iPhone OS 2.0.1 Arrives… Three Weeks Late



As readers of this blog know, we’ve been a bit disappointed in Apple’s July 11 launches, from the mangled mess that is Mobile Me to the crashtacular iPhone OS 2.0 to the absurdly constrained supplies of iPhone 3Gs.

Fortunately, Apple might be turning the corner, at least on the iPhone OS, which shipped in a highly unstable form. Today, effective immediately, Apple has launched a software update for iPhone that promises to deliver, and here I quote, “bug fixes.” All that in a 249-megabyte download. That’s a lot of bugs, folks. I’d love to know how it affects your iPhone and iPod touch experience — particularly as it pertains to third-party app stability.

Launch iTunes and hit the update button to make it happen.

Via Gizmodo


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12 responses to “iPhone OS 2.0.1 Arrives… Three Weeks Late”

  1. icedtrip says:

    Updating firmware now….will report after playing around a little bit.

  2. Daniel says:

    Ive been waiting for this since I got my iPhone and it crashed around 5 times a day! I finally gave up on installing apps until an update came out! It finally did today! Hopefully I can have a working iPhone now!

  3. icedtrip says:

    Well so far so good. Both the response and backups seem snappier, but who knows; could just be you good ole placebo effect. So far no crashes. Can verify that updates to apps still do not replace the location of the previous icon. You still have to rearrange all icons to the way you had them.

  4. Gene says:

    Generally, after an update people claim that everything is speedier — often just in their mind.
    But I’m happy to report that this update DOES speed things up, especially the Contacts app (as well as the contacts list within the Phone app). Where before it would freeze for about 5-10 seconds upon opening, it now is scrollable immediately like in version 1. Thank goodness… I don’t have to plan ahead to make a phone call anymore.

  5. vince says:

    web browsing seems speedier through wifi. However, prior to the update my 3g service was spotty at best. I usually downgrade to edge when I don’t need fast data access. After the update I have no service using 3g.

  6. Kevin says:

    Hmm… I didn’t really have too much trouble before. A few crashes but nothing to get upset about. I expected a few growing pains. So far the update seems OK too.