iOS 4.1 Coming Next Week

When iOS 4 was released just prior to the iPhone 4, older iPhones like the iPhone 3G got hosed. It took up to a couple of tries just to install the upgrade, and then slowed down or stalled a number of programs right away. It took quite some time to get Apple to even acknowledge the hosed phones, especially in light of Antennagate which was taking up a lot more of Apple’s attention. Today Steve Jobs announced that the fix for the iPhone 3G is coming, and it’s coming next week.

Some of the updates coming with iOS 4.1 include:

  • Proximity fix
  • Bluetooth fix
  • iPhone 3G fix
  • High Dynamic Range (HDR) photo upgrade
  • HD Video uploads over Wi-Fi
  • TV show rentals

There is some doubt as to the merit of the HDR photos. Other than that, this should be a welcome update for iPhone users who haven’t upgraded to a 3GS or iPhone 4. It took a little too long to address the iPhone 3G bugs, but at least it has finally been done.

iOS 4.1 will be made available next week. There will be an additional upgrade in November to iOS 4.2, and this upgrade will bring a lot of features to the iPad.

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