Saturday, July 12, 2008
Updated Touch, New Apps... I hope
The new 2.0 firmware for the iPhone and iPod Touch launched yesterday along with the new iPhone. The coolest thing about the new firmware is that Apple has coincidentally launched the new App Store on iTunes. You can now download native apps developed exclusively for the iPhone and the iPod Touch. Apps are like programs on a computer. They let you do all sorts of different things. Prior to this update, you would have had to "jailbreak" (hack) your device in order to install these apps, which were developed by anybody who had the know-how.
Yesterday, I browsed some of the apps on the App Store on iTunes and found a lot of them to be really interesting and useful. I downloaded about 10 of them including Pandora, AIM, Myspace, Facebook, and a couple of games among other things.
For the past hour I've been in the process of updating my Touch to the new 2.0 firmware (for $10). I was contemplating holding off on the upgrade, but I figured ten bucks really isn't bad for all the new Apps I get to play with until I get my hands on my own iPhone.
As we speak, iTunes is in the process of putting all my dope music and videos and everything else back on my newly updated Touch. I'll have an update shortly.
Now playing: Shuggie Otis - Ice Cold Daydream