iPhone firmware 3.1.3 released

Apple has just released the iPhone firmware 3.1.3 available for both the iPhone and iPod touch to resolve a few issues.  The issues the firmware addresses are for the iPhone 3GS battery accuracy, third-party application crashes and crashing while using the Japanese Kana keyboard.

This update for iPhone and iPod touch contains bug fixes and improvements, including the following:

• Improves accuracy of reported battery level on iPhone 3GS
• Resolves issue where third-party apps would not launch in some instances
• Fixes bug that may cause an app to crash when using the Japanese Kana keyboard

Products compatible with this software update:
• iPhone (all models)
• iPod touch (all models)

The iPhone firmware 3.1.3 comes in just under 300mb.  Jailbroken iPhones and iPod touch owners should be warned not to update their device, as you may lose your ability to jailbreak or unlock in the future.

 

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What! Smart playlists don't figure in the change log, which means it's not fixed?

We've had this bug since SEPTEMBER Apple, what the bloody hell are you waiting for!?!??!? I love you as a company, but don't get me mad for such a small thing, geez... especially when I gave you a perfect bug report about it...

PsykX said,
What! Smart playlists don't figure in the change log, which means it's not fixed?

We've had this bug since SEPTEMBER Apple, what the bloody hell are you waiting for!?!??!? I love you as a company, but don't get me mad for such a small thing, geez... especially when I gave you a perfect bug report about it...

There's a workaround for that issue that works quite well:

When you create your Smart Playlist, be sure to add the rule "Playlist is Music"

Updated without any problem. Jalibreaking caused massive battery drain on my iPhone anyway (No daemons, no other mobile substrate than Backgrounder and SB Settings, no Winterboard, no background running process)

I know it doesn't fix much, but its nice to be up to date. Hats off to Apple - they keep the iPhone updated regularly!

Bring on iPhone OS 4.0!!

A lot of legit apps have been updated in the last weeks to stop sharing over USB, Stanza being one, maybe this is another way of enforcing people to adhere to Apples protocols and blocking people using their devices as they would a normal phone/mp3 player etc.

Apple already stop people sharing files etc over bluetooth, now its over USB, and with the news they will only be allowing the ipad to have access to ebooks then surely they need to be looked at by monopolies and mergers (or whatever it is) as they seem to be hell bound on forcing apple products down our throats alongside soft/firmware updates that are not relevant.

As mentioned in another thread, itunes was updated, but by downloading itunes you are forced to download safari and mobileme (if you are not canny enough to read what is said first) this is pure exploitation, if MS did this then there would be uproar, but apple are allowed to push their updates as well as cripple devices, just because they deem it so.

If I never buy another apple product it will be to soon, and that goes for the GIANT IPAD/IPOD TOUCH they are trying to palm off on everyone atm. Another useless piece of tat that Steve Jobs is trying to push. He said all the same things when ipod touch/iphone was released, except he more or less substituted in my hand, for in my lap etc.

I know this is off topic, but I needed to get it off my chest, at least now I can get back to my blood infusions.

After Googles Nexus One and quick fire updates Google is releasing, this is Apples answer?

Shame on you Stevey

m-p{3} said,
Right in time to block redsn0w. Nice try, Apple.
Not really a try, they fully succeeded :P

Doesn't make it any less frustrating.

kiddingguy said,
So 4.0 will be propbably be released in May/June than I guess...
(and this will be the last one in the 3.x.x series)

Judging from the last 2 releases, it will come hand-in-hand with the next generation iPhone, whenever that is.

nhozemphtekh said,
As jobs told, that surely is an agressive update. Google cant keep it up with this a+ monster.

Yeh, this incremental update is what he was talking about.
...

nhozemphtekh said,
As jobs told, that surely is an agressive update. Google cant keep it up with this a+ monster.

Not sure Steve meant bug fixes and security updates as "aggressive" . I think he was talking about new features being aggressive.

hmm I am upgrading to it because i kept having the 3rd party program problem. The app would start then right away crash back to the home screen.

If this fixes that then i will be happy.

Anyone know if the fixes include WiFI automatically connecting to a hidden network? I had to unhide my home network because my wifes iPhone would require the connection to be manually entered each time.

zeke009 said,
Anyone know if the fixes include WiFI automatically connecting to a hidden network? I had to unhide my home network because my wifes iPhone would require the connection to be manually entered each time.

weird, my iphone has always connected fine to my hidden network automatically.

littleneutrino said,
Not planning on upgrading for this one. Not much going on with it that pertains to me anyhow so i will skip this one.

Agreed, pretty pointless update to me, but at 300megs, it really makes me wonder if there are some included things behind the scenes.

SMELTN said,

Agreed, pretty pointless update to me, but at 300megs, it really makes me wonder if there are some included things behind the scenes.


more info from apple on the security fixes
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4013

SMELTN said,

Agreed, pretty pointless update to me, but at 300megs, it really makes me wonder if there are some included things behind the scenes.

Its the full firmware...that's why its 300meg...Apple for whatever reason doesn't believe in just releasing update patches but installed fully updated software...

Course I can see why firmware would be released as a full download but iTunes updates...come on...how needs to download the entire installer just send the update files...

Thanks, I installed it right away. No, iPhone owners do not pay for this. If you have an iPhone, you can update your friends iPod Touches for free since the software has already been downloaded and vice versa.

Titoist said,
Thanks, I installed it right away. No, iPhone owners do not pay for this. If you have an iPhone, you can update your friends iPod Touches for free since the software has already been downloaded and vice versa.

Not really, iphone and ipod touch have different firmwares... if you have the ipod touch you can update your friends ipod touch for free, or they can google ipod touch firmware, click the first one, and download for free off apple servers skipping itunes...

Fulcrum said,
Do iPhone owners really have to pay for this?
No, but I think you mean do iPod touch owners need to pay for this?
Answer is no.

Andrew Lyle said,
No, but I think you mean do iPod touch owners need to pay for this?
Answer is no.

Oh Ok, I was misinformed by the first comment.

It's pretty bad iPod touch owners with 3.1.2 have to pay to get this, paying for bug fixes is not cool Apple, take a leak of Android's book make it free for all.

thealexweb said,
It's pretty bad iPod touch owners with 3.1.2 have to pay to get this, paying for bug fixes is not cool Apple, take a leak of Android's book make it free for all.

Have to pay? I just updated my iPod Touch to 3.1.3 for free...

Aaron44126 said,
If they've already paid to upgrade to 3.x, this should be free.

Yeah the upgrade from 3.x to this is obviously free for iPod Touch owners... thealexweb, maybe you should tell us where you got this information so we can have a quick laugh? :P

thealexweb said,
It's pretty bad iPod touch owners with 3.1.2 have to pay to get this, paying for bug fixes is not cool Apple, take a leak of Android's book make it free for all.

Did you even try?

thealexweb said,
It's pretty bad iPod touch owners with 3.1.2 have to pay to get this, paying for bug fixes is not cool Apple, take a leak of Android's book make it free for all.

Really now...

thealexweb said,
It's pretty bad iPod touch owners with 3.1.2 have to pay to get this, paying for bug fixes is not cool Apple, take a leak of Android's book make it free for all.
Well I just downloaded the latest firmware for my iPod Touch and I was not charged. Well not as far I am concerned... waiting for the email from Apple to say i have been billed.