iPhone updated to 2.1

Supposedly the 2.1 firmware is going to resolve many performance-related issues introduced in the 2.0 firmware. I’ll wait a few more days before making that call.

The 2.1 firmware update offers a little bit of improvement in terms of the launch time for SMS and Contacts and the virtual keypad lagging issue seems to be better now. The noticeable pause in going between iPod and Home screen for some of my podcasts still exist.

After more than 24 hours of not rebooting my iPhone, i collected the following application launch time:

  • Home screen to iPod: 3.7 seconds
  • Home screen to Clock: 3.7 seconds
  • Home screen to Calendar: 4.3 seconds
  • Home screen to Settings: 3.8 seconds
  • Home screen to Text (SMS): 5.5 seconds
  • Home screen to Photos: 3.2 seconds
  • Home screen to Camera: 4.1 seconds
  • Home screen to Notes: 7.2 seconds
  • Home screen to Contacts (with 157 contacts): 6.6 seconds

My initial euphoria over what Apple claimed the 2.1 firmware will fix has died. Now, it is taking more than 10 seconds before Contacts become responsive. I guess it is back my normal routine of rebooting my iPhone daily, just like what i had to do during the Windows 95 days.


mmSeptember 20th, 2008 at 19:05

iPhone is really slow. And need a reboot daily? You should “downgrade” to a Palm OS smartphone. LOL ;D

ktulaSeptember 20th, 2008 at 22:11

I’d rather have my balls chewed off by some Orang Utan than to use a Palm OS “smartphone”.

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