Apple has released its iPhone 2.1 Software Update for the iPod touch. Pre-installed on all second-generation iPod touch units, the software offers Genius playlist creation, dramatically faster backups, improved email reliability, faster installation of 3rd party applications, faster loading and searching of contacts, and bug fixes for hangs and crashes caused by having lots of 3rd party applications installed, and other problems. The software is currently available through the Update feature in iTunes, is a free download to all iPod touch users running software 2.0 or later, and is a $10 upgrade for all users using 1.x software.

Charles Starrett

Charles Starrett was a senior editor at iLounge. He's been covering the iPod, iPhone, and iPad since their inception. He has written numerous articles and reviews, and his work has been featured in multiple publications.