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8/19/2008
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Eric Ogren
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iPhone Firmware Update 2.0.2 Did Diddly-Squat For Me

Late yesterday, Apple pushed out a second update for the iPhone's firmware. The new version, 2.0.2, offers more of Apple's famous (and nebulous) "bug fixes." I am sad to report, after downloading and installing it, my iPhone's bugs have not been fixed.

Late yesterday, Apple pushed out a second update for the iPhone's firmware. The new version, 2.0.2, offers more of Apple's famous (and nebulous) "bug fixes." I am sad to report, after downloading and installing it, my iPhone's bugs have not been fixed.This morning I am sitting in midtown Manhattan. A Nokia E71 I have with me has full signal strength for AT&T's 3G network. My iPhone can't seem to find the 3G network and is connected to AT&T's slower EDGE network instead (yes, I have the 3G enabled). That's one major bug not fixed. And to boot, EDGE speeds seem to be much slower than on the first-generation iPhone I had (this has been consistent since I bought it). E-mail is taking forever to sync.

Last night, after updating, I attempted yet again to connect to my home Wi-Fi network, which I have WPA protected. The iPhone couldn't do it. It has refused to connect to secure Wi-Fi hotspots since I purchased it. It will only connect to unsecured networks, which doesn't do me much good.

There does appear to be less lag with the keyboard, but the iPhone still crashes out of some applications, especially Mail and Safari.

I don't know what bugs were actually purported to be fixed with this firmware update, but the bugs I am experiencing were not.

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