July 15, 2008

iPhone 2.0 annoyances

Since upgrading to the new firmware, my iPhone has annoyed me in a couple of ways that it didn't before. Specifically:

The phone now occasionally 'freezes' for a few seconds during operations, much like iTunes will freeze and give you the spinning beachball. When this happens, it won't scroll or take screen input at all, and gives no indication of activity - no WiFi or EDGE progress spinner. Sometimes the Home button will kick it back to the Home screen, but not always. In every case, it's recovered on its own after 15 to 30 seconds.

When entering passwords, the 'hide entry' function is broken. As I enter a password, the most recent character is visible until I hit the next character, at which point the previous one changes to the normal bullet. But it's slow and jerky, and in any case *does* display all the letters of my password, if not all at once.

Battery life is noticeably worse. I'm going to try turning off 'push' and seeing if that helps.

Note: This is on an original iPhone 8GB with the 2.0 release firmware acquired via iTunes update, nuked during update, no jailbreak/hacks, and these problems all showed up before I installed any app store apps. Posted by jbz at July 15, 2008 11:01 AM | TrackBack

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