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iPhone 2.0 software update

July 11, 2008

Super Monkey Ball is one of many games and apps available via App Store

Apple has released the latest iPhone software update, version 2.0.

This brings ye olde iPhones up-to-software-snuff with the software features on iPhone 3G phones on sale as of today. Biggest new feature: App Store. The related iTunes 7.7 update also adds in something I’ve desperately wanted for the last year: The ability to synchronize your iPhone contacts with your Google GMail contacts, yeah!

During installation you are presented with the following “Important Information” for this release:

iPhone 2.0 Software Update

This version of the software includes the following improvements and supersedes all previous versions.

• Third-party application support
• New App Store
• Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync support
– Push email
– Push contacts with Global Address List lookup
– Push calendars with meeting invites
– Passcode Policies
– Remote Wipe
– Autodiscovery (Exchange Server 2007)
• Cisco IPSec VPN support
• WPA/WPA2 Enterprise with 802.1x authentication
• Certificates and identities support
• Device configuration with Configuration Profiles
• MobileMe support
– Push email
– Push contacts
– Push calendars
– Bookmarks
• Mail, Contacts and Calendars enhancements
– Mass delete and move of messages
– Microsoft PowerPoint and iWork attachment viewing
– Blind carbon copy (bcc) support
– Easier POP/IMAP account setup
– Multiple calendars
– Display meeting invitees
– Contacts search
– Import SIM contacts
– New Mail, Contacts, Calendars settings
• Save images to photo library from Safari and Mail
• Scientific calculator in landscape mode
• Parental controls/restrictions
• New languages, dictionaries, keyboards and input methods
• Turn Wi-Fi back on while in Airplane Mode
• Tapping the status bar scrolls to top of page
• Sync Google contacts with iTunes
• Bug fixes

For feature descriptions and complete instructions, see the users guide for your iPhone at:

For more information about iPhone, go to:

To troubleshoot your iPhone, or to view additional support information go to:

For information on the security content of this update, please visit this website:


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  1. Peter OConnor permalink

    I “sync’ed” my iphone this morning, was offered the iPhone 2.0 software update and foolishly accepted it. After installation, the iphone had a “unknown error: 1611”, and the phone would not restore functionality.

    The apple support page listed above was worse than useless. Even microsoft does a better job with support. I’m furious. I cannot use my phone until this problem is fixed, and apple sure as hell isn’t helping – in fact, they caused the problem.

    I suppose I could call apple support: IF MY PHONE WAS WORKING!

  2. I’m very sorry to hear that, Peter. Is there an Apple store near you that you could visit to get it fixed asap? Or barring that, an AT&T location?

    I didn’t experience any error messages, but the update did take more than an hour to complete on my iPhone! Caveat emptor to everyone else reading this!!!

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