iPhone 2.0.2

19 08 2008

I’m glad that Apple is taking steps to improve iPhone 2.0. The 2.0.2 update was released today, just two weeks after the 2.0.1 update was released.
Apple doesn’t give much information on what it fixes, the only description given is “bug fixes”. There is hope that people with the 3G models will see their connectivity issues fixed. (Since I’m still using the older model, I haven’t experienced these problems.) There is also hope that the lag in the keyboard will be fixed (which irritates me to no end!)

Just to download the update takes a while to complete, and expect the backup and installation to take a while too. I’ll let you know what changes once mine finishes.

It seems like there are not any major changes, which I was not expecting anyway. Applications are loading a little bit faster, and the lag that I’ve noticed with the keyboard seems to be fixed. I usually had this lag when using the search feature in my contacts list, now this comes up a lot faster and the letters appear as soon as they are typed. Let’s give it a couple of days and see if these improvements in speed are fixed for good.
It’s also being reported that 2.0.2 provides a temporary fix for a few of the 3G problems — maybe. Read the article at Ars Technica.

Update – 8/21/2008:
Some iPhone 3G users have reported that they do not have the ability to make calls after updating to 2.0.2. Read the full article on Infinite Loop (Ars Technica).

Update – 8/22/2008:
I was really excited after updating when the keyboard lag I had been seeing seemed to disappear. But, like I said when I initially wrote this post, I would wait a few days to see if the “fix” was permanent. Yesterday, I was using the search function in my contacts, and it went back to taking forever to come up, and the letters didn’t show up as soon I typed them. So, that was only “fixed” for a couple days. *sigh*


iPhone 2.0.1 Update

5 08 2008

Apple released the iPhone 2.0.1 update yesterday. The update brings us bug fixes, so I’m hoping my phone (and anyone else who has had the same problems) will stop restarting on its own and stop running so slowly.

While I’m still in the process of updating my phone, I’ve heard from others that the update does NOT bring copy and paste, unfortunately. Considering that the version number did not change that much, there are probably not going to be any big functionality changes. I think that it will take a few days to realize what bugs have been fixed.

Update – 8/13/08:
I noticed today when I synced my music that this update seems to fix one of my biggest pet peeves. Before, syncing would literally reinstall your applications, making it necessary to reorganize your icons to your desired setup and login in again to any applications that needed it. After syncing my phone today, though, all of my applications are in the same spots and on the right homescreens. Also, I stayed logged in to all of my applications. Thank you Apple for fixing this!