My Experience with the iPhone.

When it comes to cell phones Apple really raised the bar with the iPhone. And, this has been good for consumers as other manufactures either compete or they die.

Yet, any new technology that pushes the envelope as the iPhone has is not without its share of problems.

But, if your running Apple computers, the iPhone and contact software like Daylite you end up with a winning combination…

iPhone 2.2 Update

In November, Apple rolled out the update for the iPhone to version 2.2. I have to admit it has probably been the best update yet, the installation was smooth with no issues cropping up at all.
I held off on writing about this update, so I could get a good feel for it. The battery issues appear to be solved on my first generation iPhone, I have noticed over time that the there is really hardly any battery drain that seemed to plague the phone before that really required you to take extra steps to ensure that applications where completely shutdown.

Back in September, I wrote about the battery issues not being resolved with the iPhone 2.1 update. Sometimes you have to admit when your wrong and in this case I maybe wrong.
When I wrote about it I was seeing the same issues as before the iPhone was reporting that it was continuously in operation. I think it is clearly more of proper operation, essentially making a conscious effort to close any application that I opened.

After updating my iPhone to the latest software version 2.1, which by the way went very smooth I might add. I wanted to put some Aperture video podcasts on my iPhone. I wanted to have some great educational videos to occupy my time when I’m out waiting in line somewhere, like the department of motor vehicles.
After Downloading the 15 video’s, when I tried to install them on to the iPhone it would give me an error. The error was "Some of The Videos in your itunes library, including video xxxx, where not copied to the iPhone because it can not be played on the phone.

Second iPhone Software update in August
Apple updated the software, once again this month to address the issues individuals where having with the newest 3G iPhone. Personally I’ve not had a problem with either the 2.01 or 2.02 update to my first generation phone.
I still hold the belief that it’s not a phone but in reality the first true handheld computer. It just so happens to have a phone built into it and now has GPS capability as well.

One Year with My iPhone

Well I’ve made it a full year with the iPhone, and I don’t have any regrets. While many negative news stories and articles have been written, the two that we have in our household have worked flawlessly.
It seems with everything electronic there will always be glitches and I’m no doubt sure that many have individuals have faced challenges.
It seems that many of the complaints have been, when individuals installed unapproved software or hacked into system. While I can understand how people will want to do that, why try to break something that isn’t really broken.

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