Friday, July 11th, I loved Apple and hated Apple. I hated Apple because the iPhone 2.0 update bricked my iPhone for a good part of the morning. Restarting iTunes over and over again, hoping for a connection to the Apple update server, isn’t my idea of a good time. I loved Apple for the App Store and adding Microsoft Exchange support to the iPhone.
By the end of the day, I was impressed, and felt good about the update. I was still an Apple fan.
After having spent the weekend with the update I’m frustrated. Battery life is a problem for me now and it wasn’t before and for some reason the phone likes to shut down completely when I leave it alone for too long. Most likely, some of these problems can be attributed to one, or more, of the 3rd party applications I downloaded from the App Store. But shouldn’t Apple do a better job of protecting the core of the phone from poorly written App Store applications? After all, they do a pretty job of protecting the core of the U.I. from poorly written applications.
iPhone 2.0 might have more bling but iPhone 1.0 was a better phone. iPhone 2.0 will get better with time but I won’t be too surprised if some people want their iPhone 1.0 back. Did Apple add too much bling to iPhone 2.0? Apple, remember this, in the end – it’s a phone. Still an Apple fan.