Apple Released iOS 4.1 and Safari 5.0.2
Article by George Norman
On 10 Sep 2010
Last week Cupertino-based software developer Apple announced that in a week’s time it will release iOS 4.1 pdate the iOS 4.0, the operating system that was launched concomitantly with the iPhone 4. Apple said it would roll out the iOS 4.1 update for iPhone and iPod Touch in a week’s time. A week has passed since then and true to its word, Apple has released iOS 4.1.

If you did not update yet, here is what the 4.1 update has to offer:
- Game Center – play multiplayer games, challenge your friends, automatically find someone to play against (feature called Auto matching by Apple, but affectionately called matchmaking by everyone else), compare scores.


- HDR (High Dynamic Rate) photos
- HD video upload over WiFi to YouTube and MobileMe
- TV show rentals for 99¢ via iTunes
- FaceTime lets you save contacts as favorites and lets you call people who have an 4G iPod Touch.
- Bug fixes for the proximity sensor (caused some accidental dropped calls), Bluetooth (connectivity problems with some handsets and car stereos), and iPhone 3G issues (appalling performance).

Please note that what you get from iOS 4.1 depends on the device you have. iPhone 3GS users will not get HDR photos. iPhone 3G users do not get Game Center. Game Center is available for all iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, and iPod Touch 2nd, 3rd, and 4th generation.

If you did not update yet, there is a very good reason why you should not rush off to do so just now. The iPhone Dev Team explains what that reason is:

“This time of year there are lots of new iPhone owners, and not everybody knows that accepting new iOS updates is the surest way to lose your jailbreak and/or unlock. While those of you who have Cydia or TinyUmbrella backups of your FW hashes will always be able to get back to 4.0.1 if you make this mistake, this doesn’t hold for unlockers. There’s currently no known way to revert your baseband — if you update your baseband you’ll lose the ultrasn0w unlock, possible forever. Please stay away from this 4.1 release until a safe jailbreak procedure (which also preserves ultrasn0w) is developed and released.”

Moving on, Apple also updated its Safari web browser to version 5.0.2. The update is meant to address 3 critical security vulnerabilities – see details here. The update also fixes an issue that could prevent users from submitting web forms and another issue that could cause web content to display incorrectly when viewing a Google Image result with Flash 10.1 installed. Safari 5.0.2 now establishes an encrypted, authenticated connection to the Safari Extensions Gallery.

If you would like to get the latest Safari version, you can grab it straight from Apple

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