iOS 4.0.1 for iPhone, 3.2.1 for iPad released

iOS 4.0.1 for iPhone and iOS 3.2.1 for iPad are rolling out to devices right now. iTunes has been prompting users to update to the latest iteration of their mobile operating system. Although not a fully fledged 4.1 release that is expected later this quarter, this incremental release should solve some of the ongoing issues plaguing users of iOS 4.0. This "incremental" update is reportedly clocking in at 579MB, which is very large for a minor release. 

Users are reporting that the signal strength indicator fix found in iOS 4.1 beta are suggesting that the fix doesn't actually affect signal strength, only the visual "bar" indicators on the screen. Tomorrow's press conference should hopefully address iPhone signal issues.

Engadget has provided a screenshot of the new signal bars, the new longer bars are quite clear.

Apple's iPad update has also been released, addressing a number of issues including the ever-present Wi-Fi connectivity problems: 
 
- Improved Wi-Fi connectivity
- Fixed an issue that could prevent copy and paste of single-page PDF attachments in Mail
- Addressed an issue that could cause video playback to freeze
- Improved reliability of video-out when using iPad Dock Connector to VGA Adapter
- Added Bing as an option for Safari's search field
 
If you would prefer to grab the update direct from Apple rather than through iTunes, here are the links:
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The iPad update seems to have resolved the WiFi Problem. I can't say that I was getting a particularly bad connection, but the signal strength seems much improved since applying the update. I'm only connecting to a single Airport Express at the moment though, so I've never had the strongest WiFi connection ever around the house. Still, every little helps! ^.^

Has anyone experienced Not enough memory to open the camera app with iOS 4.0 update. The phone has been wiped clean. Nothing there. I just can't open up the Camera APP without the not enough memory error?

Guess I will update this to 4.0.1 to see if it helps. Hard to sell a phone that I can't get to function correctly. Can't feel good about selling it this way. Ugh - should have stayed with the 3.x update instead.

Losing a signal bar or two is one thing. It gradually going down from 3 to 2 to 1 to 0 is another story. That is the problem. Losing a few bars and keeping the call is fine to most. Losing a few bars and having it drop is a problem.

Had my iphone 4 since launch date, never dropped a call, never rebooted, battery life is great compared to my HTC legend and Desire, performance is great. I like all my phones, they all have their problems but why do so many people jump on this hate train? Maybe they just have to hate and Apple is the cool target.

ironmysox said,
Had my iphone 4 since launch date, never dropped a call, never rebooted, battery life is great compared to my HTC legend and Desire, performance is great. I like all my phones, they all have their problems but why do so many people jump on this hate train? Maybe they just have to hate and Apple is the cool target.

Why do you need a Desire and a Legend?

ironmysox said,
Had my iphone 4 since launch date, never dropped a call, never rebooted, battery life is great compared to my HTC legend and Desire, performance is great. I like all my phones, they all have their problems but why do so many people jump on this hate train? Maybe they just have to hate and Apple is the cool target.

The fact that you haven't run into the problem doesn't mean that others haven't either. People are getting dropped calls, decreased data speeds and a whole lot of other issues. I assume that's why they jump on the 'hate train'.

Yeah, 4.0 is terrible.

Fixes I want to read about:
- fix reboot issues people complain about
- fix battery issues people complain about
- fix HORRIFIC, slow, slow, slow, slow performance
- fix Safari rendering errors on form submission
- fix SMS app jittering errors (>200 characters)
etc..

Not "fixes mystery bugs no one noticed" and "DISPLAY BIGGAR BARS".

Where's the fix for making my iPhone slow and non responsive when upgrading to 4.0? 4.x is garbage unless they have fixed those issues. I rolled back to 3.1.3 firmware. It was awesome after upgrading to that terrible 4.0 firmware. Never again.

Downloading at the moment, taking a sodding age.

Hope they have had a look at performance issues across a number of my games on my 3GS since 4.0

Well they delivered the update, this is good. I know it's echoing what's already been said, but this does not fix the antenna bridging issue. Hopefully there's some good news tomorrow about a recall, repair, or actual fix. I won't be happy with just a free bumper. I was planning on picking up an iPhone 4 to replace my 3G (which has gotten unusably slow since the iOS 4 update), but I'm not touching it until I can guarantee the phone will work 100% no matter how I hold it. Steve Jobs tells us not to hold it a certain way...I checked. Even though I'm right handed, I like to hold my cell phone the EXACT way that seems to be problematic.

I dont get why they made the bars taller... pointless and it looks crap..

1 bar of reception is still 1 bar... should have just updated the formula and left it at that

hjf288 said,
I dont get why they made the bars taller... pointless and it looks crap..

1 bar of reception is still 1 bar... should have just updated the formula and left it at that


I agree. They probably want to make those who use to have 3 or 4 bars that now have 1 or 2 feel a bit better.

My Samsung Jet mobile phone remains at one bar, with no sudden change, or any change at all to be precise, even after holding it in the right hand, left hand, and even covering the whole phone minus the signal bar.

Don't see no dropping bars unlike the iPhone 4.

Just to backup noleafclovers point


Edit: Just did the experiment again to ensure validity, and this time the bars increased and 3G logo appeared next to it.

@speckles: The hardware issue is the bridging of the two unshielded antennas, causing interference and a loss of signal strength. It's pretty straight forward... This doesn't happen on any old cell phone, it's specific to the antennae design on the iPhone 4.

"are suggesting that the fix doesn't actually affect signal strength, only the visual "bar" indicators on the screen"

THIS IS WHAT APPLE HAS ALWAYS SAID.

That's why this is so controversial. That's why Apple has to hold a press conference. That's why many are complaining about the iPhones 4's. That's why editorials have speculated in recalls. Because they have a hardware issue. Not a software issue.

I expect tomorrow will include new reports how "Apple seem to only include a fix to the graphical display, not the signal strength".

Northgrove said,
"are suggesting that the fix doesn't actually affect signal strength, only the visual "bar" indicators on the screen"

THIS IS WHAT APPLE HAS ALWAYS SAID.

That's why this is so controversial. That's why Apple has to hold a press conference. That's why many are complaining about the iPhones 4's. That's why editorials have speculated in recalls. Because they have a hardware issue. Not a software issue.

I expect tomorrow will include new reports how "Apple seem to only include a fix to the graphical display, not the signal strength".

What is the "hardware" issue including facts to back it up? I can hold any cell phone a certain way to make it lose bars. I can still make calls on my phone with no bars sometimes. The only times i have no bars is if I am in the basement bathroom or somewhere one would not expect signal loss.

How does your iPhone 4 perform...you do have one, right?

speckles said,

What is the "hardware" issue including facts to back it up? I can hold any cell phone a certain way to make it lose bars. I can still make calls on my phone with no bars sometimes. The only times i have no bars is if I am in the basement bathroom or somewhere one would not expect signal loss.

How does your iPhone 4 perform...you do have one, right?


I have actually held an iphone 4 and experimented with this a bit...
Yes you can probably hold any cellphone a certain way and it will lose signal but the problem here is that the iphone 4 loses signal if you hold it the natural way. what's natural way you ask? well this is where people disagree but apple would/should argue that natural way is the way you hold your iphone 3... well that doesn't workout and you lose signal. so either they are trying to redefine the natural way people hold their phones, or this is a design failure that SOMEHOW wasn't found in testing.

capr said,

Yes you can probably hold any cellphone a certain way and it will lose signal but the problem here is that the iphone 4 loses signal if you hold it the natural way. what's natural way you ask?

To a point.. I can cover my Blackberry 9000 Bold COMPLETELY and loose maybe 1 bar.. If I lost 1 bar by touching it in a problemmatic spot, it would've been returned to the store the next day.. Hell, my wifes old Motorola V3 held a better signal than the iphone 4..

capr said,

I have actually held an iphone 4 and experimented with this a bit...
Yes you can probably hold any cellphone a certain way and it will lose signal but the problem here is that the iphone 4 loses signal if you hold it the natural way. what's natural way you ask? well this is where people disagree but apple would/should argue that natural way is the way you hold your iphone 3... well that doesn't workout and you lose signal. so either they are trying to redefine the natural way people hold their phones, or this is a design failure that SOMEHOW wasn't found in testing.


Yea, SOMEHOW, WTF, apple SHOULD have found that problem so that asks this question: how much do they really test their products? Maybe the didn't actually hold it during testing because they didn't anticipate this problem. Goes to show ****ty their testing was to build hundreds of flawed devices

Sorry Apple but making the phone display more and bigger bars isn't gonna help, it might make people think their signal is better but won't actually make it better.

thealexweb said,
Sorry Apple but making the phone display more and bigger bars isn't gonna help, it might make people think their signal is better but won't actually make it better.

You are misunderstanding the change in the signal bars. Previously, it was erroneously showing more bars than it should have for any given signal level (this has been a problem since the first iPhone). So if anything, this update will make people think they have worse signal than they used to in a given area.

LingeringSoul said,
I thought I was the only one having WiFi problems. Here's hoping that they're actually fixed now.

Or perhaps I should read more carefully. The WiFi update is for the iPad. There aren't any iPod Touch updates at all. Looks like my iPod Touch's hobbled WiFi is just special.

LingeringSoul said,

There aren't any iPod Touch updates at all.


Yeah I was all excited for an update to my touch, plugged it in and "the version 4.0 is the current version"

Hmm just applied this update, and with the death grip it doesn't go below 2 bars on Edge and data is usable.

Speed Test is still reporting 50 kilobits/sec though with the death grip and 2500 kilobits/sec down without.

dave164 said,
Hmm just applied this update, and with the death grip it doesn't go below 2 bars on Edge and data is usable.

Speed Test is still reporting 50 kilobits/sec though with the death grip and 2500 kilobits/sec down without.

Placebo.

dave164 said,
Hmm just applied this update, and with the death grip it doesn't go below 2 bars on Edge and data is usable.

Speed Test is still reporting 50 kilobits/sec though with the death grip and 2500 kilobits/sec down without.

They fixed the amount of bars it shows. It shows more bars, but your call will still be dropped.

Ambroos said,

They fixed the amount of bars it shows. It shows more bars, but your call will still be dropped.

Never had a dropped call on iPhone 4 But then I'm in the UK and we don't seem to have it as bad as you guys in the USA.

TechGuyPA said,
579 MB for a "Minor" update.....REALLY. If MS had a minor update that was that large, I'm sure the Apple (and Nix) core would be jumping all over MS for this......

The minor fix inst that large... it's just that for some reason its made so that you have to download the whole OS again...

Leonick said,

The minor fix inst that large... it's just that for some reason its made so that you have to download the whole OS again...

Well, if apple WERE smart, all you would need fir minor updates is a program that applies changes to what's on the phone or iPod instead of wiping it then installing it all back on. It kills installing my apps back on.

The program could accept terms in whatever computer language edit plist whocares.plist part
Blah blah blah to
Mah mah mah.


Anyone get what I'm saying? Instead of reinstalling the whole os ur changing the current one.

Chasethebase said,

Yeah, I don't know why it's that big to be honest.

Because it's the entire OS with updates fixes in it. Apple doesn't know how to incrementally update their mobile devices.

LiquidSolstice said,

Because it's the entire OS with updates fixes in it. Apple doesn't know how to incrementally update their mobile devices.

Apple doesn't know how to do any incremental updates at all. At least on the PC you always need to download the complete, updated program again.

Tim Dawg said,
Antenna fix....here we come!!

Although I'm sure you are just being silly, here is a link to the article posted here that dismisses any hopes for magic voodoo software solving blatant hardware issues:

http://www.neowin.net/news/app...nt-resolve-the-signal-issue

AppleCare says the software update won't resolve the signal issue, FFS

Now, can we please stop implying that it will? I know what will happen, people will come out and yell "This didn't solve our antenna issue" and call Apple out for "lying" which they clearly said, straight up, awhile ago that this update will do no such thing.

warwagon said,
Gee, I wonder what changed. Apple usually never tells us.

Did you miss the picture where it says 'bug fixes & improvements, including the following'? Do you expect a full changelog or something?

al1uk said,

Did you miss the picture where it says 'bug fixes & improvements, including the following'? Do you expect a full changelog or something?

What would be so wrong about that?

cybertimber2008 said,

You are expecting a lot from a closed company...

I'd expect a lot from the company that is keeping my entire computing life working. (Don't own a mac, just saying)

al1uk said,

Did you miss the picture where it says 'bug fixes & improvements, including the following'? Do you expect a full changelog or something?

Of course, like 99,9% of all the developers out there do when they release an update.