What, you didn’t expect Apple to release a new iPhone firmware today? That’s okay, it took us by surprise, too.
Apple has today released their latest iPhone OS update that takes your iPhone 2.2 OS all the way up to iPhone 2.2.1 OS. The new iPhone firmware version brings little more than incremental updates and fixes to iPhone and iPhone 3G users, but if iPhone Safari stability and a reliable Camera Roll are important to you, the iPhone OS v2.2.1 might be something you want to look into.
Keep in mind that Apple loves releasing updates to its iPhone OS in the cat-and-mouse game that has Apple tracking down iPhone hackers’ exploits and closing those security holes. This latest update may kill the current jailbreak solution provided by PwnageTool and QuickPWN, and the iPhone Dev Team warns against updating until they’ve looked into and tested the iPhone 2.2.1 OS. Also, the new iPhone OS v2.2.1 may close the security hole that allows non-jailbroken iPhones to use Emoji icons.
Do what you will, but we’d recommend that anyone with a jailbroken iPhone wait for confirmation that it’s safe to update. If you could care less about jailbreaking your iPhone, go ahead and connect it to your computer and update via iTunes.