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

1. cellconnection

Posts: 6; Member since: Aug 11, 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.

2. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

hahah i know right.

13. Mateo8326

Posts: 472; Member since: Jul 15, 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.

25. ICanAffordVZW

Posts: 123; Member since: Dec 15, 2008

BB STORM with 4.0.75 FTW!!!!

32. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

BB STORM with 5.0.191 FTW!!!!

3. VZWfangirl

Posts: 71; Member since: Jul 25, 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: Jul 15, 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: 1919; Member since: Aug 27, 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.

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.

26. ICanAffordVZW

Posts: 123; Member since: Dec 15, 2008

*too and, thats what she said

36. nalu808

Posts: 39; Member since: Jul 14, 2009

better than an onscreen keyboard which does not respond!

39. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 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: 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

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.

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!!

8. tuminatr

Posts: 1141; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

I like the picture of the dead bugs! lol

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

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.

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