iPod touch 2.1 Software Update

iPod touch 2.1
As announced in today's Apple "Let's Rock" Event, Apple released iPod touch Software 2.1 to iPod touch users. Apple will release iPhone Software 2.1 for iPhone users on 12 September.

iPod touch 2.1 corrects problems where sandbox application restrictions were not properly enforced, maliciously crafted font data could lead to arbitrary code execution, forged DNS information could be provided to mDNSResponder, TCP connections could be spoofed, and a WebKit flaw could lead to to arbitrary code execution when visiting maliciously crafted Web sites.

Unlike iPhone/iPod touch Software 2.0.1 and 2.0.2 updates, Apple described the changes and new features in detail. (see below)

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iPhone 2.1 Software Update for iPod touch

This version of the software includes the following improvements and supersedes all previous versions.

  • Genius playlist creation
  • dramatically reduced time to backup to iTunes
  • improved email reliability, notably fetching email from POP and Exchange accounts
  • faster installation of 3rd party applications
  • fixed bugs causing hangs and crashes if you have lots of 3rd party applications
  • faster loading and searching of contacts
  • other bug fixes

iPod touch 2.1 software update requires iTunes 8.0:
iPod Software Update 2.1 requires iTunes 8.0

The iPod touch Software Update:
iPod Software Update 2.1

The download size is 239.6MB for iPod Software Update on an iPod touch (32GB, first generation).

iPod touch software 2.1 (officially “iPhone Software 2.1 for iPod touch”) is free for iPod touch users with Software 2.0 or later, and $9.95 from iTunes Store.

iPhone Software 2.0.2 for iPhone and iPod touch was released on 18 August, iPhone Software 2.0.1 for iPhone and iPod touch was released on 4 August, and was included in iPhone 3G, and free upgrade for (first generation) iPhone owners. A $9.95 for iPod touch users who purchased iPod touch before 11th July 2008. iPhone 2.0 Software Update gives iPod touch owners the access to the App Store.

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We do not recommend hacking/‘jailbreaking’ your iPhone or iPod touch.

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Posted by Antony at September 9, 2008 11:29 PM

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