Thursday, August 7, 2008

iPhone software update

Apple has released a update to the iPhone OS, 2.0.1, it seems to have fixed most of the problems i have had with the device. It have not crashed in two days now, and applications also work much better. The only problem so far is Safari which has gone down about once a day. Hopefully they also update iTunes soon, there are some very irritating problems with syncing and applications updates. iTunes wants to update all of my applications for no reason and there are several instances of the same applications which gets downloaded.

Too bad the sync process takes such a long time to complete with 2.0, it could probably have been at least a bit better if the had not abandoned firewire for the iPhone, it is much faster than USB 2.0 in data transfer.

But overall i am am happy, i now have a device i can depend on again, it's a nightmare to be on vacation with a flaky smartphone;)

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Software releases and iPhone

We all know how irritating it can be when software is not released on schedule, but the alternative is often way worse. I bought a 3G iPhone on launch day and since then i have grown more and more frustrated with the quality of the new 2.0 OS. Application crashes, reboots and slowdowns, its not was i was expecting from Apple. And it has now been over three weeks without any updates or reliefs, lets hope the next update will be worth the wait. Today i use my iPhone several hours a day, and i get at least one reboot, several crashes and a few slowdowns(solved by a reboot in windows style) every day. I love the devices and all the features but this is not acceptable for a device that you depend so much on.

When all this is solved they only need to integrate some standard features that all other smart phones has such as MMS, bluetooth file transfer, cut&paste and the ability to send contacts to other phones.