Is 3.1 the buggiest iPhone OS ever?

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Is 3.1 the buggiest iPhone OS ever?
Apple iPhone users have been spreading complaints all over the internet. There are stories about the iPhone dropping calls, poor battery life, Wi-Fi failing to work, dead GPS signals and many more. And while there are quite a few, "My iPhone 3GS is working fine" responses, it still doesn't eliminate the problems that many are having.

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.

source: TheRegister

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41 Comments

34. guitarguy0124

Posts: 3; Member since: Oct 04, 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.

41. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

why do you own so many phones bro

29. Onomatopoeia

Posts: 23; Member since: Mar 30, 2009

Most bugs don't occur if the the dummies just pull out their battery every once in a while. :) Batt pull FTW!

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.

12. Mateo8326

Posts: 472; Member since: Jul 15, 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: Jun 08, 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.

11. jstchilln

Posts: 10; Member since: Apr 13, 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: 279; Member since: Dec 11, 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: Dec 12, 2008

@ jstchilln: As to be said about EVERY Carrier/Manufacturer... fanboys and their Crusaders... lol

38. nalu808

Posts: 39; Member since: Jul 14, 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

10. sniperace

Posts: 95; Member since: Aug 20, 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: Jul 15, 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: Sep 21, 2009

the pre may have bad battery life but that is the only down side to it

31. AZNphoneGeek

Posts: 200; Member since: May 15, 2009

do you have a pre or a storm?

37. nalu808

Posts: 39; Member since: Jul 14, 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: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

the storm has no bugs and runs fine to me. i can type very fast. especially since it has the autocomplete feature.

9. iceman23

Posts: 31; Member since: Sep 21, 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: Jul 15, 2009

wow what are you doing on your iphone watching movies

8. tuminatr

Posts: 1193; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

I like the picture of the dead bugs! lol

7. Fanboys Suck

Posts: 609; Member since: Dec 12, 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: Jul 15, 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: Dec 15, 2008

there you go Mateo you got the "too" right this time!!

6. behold--me

Posts: 679; Member since: Jun 22, 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: Sep 21, 2009

ever since i updated my touch to 3.1 the bluetooth hardly ever works any more and it wont fully charge.

5. AZNphoneGeek

Posts: 200; Member since: May 15, 2009

i guess OS 3.1 was the real iphone killer bwahahahhaa

16. Mateo8326

Posts: 472; Member since: Jul 15, 2009

i agree they coming out with new updates waaaayyyyy to fast

27. ICanAffordVZW

Posts: 123; Member since: Dec 15, 2008

*too

4. nalu808

Posts: 39; Member since: Jul 14, 2009

GOOD THING I HAVE A PRE, IPHONE SUCKERS.

15. Mateo8326

Posts: 472; Member since: Jul 15, 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: Sep 21, 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.

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