iPhone 2.2 Software Update

One item that was strangely left out of Apple’s announcement of features/improvements included with the iPhone 2.2 Software Update is the significant performance improvement when launching apps. I updated my iPhone on Friday and it has been running on the 2.2 update for almost 48 hours. In the past, i would have seen performance degradation in about 24 hours after an update (2.0, 2.0.1, 2.0.2 and 2.1). But so far, the app launching time has been notably improved. In addition, the slight pause in certain podcasts (A State of Trance and Tiesto’s Club Life) when going back and forth between iPod and Home that persisted from 2.0 through 2.1 has been resolved.

Here’s the comparison of the launch time (in seconds) for various official Apple apps between 2.2 and other updates.

As you can tell, the app launch time is way better across the board. This is especially so when launching Contacts, which used to take a glacier-pace of more than 10 seconds.

I understand that the much requested Copy/Paste feature is still missing but at least for now, i can actually use my iPhone like how it’s supposed to be used without waiting for my hair to turn grey.


mmNovember 24th, 2008 at 21:13

I got to say that this is a pretty impressive improvement in apps launch speed.

ktulaNovember 26th, 2008 at 13:21

Turned out installing an unofficial third party app called Winterboard for the iPhone is the main reason for iPhone’s slowness:


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