE ... OR CARRY AROUND A LAPTOP...
      well deserved....i know everyone has an opinion but if you hated yer iphone that much you would not be on this site
      ment to quote blackberry guy on pervious page
    1. HarlemState's Avatar
      HarlemState -
      !!!!!!!!!!!FW 2.2 response time on a jailbroken 3g is beautiful!!!my category apps splashes much faster. 2.1 cate. apps use to splash foreverrrrr.. everything just seems faster, I thought it was just cuz of a fresh restore/update it would respondin like this......its been a couple days already and i just finished loadin my sh*t up wit themes and thirdparty apps with a response as fast as Bretts arm ....I also noticed in the new update "jailbroken", was that MySMS landscape keyboard lags with a keyboard theme i disable it and it works fine!!!!!!!!!!
    1. KartRacer's Avatar
      KartRacer -
      Capslock is missing. Or is it just me?
    1. Carrbone's Avatar
      Carrbone -
      Quote Originally Posted by frankydabull View Post

      I agree 150% of about a mail search! Thank god i use GMail, but i understand the headache of logging in through safari to find one message.
      not to sound like an ***** but dont u people even look through cydia-
      THERE ARE SEVERAL SEARCH APPS-


      MailSearch- (FOR ONE)
      "Searches downloaded emails in any/all mailboxes for a particular string. Similar to the blackberry email search feature"


      Searcher is another...

      seriously.... you'd be amazed at the great stuff youd find if you just searched
    1. aries_green_monkey's Avatar
      aries_green_monkey -
      Yeah, its a REALLY stable version of iPhoe firmware, and you MUST give it that at least.

      Its much quicker in loading and even runs apps more smoothly.

      I haven't noticed any terrible crashes or anything!

      So although it does lack a lot of features, it still was a worthy and solid release.

      Even if EVERYTHING was added that we asked for there would be SOMETHING to complain about... you CAN'T deny that!
    1. r1994augusto's Avatar
      r1994augusto -
      Quote Originally Posted by Cokeman View Post
      This is where Apple better step up & let loose of the "our way only". They may be ahead, but they won't be for long, if other manufactures give the consumer what they want.
      for apple the iPhone is meant to b the PERFECT PHONE but I agree and also to be the "perfect phone" it should have what people want!
    1. jollywombat's Avatar
      jollywombat -
      Quote Originally Posted by Carrbone View Post
      Im tryin really hard to read this and re-read this and understand but Im still at a loss..

      I think whats happening to you happened to me as far as the calls...

      I got a call today and dismissed it by pushing the power button.
      The phone went back to what I was doing in cydia.

      The LOCK icon was present up top and I couldnt navigate away from the screen.
      I was stuck staring at cydia but it wasnt frozen cause I could scroll up and down....

      I pushed the home button and held it for over 20 seconds before reseting hoping it would send it home
      only a reset saved me.. nothing else would work-

      This happened twice-


      It sounds like you and the previous person have "Kate" installed. I had a similar issue back when 2.1 came out and had Kate installed. It was incompatible with the new firmware and caused all of the exact same issues as you described with the phone not being able to hang up and the springboard icons re-arranging themselves every time it respringed or rebooted. Remove Kate through cydia/installer, then reboot and you should be fine.

      FYI, even if Kate says its compatible, its usually not. Have had nothing but problems with it post 2.1, would just avoid it personally.

      Hope this helps
    1. Home Skillet's Avatar
      Home Skillet -
      Quote Originally Posted by Carrbone View Post
      not to sound like an ***** but dont u people even look through cydia-
      THERE ARE SEVERAL SEARCH APPS-


      MailSearch- (FOR ONE)
      "Searches downloaded emails in any/all mailboxes for a particular string. Similar to the blackberry email search feature"


      Searcher is another...

      seriously.... you'd be amazed at the great stuff youd find if you just searched
      I just browse to m.gmail.com via safari and it provides a search feature at the bottom.