iOS 3.2.1 for iPad Addresses Wi-Fi Issues, More

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Along with iOS 4.0.1 for the iPhone and iPod touch, Apple released iOS 3.2.1 for the iPad on Thursday. The update improved overall Wi-Fi connectivity along with video out reliability when using the iPad Dock Connector to VGA Adapter.

The update also fixed and issue that could cause video playback to freeze, fixed a problem where copying and pasting single-page PDFs in Mail could fail, and added Bing as a search engine option in Mobile Safari.

The free update is available via Apple’s iTunes application on the Mac and Windows.

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6 Comments Leave Your Own

computerbandgeek

And of course the other 50% of the reason for this update is that it intentionally breaks the Spirit iPad jailbreak.

popbunka

I just installed 4.0.1 on my iPhone 4. Signal bar problem continues… Maybe the software calculates signal strength differently, but the loss of signal from holding the bottom left corner appears to not be resolved. Maybe it’s a hardware problem…

Wings

I just installed 4.0.1 on my iPhone 4. Signal bar problem continues? Maybe the software calculates signal strength differently, but the loss of signal from holding the bottom left corner appears to not be resolved. Maybe it?s a hardware problem?

4.0.1 was never intended to fix the actual loss of signal. It was just changing the way signal strength was being displayed. If you lose signal to the point where your call was being dropped, you will continue to do so.

popbunka

I thought I read somewhere that Jobs said it was ‘a software issue’.

Wings

It is. “It” being the method used to display the number of bars. Software has nothing to do with the amount of signal reaching the receiver from the antenna.  Unless…. and this is unlikely ... the antennas are tuned via software, then a software change can make a difference. Like I said, not very likely. Jobs said the software update was to address the bar display. He said nothing about it addressing the reception problem.

popbunka

Fine. However, what people are concerned about IS the loss of signal. Myself included. If you wish to dissemble the issue then that’s your choice, but Apple has yet to clarify the problem and their few public comments have been less than forthcoming. ie. ‘Please don’t hold the phone that way’ and ‘there are no reception issues’. Hopefully, there will be some progress today after the media event.

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