Apple releases iPhone 2.0.1 firmware

Is it the answer to our complaints?

Apple releases iPhone 2.0.1 firmware

If you've got an iPhone 3G, you'll know all about the brain-numbingly long syncs and backups that have afflicted it since launch.

In fact, 'make it faster to sync apps onto your iPhone' was third in our wishlist of ways Apple could improve the App Store yesterday.

Well praise be to Jobs, because it seems our prayers could have been answered. Apple has released v2.0.1 of the iPhone firmware, and first reports are that it considerably speeds up syncing.

It's a whopping great 249.2MB download, accessed via iTunes. But it'll be worth it for the syncing alone, although we're also hoping that the other unspecified bug fixes make everything run a bit better.

We'll have a full report later on today, once my iPhone has finished the firmware updating process.