Is 3.1 the buggiest iPhone OS ever?
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One common problem is that the device becomes totally unresponsive to any form of input. This is called "coma mode" in jest, but a quick re-boot will usually get the phone to start up again. However, one iPhone user posting on the Detroit News forum wrote how he reset the unit to factory settings, restored it, deleted his email account, set Autolock to "off" and even removed all third party apps in an unsuccessful attempt to stop his phone from these random shut downs. He wanted to go back to using OS 3.0, but iTunes does not offer that choice.
This is not a case of a small number of people just trying to stir up trouble. Phones Review did a survey and asked readers if their iPhone was useless after downloading 3.1. An incredible 70% said "Yes". And even those who still have their iPhone functional after the new upgrade are complaining about the battery and uneven Wi-Fi support. Is the 3.1 upgrade the buggiest iPhone OS ever? For the sake of iPhone users and Apple fan boys, let's hope so because that would imply improvement for all future builds.
1. cellconnection (Posts: 6; Member since: 11 Aug 2009)
Heres to all you Apple lovers who keep saying the iphone is the best phone out there, and for all you people who bashed the storm for its OS problem. The tables have turned and I'm glad that my storm got better after the update and not worse. You must be an aweful programer to make the phone worse with an OS upgrade.
13. Mateo8326 (Posts: 472; Member since: 15 Jul 2009)
all phone have there bugs and issue and the iphone isn't any exception it not perfect but it still is the best phone on the market, b/c why would other consumer want there carriers to have it.
3. VZWfangirl (Posts: 71; Member since: 25 Jul 2009)
Wow Apple, better hurry up and clean that up. Only time there should be bugs is when the phone first comes out. If your producing software with bugs 3 years later, you need to be fired.
14. Mateo8326 (Posts: 472; Member since: 15 Jul 2009)
bugs are bugs man you can't get rid of them no matter what, as longs as there technology there bugs. it all depends if you have the money to fix them and i know apple does
30. tokuzumi (Posts: 462; Member since: 27 Aug 2009)
All code has bugs in it. All of it. But for a platform that has been out for over 2 years to have these kinds of serious issues is unacceptable. No wi-fi? Batteries draining after a short period of time? Coma mode? It sounds like Apple didn't test this update, and just released and prayed. And to your comment above, what other US carriers want the iPhone? I haven't seen any US Based cell provider make any public statement they are getting/want a version of the iPhone. There are rumors of Verizon getting one, but there are no screenshots/specs/leaks that this is happening. It just shows...the only group that can do anything right at apple is the marketing team.
15. Mateo8326 (Posts: 472; Member since: 15 Jul 2009)
you have th Pre with that small keyboard good luck man, don't push to hard lol
19. hates_fanboys (Posts: 13; Member since: 21 Sep 2009)
I have a pre and so far i really like it, ive used an iphone and i believe that the pre is better and if you tried to keyboard you would find out that it is really easy to use.
36. nalu808 (Posts: 39; Member since: 14 Jul 2009)
better than an onscreen keyboard which does not respond!
39. vzw fanman (Posts: 1973; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
the storms keyboards rock! i can type faster on that than i was able to on my voyager.
5. AZNphoneGeek (Posts: 200; Member since: 15 May 2009)
i guess OS 3.1 was the real iphone killer bwahahahhaa
16. Mateo8326 (Posts: 472; Member since: 15 Jul 2009)
i agree they coming out with new updates waaaayyyyy to fast
6. behold--me (Posts: 650; Member since: 22 Jun 2009)
(like i said in the MY CELL thing for att anounced also today) isn't that a slap in the face!!!!! and is this kinda crap happening with the OS on the itouch also????? plz say no
20. hates_fanboys (Posts: 13; Member since: 21 Sep 2009)
ever since i updated my touch to 3.1 the bluetooth hardly ever works any more and it wont fully charge.
7. Fanboys Suck (Posts: 609; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)
I have hesitated upgrading to this software because I know I will lose my ability to tether... so, I will hold off... damn you Apple.
17. Mateo8326 (Posts: 472; Member since: 15 Jul 2009)
good job i held off on that too, b/c with every updated some recent feature get taken away. I hate that!
28. ICanAffordVZW (Posts: 123; Member since: 15 Dec 2008)
there you go Mateo you got the "too" right this time!!
9. iceman23 (Posts: 31; Member since: 21 Sep 2009)
I actually had iPhone coma for 12 hours on the 3.0 and the guy at the apple store gave me the 3.1 to fix it (and delete my save files because he flashed my iphone). I do notice the battery issue mine went from 80% to 25 in an hour and a half...
21. Mateo8326 (Posts: 472; Member since: 15 Jul 2009)
wow what are you doing on your iphone watching movies
10. sniperace (Posts: 95; Member since: 20 Aug 2009)
Ok it has a few bugs but it still runs better than the Storm and has better battery life than the Pre.
18. Mateo8326 (Posts: 472; Member since: 15 Jul 2009)
Tru dat i got a co worker next to me with the storm it gets two thumbs down i got a bold and it way easier and responsive lol
22. hates_fanboys (Posts: 13; Member since: 21 Sep 2009)
the pre may have bad battery life but that is the only down side to it
37. nalu808 (Posts: 39; Member since: 14 Jul 2009)
ok a few bugs, better battery life than the pre. hello i can purchase and extended battery and actually install it myself. how manay actual bugs have you heard of the pre having, software not hardware damm apple lovers cant admit when they finally have something beat them.
40. vzw fanman (Posts: 1973; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
the storm has no bugs and runs fine to me. i can type very fast. especially since it has the autocomplete feature.
11. jstchilln (Posts: 10; Member since: 13 Apr 2008)
And while there are quite a few, "My iPhone 3GS is working fine" responses You can always count on the Fan Boy Cadre to run to the Crapple defense. These people NEVER have any problems with their Crapple products.
24. sinfulta (Posts: 268; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
I build chipsets for tons of brands of phones. I always am carring at least one CDMA device and one GSM device, and my company recently upgraded my Iphone 3G, to the 3GS and notice that I several issues with the 3G and now that I just got the 3GS with the same update, it has no issues. Battery seems to drain a little more, but it seems to hold a signal better. Maybe that's part of it? I don't know.
35. Fanboys Suck (Posts: 609; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)
@ jstchilln: As to be said about EVERY Carrier/Manufacturer... fanboys and their Crusaders... lol
38. nalu808 (Posts: 39; Member since: 14 Jul 2009)
jstchillin, i AINTY NO FANBOY i will admit that the pre has had hardware issues such as creen going dark, sliding mechanism sucks, but software has ben rare or nonexistent...saying people like one phone over the other are fanboys because i make a point of the device is just plain ignorance. i will admit i hate iphone posers but dont think the pre is the best device ever...just being real
12. Mateo8326 (Posts: 472; Member since: 15 Jul 2009)
All phones have there bugs and issue and the iphone isn't any exception to the rule but it's still the best phone on the market, it easy to talk down to the best phone on the market. I'll never own one though i have enough toys lol
33. HatedaIphone (Posts: 42; Member since: 08 Jun 2009)
It's not the best phone on the market and no other phone needs to take it down, Apple seems to be doing that all on their own by trying so hard to make it better when in reality all they are doing is making it worste.
23. MTLance (unregistered)
Omg, the bad Apples are popping out of no where? Anyway I have an iPhone 3GS and everything seems fine except battery drain like Ferrari fuel. (btw, I'm having a factory unlocked phone so I guess more problems for AT&T and O2 users lol.
29. Onomatopoeia (Posts: 23; Member since: 30 Mar 2009)
Most bugs don't occur if the the dummies just pull out their battery every once in a while. :) Batt pull FTW!
34. guitarguy0124 (Posts: 3; Member since: 04 Oct 2008)
I own a blackberry bold, a blackberry storm, a blackberry curve, a blackberry pear, a nokia E71x, and a touch pro and absolutely none of those hold a candle to my iPhone reliability or otherwise. the storm is one of the cheapest feeling pieces of hardware with absolutely nothing exciting about it. I kept the phone to play brickbreaker on for 3 days and now it is on craigslist. bitch if you will but all of the complaining perfectionist iphone owners would probably become suicidal if faced only with the option of using that useless piece of phone hardware.