Entry #40: New iPhone Firmware About To Be Released

Last modified on July 26th, 2008

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When the iPhone 3G came out a few weeks ago, along with it came the new 2.0 firmware that brought many new features, including the coveted application store. Unfortunately, with the update came a pile of bugs, including problems with the GPS unit, and a completely unresponsive user interface.

The good news is that the new 2.1 firmware is due to be released any day now. Hopefully that will bring a pile of fixes and make the iPhone 3G usable. Right now there are random crashes, and a sluggishness in the UI that makes the device extremely hard to use.

If any of you have had any problems with your device, drop me a comment.

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3 responses to “Entry #40: New iPhone Firmware About To Be Released”

  1. Tod says:

    I dropped mine onto pavement.
    It now is broken.

    Hopefully the firmware well help.

  2. Duane Storey says:

    Well, it probably can’t make it much worse!

  3. Tracy says:

    Last night my phone froze for the first time, I was bored and using the Maps app zooming out to see how far I could go when I received a text message, hit close to go back to the map and it didn’t go away. It just stuck there for about 5 minutes. Pressed buttons, tapped the screen, tried to turn it off, plugged it into the wall thinking that would help, nothing worked. Normally if this had of happened with one of my old phones I would have popped the battery out, well you can’t do that (thanks Apple) So after holding down the Home button and the on/off button for about 15 seconds it flashed and restarted, then sat there thinking for about 30 seconds, beeped at me twice and then everything was back to normal. Not fun.

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