Although we theorized yesterday that the .Mac web gallery integration feature demonstrated at yesterday's Apple media event would come to the iPhone in it's next update - it appears we were wrong. Apparently, this feature has come to many iPhones without any update at all.
As a few days have passed since the first iPhone software update became available, users have begun reporting additional features, fixes, and enhancements resulting from new firmware. Although Apple's official indication regarding the update noted only security and bug fixes to the iPhone's Safari browser and it's underlying webkit, initial reports showed evidence of more expansive improvements.
Users have been reporting a generally improved iPhone experience. Things seem snappier, annoying bugs have been removed, and a few lacking features already added.
Here is a list of some of the new improvements that have surfaced since our initial report about the iPhone 1.01 update:
The first update for the iPhone is now available via iTunes. Users who have recently docked their iPhones have received notification that an iPhone software update, version 1.01 of the iPhone firmware, is available for download and installation. The update is around 7 MB and installs in approximately 5 minutes.
According to Apple, the update includes security and bug fixes. Specifically, the update patches security holes in the iPhone version of Safari and the iPhone webkit which previously allowed malicious attackers entry points from which to exploit the iPhone.
Though speculation was that Apple would rush out the first update to the iPhone in order to patch these holes, including nothing else in the update, it appears as though this is untrue - even despite Apple's failure to mention otherwise.
Users are already starting to notice other changes to their iPhones via