Some of you who have been following me over the past week or so have seen me get a bit upset at my iPhone 3G. Well, more to the point, the 2.0 operating system is what I’m mad at. The upgrade seemed like a good thing. However, I’m running into tons of trouble. I’ve had to completely restore it four times already, and am about to have to do it again. I’m completely baffled as to why this keeps happening. I’m adding my Apps through iTunes like you’re supposed to. I’m not doing anything weird with my iPhone. I’m simply trying to use it as intended.
The only thing I can assume it would be is that iPhone 2.0 is just not mature yet, much like Microsoft Vista when it was first released. What 2.0 alleges that it brings to the table is support for third-party Apps. However, and I’ve experienced this three times already, it just isn’t happening. I’m not talking about a small little reboot. I’m talking I have to completely wipe it out and restore everything from scratch. It’s getting very annoying, to say the least. I have to re-add the Web icons (which aren’t saved), adding account usernames and passwords, etc.
Inevitably, something still keeps going wrong. Just when I think it’s a particular App that is causing the problem, I find out it is something else. I’ve tried and tried to narrow it down, to no avail. I have no trouble using Native Apps, by the way. I can go into Notes… although my notes weren’t saved. The moment I try to go into any third party App it will try to launch for a few seconds… and then crash. Every. Single. Third-Party. App. Crashes.
I get no error message. I get no joy. There’s no rhyme or reason to why this is happening. After a full restore, it will work for a little while, and then it starts happening again. So, I’m just resolved to not using any third-party Apps on the iPhone.
I don’t know if any of you know what’s going on, or if you know someone at Apple that can help you. Yes, I know this is an “early-adopter” thing. I can’t help it though. I’m addicted to gadgetry. What iPhone 2.0 COULD be is amazing. What it is now, is just not.
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