Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Most Expensive iPhone Application

To date, 08/05/2008, this is the most expensive iPhone application.  For US$999.99, it does NOTHING!!!!

Monday, August 04, 2008

iPhone 2.0.1

Apple just released the 2.0.1 update for the iPhone today. As usual, Apple does not mention what has been fixed/changed in this update. According to the readers in MacRumors.com,
  • Contact List can scroll a lot faster
  • Mobile Safari is a lot faster
  • Screen rotation from portrait mode to landscape mode is faster
  • SMS keyboard lagging is no more
  • 3G signal is stronger (could be cheating by displaying more bars)
  • WiFi speed is faster
  • Backup is faster (AWESOME!!!)
  • Speaker is louder
I'm updating my iPhone 3G. I will confirm the above observation myself once my update is done. I have updated my iPhone 3G. Here is what I observed,
  • Contact List scrolls faster than before.
  • I cannot tell if Mobile Safari is faster but it does not crash that much comparing to previous version.
  • Screen rotation is obviously faster.
  • SMS keyboard lagging is better but still slower than 1.1.x
  • 3G signal is strange. I used to have 1 bar at home. After update, I still have 1 bar at home but sometimes it will jump to 5 bars and down back to 1 bar.
  • WiFi speed is pretty much the same
  • Backup is pretty much the same (SLLLLLOW)
  • Speaker is about the same
According to the iPhone Dev Team (PwnageTool), the new 2.0.1 firmware may make the 3G iPhone harder to be unlocked. In other words, 2.0.1 probably contains a new baseband that makes the 3G reception "better".