iPhone 2.1 firmware released today (Friday, Sept 12) greatly enhances your overall iPhone expereince, very close to the pre 2.0 updates (last stable update was 1.1.4!). If you are a legit iPhone user, there is no point holding off since iPhone 2.1 is not easily jailbreakable yet. So, what are those amazing features 2.1 has brought? Absolutely not NEW but a VERY stable system altogether! A quick run down of my experiences so far :
iPhone 3G got a MAJOR bump as far as the 3G reception is concerned. I used to get one~two bars of 3G reception but after 2.1 firmware upgrade, the bars shot all the way UP stabilizing the connection with no considerable call drops.
Speed is the BUZZWORD with 2.1 as the whole interaction with your iPhone just got lot faster. SMS typing, contact scrolling, shuffling through music, everything now is QUICKER!
Browser Crashes : Safari crashed with 5 tabs and some heavy DIGGing, Apple Trailering and Gmailing! I am sure preventing Safari crash is getting close to IMPOSSIBLE unfortunately but hey, iPhone is by far the King of all browsing experiences, that is something to cheer about, right?
Application Crashes : Only time will tell if Apps crash since they are yet to give up on me. iPhone backups have magically gained lot of momentum, Apple finally got it right by not backing all the apps everytime you sync!
So what are you waiting for? Go for it since you have every reason to flash your Apps clad iPhone to your friends!
p.s: If you are not a legit iPhone user, better wait for few while iPhone Devs ship Pwnage for 2.1 iPhones!