Apple releases iTunes 8.0.2 and iPhone 2.2 updates

Apple has released iTunes 8.0.2 and iPhone software 2.2 today.

According to Apple, iTunes 8.0.2 improves stability and performance and provides a number of bug fixes. The new version addresses a quality issue creating MP3s on some computers; fixes a connectivity issue with the iTunes Store when using some Internet proxies with Mac OS X; and improves accessibility with VoiceOver.

Apple also introduced iPhone v2.2 today.

The update was rumoured to be released today and the promised features are present. The new iPhone 2.2 Software update features enhancements to maps and mail allowing users to now use Google street view. In maps, users can now view public transit and walking directions, display addresses of dropped pins and their share locations via email.

Podcasts are now available for download in the iTunes application and there has been work on a decrease in call setup failures and dropped calls. Apple has improved the stability and performance of Safari and has changed the position of the search bar to be inline with the address bar. Work has also been completed on improved sound quality of Visual Voice mail messages and users can now disable the auto-correction in the keyboard settings. Before you ask there is still no MMS or copy and paste support.

Gizmodo have posted a few screenshots of the new update in action, included below.

Download: Download iTunes 8.0.2

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the 2.2 update blew up my new itouch. And according to what I've read and the few people that were at the apple store I was at yesterday were talking about I'm not the only one that has had this problem. sucks but I get to go back and get a new itouch today (they were out yesterday).

Definately seems to be a good update so far. Safari seems quicker and less crashy, and being able to download Podcasts over the air is a real result.

Thanks Apple

My iPhone (1st gen) after this update felt like they had upgraded the hardware, EVERYTHING is much faster.

I'm really loving this update.

Nice update, seems to make things load a bit quicker as well I think. Now Google just need to get Street Maps for the UK!

Apps in the App Store now have multiple, full-screen screenshots.
You can sort App categories by "Top Paid", Top Free" and "Release Date". You can also continue to view 25 additional apps until the list has reached its end.

Galley said,
Apps in the App Store now have multiple, full-screen screenshots.
You can sort App categories by "Top Paid", Top Free" and "Release Date". You can also continue to view 25 additional apps until the list has reached its end. :D

Oh very slick, I love it! Thanks for pointing that out.

Once again apple shafts the Ipod touch users. None of the enhancements to google maps is available on the ipod touch. I really dont care about street view, but I wanted the public transportation directions.

how often do you find your self in the need to use MMS?

I've got a Samsung BlackJack and I have never found my self in the need of sending an MMS. Simply take a pic and ttach it to an e-mail.

morficus said,
how often do you find your self in the need to use MMS?

I've got a Samsung BlackJack and I have never found my self in the need of sending an MMS. Simply take a pic and ttach it to an e-mail.


MMS is available as an app in the App Store.

I just use e-mail. Even on my old Motorola I still didn't use MMS, though my g/f at the time used it plenty.

morficus said,
how often do you find your self in the need to use MMS?

I've got a Samsung BlackJack and I have never found my self in the need of sending an MMS. Simply take a pic and ttach it to an e-mail.

I don't use MMS often, but it'd be nice to have it in the oft case that I did. If for no other reason than to avoid that PITA ViewMyMessage.com crap that AT&T makes us use.

Shame that the Transit times aren't available for NZ yet...would be fantastic. Might send an email to Metro about it. Also, I thought this news post would be better in the software category

street on the iPhone is a REALLY handy feature. it solves the issues a regular GPS does not: now that I'm on the right street... which one is the right building.

downloading podcasts is also nice. the rumour said that podcasts had a size limite when using 3G (something like 10mb?) - is this still true?

w00t at last can now disable autocorrect This was the one thing I found hugely annoying going from a jailbroken iPhone to a legit one.

Downloading now shame the latest version of iTunes still doesn't fix that annoying error message! *arg!* Everytime I start iTunes I get an error message saying how my burner isn't properly installed or some such, tried everything to fix it but the error keeps coming back....

A couple of people are working on it at the moment, however, due to app store limitations, when it's finally released, it will only be available for jailbroken devices. However, we should have copy and paste within a couple of months.