Does iPhone 2.0.2 Update Fix 3G Issues? It Depends On Whom You Ask..

It seems that there is some debate about what iPhone 2.0.2 update does. This story says that it fixes the 3G chipset issues:

“The iPhone 2.0.2 software update “improved communication with 3G networks,” said Apple spokeswoman Jennifer Bowcock.”

However users don’t seem to agree with that. The Inquirer and Newsfactor (among other sites) are reporting that the update doesn’t fix the issue, and may even cause some new ones. Those issues include poor GPS functionality, jerky scrolling, or even bricking the phone entirely.

Given that Apple as of late has had its share of screw ups (*cough* MobileMe *cough*), it might be wise for “The Steve” to throw any and all available resources at fixing the iPhone before Microsoft starts making commercials that make fun of Apple’s lack of reliability.

One Response to “Does iPhone 2.0.2 Update Fix 3G Issues? It Depends On Whom You Ask..”

  1. 2.0.2 Has destroyed my GPS functionality. 2.0.1 was already fairly inacurrate, however, with the 2.0.2 update my position via GPS does not stay locked. in fact, it has been taking as long as 5 minutes to locate my position, and when it does it is anywhere from 10 to 50 feet off, even showing me as moving quite a distance even when I’m not. My Blackberry Curve GPS and BB Maps was 100 times better than this ridiculous excuse for GPS that Apple has worked into the iPhone 3G. I would return this device, based on so many issues, but unfortunately my carrier implements a 30 day or 30 minutes policy, and I exceeded my 30 minutes =( Step up your game Apple. First, no response regarding the faulty Nvidia GPU in my Macbook Pro and now shotty software upgrades that are actually making my iPhone worse.

    Do you think Bill Gates will forgive me if I switch back.

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