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  • Iphone update 2.1 with Turn-by-Turn?
    It seems the new beta 2.1 (not to be confused with update 2.0.1, which will fix some bugs in the current firware) update will add some improvements to the GPS aspect of the phone. The phone will not only know where you are, but what direction you are going and at what speed. I guess we'll have to wait and see.



    cash edit: Here is the release notes for the SDK for 2.1 from an anonymous tip.

    iPhone SDK for iPhone OS 2.1 beta 1 - ReadMe
    iPhone SDK and Xcode 3.1.1 Developer Tools for iPhone OS 2.1

    This is the first beta of the iPhone SDK targeting iPhone OS 2.1, including bug fixes to
    iPhone OS as well as an early implementation of the Apple Push Notification Service
    API. This API is not yet integrated with a live push server.

    Advisories
    NOTE: iPhone SDK will run on Intel-based Macs running Mac OS X v10.5.3 and later.
    • Use iPhone OS 2.1 beta 1 for development only. This new version should only
    be deployed on devices dedicated for iPhone OS 2.1 beta 1 development and
    cannot be used for developing iPhone OS 2.0 applications.
    • Updating devices to iPhone OS 2.1 beta 1. By installing the iPhone OS 2.1
    software beta on your Authorized Test Devices, these Devices are permanently
    “locked” into testing mode and cannot be restored to iPhone OS 2.0.


    iPhone SDK Release Notes for iPhone OS 2.1
    beta 1
    Contents:
    Known Issues
    New Features
    Known Issues
    Documentation
    NEW: iPhone OS 2.1 beta 1 includes a partial documentation set, but there is no complete documentation set
    available for download. You can continue to use iPhone OS 2.0 documentation for existing API and conceptual
    material.
    iPhone Simulator
    iPhone Simulator does not support network home directories.
    The version of Foundation in the simulator platform includes functionality not included in iPhone OS. To ensure
    functionality is not used that is not present on iPhone, check the documentation for availability information.
    UIImage
    FIXED: UIImagePickerControllerSourceTypeCamera displays the camera preview correctly when in portrait
    mode, but results in an image to not be drawn in the provided view.
    FIXED: UIImagePickerControllerSourceTypeCamera results in an image being rotated by 90 degrees when in
    landscape mode in the live camera preview.
    FIXED: When the UIImageJPEGRepresentation or PNGRepresentation function is called, the data that is output
    is always Orientation Right, regardless of the orientation of the passed UIImage.
    You have to specify the image extension to -imageNamed: to get results.
    UIKit
    FIXED: Hiding UINavigationController causes the view to not be resized to fill the entire window when
    rotating.
    7/23/08 16:56
    iPhone SDK Release Notes for iPhone OS 2.1 beta 1
    Page 2 of 4
    file:///Volumes/Corwin/LocalUsers/rollie/Desktop/Outbox/draft_documents/RN-iPhoneSDK/index.html
    FIXED: UIDatePicker shows the wrong date when selecting some dates.
    Applications using UINavigationController cannot be launched in landscape mode.
    UILabel
    Including the degree character in a format string disables text updates to a UILabel object.
    UILabel
    ignores its contentMode property.
    UIScrollView
    After zooming, content inset is ignored and content is left in the wrong position.
    UIStringDrawing
    UILineBreakModeTruncateHead
    and UILineBreakModeMiddleTruncation do not work properly for multiline
    text.
    UITableView
    UITableView ignores separatorStyle and separatorColor.
    FIXED: The list of styles available for UITableView specifies "Indexed" and "Grouped" as the two available
    options; however, the headers and documentation refer to “Indexed” as “Plain”.
    UITextView
    objects embedded inside a UITableViewCell never receive touches.
    It is very, very expensive to customize row heights (via tableView:heightForRowAtIndexPath.
    Unable to resize table wider than the screen.
    UITextField
    UITextField
    cannot be made to resign first responder once offscreen.
    UITextView
    FIXED: UITextView’s loupe ignores the underlying view's background color.
    Setting UITextView.editable to YES should not automatically show the keyboard.
    UIToolbarController
    7/23/08 16:56
    iPhone SDK Release Notes for iPhone OS 2.1 beta 1
    Page 3 of 4
    file:///Volumes/Corwin/LocalUsers/rollie/Desktop/Outbox/draft_documents/RN-iPhoneSDK/index.html
    -[UIToolbarController setSelectionIndex]
    doesn't work for members of the viewControllers array that
    are offscreen.
    UITouch
    UITouch
    is not adjusted when a layer has a transform applied to it.
    UITouch
    does not properly handle multiple taps from multiple fingers.
    An application will not receive UITouchPhaseBegan if a swipe begins on or above the status bar.
    UIView
    Many UIKit controls cannot be resized properly if initialized with a CGRectZero frame.
    animationDidEnd
    fires too soon and can cause animations to stutter if you do too much work in the callback.
    If a view subclass implements -drawRect: then the background color for that view subclass cannot be
    animated.
    UIViewController
    UINavigationController
    won't resize content view automatically if barStyle is changed to/from
    UIBarStyleBlackTranslucent
    .
    If a view is detached from a given UIViewController as a top-level nib object, but connected as an outlet, the
    view's origin is incorrectly moved upwards by approximately 24 pixels.
    UIViewController
    does not support fading to a different view when rotated to landscape.
    UIWebView
    UIViewController
    does not auto-rotate when added to a window that is rotated already.
    Links don't highlight when WebKit is single threaded.
    Media
    MPVolumeView
    cannot be created using Interface Builder. To use an MPVolumeView, create it programmatically as
    you would a normal UIView and call sizeToFit, as follows:
    CGRect frame = CGRectMake(originX, originY, width, 0);
    MPVolumeView *volumeView = [[[MPVolumeView alloc] initWithFrame:frame] autorelease];
    [volumeView sizeToFit];
    [myView addSubview:volumeView];]]
    7/23/08 16:56
    iPhone SDK Release Notes for iPhone OS 2.1 beta 1
    Xcode/Developer Tools
    You may only use .png files for application icons for the device.
    The iPhone SDK is designed for Intel-based Macs and is not supported on PPC-based Macs.
    Xcode and the iPhone SDK only work in 32-bit mode; 64-bit mode is not supported.
    When running and debugging on a device, be sure to turn off Passcode lock.
    Using the Xcode menu Run > Start with Performance Tool > <instrument> does not work even though it is
    enabled. The application is not uploaded to the device. When the application is already present, Instruments
    targets the local machine and "Target failed to start" appears in the tracks.
    Trying to debug two applications at the same time on the same device fails with a broken pipe error in the
    debugger console.
    Instruments will act unpredictably with multiple devices attached.
    New Features
    Apple Push Notification Service
    NEW: The client side APIs for the Apple push notification service, located in UIApplication.h, are included in
    this release.
    NEW: The server side APIs to send notifications from your server application to the Apple push notification
    service will appear in a forthcoming beta release.
    2008 Apple Inc. All Rights Reserved. (Last updated: 2008-07-23)
    Sources:
    IPhone 2.1 Update to Bring Turn-by-Turn GPS? | Gadget Lab from Wired.com
    http://www.crunchgear.com/2008/07/24...functionality/
    iPhone roundup: Apple seeds 2.1 with new GPS features, possible copy/paste, also completely out of phones - Engadget
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Iphone update 2.1 with Turn-by-Turn? started by .:MirrorminD:. View original post
    Comments 61 Comments
    1. chas0001's Avatar
      chas0001 -
      Quote Originally Posted by marsman478 View Post
      Hey I Am registered As a debeloper but i dont see the update? Any ideas?
      I am in the same boat. I am a registered iPhone developer but cannot see the update. What a crock..
    1. FireFish's Avatar
      FireFish -
      Quote Originally Posted by marsman478 View Post
      Hey I Am registered As a debeloper but i dont see the update? Any ideas?
      that means you're registered as a developer for iPhone, which entitles you to the iPhone SDK. You need to be on the iPhone Beta Program, a seperate program which is very difficult to get into to get registered for the beta.

      Quote Originally Posted by jfmsam View Post
      Did your 1rst G iPhone require re-activation after the upgrade. My 3G didn't. I did Option+Check for Update rather than Option+Restore, and as usual I unplugged the device before it finished rebooting. I was never asked to connect to iTunes to activate, though I did register the device about 5 minutes prior to installing the new firmware.

      In other words, if you have a legit AT&T iPhone 3G account you may be able to install this release without registering your device for development.
      Possible good news to all 3G users waiting for relief with a new release once this is leaked.

      BTW: On another forum, I got confirmation that a user was able to downgrade but the baseband remained upgraded, so you may want to give it a try.

      Hope this helps you...
      My 1st gen phone was not previously a development phone. I actually sold my development phone on eBay recently. This 1st gen was my wife's old iPhone & When I restored the 2.1, it wouldn't let me on as it said 'There's no service from AT&T & if you're an iPhone Developer, you must log into your portal & enter the identifier on this phone into your portal.".

      I forgot to enter the id in my portal beforehand, so yes, it does require activation. I logged into the portal, ID'd the iPhone & within 2 minutes, it activated itself.
    1. jfmsam's Avatar
      jfmsam -
      Quote Originally Posted by FireFish View Post
      My 1st gen phone was not previously a development phone. I actually sold my development phone on eBay recently. This 1st gen was my wife's old iPhone & When I restored the 2.1, it wouldn't let me on as it said 'There's no service from AT&T & if you're an iPhone Developer, you must log into your portal & enter the identifier on this phone into your portal.".
      FireFish:
      I can confirm you that for iPhone 3G, Apple forgot (or didn't bother) to make the device reactivate upon the upgrade.
      I just performed the same procedure on my wife's 16G white 3G and its working without being registered at the dev portal.

      On a side note, circled below is a new tidbit I found at the About screen. Maybe somebody else can shed some light on what it is or if its just informative.
    1. Mars478's Avatar
      Mars478 -
      Hey thanks for your quick response! Is there anyway to apply for the beta program and do you have to pay. I thought both programs where the same thing because before 2.0 officially came out, you needed one of the 2.0 Betas to test your apps and it said on the page (and still says) test apps on your iphone
    1. jfmsam's Avatar
      jfmsam -
      Quote Originally Posted by marsman478 View Post
      Hey thanks for your quick response! Is there anyway to apply for the beta program and do you have to pay. I thought both programs where the same thing because before 2.0 officially came out, you needed one of the 2.0 Betas to test your apps and it said on the page (and still says) test apps on your iphone
      This is what Apple sent me:
      "Thank you for your participation in the iPhone Developer Program during the beta period. As a participant, we are pleased to offer you continued access to new, pre-release versions of the iPhone OS and SDK."

      I guess your membership had to be prior to the release of 2.0. I did some poking around and there is no way a dev can now selectively choose to be in the Beta program. I guess you can always ask Apple directly.
    1. FireFish's Avatar
      FireFish -
      Quote Originally Posted by marsman478 View Post
      Hey thanks for your quick response! Is there anyway to apply for the beta program and do you have to pay. I thought both programs where the same thing because before 2.0 officially came out, you needed one of the 2.0 Betas to test your apps and it said on the page (and still says) test apps on your iphone
      Nope. No way to pay & get on it. You're expected to test your apps via the iPhone Simulator included in the SDK / XCode.

      Quote Originally Posted by jfmsam View Post
      I guess you can always ask Apple directly.
      Good luck. I heard rumors that they stopped accepting applicants over two months ago, but it doesn't hurt to try.
    1. FireFish's Avatar
      FireFish -
      Quote Originally Posted by jfmsam View Post
      FireFish:
      I can confirm you that for iPhone 3G, Apple forgot (or didn't bother) to make the device reactivate upon the upgrade.
      I just performed the same procedure on my wife's 16G white 3G and its working without being registered at the dev portal.

      On a side note, circled below is a new tidbit I found at the About screen. Maybe somebody else can shed some light on what it is or if its just informative.
      Yes, I did see that new item in General Options.

      Interesting that it allows you to update to the new build from iTunes with the IPSW & that you didn't need to use XCode to install it.

      When you're legit Beta user, your provisioning certificate shows up in General Options as so (see attached).

      What I'd really like to know is can you simply restore 2.0 on a 3G iPhone that was upgraded to 2.1 Beta. Apple says all over the developer's site that you can't, but I wonder. If you try it & it works, let me know.
    1. Mars478's Avatar
      Mars478 -
      Thanks guys IM SO ANGRY!!! lol I wanted to be in the beta program, gow did u guys get in
    1. rvashi's Avatar
      rvashi -
      When are the Standard Dev's gonna' get this?? I just got accepted into the Dev Program about a week ago. How come I don't have this in the Dev Center....and when are we getting this??

      I paid $99 and can't get access to this beta...that makes me so mad!
    1. Mars478's Avatar
      Mars478 -
      yes same here
    1. FireFish's Avatar
      FireFish -
      Quote Originally Posted by jfmsam View Post
      FireFish:
      I can confirm you that for iPhone 3G, Apple forgot (or didn't bother) to make the device reactivate upon the upgrade.
      I just performed the same procedure on my wife's 16G white 3G and its working without being registered at the dev portal.

      On a side note, circled below is a new tidbit I found at the About screen. Maybe somebody else can shed some light on what it is or if its just informative.
      I don't know; I never tried 'updating' to the beta fw; I always RESTORE as a new phone, never restore settings + never did it on a 3G phone. I aint messing with my 3G yet.


      P.S. = If your update to the BETA software went so smoothly when installing with iTunes & not XCode, which is instructed in the Beta Site by Apple as they need baseband updates on the phone, then why is it in AIRPLANE MODE?
    1. ceramicwhite's Avatar
      ceramicwhite -
      You can already get how fast your going on the app store g-spot and the current location is better to because it grabs your location and tells google amps where it is and it says which way your going for a 1$ on the appstore G-Spot is worth it.
    1. FireFish's Avatar
      FireFish -
      Quote Originally Posted by ceramicwhite View Post
      You can already get how fast your going on the app store g-spot
      he he, lol.
    1. cal6n's Avatar
      cal6n -
      Quote Originally Posted by ceramicwhite View Post
      You can already get how fast your going on the app store g-spot *snip*
      I had a quick look but I couldn't find it. Mind you, I didn't spend much time looking...
    1. jfmsam's Avatar
      jfmsam -
      Quote Originally Posted by FireFish View Post
      P.S. = If your update to the BETA software went so smoothly when installing with iTunes & not XCode, which is instructed in the Beta Site by Apple as they need baseband updates on the phone, then why is it in AIRPLANE MODE?
      Yes I am registered dev. Been in the Beta program since the beginning.

      Do you always follow as instructed by Apple??
      On my upgrade the baseband did update. It's on airplane mode because I'm travelling outside the US and I get calls all the time and roaming charges are harsh. I prefer to use my unlocked 2G when traveling.
      See attached images if you don't believe.

      I always use iTunes to upgrade when I purposely want to avoid restoring...
      I restore settings only when I choose to. With this upgrade I had no need to restore the settings.

      With regards to the downgrade, another user on a different forum confirmed the restore and that the baseband remained 02.04.03. I have no need to do so for the moment. I was just giving you a suggestion that you may appreciate with little to no risk.
    1. llorenz's Avatar
      llorenz -
      i have an inlocked iphone 1.1.2 on 4.02.13_G.
      I can't access itunes. And now it won't sync with itunes.
      I would love to update to 1.1.4. Too scared for 2.0.
      Please can someone help me. It was given to me as a gift
      already unlocked. so i can follow instructions but I have never done
      it on my own before. I am desperate.
    1. jfmsam's Avatar
      jfmsam -
      Quote Originally Posted by llorenz View Post
      i have an inlocked iphone 1.1.2 on 4.02.13_G.
      I can't access itunes. And now it won't sync with itunes.
      I would love to update to 1.1.4. Too scared for 2.0.
      Please can someone help me. It was given to me as a gift
      already unlocked. so i can follow instructions but I have never done
      it on my own before. I am desperate.
      Wrong place to post this. I'd recommend you post it under:
      Jailbreak / Downgrading / Upgrading - iPhone Forums at ModMyI.com - iPhone | iPod Touch, news, apps, themes.

      Also do some research prior to posting.
      There are dozens of guides already made that can get you out of your jam and recommend what version of iTunes you need so your device is recognized. To quickly get you started, I'd recommend you put your device in DFU mode and restore to 1.1.4. Then follow the guides on jailbraking/unlocking/activating.
    1. dayloon's Avatar
      dayloon -
      So has anyone noticed any bug fixes in this release ? im more concerned about them than new features at the moment. Mainly 3G reception improvement and the sluggishness of typing / scrolling
    1. Jgamble317's Avatar
      Jgamble317 -
      Not alot of news lately... im hoping somthing big is gunna happen cuz im going through MMI withdrawl on the news here lol.
    1. manbearpig's Avatar
      manbearpig -
      i dont even know what this means.