Wednesday, September 8, 2010

iOS 4.1 update

Apple has started rolling out the iOS 4.1 software update for the iPhone and iPod Touch that CEO Steve Jobs announced would arrive this week.

The software includes the Game Center venue for multiplayer games, 99-cent iTunes TV show rentals and HD video uploads to YouTube and MobileMe. It also brings HDR photography to the iPhone (but not iPod Touch), a setting in which multiple exposures are captured into a single, spruced-up image.

And the new software is also required if you hope to make FaceTime video calls between a Touch and an iPhone 4. Indeed, moments after installing iOS 4.1 on my iPhone 4, I successfully made a video connection with a Touch.

To install the new software, connect your Touch, or the iPhone 4, 3GS, or 3G to your computer via USB, click on your device under the Devices list in iTunes and click "Check for Update."