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stevezampana Calculating status...
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Sep 12, 2008 2:38 PM
Well, I for one am very happy with the 2.1 update. AT&T provides me with weak 3g coverage at my home even before the 2.01 update. While my 3G coverage from ATT is not any better, the iPhone does a much better job of hanging on to the signal than 2.02 did. I no longer drop calls when I am sitting in my living room. Battery life seems better to. Usually after 8 hours of use i am down a 1/4, it is still showing a full charge.

Steve
2.4 GHZ 4g Ram iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.4)
  • icebike Level 3 Level 3 (740 points)
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    Sep 12, 2008 2:40 PM (in response to stevezampana)
    Yup. Me too.

    2.1 is finally ready for prime time.
  • Kwopau Level 4 Level 4 (1,725 points)
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    Sep 12, 2008 3:02 PM (in response to stevezampana)
    Nice to hear that your battery has improved significantly. I'm going to test starting from Monday of next week to see how long I can get my iphone to go before it dies. On 2.02, from a full charge, I can go from Monday Morning (7 AM) and to Thursday Night before i go to bed. It annoys me bacause after first charge, and 1 day of using, already 1 line of battery went down. By the end of second day, my battery is showing at 50% And i only used few calls, and was always on airplane mode (since I go to school, and I barely get any service inside the building), and after i turn off the airplane mode the battery meter starts to go down pretty fast, and i can see that there is an inaccuracy there.

    The reason why i choose to start testing on monday is to see how far i can get it up to and it's a lot easier for me to remember.
    HP Pavilion DV2812tx, Windows Vista, iPod touch 16 GB, iPod Hi-Fi, iPhone 3G 16 GB (Black)
  • D.A.M.O.N Level 3 Level 3 (620 points)
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    Sep 12, 2008 3:10 PM (in response to stevezampana)
    Yeah, works for me too!

    I'm quite pleased to see a positive change in 3G reception - AND FASTER BACKUP!

    I like it!

    Take care.
    MacBook 2.0 (White), Mac OS X (10.4.9), Powerbook G3 Pismo, 20gb 2nd Gen iPod
  • Javier.A.G. Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 12, 2008 3:12 PM (in response to stevezampana)
    wait a minute.. so your telling me that your iphone lasts your 4 days?? thats crazy.. my iphone doesnt last me through the day. Do you use the phone a lot? how do you charge it?
    Toshiba
  • Skimball Calculating status...
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    Sep 12, 2008 3:21 PM (in response to stevezampana)
    I like the update as well. I did not have any complaints before other than the occasional contacts lag. The patch resolves it for me.

    I switched over from a Blackberry 8310 (and many BB's before that) and the iPhone is night and day better. BB has so many problems like memory leaks, lack of memory for applications, email sync issues and more.
  • Russa Level 4 Level 4 (1,315 points)
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    Sep 12, 2008 3:25 PM (in response to Kwopau)
    You could get 4 days off your battery on version 2.02. That doesn't seem correct. I suggest you test your phone with version 2.1 and airline mode "off". That is, leave your phone, 3G and bluetooth "on" until the battery dies.
    MacBook Pro 15" 2.4GHz with 4Gbytes, Mac OS X (10.5.4), iPhone, TIme Capsule, AppleTV, Vonage, G-Technology G Drive
  • Kwopau Level 4 Level 4 (1,725 points)
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    Sep 12, 2008 4:45 PM (in response to Russa)
    It is correct for me becuase it always has been 4 days no matter what I do. As I said before, if i leave airplane mode off when in school, i get no service, and most likely it will only last 2 days. But if i leave it in airplane mode during school hours then it will last me 4 days. Plus i have 3G turned off, no push, location service is off, wifi is off, bluetooth is off. Just on edge. And I dont' use the internet on my phone. Only listening to music (2 hours everyday) and calling (and texting).

    As for 2.1 I have yet to try!
    HP Pavilion DV2812tx, Windows Vista, iPod touch 16 GB, iPod Hi-Fi, iPhone 3G 16 GB (Black)
  • Peter Iannetta1 Calculating status...
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    Sep 12, 2008 4:51 PM (in response to icebike)
    Well, I don't know about prime time, maybe they can now divert their efforts on delivering the features we really need, like copy and paste, forwarding text messages, and proper Exchange synchronisation (such as tasks & accurate calendar synchronisation without duplicated/missing appointments)

    Once these are delivered, then we can talk about "prime time" - at the moment, it's still a late night, b-grade horror movie for me.

    Cheers,
    Pete
    Dell Inspiron 530, Windows Vista, iPhone 3G
  • Dong Shen Calculating status...
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    Sep 12, 2008 4:56 PM (in response to Javier.A.G.)
    If you turn off 3G, and most other network services, it can last that long. I believe the original poster stated that he mostly listens to music and few phone calls and text with all services off.

    I haven't been that pleased with battery life myself, but I realize that so much of it comes down to power management. Apple should offer some preset settings like for instance a saver mode that automatically drops the phone to edge when the phone is just standing by....
    iMac, Mac OS X (10.3.x), iPhone 3G 16 GB
  • klopus Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
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    Sep 12, 2008 5:05 PM (in response to Peter Iannetta1)
    Peter Iannetta1 wrote:
    Well, I don't know about prime time, maybe they can now divert their efforts on delivering the features we really need, like copy and paste, forwarding text messages, and proper Exchange synchronisation (such as tasks & accurate calendar synchronisation without duplicated/missing appointments)

    Once these are delivered, then we can talk about "prime time" - at the moment, it's still a late night, b-grade horror movie for me.


    You didn't know before confining yourself to a late night, b-grade horror movie that the plot isn't about copy and paste? And then why not just to switch off the show in a first 30 days (or whatever return period in Oz is)?
    Asus EeePC, Other OS
  • csj85 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 12, 2008 7:06 PM (in response to Skimball)
    everything is oooohhhh sooo much quicker, installing apps, removing apps, backup and the general speed of the iphone.

    also...

    i used the app store app on the iphone, it downloaded 2 updates and installed them, NO APPLE LOGO CRASH, weeeeee
    Windows Vista
  • fIsTbAnGmAnIa Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 12, 2008 7:14 PM (in response to stevezampana)
    Yeah i have to say the Phone is just amazing now... EVERYTHING works! Now i know there are people still having problems with the 3G but wow my phone works! Before I was getting 0-1 bar to no service in the middle of dallas with apps crashing safari crashing just pathetic... After the 2.1 update 5 bars no drop calls all day!!! I was in an elevator it switched to edge back to 3g just snappy! Thank you apple!
    hp, Windows Vista
  • Format C Calculating status...
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    Sep 12, 2008 7:20 PM (in response to stevezampana)
    I am happy so far with the update. Battery life has not improved or worsened for me. The big thing I am happy about is that once again I can listen to my voice mails thru my BT headset. I lost this feature when 2.0 came about. But now omnce again I have it back. I am using a Plantronics 925 BT headset and I am very happy with it.
  • Format C Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 12, 2008 7:23 PM (in response to stevezampana)
    I am happy so far with the update. Battery life has not improved or worsened for me. The big thing I am happy about is that once again I can listen to my voice mails thru my BT headset. I lost this feature when 2.0 came about. But now once again I have it back. I am using a Plantronics 925 BT headset and I am very happy with it.
    I have dropped only 2 calls today on 3G, compared with dropping each call I m ade before the update on 3G forcing me to turn it off till today.
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