iPhone Firmware

Apple Patents Improve iPhone Security With Biometrics

In a hint of things to come, more patents submitted by Apple just a few months ago show advances in future security designs for iPhones and notebook computers. The new authentication methods include several biometric technologies that would verify the identity of a user without any additional input from the owner of the device.

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Examples would use cameras and software for facial recognition or allow a touch screen to identify a fingerprint. These methods could authenticate a user and protect private information without the current delay required when entering a passcode.

iPhone Apps Crash and Music Disappears - A Workaround That Works

So the downloaded apps on your iPhone stopped working. Rebooting or resetting all settings does nothing. Suddenly you notice your music is gone. What is an iPhone owner to do? Now that the dust has settled on this particular bug many workarounds have been suggested. According to Steve Jobs himself, Apple won't have a fix until September. If you can't wait that long to restore the full functionality of your iPhone, then continue to read.

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Speculation about this bug is rampant in online forums. The workaround I've used with success has been described as extreme. I suffered with the app and music problem on my iPhone 3G (2.0.1) and decided I was going to deal with the issue once. So instead of trying many of the gentler methods I attacked the problem with gusto. My phone's performance has improved noticeably since the procedure, which included a 2.0.2 firmware upgrade.

Unspecified Error Preventing Users from Updating to iPhone OS 2.0.1, Workaround

Apple recently released iPhone OS 2.0.1 to fix some troublesome bugs in the initial OS 2 release that have been negatively affecting the performance of many an iPhone. The new firmware has brought relief to countless users who were being nagged by persistent issues with lag and slow performance (i.e. keyboard lag). You can visit iPhoneFAQ's news article on the release for a full list of known bug fixes in iPhone OS 2.0.1.

Apple Releases iPhone OS 2.0.1 to Fix Bugs

Apple has released their latest version of the iPhone operating system/firmware, version 2.0.1. Although the introduction of OS 2.0 has ushered in a whole new era of the "iPhone experience", thanks to the addition of major new features like the iPhone AppStore and widely expanded enterprise support, it also brought with it a handful of bugs which have negatively affected many a user.

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This latest OS release is aimed at eliminating those bugs. In typical Apple fashion, however, just what bugs were fixed is somewhat up in the air. Apple's official release notes for 2.0.1 specify only that "bug fixes" were included, without specifically referring to anything.

Initial rumors, upon release of the new firmware, that speculated the only purpose of the release was to nullify newly released

iPhone OS 2.0 Released, AppStore Launched - Get the Details

With the release of the second generation iPhone 3G right around the proverbial corner, Apple has released the accompanying iPhone OS 2.0 to the public. iPhone OS 2.0 has been in beta testing with developers for months now, and has been the test bed for the first official third party applications which are now available via the iPhone AppStore (you must be running OS 2.0 to access the AppStore).

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New iPhone 3G models will be pre-loaded with iPhone OS 2.0, but the public release of the software allows existing owners of the first generation iPhone to upgrade their phones to the new 2.0 firmware. The new iPhone OS brings a host of new


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